Using Options To Capture Twitter’s Upside

Using Options To Capture Twitter’s Upside

There are a few companies out there which tend to be battlegrounds for investors. These are the stocks where there are often loud contingents of both bulls and bears. The arguments can be very passionate on both sides. The investments in these companies can also be substantial (also from both sides). Probably the best example […]

When Is Capital Preservation Not Enough?

When Is Capital Preservation Not Enough?

Pundit Bill Bonner’s article about our growing government debt grabbed my attention. “…. When it comes to government debt, the borrower never pays; the feds have no money. The lenders – big banks, investment funds, well-heeled insiders – don’t want to pay. Generally, they collude with the feds to make sure the real cost is put on […]

So the 3D Hype Is Over? Yes, But Not for Everyone

So the 3D Hype Is Over? Yes, But Not for Everyone

A great area to find investment opportunities is places where the Wall Street hype machine went crazy and then the bubble burst. I’ll give you a great example. After the dot-com bubble burst, shares of Amazon plunged 95%. People thought the entire industry went bust when in reality, only the shady start-ups went under. A […]

Earn 488% Returns As Volatility Continues To Fall

Earn 488% Returns As Volatility Continues To Fall

As summer quickly approaches, it seems there are many traders who feel volatility is going to vanish in the coming months. It’s not unusual for volatility to diminish in the summer. However, there appears to be even more bets than usual that the market is going to remain calm. Market volatility these days feels a […]

Income Stocks To Buy Before Earnings

Income Stocks To Buy Before Earnings

Much of the income stock universe will report 2019 first quarter results starting on April 28 and running through May 8. Last week there was a 4% to 5% sell-off of many income stocks. The drop was fueled by some negative Wall Street analyst comments that don’t seem to be well grounded in reality. For […]

Is Now the Time to Move to Bonds?

Is Now the Time to Move to Bonds?

Realizing you are wrong about a basic belief is tough. The last two weeks we discussed “The Bond Fund Risks Your Broker Won’t Tell You” and“Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend or Foe?” We concluded holding top-rated bonds is OK – individually, not in a publicly traded fund. Fund managers, chasing high returns, take risks I’m not comfortable with. […]

Earn 4% On Tech Stocks Over The Next Month

Earn 4% On Tech Stocks Over The Next Month

Of the many benefits to trading options, the most valuable trait is the flexibility they provide in custom designing strategies. That’s just my opinion of course. Other option traders may point to leverage or some other clear benefit. However, the ability to create tailor made strategies to meet your personal risk/reward criteria is something very […]