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Preferred Stocks: Higher Yields, Safer Dividends

Before the coronavirus pandemic and resulting financial crisis, I was lukewarm about preferred stocks. For my Dividend Hunter service, I felt that high-yield common shares provided all the opportunity needed to build an attractive income stream. The pandemic-triggered stock market crash and numerous dividend reductions and suspensions pushed me to reevaluate my thoughts about individual […]

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 9: Nasdaq Marketsite in 4 Times Square on September 9, 2016 in New York. This is the marketing presence of the Nasdaq stock market.

Is the Stock Market Open on New Year’s Eve?

Investors ask that question about the stock market including the New York Stock Exchange – sometimes called the NYSE, Nasdaq, and others. This year New Year’s Eve falls on a Thursday: December 31, 2020. The stock market is closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 for New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Eve the stock market […]

Eight Easy Rules That Can Lead to a Killer Option Win Rate

Eight Easy Rules That Can Lead to a Killer Option Win Rate

There are many profitable option trading strategies, but none of them work unless you are willing to stick to a set of guiding principles. I employ a number of rules that are helpful in maximizing profits, limiting losses and, most importantly, taking the emotion out of trading that all of my subscribers should take the […]

Trade of the Week: Pfizer

Trade of the Week: Pfizer

Pfizer (PFE) has been a hot stock this year as it is the first company to get a Covid-19 vaccine to the market. While a vaccine isn’t going to make or break a pharmaceutical giant like PFE, it certainly isn’t going to hurt the bottom line either. PFE stock has had a decent year so […]

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Beaten Down Income Stocks to Buy For the Recovery After COVID

In my high-yield investment service, the Dividend Hunter, the economic and social disruptions of 2020 forced a host of changes in my recommended investments and portfolio management guidance. As we move into 2021, I suspect investors will need to remain vigilant about business conditions as the coronavirus pandemic hopefully comes under control. Here are things […]

PTON Share Price Pops After Acquisition Announcement

PTON Share Price Pops After Acquisition Announcement

Peloton Interactive Inc. (PTON) raced above $162 a share after announcing a $420 million deal to acquire Precor, a global commercial fitness company.  “Telsey Advisory Group analyst Dana Telsey said she expects the deal could increase PTON’s annual sales by $480 million to $500 million, assuming PTON retains Precor’s revenue,” as reported by CNBC. Ocugen […]

Bullish Technology Stocks

Bullish Technology Stocks

Are you bullish technology stocks? Just like not all tech stocks are created equal, there are important differences in terms of tech exposure between the Nasdaq 100 and the sector etf. Choosing the proper vehicle to express a bullish view in tech is crucial. FREE DOWNLOAD: “How to Turn Every Month Into a $500 Payday […]

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Is the Stock Market Open on Christmas Eve?

That’s a question investors ask about the stock market including the New York Stock Exchange – sometimes called the NYSE, Nasdaq, and others. This year Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday: December 24, 2020. The stock market is closed on Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. On Christmas Eve the stock market – including […]