Penny Stocks

MORE Penny Stock Trading Advice I Give My Friends

MORE Penny Stock Trading Advice I Give My Friends

So last time I wrote about my friend Briana M. who asked for some advice on trading penny stocks.  You can see that article right here:  Penny Stock Trading Advice I Give My Friends. So I told her about keeping her money safe.  I explained why you should never trust a stock tip from anyone […]

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Penny Stock Trading Advice I Give My Friends

Penny Stock Trading Advice I Give My Friends

The other day I opened my email and I got a message from a friend…  Nothing unusual there, I get hundreds if not thousands of emails a day.  But what she asked gave me pause…  Briana M. asked…   “Do you dabble much in penny stocks yourself? If so, what penny stocks do you recommend? My […]

October 20, 2014 | By | Reply More

Options Trading

How To Profit Off Of Bad Earnings

How To Profit Off Of Bad Earnings

It’s earning season, so you know what that means… lots of big moves in individual equities.  And this time around, there’s added volatility in the market due to the recent selloff.  It seems like earnings misses are causing larger than normal downward gaps.  As options traders, we know big moves can be very good if […]

October 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
How Scared Are You?

How Scared Are You?

October is Halloween month, so it seems like everywhere you go you see spooky decorations and references to all that is scary. It’s fitting then, investors appear to be really spooked by the markets these days.   Volatility has crept back into the stock market in full force.  This week, the major indices have been hit […]

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More

ETFs

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

So, this is what risk, fear, and volatility feels like… It’s an unusual feeling given that the S&P 500 has been marching steadily higher for nearly two years.  In fact, the S&P 500 had been above the 200-day moving average since November 19, 2012.  On Monday, the S&P fell below this key technical support level.  […]

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
How Far Will The US Dollar Rally Run?

How Far Will The US Dollar Rally Run?

Over the last month, the US Dollar has taken center stage in the global financial markets. And for good reason… As you can see, the greenback has gone parabolic… This is a major change for the US Dollar.  It had been a relatively stable pattern over the last two years.  The US Dollar hugged or […]

October 6, 2014 | By | Reply More

Commodities

Mother Nature Corrals Gas Bulls

Mother Nature Corrals Gas Bulls

It’s tough being an energy bull right now.  Not only has the price of oil collapsed to multi-year lows at $80 a barrel, but now natural gas is losing ground as well.  As you may remember, we’ve talked a lot about natural gas in recent weeks.  With the winter heating season right around the corner, […]

October 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Oil Collapse:  Now What?

Oil Collapse: Now What?

Wow…  Last week was a whopper for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil.   The essential commodity collapsed to $83 a barrel in last Thursday’s extended hours trading.  That’s a 7.7% downturn on the week and the lowest price in nearly two and half years.  Brent crude, which is considered the global benchmark, plunged to $88.50- […]

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More

Stocks

VXX Stock – Everything You Need To Know (Part 1)

VXX Stock – Everything You Need To Know (Part 1)

With the explosion in popularity of volatility products, both for options traders and investors in general, it’s a good idea to have a solid understanding of what’s out there.  As you may realize, the single most important volatility benchmark is the VIX (CBOE’s S&P 500 volatility index).  However, the VIX itself isn’t tradable. That’s where […]

September 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
What Was The Fed Thinking?

What Was The Fed Thinking?

Ever since interest rates hit zero, we’ve come to expect consistent, mostly boring talk out of the Fed.  The central bank has pledged to keep rates low for the foreseeable future.  And, quantitative easing is slowly winding down. There’s not a whole Yellen and the Fed could say or do at this point that hasn’t […]

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More

Dividend Stocks

What High Yield Dividend Investors Need To Do Right Now

What High Yield Dividend Investors Need To Do Right Now

Can you believe this wild ride?    The Wall Street Journal described trading on Wednesday, October 15th as, “frenzied.”  Treasury yields have slumped to their lowest level in 16 months.  Crude oil futures have slid back to 2012 prices.  Professional traders are skittish, and Main Street investors can’t seem to shake scary memories of 2008 and […]

October 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
3 Utilities That Love To Light Up Their Dividends

3 Utilities That Love To Light Up Their Dividends

Looking for a utility company that’s not shy about paying a decent dividend?    Here are three that each pay a yield above the 4.5% mark… and none of them come with the risk of a high payout ratio that can easily send future dividends plunging.  The Aloha Dividend Stock  You get a little something thrown […]

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Posts

Penny Stock Success Stories

Penny Stock Success Stories

You’ve probably heard all about the big money you can make trading and investing in penny stocks. While it’s easy to overlook generalizations about any investment opportunity, it is considerably more difficult to look past specific success stories from people just like you.   Penny Stock Success Stories  Wall Street likes to make investors think penny […]

October 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Is A Selloff Coming?

Is A Selloff Coming?

After last week’s relatively steep selloff in equities, investors are becoming concerned a larger pullback is in the works.  After all, it’s only natural when the selling starts to assume more is on the way. But what are the options markets telling us? Keep in mind, the smart money often likes to use options rather […]

October 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Today’s Report Is Actually Quite Scary…

Today’s Report Is Actually Quite Scary…

No doubt about it, the cocoa market has been all over the map in recent trading.  As you may know, the commodity has been in a strong uptrend this year as investors priced in surging demand and stagnant global supply growth.  But once prices stalled near $3,200 a ton in August, investors decided to take […]

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More