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5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

| November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment
5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

Using options contracts to boost returns and income could be the most powerful investing tool that you’re not using. While trading options for the first time might be intimidating, we’ve broken it down to its core pieces and show that options aren’t as dangerous as you might think. 1) Options Trading is complicated Markets can […]

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So How Do We Trade The Markets Now?

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
So How Do We Trade The Markets Now?

In an amazingly short amount of time, the financial markets appear to have stabilized.  It was shaping up to be a very tense month of February, with several catalysts capable of roiling the market. Somehow though, the past week or so has gone more smoothly than many could have imagined. First off, the biggest (potential) […]

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Covered Calls: Catch More Upside With A Buy-Write Strategy

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Covered Calls:  Catch More Upside With A Buy-Write Strategy

The S&P 500 has gone up six weeks in a row and it’s trading near multi-year highs.  Despite the strong performance, investors are becoming more bearish.  According to the weekly sentiment survey from the American Association of Individual Investors, bullish sentiment has fallen nearly 10% over the last two weeks.  It’s the largest decline investor sentiment […]

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Covered Calls: Cash In Before Fiscal Cliff Part 2

| January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Covered Calls: Cash In Before Fiscal Cliff Part 2

Last week investors sent stocks soaring higher once it became clear a deal would be made to avoid the fiscal cliff. The S&P 500’s 4.5% surge was one the indexes best weeks in years.  It also pushed the large cap index to its highest close since 2007. But we’re already beginning to wonder how long […]

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Covered Calls: Shopping For Big Returns On Small Price Gains

| November 26, 2012 | 1 Comment
Covered Calls: Shopping For Big Returns On Small Price Gains

Holiday shopping is in full swing… Retailers are hoping the introduction of more branded shopping days will entice consumers to spend more money than ever. It began with Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.  Then Super Saturday, the Saturday before Christmas popped up.  And then the internet gave rise to Cyber Monday, the Monday after […]

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Ariad Pharmaceuticals Options (ARIA): Unusual Trading Activity

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ariad Pharmaceuticals Options (ARIA): Unusual Trading Activity

Options in biopharmaceutical company Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA) experienced a large amount of unusual trading activity yesterday. Ariad’s stock closed up 1.4% at $15.29, with options heavily skewed towards the bullish side. Just after the opening bell, one option trader came in and sold 5,000 contracts of the May 11 strike put options for an average […]

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Covered Calls: How To Generate Profits In A Flat Market

| March 22, 2012 | 1 Comment
Covered Calls:  How To Generate Profits In A Flat Market

Stocks are having an epic first quarter of 2012.  The S&P 500 has surged 145 points so far this year.  That amounts to an eye-popping 11.5% gain for the large cap index. No doubt about it, investors are happy to see stocks on the upswing. But here’s the thing…  At the beginning of the year, […]

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