Sentiment Signal Flashing for First Time in 2 Years

Since the February correction and subsequent stock market chop, investors have been reducing their exposure to equities. Not only did exchange-traded funds (ETFs) see a second straight month of negative outflows in March — something we haven’t seen since the financial crisis of 2008, per State Street Global Advisors — but…

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The ‘Bonus Dividends’ Most Investors Forget To Collect

I hate to say tell you this… but if you’re an income investor, then chances are you’re leaving money on the table. Why? Because I’m willing to bet that 9 out of 10 of income seekers haven’t even considered the simple technique that can deliver extra “bonus” dividends to their…

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Unlock Unlimited Profits During Earnings Season With This Simple Strategy

We all know that President Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax cut into law in December, which was deemed the first significant tax reform signed into legislation since Ronald Reagan back in 1986. We also know that all the talk last earnings season was that companies felt good about their…

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This Should Be A Priority For All Options Traders

There are few people out there I respect more than the guys at OptionAlpha.com They write… “As options traders, we need to focus on the levers that really move the needle in terms of generating income and cash flow for our portfolio. There’s no point in doing something if it…

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Micron ‘Straddles’ Looking for Huge Move After Earnings

Micron Technology Inc. investors should expect to be surprised when the company reports earnings, as the options market is preparing for a bigger-than-average post-results reaction in the stock. The memory-chip maker MU, -3.09%  is scheduled to report fiscal second-quarter results after Thursday’s closing bell. Investor and analyst expectations appear to be running relatively high, as…

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Selling Put Options for Income – Why it Works

Selling put options for income is an interesting way to generate returns in any portfolio for investors who understand the risks. Let’s take a look and see why selling put options actually have a lot of similarities to successful insurance companies and why selling put options often outperforms buying them….

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Options Expiration: 6 Crucial Points to Note

Many think “options trading” is a simple game- similar to playing a lottery. You either win or lose. Well, this is a sure path to losing your entire investment account. Aptly understanding the rudiments of how options trading works can be the difference between a successful and an unfortunate investor….

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How the Recent Market Pullback is a Blessing in Disguise

Recently, Dow Jones Industrial Average reduced by 5.3%. Prior to this fall, the stock was enjoying a continuous rise of more than 60% and it seemed as though there was no end in sight. Unfortunately, there was more in stock (no pun intended). The next Monday, due to selloff, the…

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Ford Options Traders Bet Stock Will Fall 25% This Year

(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager.) Not all investors are bullish about Ford Motor Co. In fact, options trader are betting Ford shares will fall – not rise – by yearend. The options that expire on January 18 of 2019 suggest that traders…

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The 7 Key Traits of Buffett’s Success

In 1962, a successful young fund manager named Warren Buffett began buying sleepy New England textile firm Berkshire Hathaway. He wasn’t interested in the textile business itself, just in the firm’s cash. While the business wasn’t growing, Berkshire generated copious free cash flow and had plants, equipment, and land that…

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The Essential Guide To Trading Options For Free

Ah…free. Who doesn’t love things for free? A huge part of the revenue generation for online brokers come from options traders. Anyone who has compared the cost of trading options vs stocks knows first-hand that options are expensive. Since many traders work their success off of thin margins, those costs…

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Why Options Trading is not Gambling

  Assuming you purchase a property for $5000 with the hopes of selling it for $25,000 after some years, you’ll call this a good investment, right? Unfortunately, an earthquake happens just when the price peaks, the house you bought is now valued at $500 (relax, it is just an assumption)….

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