Give Yourself a Raise with Equity Raises

Give Yourself a Raise with Equity Raises

When one of my recommended high-yield stocks does a secondary share issue, I always get questions about what is going on. The significant share price drop and share dilution of a secondary issuance make investors wonder if the stock remains a good investment. So today, I thought it would be good to review secondary stock […]

Trade of the Week: SPY

Trade of the Week: SPY

Using covered calls on index ETFs is a popular way to produce additional cash flow from holding stocks.  For instance, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is not only the most heavily traded ETF in the world, but it’s also commonly used for covered call trades.  A large block of covered calls seemingly traded last […]

Only This Kind of Company Can Save Your Portfolio

Only This Kind of Company Can Save Your Portfolio

I’ve come to think that while some companies strive to make Wall Street analysts and large portfolio managers happy, others put common investors like us first. A company’s dividend policy will be a telling factor about on which side a company’s management team and board of directors fall. Small investor-friendly companies pay out a significant […]

Bond Yields Dropping… His Sector is Starting to Fly!

Bond Yields Dropping… His Sector is Starting to Fly!

Yields on 10-year notes are dropping… Which has flipped the switch on one particular sector to turn pretty bullish almost overnight.  As yields come down…  Bond buyers are less interested and search for other sectors to find a healthy yield.  I’ve found a conservative play to park some money in right now.  It’s not going […]

Oil Service Companies’ Gusher

Oil Service Companies’ Gusher

I continue to love the sector Wall Street seems to hate: energy. Analysts are saying oil has peaked and bad times are directly ahead for the sector. I believe that oil markets are more fragile than the recent price decline might signal. The same factors that sent energy prices higher over the past year remain […]

These 4 Stocks Will Profit from Rising Rates

These 4 Stocks Will Profit from Rising Rates

Last week the Federal Reserve hiked its benchmark interest rate by 0.75%. With inflation exploding higher, the Fed has, since February, pushed the rate from effectively zero percent to a current target of 2.25% to 2.50%. You may have heard or read that these higher rates are a stiff headwind for tech company growth and […]

Can You Use Stocks For Bond-Like Returns?

Can You Use Stocks For Bond-Like Returns?

One way to increase your cash flow from owning stocks is to write an in-the-money- covered call on a dividend stock.  Last week, a trader sold a call on AT&T (T) that was below the stock price and doesn’t expire until next January.  The purpose of the trade is to collect premium from the call […]

Trade of the Week: GLD

Trade of the Week: GLD

This week we are highlighting the most popular gold ETF which tracks the physical asset.  What we see here are multiple trades placed in the same week by different traders. Both of these trades are indicating very bullish expectations from traders.  Is this simple 4 letter code the secret to 100% gains in 72 hours? […]

 2 Best Stocks for the 2022 Recession

 2 Best Stocks for the 2022 Recession

With a number of large-cap companies putting out disappointing second-quarter results, as investors we need to look to different industries and sectors for some bright spots. The 2022 recession will affect companies in diverse business areas a lot differently compared to what we saw during the pandemic shutdown of early 2020. Let’s take a look […]