Options Strategies

Charles Dow passed away in 1902, but his insights into market behavior hold up well 114 years later. Dow was among the first to realize that market action and economic growth were highly correlated. He created the Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTA) to forecast the economy. Later, he created the… Read More

Charles Dow passed away in 1902, but his insights into market behavior hold up well 114 years later. Dow was among the first to realize that market action and economic growth were highly correlated. He created the Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTA) to forecast the economy. Later, he created the… Read More

Trading stocks involves a combination of paying attention to present factors while also forecasting the future. And the closer we get to the end of the year, the more emphasis people seem to place on what’s to come. We already have forecasts for 2017 from more than a dozen major… Read More

Trading stocks involves a combination of paying attention to present factors while also forecasting the future. And the closer we get to the end of the year, the more emphasis people seem to place on what’s to come. We already have forecasts for 2017 from more than a dozen major… Read More

While there are no sure things in the stock market, there is one thing that’s almost certain: After stocks go up, bears start calling for a correction. You might remember the bears warning in April 2009 (shortly after the market bottomed) that the rise in stocks was a bear market… Read More

While there are no sure things in the stock market, there is one thing that’s almost certain: After stocks go up, bears start calling for a correction. You might remember the bears warning in April 2009 (shortly after the market bottomed) that the rise in stocks was a bear market… Read More

While 50% of the country is unhappy with the outcome of the election, I think we can all agree we’re glad that it’s over. Not only do we no longer have to suffer through a barrage of campaign ads, we can finally start planning for the future without the uncertainty… Read More

While 50% of the country is unhappy with the outcome of the election, I think we can all agree we’re glad that it’s over. Not only do we no longer have to suffer through a barrage of campaign ads, we can finally start planning for the future without the uncertainty… Read More

An old trader once told me, “Trading is the hardest easy money you’ll ever make.”  In theory, trading is easy enough — all you have to do is buy low and sell high, right? After all, there are thousands of books claiming to have all the information we’ll ever need. … Read More

An old trader once told me, “Trading is the hardest easy money you’ll ever make.”  In theory, trading is easy enough — all you have to do is buy low and sell high, right? After all, there are thousands of books claiming to have all the information we’ll ever need. … Read More

You may have noticed that Wall Street analysts tend to be bullish, with very few sell ratings ever bubbling to the surface. There are a few reasons for the bullish bias. The culture of Wall Street is generally bullish, almost as a rule. Nearly everyone working there is involved in… Read More

You may have noticed that Wall Street analysts tend to be bullish, with very few sell ratings ever bubbling to the surface. There are a few reasons for the bullish bias. The culture of Wall Street is generally bullish, almost as a rule. Nearly everyone working there is involved in… Read More

I can tell you from experience that most people have no idea how Wall Street insiders really line their pockets. We all know about their sweetheart investment banking deals and high-frequency trading, but that’s not their real secret. The smartest traders use a little-known trading strategy that allows them to… Read More

I can tell you from experience that most people have no idea how Wall Street insiders really line their pockets. We all know about their sweetheart investment banking deals and high-frequency trading, but that’s not their real secret. The smartest traders use a little-known trading strategy that allows them to… Read More

When looking for the best strategies in the current market, it helps to look back and examine how market action played out in the past.  For instance, let’s travel back in time to 1982, when the dividend yield on the S&P 500 was about 5.4% and the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio… Read More

When looking for the best strategies in the current market, it helps to look back and examine how market action played out in the past.  For instance, let’s travel back in time to 1982, when the dividend yield on the S&P 500 was about 5.4% and the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio… Read More

Most investors have been trained to think that earning 6% or 8% a year on their trades is admirable. And the old saying is true: No one ever went broke taking a profit. But that doesn’t mean they got rich that way. You can bet Wall Street traders don’t settle… Read More

Most investors have been trained to think that earning 6% or 8% a year on their trades is admirable. And the old saying is true: No one ever went broke taking a profit. But that doesn’t mean they got rich that way. You can bet Wall Street traders don’t settle… Read More