Call & Put Option Sells

Right now you can earn big, double-digit “instant yields” from some of the safest blue-chip stocks in the world. For example, we’ve found yields as high as 9.9% from Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO)… 12.4% from AT&T (NYSE: T)… and even as much as 19% from software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). This… Read More

Right now you can earn big, double-digit “instant yields” from some of the safest blue-chip stocks in the world. For example, we’ve found yields as high as 9.9% from Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO)… 12.4% from AT&T (NYSE: T)… and even as much as 19% from software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). This… Read More

The rising cost of health care has become an issue of national importance, but I’d also argue it’s one that will affect individual investors. The health care sector now represents 17.4% of GDP at just under $3 trillion, and by 2030, 20% of the total population will be 65 or… Read More

The rising cost of health care has become an issue of national importance, but I’d also argue it’s one that will affect individual investors. The health care sector now represents 17.4% of GDP at just under $3 trillion, and by 2030, 20% of the total population will be 65 or… Read More

One of America’s beloved companies has produced an annualized return of 12.8% over the past three decades, easily beating the 7.5% annual return on the S&P 500.  From its 2011 lows to its all-time high in August 2015, the stock surged more than 350% as investors clamored to grab their… Read More

One of America’s beloved companies has produced an annualized return of 12.8% over the past three decades, easily beating the 7.5% annual return on the S&P 500.  From its 2011 lows to its all-time high in August 2015, the stock surged more than 350% as investors clamored to grab their… Read More

Investors have a tendency to fixate on the negative instead of seeing the bigger bullish picture. Because of this, they often overreact to the slightest bad news and rush for the exits.  For the more level-headed traders out there, this can lead to great opportunities. Read More

Investors have a tendency to fixate on the negative instead of seeing the bigger bullish picture. Because of this, they often overreact to the slightest bad news and rush for the exits.  For the more level-headed traders out there, this can lead to great opportunities. Read More

Short seller Carson Block of Muddy Waters Capital sparked fears of banking weakness when he spoke negatively about Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK) at the 2016 Sohn Investment Conference last week. Block announced a short position in the stock, warning that its portfolio of real estate construction loans were… Read More

Short seller Carson Block of Muddy Waters Capital sparked fears of banking weakness when he spoke negatively about Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK) at the 2016 Sohn Investment Conference last week. Block announced a short position in the stock, warning that its portfolio of real estate construction loans were… Read More

It’s funny how market opportunities seem to repeat themselves. I remember talking to a coworker in late 2011 about how investors were not giving Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) the credit it deserved for its assets. Shares were trading just under $16 then and the stock was one of… Read More

Pension funds are in the news again… and the news isn’t very good. Many plans are underfunded, which means they don’t have enough money to pay the benefits they’ve promised. Among those many underfunded plans are funds managed by the city of Chicago, which were recently… Read More

Pension funds are in the news again… and the news isn’t very good. Many plans are underfunded, which means they don’t have enough money to pay the benefits they’ve promised. Among those many underfunded plans are funds managed by the city of Chicago, which were recently… Read More

Part of investing is taking advantage of temporary opportunities while they last. For the past several years, corporations have been able to issue debt at super-low rates to fund share buybacks, which in turn, boosts earnings per share.  Along with dividends, buybacks have contributed to a huge amount… Read More

Part of investing is taking advantage of temporary opportunities while they last. For the past several years, corporations have been able to issue debt at super-low rates to fund share buybacks, which in turn, boosts earnings per share.  Along with dividends, buybacks have contributed to a huge amount… Read More