Option Traders Getting the Jump on Sirius XM Holdings Ahead of the Move

Sirius XM Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SIRI) has been gobbling up competitors in an effort to capitalize on podcasting trends. The added technology and the successful free streaming offer in May and June proved to be a success. On Thursday, option traders stepped up to buy a significant number of call option for an out-of-the-money strike price. The expectation is that the listlessness of SIRI may be coming to an end. SIRI has worked hard to dominate the digital audio ...
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10 Commodity ETFs for Investors with Discriminating Tastes

We’re entering into an era of tight supplies following the pandemic. Tight supplies typically mean higher prices, but the slump in demand has helped offset the short supply. At some point, that may not be the case. With the potential for less production and increasing demand, a commodity investment may outperform the equity side as sluggish revenue growth offsets the higher margins from production. The following 10 ETFs are an introduction for investors that want commodity exposure but may not ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Sells Half of His $282 Million Stock Award

There are many motivations for a CEO insider to sell shares of the company they head. For Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, this has been a pattern that he has established since 2016. Here’s a look at how Apple has performed in the month following the sale of his stock award. Spoiler alert, it hasn’t always been great. Apple has been a stellar performer as it became the first stock to trade with a $2 trillion market cap ...
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10% Owner of General Cannabis Adds 2 million Shares and the Stock Looks Ready to Break Out

General Cannabis Corp (OTCMKTS: CANN) is a Denver-based producer of products and services in the regulated cannabis industry. The company is an over-the-counter penny stock that has pulled back to its support. As the price has been establishing support over the past several weeks, a director and 10% owner bought over 2 million shares with the price trying to break out on Monday. CANN provides an integrated solution that ranges from operational and compliance to marketing and financing needs. They ...
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10 Actively Managed ETFs for Buy and Hold Investors

As the market keeps stretching to new all-time highs, investors must be wondering when the eventual bear market will occur. When you know you’re in the midst of a recession it makes the urgency even stronger. This may be a good time to consider actively managed ETFs as a means of trying to outperform the overall market in the coming months or longer. Actively managed ETFs are an exchange traded product that has similar active management that mutual funds traditionally offer ...
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Salesforce Has Record Day as Option Interest Surges Following on Blowout Quarter

It’s been a banner week for Salesforce.com, Inc (NYSE: CRM) as the company was just added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average and its earnings report showed a strong rebound from Q1. As businesses seek out way to engage customers during a pandemic, it placed CRM in a great position. Now the only concern is its impact on the price-weighted index like the Dow as the share price is surging. Salesforce had its best day ever as the company’s Q2 ...
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Is Options Trading Better than Stock Trading?

In the right cases, absolutely! For fast-moving companies, whether up or down, options trading offers superior returns to owning stocks. Offering higher percentage gains at a lower cost to stocks, options are well worth the few potential dangers that work against them. We’ll delve into the pros and cons of stocks versus options so you can see for yourself. Options Pros & Cons Pro #1: Options Leverage Your Gains It goes without saying why traders have turned to option contracts over the years ...
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6 Recession Resistant Stocks With Over a 2% Dividend Yield

With the S&P 500 testing new all-time highs, the thought of a recession and a bear market is typically far from investors’ minds. However, being prepared with potentially good investments in a bearish climate is a way to be prepared as the market begins to top out. The fact these companies provide income in the form of dividends that are higher than the S&P 500 means that you get paid to wait or get money to hedge your positions. The following ...
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