Zachary Scheidt

Analyst Articles

Activist investors have the ability to influence significant changes in companies that they take an interest in, often leading to increased profits, boosting investor confidence, and ultimately, driving stock prices higher. In practice, an activist typically buys a large block of shares and then uses this ownership as leverage to… Read More

Activist investors have the ability to influence significant changes in companies that they take an interest in, often leading to increased profits, boosting investor confidence, and ultimately, driving stock prices higher. In practice, an activist typically buys a large block of shares and then uses this ownership as leverage to… Read More

The covered call strategy can be a very lucrative approach to investing, especially during periods of uncertainty, when most traders are lucky to simply maintain their capital base. As a brief overview, this strategy includes buying a stock and then selling call options against the position. For selling the call… Read More

The covered call strategy can be a very lucrative approach to investing, especially during periods of uncertainty, when most traders are lucky to simply maintain their capital base. As a brief overview, this strategy includes buying a stock and then selling call options against the position. For selling the call… Read More

As the U.S. economy continues to gradually improve, investors are adjusting to the environment and making strategic capital allocations for the new year. One of the themes that I am expecting to play out this year revolves around higher interest rates and the effect that these rates will have on… Read More

As the U.S. economy continues to gradually improve, investors are adjusting to the environment and making strategic capital allocations for the new year. One of the themes that I am expecting to play out this year revolves around higher interest rates and the effect that these rates will have on… Read More

Most investment academics will tell you that the market is “efficient.” These scholars believe that there is no reliable way to generate an “above market” rate of return without access to information that is not available to the public. This efficient market hypothesis rests on a key assumption. This assumption… Read More

When a trading strategy requires the use of options, it’s very important to understand how option prices will react to changes in the underlying security. At first glance, option pricing can appear relatively simple. The price of a call option increases as the underlying stock (or ETF) goes up, and… Read More