3 Foolproof Solutions for Options Mistakes

With the market going up, and people getting more bullish, there will be an increasingly larger number of people buying call options on those stocks they expect to go up even further.

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Forget Facebook, Buy These Ag Stocks Instead

With the Facebook IPO launching next week, and a string of hot technology IPOs in the last year, all of the focus has been on Silicon Valley and social media wunderkinds. Yet there’s a sector that has been quietly wracking up record earnings in 2011 and which is poised to…

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Invest Like the 1%

You may or may not want to see Mitt Romney in the Oval Office next year, but I suspect that most of you would like to invest the way that he has.  Romney made his fortune in Private Equity and Venture Capital.  Normally to invest in that area, you have…

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3 Reasons Why This Earnings Season Will Be Different

Only four times a year do we get to take an in-depth, inside look at the health and well-being of major corporations. These four checkpoints can offer important signals on a stock’s journey to glory or oblivion. Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic…or is it? Most of you already know…

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This Week’s Market Movers

The market appeared to lose its momentum last week for the first time this year as global growth worries overtook optimism about the U.S. economic scene. Even so, the pullback is modest relative to the gains thus far this year, and could easily get reversed given this week’s potentially market-moving…

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Jobless Data Shows U.S. Decoupling

This morning’s economic data is giving investors the clearest possible evidence of divergence in global economic growth outlook, with the U.S. economy decoupling from Europe and China. We have another better-than-expected read on Initial Jobless Claims in the U.S., while readings of the manufacturing sector in China and Europe show…

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How High Will the S&P 500 Go This Year?

All of the strategists at Zacks recently consulted the office crystal ball in order to give their predictions on how high the S&P 500 would trade during the year. Like the Magic 8 Ball, that sometimes tells you, “ask again later”, the crystal ball always doesn’t give you a straight…

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