Zachary Scheidt

Analyst Articles

As a general rule, I typically avoid using a put selling strategy with stable blue chips. The reason is these slow-moving stocks usually have very low levels of volatility. Low volatility naturally results in lower option prices, which in turn, reduces our level of profits when selling our… Read More

As a general rule, I typically avoid using a put selling strategy with stable blue chips. The reason is these slow-moving stocks usually have very low levels of volatility. Low volatility naturally results in lower option prices, which in turn, reduces our level of profits when selling our… Read More

There are few technology companies less exciting than Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). IBM (NYSE: IBM) may come close, but even “Big Blue” has managed to build a consulting arm that has a certain level of innovation to it. While Microsoft’s business model may not have changed for quite some time,… Read More

There are few technology companies less exciting than Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). IBM (NYSE: IBM) may come close, but even “Big Blue” has managed to build a consulting arm that has a certain level of innovation to it. While Microsoft’s business model may not have changed for quite some time,… Read More

Boring has become the new “sexy” for investment managers as they turn away from speculative growth stocks and toward more stable blue-chip names.  Earlier this week, I presented a chart of the S&P 500 compared to the Russell 2000. The difference is remarkable as capital can be seen… Read More

Boring has become the new “sexy” for investment managers as they turn away from speculative growth stocks and toward more stable blue-chip names.  Earlier this week, I presented a chart of the S&P 500 compared to the Russell 2000. The difference is remarkable as capital can be seen… Read More

In today’s market, blue-chip stocks are generally fetching a premium because of the stability they offer. Investment managers have begun paring back exposure to speculative, high-multiple growth stocks, and institutional capital has been flowing into large-cap stocks with more stable long-term earnings. The chart below offers a good visual of… Read More

In today’s market, blue-chip stocks are generally fetching a premium because of the stability they offer. Investment managers have begun paring back exposure to speculative, high-multiple growth stocks, and institutional capital has been flowing into large-cap stocks with more stable long-term earnings. The chart below offers a good visual of… Read More

The capital rotation out of speculative growth stocks continues. On Wednesday, shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) were crushed after the company missed earnings estimates and reported same store-sales below investor expectations. Shares of speculative tech stocks have also been hit hard this week, with Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) and… Read More

The capital rotation out of speculative growth stocks continues. On Wednesday, shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) were crushed after the company missed earnings estimates and reported same store-sales below investor expectations. Shares of speculative tech stocks have also been hit hard this week, with Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) and… Read More