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4 High-Yield Dividend Traps to Sell Now

I review a lot of high-yield investments. You likely are aware that an investment gets priced for a higher-than-typical yield because of the potential or possibility of a dividend rate reduction. The interesting part about a company’s decision to change its dividend is that it is a binary event. Either the dividend is cut, or […]

Trade of the Week: Bank Of America

Trade of the Week: Bank Of America

Looking at options block trades can be a useful way to see what big investors and funds are doing in the options market. Recently, a large trader bought 2 million shares of Bank of America (BAC) while selling 20,000 January calls at the same time. This is likely a covered call trade and suggests that […]

A Brand New Way To Trade Volatility

A Brand New Way To Trade Volatility

Over the last two decades, the investment landscape has been dramatically altered by two trends. The first is the shift from single stock and mutual fund investing into exchange-traded products (primarily ETFs). The second is the emergence of volatility as an asset class. First off, ETFs opened the door for the average investor to trade […]

The World’s First Trillionaire?

The World’s First Trillionaire?

Jeff Bezos could become the founding member of the “Four Comma Club” Recently, one of my favorite financial writers, Barbara Kollmeyer of MarketWatch, wondered if Jeff Bezos could become the world’s first trillionaire. It’s not so outlandish a thought. The CEO of Amazon is already one-seventh of the way there. To grow your fortune by […]