A common warning you’ll hear on Wall Street when a stock is in a major downtrend with no end in sight is not to “catch a falling knife.” This popular investing idiom is often used to describe a risky investment strategy, even if it applies to a bellwether stock. The danger in trying to catch […]
Want to learn how to become an investor? Read on to learn more about investment risks and the steps you can take to start investing.
If you buy stocks for capital gains, it is currently a difficult market in which to invest and earn acceptable returns. Today’s hot stock is very likely to crash tomorrow. The winners of 2020 are falling in 2021. And despite the big daily gains you see on the financial news and tremendous price volatility, the […]
Are covered call ETFs the best way to write options? We’ll explain how these ETFs work and compare it to writing calls on individual stocks.
Cash-secured puts are an advanced options trading strategy. We explain how they work for sellers and buyers, and how you can make a profit.
This guide explains the advantages and disadvantages of using Robinhood as well as well as how to trade options on Robinhood in seven steps.
Selling call options, referred to as covered call trading, is great fun and—when done right—attractively profitable. Your broker will be happy to show you how to get started with covered call selling. What they may not be as clear about is what happens after you sell that first call option. I know from subscribers to […]
I know talking about investment yields and returns can be confusing, and actually understanding what happens can be even more daunting. However, we are trying to make money on our money, and understanding potential returns—both as percentages and dollars—helps separate good opportunities from those that are less attractive. If you have dabbled with stock options, […]
Our covered call recommendations service – Weekly Income Accelerator – is popular with investors who have not previously traded options. Doing covered calls for extra income is a natural extension of the high-yield investing strategy I lead with the Dividend Hunter service. If you are like many who join us, you may quickly find that […]
In this guide on put vs. call options, we will explain the differences between them as well as why and when you might use options trading.