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The One Rule You Must Follow When Trading Options

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
The One Rule You Must Follow When Trading Options

When people talk about options trading, the conversation often turns to ultra-risky strategies like buying a call or put options — ahead of an earnings number in the hope of being on the right side. The upside in getting lucky on such an unpredictable event is a big, fat profit. The downside when you’re wrong? […]

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3 Stocks That Look Like Death

3 Stocks That Look Like Death

These stocks have been poison to portfolios. Sell them The flurry of new highs notched by the S&P 500 is perhaps the clearest evidence of the decade-long golden age stocks we’ve been living in. Since the disastrous days of ’08 and bottom carved in the Spring of ’09, equities have grown 343%. But not all companies have […]

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3 Steps For Using Options To Protect Your Portfolio

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
3 Steps For Using Options To Protect Your Portfolio

With the stock market having a sizzling run to new all-time highs, investors are rightfully asking how they can protect their gains while still retaining upside exposure. This is where options trading can be extremely helpful.  The most straight forward and simplest form of hedging or limiting downside risk is buying put options. While it is essentially true […]

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Your Questions, My Answers For $7,050 In “Bonus” Monthly Payouts

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Your Questions, My Answers For $7,050 In “Bonus” Monthly Payouts

We received many thoughtful questions after last Wednesday’s “options for income” editorial. (If you missed the original piece, you can read it in its entirety here.) Many of you are understandably interested in my favorite strategy for generating thousands of dollars in extra income each month regardless of what happens with the S&P 500. After all, it’s […]

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Investing Advice: How To Safely Short A Stock

| August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Investing Advice: How To Safely Short A Stock

Over the years, Tesla (TSLA) has been a bit of a widow maker to short sellers.  The stock has gained over 300 percent since 2013.  But even as the price rose, or probably because it rose, the short position continued to increase.  It is now one of most heavily shorted stocks out there, with over 25% of the float […]

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2 Option Investments For An Expensive Market

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
2 Option Investments For An Expensive Market

U.S. market valuations have now reached what they were in 1929, and are therefore the second highest in the country’s history. Only the Dotcom Bubble was higher. Currently:  The cyclically-adjusted price-to-earnings (CAPE) ratio of the S&P 500 is over 31. The average S&P 500 price-to-book value is 3.25, compared to only 2.00 in 2012. The […]

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How To Make $5,094 A Month Without Buying Stocks

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
How To Make $5,094 A Month Without Buying Stocks

Today I’m going to show you a proven way to collect $5,094 in cash, on average, every month—without buying a single stock, bond or fund. In fact, you won’t have to buy anything at all. (I’ll show you precisely how this works in a moment.) That amounts to a nice $61,000-a-year income stream, easily enough for you […]

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Look For Some Options Plays To Make Money In Today’s Market

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Look For Some Options Plays To Make Money In Today’s Market

I have to admit, I’ve been a bit ambivalent about this market. On one hand, there’s every reason to expect a frustrating period of consolidation to continue.  In other words, the S&P will just keep moving up and down with no conviction. The reason, short-term momentum on the S&P 500 remains tied to the flurry […]

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Buying Put Options, Buy Put Options, Long Put Option

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Buying Put Options, Buy Put Options, Long Put Option

Put buying is the opposite of buying a call. Here’s how it works… Buying a put is an option to sell a particular stock at a certain price for a limited period of time.  It’s a bearish position.  A put option increases in value as the price of the underlying stock goes down. There are […]

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Frontline Options (FRO): Unusual Trading Activity

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Frontline Options (FRO):  Unusual Trading Activity

Options in beleaguered oil shipper Frontline experienced quite a bit of unusual volume during Friday afternoon’s trading session. With Frontline trading Friday mid-day around $7.49 a share, option volume unexpectedly exploded.  Overall option volume showed 23,000 contracts traded hands.  That was nearly 12 1/2 times the normal daily option volume, with most of the volume on […]

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