For the many investors who prefer not to sell stocks short or take on bearish positions, dramatic stock declines can still represent tremendous opportunities.
Here is a brief overview of the factors that determine options pricing. That way, you'll be able to choose the best trade to meet your needs....
The covered call strategy has some very strong advantages. It has a few drawbacks as well...
Volatility in the stock market isn't necessarily a bad thing. Investors can suffer greater losses, but they can reap higher-than-average gains as well.
Let's briefly discuss how to evaluate the underlying risk in a put selling trade, which will then help us evaluate whether the trade is worth taking.
If you've been reading my investment commentary for long, then you know that I place a great deal of importance on economic moats. In the simplest terms, these are sustainable advantages that protect a business from marauding competitors seeking to pillage its profits.
If you want to grow your portfolio, picking winners is only half the battle. This simple principle can save you from big losers that wreck your nest egg.
A very important story broke late last Friday... but few people seem to be talking about it.
Nobody wanted to admit it, but the discount online brokers were poaching customers left and right. The writing was on the wall -- adapt or become obsolete.
If the situation gets any worse, higher prices will stimulate spending on oilfield drilling and exploration, giving a much-needed shot of adrenaline to this pick...