When buying options, it’s generally a good idea to keep the capital outlay to a minimum whenever possible, because options typically lose value at a regular rate due to time decay. As such, minimizing the option premium paid (the cost) is essentially the same as lowering risk. Using vertical spreads is one way to take […]
You can be your own capital gains calculator to prepare for your tax bill. Read on for how to calculate and minimize capital gains taxes.
I am asked daily about the timing and potential for the next stock market correction or “crash.” While I may not be as smart (or as marketing savvy, truth be told) to accurately predict the next stock market downturn, I do have a plan to prepare for the next time U.S. stocks fall in value. […]
Click the video above to watch this weeks Serge Berger Weekly Options Trade 11 days to an income for lifeImagine every 11 days you’re telling your spouse “Hey honey, it’s time to collect our cash.” Like a well you draw cash from again and again every 11 days.Sounds nuts, but we’ve been doing it for […]
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), […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]