Trade of the Week: IWM

Trade of the Week: IWM

The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is a very popular product that tracks the performance of small cap stocks. While it trades over 500,000 contracts on average per day, there are some interesting block trades that hit the tape now and then in IWM options. In this case, a 26,000 block of March covered calls […]

Here’s How Much You Personally Owe On U.S. Debt

Here’s How Much You Personally Owe On U.S. Debt

“Today Congress is constantly besieged by minority groups seeking benefits from the public treasury. Often these groups control enough votes in many Congressional districts to change the outcome of elections. And so, Congressmen find it difficult to persuade themselves not to give in to pressure groups. With no bad immediate consequence, it becomes expedient to […]

Robinhood’s Three Most Popular Small Cap Stocks

Robinhood’s Three Most Popular Small Cap Stocks

Some of the market’s most rewarding opportunities can be found in small-cap stocks, many of them found on the Robinhood trading platform. Just over the last few years, for example: Fate Therapeutics soared from just $2.52 to $92 Digital Turbine jumped from about $2 to $68 TG Therapeutics rocketed from a low of about $3.45 […]

Every Trader Uses This One Indicator Wrong (Very Wrong)

Every Trader Uses This One Indicator Wrong (Very Wrong)

Are moving averages very reliable for your trading? I actually use 3 different moving averages which I’ll share today. For some traders, it’s a ‘go-to’ indicator for selecting when to enter and exit and a position. I believe it’s not as simple as that. In fact, I believe if you only follow moving averages, you’ll […]

Delta Variant Dip Buying in The Energy Sector

Delta Variant Dip Buying in The Energy Sector

The continued spread of the coronavirus delta variant raises investor concerns that broader restrictions to halt the spread will once again slow economic activity. The delta threat has triggered fears about the prospects for specific market sectors. On the other hand, investors who believe the fears are overblown—as I do—can do well by buying on […]

What’s a Covered Call? Bare-Bones Basics

What’s a Covered Call? Bare-Bones Basics

One of the best ways to boost your income is with a covered call. In this type of options strategy, you already hold a stock position. Then, you sell a call option on the same stock. Let’s say you held 200 shares of ABC. To then create a covered call, you would also sell two […]

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Rite Aid Remains a Risky Investment

Shares of Rite Aid (RAD) came into 2021 on a roll after rising from a 52-week low of $8.86 to hit a 52-week peak of $32.48 in late January. Some of the bullishness here was the result of Rite Aid being a so-called “meme stock” that Reddit traders had on their radar. Other meme stocks […]

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Get Paid While Owning Gold Exposure

Throughout history, gold has been the asset to which investors flocked in times of economic uncertainty. Although gold’s direct impact on currencies has diminished over the last century, the precious metal is still a very important asset. Undoubtedly, gold remains relevant as a safe-haven asset. Gold has served as a hedge against just about every […]