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How To Bet Big On Banking With Options

How To Bet Big On Banking With Options

I often make the argument that trading options is superior to trading stocks. Now, I’m not talking about investing in stocks… if your goal is to collect dividends, you obviously need to buy stocks. But when it comes to trading (short to medium-term holding periods) options are almost always the better choice. Generally, options traders […]

If you do business with organized crime – Be Careful!

If you do business with organized crime – Be Careful!

When we last checked, since 2009 the top banks had been fined a total of $204 billion. Bloomberg now reports,“Wells Fargo’s $1 Billion Pact Gives US Power to Fire Managers”: “The settlement covers issues in Wells Fargo’s auto-lending and mortgage units. The bank revealed last year that it had forced unwanted insurance on customers who took […]

Sell These 3 Stocks as Amazon Takes Over Banking

Sell These 3 Stocks as Amazon Takes Over Banking

Executives across the world are asking themselves the same question: is there no end to the ambitions of Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN)? A good question since it looks like the company nicknamed the “Death Star” (after the moon-sized, planet-killing weapon from Star Wars) is set to take aim at another industry. Just recently, […]

How to Generate Explosive Returns in the Financial Sector

How to Generate Explosive Returns in the Financial Sector

After the February 5th market meltdown, there hasn’t been any real consensus on what’s next for the financial markets. There are some who think stocks are in store for another correction. Others think this is the start of yet another huge rally. Regarding volatility, opinions are also mixed. Is the spike in the VIX a […]

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A Big Bank Trade Moving Into Earnings

As an options trader, earnings season is often one of the most enjoyable times to trade. During the heavy earnings periods, you often see plenty of large moves in individual stocks (for obvious reasons). Options can be a good way to capitalize off those big moves. However, the biggest challenge with using options for earnings […]

3 Stocks for Real Blockchain Investors, Not Speculators

3 Stocks for Real Blockchain Investors, Not Speculators

The latest buzzword on Wall Street is blockchain. There is a logic to the interest since the research firm Markets & Markets forecast that the market for blockchain-related products and services will reach $7.7 billion in 2022. The market for such products was a mere $242 million in 2016. That has led investors to jumping […]