While volatile stocks may be more exciting to trade, most investors are looking for consistency in their portfolios. Whether the goal is steady growth or consistent income, boring may be better in the long term. As fun as it may be to trade stocks like GameStop (GME) or the latest buzzworthy IPO like Coinbase (COIN), […]
How Do I Invest In Dividend-Paying Stocks?
You invest in dividend-paying stocks by researching stocks by first understanding how they work and the terminology that accompanies them. Today I want to offer some help for anyone who is feeling confused by all the information available on financial news platforms. I see many people with little investment experience jumping into the stock markets […]
When Will the Stock Market Crash Again?
During a recent early morning inbox check, I noticed an email subject bearing the question “Will the Stock Market Crash Soon?” With the major market indexes trading at record levels, fears are that the markets are due for a tumble. Plus, market crash headlines make great clickbait…but are they a valid reason to sell your […]
How to Invest in Dividend Stocks and Create Income
To earn income for your retirement years, you need to know how to invest in dividend stocks. Read on to learn where to look for dividends.
Leverage: It’s Why Portfolios Blow Up
Last week, the forced unwinding of the Archegos Capital Management hedge fund put fears of a market collapse into investors’ minds. While it appears to have been an isolated case, the fund’s collapse vividly points out the dangers of using leverage to boost investment returns. Let’s discuss how excess leverage can turn declines in security […]
When Did Covered Calls Become Underrated?
Covered calls are one of the most popular investment strategies used by both retail and institutional traders. For retail traders, covered calls are easily accessible and don’t require a substantial amount of maintenance. For institutions, covered calls are beneficial both because they can scale into the billions of dollars and because they have long-term portfolio […]
When Do You Sell Your Dividend Stocks?
When it comes to money, humans primarily react to the emotions of fear and greed. The effect of greed is to push investors to buy when prices are high, and fear triggers selling when investment prices are low. For most stock market investors, the goal is to buy low and sell high, yet the emotions […]
Call vs. Put Options: What You Need to Know
If investing in options seems daunting, this guide will help. We’ll explain call vs. put options and how they can guard against changes in the market.
How Dividend Dates Work: When You Need to Own Shares and When You Get Paid
There is a wide range of stock market investing experience among the subscribers to my Dividend Hunter service. From the emails I receive, I know that it is easy for both beginners and more experienced investors to have trouble keeping up with how companies announce dividends and when you actually see the cash in your […]
Flexibility is the Key to Air Power and As it Turns Out, Dividend Investing Power Too
I have been watching with great interest the successes and failures of different state and local coronavirus vaccination plans. I am struck by the inability to adjust to changing conditions brought on by a bureaucratic mindset. It varies greatly from the “flexibility is the key to air power” mindset that I formed in my days […]