5 Best Ways to Trade Stock in Today’s Stock Market

Talk about a volatile stock market!  The current high levels of volatility have forced many investors to look outside the box for consistent profits. One of the best ways to trade stock are using the volatility to their advantage is via a variety of option strategies. Here are 5 easy to understand and execute option strategies for today’s highly volatile stock market.   Straddles-Profit No Matter What Way The Stock Moves Straddles are one of my favorite option strategies. It is a trade that will profit if a large move occurs regardless of direction. A straddle is buying bo...
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3 Stocks Raising Dividends and Expectations

These are the times that fortunes are made in the stock market.  While confusion and fear reign supreme, professional investors are quietly snapping up bargains of the decade.  These bargain priced, yet high quality companies are what will build wealth for the next generation. Buy low and sell high is the mantra of the professional investor.  The current market conditions have created many opportunities to buy quality companies very cheap relatively. The question is how do you know what companies will bounce back from the low levels and which ones will just languish for years at the ...
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What You Need To Know About Bear Markets

Talk about a rough start to the 2016 stock market investing year! Investors are afraid that a bear market is upon us.   Truth is that there is no reason to be afraid, even if a bear market appears. This article will explain exactly what a bear market is and what you need to know not only to survive but to profit from it. First, let’s take a look at what has happened so far this year for perspective. The stock market ended the first 2 and a half trading weeks of 2016 with a steep sell-off. All three major stock indexes - the Dow, the Nasdaq composite and the Standard &...
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The Best Way To Build A Winning Portfolio

Wow, what an opening week for the stock market.  Shares have suffered their worst opening week in many years.  The first week of 2016 has resulted in many stock market investors questioning their methods and tactics as the overall market has been smacked down due to a variety of international pressures. First there is the trouble in China with the Central Bank making bold moves to help support the economy.  Next, the always volatile North Korean government has returned to its old tricks of making threats.  The stock market hates uncertainty and the current conditions possess huge amounts of...
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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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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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3 Cheap Stocks You Need To Know

Buying cheap and selling expensive is the goal of every stock investor.  The old buy low, sell high mantra is one that every successful investor religiously follows.  However, many investors are confused or uncertain about what exactly the word cheap means in the stock market. Recently, CNBC ran an article outlining the seven cheapest stocks in the S&P 500.  The piece sparked my interest in determining exactly what cheap means when it comes to stock prices.  Once it is understood what cheap means, in terms of share price, this actionable information can be applied to locate profitable s...
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Time To Buy Utility Stocks

Buying weakness and selling strength is the hallmark of the professional investor. Successful investors follow this mantra religiously, while their less successful brethren rarely ever buy weakness and sell strength in the stock market.  In fact, consistently struggling investors often do the opposite of the rules followed habitually by winning investors. The reason for this fact is simple.   It is because it is difficult to buy weak stocks.  It is much easier to buy stocks that are “hot” at the moment and moving higher. This is despite research and real life evidence making it ve...
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Turn Your Stocks Into A Cash Machine

Many investors are finding this market extremely difficult to trade.  There is increasing volatility in both directions but no real directional bias since March.  In fact, the stock market barometer of the Dow Jones Industrial Average hasn’t moved out of a 650-point channel over the last four months. Most things are looking very bullish in the economy, and the stock market should be taking off to the upside.   However, bearish international pressure combined with domestic interest rate fears have put a lid on the stock market bulls. Both the traditionally bullish and bearish stoc...
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Here’s What To Expect For The Rest Of 2015

How would you like to know what is going to happen for the rest of 2015?  Imagine the amount of money that could be made by just acting upon perfect foresight into the future of the stock market.   Well, the truth is, no one really knows what exactly will happen tomorrow, let alone for the next seven months. Not even the most successful hedge fund managers or political leaders can say with certainty what is going to happen.   With this said, we can make intelligent guesses based on the available facts to ascertain what the future holds. One way to do this is to take a loo...
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