Call & Put Option Sells

When a stock appeals to investors looking for safety and income, it usually won’t get much attention from growth investors. That’s because when a company is focused on returning money to its investors through dividends and buybacks, it usually doesn’t have the growth opportunities to take the share… Read More

With respect to Bernie Sanders supporters, it’s beginning to look like Hillary Clinton will walk away with the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. All five polls tracked by website Real Clear Politics (RCP) give her the advantage. And while the Republican Party has tried to unite against Donald Trump’s… Read More

There is blood in the streets in the energy sector.  Oil- and gas-related stocks have been pummeled for the better part of the past year and a half. Yet, economists and analysts continue to lower their forecasts for energy prices and downgrade stocks in the group.  The latest… Read More

Inflation has been nearly nonexistent for years, which allowed the Federal Reserve to prolong its historic monetary program. And even as the Fed has begun raising rates, officials are pointing to benign pricing pressures as a reason to hold rates lower for longer. There may be more to… Read More

Inflation has been nearly nonexistent for years, which allowed the Federal Reserve to prolong its historic monetary program. And even as the Fed has begun raising rates, officials are pointing to benign pricing pressures as a reason to hold rates lower for longer. There may be more to… Read More

Many investors think in binary terms, like the tendency to distinguish between value and growth investing. While value investors focus on companies with low valuations — whether based on the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, price-to-book (P/B) ratio or something similar — growth investors focus on earnings growth, expecting share… Read More

Investors fled the mortgage REIT space ahead of higher short-term borrowing costs and the end of the Federal Reserve’s purchases of mortgage-backed securities. But a look at how one high-yield mortgage REIT performed over the past two cycles of higher rates may indicate the worst is over. Annaly… Read More