5 Rules For Option Selling Success

Investors are scrambling to find income in today’s ultra-low yielding environment.  The low interest rates as well as fewer and fewer solid stocks paying consistently high dividends have forced the savviest investors into more esoteric ways to earn income from their portfolios. Add in the fact that it appears that the stock market has reached a short term high, at the very least, and it paints a difficult picture for traditional income seeking investors. One of the most popular ways to ramp up income from the market is selling options.  Also known as writing options, this is a proact...
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 Here Are 5 Best Stocks For The Election Year

Imagine having a crystal ball to be able to see what will happen in the future!  Talk about an incredible advantage as an investor.  Certainly anyone who used such a device would soon be wealthier than Warren Buffett! Unfortunately, crystal balls don’t exist so we, as stock market investors, can only look at the past for clues about what may happen in the future. With this said, 2016 is shaping up to be a very interesting year in the stock market.  First, it is a Presidential election year. Secondly, 2015 saw a variety of factors throw shares in both bullish and bearish directions.  ...
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Ride This Iconic Investor’s Coattails To Wealth

Imagine earning a 7.5% dividend on a stock that has returned an incredible 1485% cumulative gains over the last 15 years?  Think I am talking about some risky penny stock that no one has ever heard of?  Maybe a high-tech rocket ship with so much risk that the gains are hardly worth the “lose it all” risk factor?   The reality is that this stock has nothing to do with the above usual suspects for these monster outsized gains. This stock benefits from a common way hedge funds and other institutional investors make phenomenal gains year after year.  Regular investors normall...
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Warren Buffett’s Number 1 Stock Picking Secret

Warren Buffett has a secret.  Despite him repeating this wealth building secret over and over again during his speaking engagements and investor letters, most investors disregard or flat out ignore this true stealthy secret to his stock-picking savvy. Warren Buffett has a secret.  Despite him repeating this wealth building secret over and over again during his speaking engagements and investor letters, most investors disregard or flat out ignore this true stealthy secret to his stock picking savvy. I have studied Warren Buffett for many years.  I am convinced that this one stock pick...
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Here Are 6 Technical Trading Tricks You Need To Know

Active trading must appear very complicated to the uninitiated.  All the new terms, complex looking charts, and a barrage of data just seems overwhelming to the new active trader. It is true that trading can be complicated.  In fact, it can be extremely complicated if you want to make it that way. However, the truth is, successful trading can also be a very simple task.   There is no need to add the complicated things to find outsized success in the financial markets.  Many new traders make the mistake of taking in too much information at the start of their trading busines...
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An Explosive Tech Stock You Need To Know

Investing in societal macro trends is a time-proven tactic for building wealth in the stock market. This fact is proven over and over again as the years go by. From the industrial revolution to the internet boom, investors who recognized and wisely invested in such sea-changes have earned great wealth for themselves and sometimes for generations into the future. Just how does one go about investing in these macro trends? Well, it’s a very simple two-step process. The first step is to recognize the trend and the second is to locate companies that are positioned to continue to...
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Forex Profits From Your Stock Account

There are trillions of dollars traded daily in the currency markets.  Most stock traders miss out on this never ending and always volatile opportunity since they don’t understand how the market works. Not to mention that many stock traders believe that a special forex trading account is needed to access this often lucrative market.  While traders can use a specialized forex account, there is really no need to do so. Believe it or not, currencies can be traded in a regular stock market account  if you know how  The first step to profiting from the forex market as a stock trader is to u...
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This Momentum Stock Is Back

Buying momentum is a time-honored way to make a fortune in the stock market.  The trick is to make sure that the momentum has solid underlying support now and into the future. One stock that is quite the momentum stock both on the upside and downside is Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL). No matter how the stock reacts to the soon to be released earnings, a compelling long-term  bullish case can be made for the company. Here’s a closer look: I hated Apple and its products prior to 2007.  Everything changed after I tried the first iteration of the iPhone.  I could not believe the incredibly in...
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Fundamental Analysis Made Easy

I speak with dozens of investors and traders on a monthly basis.  Most are looking for stock tips or just basic advice on how to improve their investing results. Many of these investors are having a difficult time in the stock market.  It’s tough to continually pick winning stocks that will provide outsized profits over the long run.  It’s  not just during the current volatility that many investors are struggling, it's all the time regardless of the market itself. The fact is that even during roaring bull markets like the tech boom, many investors lost money. When I drill down int...
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This Beat Down Giant Is Ripe For The Picking

Sometimes there are opportunities in the stock market that are simply too good to pass up.  These occasions are very rare and few in between but when they happen, it’s time to pounce on them like a cat jumping on a mouse. It is within these rare, special situation times that investors are able to snap up quality stocks at a bargain and ride them back to their former glory. Professional investors ONLY purchase stocks during the rare times they suffer short-term distress.  The robber baron named Baron Rothschild had a name for this type of wealth building activity.  He called it buying whe...
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