Metaverse Winner: Facebook or Roblox?

Metaverse Winner: Facebook or Roblox?

Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF (META) has doubled its net asset value from $130 million to $260 million since Facebook (FB) changed its name to Meta Platforms two weeks ago. Volumes have also soared on the ETF. It may have been a serendipitous case of being in the right place at the right time for the […]

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Is Inflation Going To Tank The Corporate Bond Market?

Inflation is what everyone in the market is talking about these days.  The financial markets are concerned that the Fed will have to hike rates much sooner than expected.  Higher rates will significantly impact fixed income products like Treasuries and corporate bonds.  Perhaps that’s why an institutional trader purchased 160,000 put spreads in iShares iBoxx […]

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How to Invest with Inflation at 30-Year Highs

Dear Reader, Last week, the CPI inflation was released, showing the highest year-over-year inflation in 30years. After living and investing in a low-inflation economy for a couple of decades, investorsnow need to pick some inflation-fighting stocks and funds. In the 1980s, the Federal Reserve killed inflation by quickly and massively increasing interestrates. High-teens interest rates […]

Trade of the Week: INTC

Trade of the Week: SLV

Last week was a big option week for iShares Silver Trust (SLV).  The popular physical silver ETF got a boost as inflation concerns bubbled to the surface following a larger than expected jump in CPI.  Over 460,000 options traded in one day last week, with calls making up nearly 90% of the volume.  Calls tend […]

Stop Trading Options Like Stocks (Gamestop Example)

Stop Trading Options Like Stocks (Gamestop Example)

“Options are the same as stocks, just cheaper!” Ever heard a pitch start like that? Well, it’s wrong. Crazy wrong. Options trade much differently than stocks, and thus why it’s easier to lose money with options. (and this is coming from a 20+ year options trader). One key difference is options use of “implied volatility.” […]

Crypto Mining Stocks Continue to Gain Ground

Crypto Mining Stocks Continue to Gain Ground

Cryptocurrencies have been red hot, as we noted on November 5. So it came as no surprise when Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of $66,566 a day later. The surge is all thanks to retail and institutional interest, as well as JP Morgan, which says Bitcoin could be headed to $146,000. “The re-emergence of […]

Buy This Currently Out-of-Favor Tech High-Flyer

Buy This Currently Out-of-Favor Tech High-Flyer

Many technology stocks share a similar fate: they are at the mercy of unrealistically high expectations from Wall Street. If they don’t meet these “pie-in-the-sky” expectations, their stock is savaged. We saw a perfect example of this recently with Twilio (TWLO). This company provides tools to firms, such as Uber, that want to integrate their […]

Real Investing Isn’t What You Think It Is

Real Investing Isn’t What You Think It Is

In the middle of last month, I spent two days on the road to pick up a new travel trailer I purchased from an out-of-state dealer. While driving during stock market hours, I use SiriusXM radio to listen to CNBC and Fox Business, keeping up with the day’s financial news. While I enjoy the information, […]