Is There Finally a Cheaper Alternative to the VIX?

Is There Finally a Cheaper Alternative to the VIX?

When it comes to trading volatility, The VIX has long held the crown as the most viable product on the market. Products based on the VIX, the S&P 500 Implied Volatility Index, have been one of the most notable additions to the trading universe in the 21st century. In fact, the Cboe Global Markets (BATS: […]

Will Gold Shine In 2019?

Will Gold Shine In 2019?

Several experts, who are not in the gold business, recently suggested gold will be a good investment in 2019. Zerohedge reports on David Einhorn’s annual letter to Greenlight Capital shareholders with my emphasis: “Gold – Long – U.S. debt to GDP is over 100%. The…U.S. debt has increased by over $2 trillion…. When the economy eventually slows, the […]

Buy These 5 High-Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div Next Week

Buy These 5 High-Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div Next Week

I receive a lot of questions concerning dividend dates. Income investors can help their overall returns by understanding when shares must be owned to be entitled to receive the next dividend payment. Buying shares of a stock after it goes ex-dividend means you won’t receive the next declared dividend payment. You can quickly have cash […]

How You Can Get Paid “Dividends” Owning Silver

How You Can Get Paid “Dividends” Owning Silver

One of the drawbacks to owning precious metals is raw commodities don’t generate a cash flow and thus don’t pay dividends. I’m not talking about precious metal miners, but the metals themselves. But despite this lack of income, many investors still like to own gold and silver. Why are precious metals so popular? Well, they […]

Gold Miners Could Be Ready To Run

Gold Miners Could Be Ready To Run

One of the unsung stories of the last few months is the resurgence in gold prices. An ounce of gold has climbed from a low of about $1,200 in mid-November to over $1,300 as of this writing. That’s a pretty sizable jump in a relatively short amount of time. There are a few reasons why […]

If Socialism Is So Good, Why Are People Moving Away?

If Socialism Is So Good, Why Are People Moving Away?

The mainstream media is citingreports, with widely varying percentages, that many young Americans prefer socialism to capitalism – and are supporting socialist candidates. The media provides extended coverage to politicians touting socialist programs. The New York Times trumpets, “Mayor de Blasio Says Wealth Is ‘in the Wrong Hands,’ Pledges to Redistribute It.” “Here’s the truth, brothers […]