An Income Trade With Upside From This Emerging Market

ot long ago, I wrote about an emerging markets trade which suggests emerging market debt could be in trouble.  But what about emerging market stocks?  What is the option market telling us about that asset class?  Problems with debt can definitely spill over into stocks… but it doesn’t have to. For instance,…

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3 Bearish Options Trades to Hedge Your Bets

Stocks find themselves in the midst of a summer snooze. Last week the S&P 500 experienced one of its tightest weekly trading ranges in ages. Despite the dithering on a broad level, many equities beneath the surface are moving and grooving. And that’s creating opportunities aplenty for buyers and sellers alike. Today…

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Earn A Quick 10% From This Forgotten Resource

With all the talk of renewable energy versus fossil fuels, it’s easy to forget we already have one of the most efficient power generating resources readily available to us.  Nuclear energy is not only incredibly effective, it also generates abundant power with zero emissions. Of course, nuclear power has drawbacks. …

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Thank Warren Buffett For This Income Trade

Reading academic research isn’t the most exciting part of my day, but there are often some great ideas in these papers. Although, what’s funny to me is that these great ideas aren’t always the ones the researchers think are important. The researchers looked at the returns of hedge funds and…

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Ignore Your Gut Instincts When Investing

One of the smartest things you can do as an investor is to stop making moves based on your gut instincts. You will probably become a much better investor, because studies show your portfolio is likely to perform better if you avoid excessive trading. It’s tough to ignore these impulses…

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A Quick Trade to Profit from This Summer’s Volatility?

Most investors (and all traders) are aware of what market volatility is.  When stocks are moving all over the place, it’s pretty obvious to most anyone who follows the markets that it means volatility is high.  And when nothing is going on and stocks are moving sideways, it’s easy to…

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Why Probabilities Should Dictate Your Every Investment Decision

As I always say, investment success comes from process. Let me explain. Back in my early 30s, when I was privileged to live in sunny Flagstaff, Arizona, I would take the reasonably short drive to Las Vegas so that I could make one of the best bets in the gaming…

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How to Grab 330% in 9 Days on the World’s Most Expensive Stocks

EDITORS NOTE: I am traveling the Pacific Northwest, so today’s daily newsletter comes from our friends at Power Profit Trades. I hope you enjoy their content. I want to talk to you about something Wall Street has been lying to you about for years – options. Now most of the…

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What Does This Huge Options Trade Mean For Oil?

When I write about large options block trades, it’s generally for one of two reasons.  First, a lot of smart money is active in the options market.  If a very big (i.e. capital intensive) trade occurs with options, it can often be a signal that there’s going to be action…

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Don’t Get Tricked Into Buying This Stock Because of a Simple Name Change

Kiss the much (and deservedly) maligned Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (Nasdaq: VRX)goodbye. Well, kind of. Next month, the Canadian-based healthcare firm will officially change its name to Bausch Health Companies Inc. and trade under a new ticker – BHC. But it doesn’t matter what the company calls itself. It’s still not worth…

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A Quick 185% on an ETF That’s Just Now Bottomed

If you have any interest in economic policy, especially macroeconomic policy and repercussions, now is about as interesting as it gets. I realize most people don’t get a hoot about macroeconomics, but it can be very useful for analyzing trading opportunities. (For me, it goes beyond that since I have…

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How to Double Your Money in the $115 Billion Global Gambling Market

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision opened the sports-gambling floodgates. And while investors are scrambling to find the best gambling stocks to soak up that money, we’re already one step ahead… Last Thursday, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., opened its sports-gambling book. It was a monumental…

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