Will Berkshire Go Bust?

In the wake of Google’s (GOOGL) move to make Alphabet soup of their company much has been made of the fact they are adhering to Buffet’s noting in a letter to potential shareholders in 2004 ahead of Google’s initial public offering.

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ISEE Trouble

An already narrow market has lost its leaders last week. Now this option indicator is flashing a rare but reliable bearish signal. Could a true correction finally be upon us?

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Right Time for Buy-Write

The S&P 500 Index has been stuck in a historically narrow range, stuck within just a 3.9% band, for nearly six months.

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The Market Is Headed For A Correction… Here’s How To Protect Yourself

If you had bought shares of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) in April 2012, you’d be up 175%. That’s an impressive return, especially considering the S&P 500 is only up roughly 50% during that time. But if you’d followed my Amazon trade last week, then you would have made the same amount in…

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Will You Profit From This September Surprise?

The historic rise in the U.S. dollar has been a major overhang on the market for nearly a year. According to FactSet Research, the U.S. dollar has appreciated by 19% against the euro and 16% against the Japanese yen in the past 12 months. This has regularly been cited as…

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Crafting Profits with This Brewer

This great American success story has plenty of room to grow and is now a likely takeover candidate. Using options can have you saying Cheers!

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Big Box Retailer Ready for Big Turn

The bottom may have bottomed out in terms of sentiment and stock valuation.  Here’s an option strategy to generate both short term income and longer term gains in this big box blue chip.   Wal-Mart is far and away the largest retailer in world.  It also one become of the…

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Correction Protection

With the market near all-time highs and implied volatility back near lows using options to protect your portfolio from a correction makes sense.  Here are two low cost strategies.  Since hitting the $204 low last week the SPDR 500 Trust (SPY) has rallied some 3.1%, including it’s best 3 day…

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Forget about Greece. Learn about “the Greeks”

Summer reading for the option enthusiast. As someone who writes about and actively trades options I belong to the camp that believes options are a valuable investment tool that, when properly utilized, can both boost returns and reduce risk. That said, I acknowledge the validity of many of the arguments…

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This Chocolate Maker Can Deliver Sweet Returns

Hershey’s (HSY) have left a bitter taste in investors’ mouths of late.

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Netflix Call Options are now More Attractive that Ever

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is in the news for all the right reasons. The company has been making all the right moves, investors are happy, and the share price has been rising consistently. Some of the recent events supporting the bullish momentum are listed below: Yesterday, news broke that Netflix was…

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Buy Skyworks in Advance of Q3 Earnings

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) is back in my scopes today. Skyworks with its market capitalization of $21.14B is strongly connected to the huge possibilities inherent in the Internet of All Things (IoT). Skyworks is engaged in the production of analog semiconductors. The Company supports automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management,…

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