Covered Call Basics

Neutral to bullish on a stock? Investors can use a covered call without continually checking their portfolios. Work smarter, not harder. That’s sound advice on the job or at home, but it also applies to the markets. Investors who buy a stock and hold it until retirement can sell covered calls to improve performance without … Continued

4 Crypto Criteria

Choose a crypto by analyzing market cap, volatility, correlation and utility With hundreds of cryptocurrencies widely available, it’s challenging to choose the “right” one. Is bitcoin the best long-term investment? Does ether have more potential now that it’s switching to proof of stake? What’s the next dogecoin? Investors ask these questions and more. But instead … Continued

Costless Collar

A costless collar is formed from a combination of strategies to create a “free” position protecting 100 shares of stock. Here they are: A covered call, which is a two-part strategy consisting of long shares of stock and short calls. 2. A protective put,which is a risk management strategy that enables investors to protect themselves … Continued

Learn the Trade: Start Here

These essential resources can help any active investor navigate the equity markets Learning about finance on the internet can seem challenging because so many courses and resources are hidden behind paywalls. Plus, would-be online learners have to navigate the distractions of a never-ending stream of pitches for “how to become a millionaire fast and easy.” … Continued

Dollar-cost Averaging

DCA, the strategy of investing an equal amount of money at regular intervals regardless of the price of the underlying stock, removes emotion from the equation

Return to Value

Savvy bargain hunters search for underpriced stocks  Value investing may seem like a thing of the past in an era of high-frequency trading, special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and meme stock mania. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Value investing is making a comeback in a year characterized by rising interest rates, heightened uncertainty … Continued

Long Call Speculation

Paying a fee to lock in a price Buying a long call option is like saving a coupon for a rainy day. Let’s say a clothing store sells rain jackets. Shoppers aren’t certain if the upcoming season will be rainy or not, so they don’t want to risk buying a $100 jacket and not using … Continued

Greenbacks & Green Energy

Here’s how to size up equities in the new, sustainable energy companies Renewables still account for a mere 12.6% of U.S. energy consumption even after decades of harvesting power from the sun, wind, rivers, hot springs and tides, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But that could change. Businesses are developing alternatives to fossil … Continued

Maximum Dividends

The guru of wealth building uses a simple strategy any investor can mimic  Traders can make the most of their portfolios by taking a cue from investment guru Warren Buffett.One of his favorite tactics is buying stocks that pay dividends. Investors can keep the cash they receive as dividends or use it to buy more … Continued