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How to Generate Income While Doing Nothing

How to Generate Income While Doing Nothing

In the investing world, generating income typically refers to slow, predictable payments from an investment over time. It may be a stock paying dividends or a bond with coupon payments. With options, generating income usually refers to selling options and collecting premium from option buyers. The most common income generating strategy using options is the […]

This Is The One Easy Trade to Make Before December

This Is The One Easy Trade to Make Before December

Thanksgiving is in two weeks, if you can believe it, and that means 2017’s trading year is coming to a close.  By December 15th or so, volume will dry up dramatically and many investors will close shop until next year.  But does that mean stocks are done moving for the year? While September and October […]

The 1 Easy Trade for Oil’s Resurgence

The 1 Easy Trade for Oil’s Resurgence

While it’s clearly been a good year for stock investors, the same can’t be said for every asset class. The commodities sector, for instance, has been a mixed bag. Overall, the performance of commodities as an asset class has been dragged down by energy. In particular, crude oil and natural gas are both down on […]

December Could Be Volatile: Here’s How to Profit From It

December Could Be Volatile: Here’s How to Profit From It

For many reasons, this year should have been a crazy one for stocks. You’d think that with the US basically repeating the 1960’s, there would be a little more action in the financial markets. Instead, it’s been one of the calmest years in stock market history. It’s certainly been the least volatile year since we […]

How to Trade Facebook Earnings

How to Trade Facebook Earnings

Earnings season is upon us again, seemingly out of nowhere. Has it already been three months since last quarter’s results were released? Well, many of the most widely followed companies don’t report until November, so I guess we have some time to come up with earnings-related trading ideas. Most of the time, traders think of […]

A Simple Way to Play Financials if Rates Rise

A Simple Way to Play Financials if Rates Rise

Among the investment community, it’s easy to find commentary on popular tech and retail stocks. Given what’s been happening in Washington, there’s also plenty of discussion on healthcare companies. But one sector that’s been getting very little attention lately is financials, particularly banks. While the banking industry has been relatively calm the last couple years, […]