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Fundamental Ratios: P/E, PEG and PEGY

Years ago, investors, stock brokers and financial advisors wanted to know the “P/E” of the equity before making a buy-decision. A low P/E meant that the stock was cheap and […]

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Flash Trading- The Pros and the Cons

One of the trading practices discussed in our “David vs. Goliath” analogy comparing Wall Street Insiders to average Blue Collar (retail) Investors is   called flash trading. This article intends […]

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What is Our Edge? Plus Stock Chart of the Week

On May 12, 2011, the Wall Street Journal published an article on the Galleon Verdict, the guilty verdict of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam (henceforth referred to as “Raj”). A hedge […]

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Bernie Madoff Revisited

Oh no, not another Bernie article! Sorry folks, I couldn’t resist. I have such an interest in this story on so many levels. Madoff was claiming to use a strategy related to […]

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Short Selling: Positives and Negatives

Short selling are transactions in which investors sell borrowed securities in anticipation of a price decline and are then required to return an equal number of shares at some point in […]

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The New Stock Market- Algorithmic and High Speed Trading

Quick! Name the four largest US Stock Exchanges. The New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq Exchange, uhhhhhhhhh. There are more? Okay can’t answer that one, how about this question Mr. […]

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The Risk-Reward Profile for Covered Call Writing

(I am writing this article because I have had feedback in the past from investors who reject covered call writing based solely on the theoretical risk-rewrad profile.) A risk reward profile […]

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The Out-Of-The-Money Strike- Pros and Cons

Whenever a study is performed on covered call writing a stock is selected and the nearest out-of-the-money (O-T-M) strike is sold. This is repeated over and over and then the […]

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Tax Information by Guest Author Owen Sargent, CPA

Tax Time Is Upon Us First, I strongly urge all BCI members to download IRS Publication 550, Investment Income and Expenses, from the Internal Revenue Service website, at:  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p550.pdf. You […]

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Penny Pilot Program

Do you get frustrated when something doesn’t make sense? Me too. Here’s an example: You’re viewing an options chain of a great-performing stock in a great-performing industry and you note […]

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