What’s going on here? Stock prices are historically inexpensive. Bond yields need a magnifying glass to detect. Earnings reports have been positively surprising for eleven consecutive quarters. There are trillions of institutional and retail investor dollars sitting on the sidelines waiting to propel the market directly to the moon. So why is the market trending […]
What is “Left Tail Risk” and How is it Impacting our Stock Portfolios?
Investor Psychology and the Need for Structured Plans
We just can’t sell our losers! Some will actually buy more shares to average down the cost basis. Why is that? If sticking your index finger into an outlet resulted in an uncomfortable shock would you then try it with your other fingers? After you dipped your hand in water? Market psychology can turn an […]
Dollar-Cost Averaging- An Investment Technique for You?
One of the most common questions asked of me is: “How do I get started if I don’t have a lot of money to invest?” Another is “What is the most conservative way to start selling covered calls?” These questions evoke the same sentiments I had when I first began educating myself in this strategy: […]
Penny Stocks: I’ll Have the Salad
You’re out for dinner in your favorite restaurant. The waiter hands you a menu and you immediately focus in on the salad column looking for a healthy meal. Hmmm….broiled salmon on the house salad….looks good. As you continue to study your choices you notice the young couple sitting at the table to your right. Piled […]
How to Read an Option Chain
So how much cash can we generate selling options on the stocks that have passed our fundamental and technical screens? The answer lies in the option chain. This is a list that quotes option prices for a given security. For each underlying security, the option chain lists the various strike prices, option premiums, expiration dates […]