Penny Stocks

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
Penny Stock Trading – Four Reasons To Give It A Try!

Penny Stock Trading – Four Reasons To Give It A Try!

Four Reasons To Start Trading Penny Stocks  Investing in penny stocks isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking to make some serious money, it’s one of the quickest ways to profit!  While mainstream stocks, mutual funds, and bonds are popular, (they’re the Kardashian girls of finance), have you ever considered the black sheep – penny […]

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More

Options Trading

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
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

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

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
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

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

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
Leave The Lobby Before This Bank Robbery Goes Down

Leave The Lobby Before This Bank Robbery Goes Down

No, it’s not the bank that’s going to be robbed.  The tellers’ drawers won’t be cleaned out.  But the bank’s investors are about to be picked clean.    This bank stock pays a dividend yield of 4.29%.  But it takes 89% of all the bank’s revenue to fund it.   This is not a recipe for dividend […]

September 29, 2014 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Posts

Climbing A Wall Of Worry– Weekly ETF Fund Flows

Climbing A Wall Of Worry– Weekly ETF Fund Flows

Investor sentiment is bullish on stocks.  The strong inflow of new money into ETFs last week reflects their bullish sentiment.  But some of the other market action reveals that investors are becoming more fearful. Fund flows are a valuable indicator of what traders are thinking.  It takes a lot of buying or selling to drive […]

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Why Is Wall Street Not Talking More About Options Trading?

Why Is Wall Street Not Talking More About Options Trading?

There’s no denying the popularity of options trading these days.  Just go to a bookstore (if they still exist in your neighborhood) and see how many books there are on options.  Or, do a Google search and check out how many newsletters and services are based on options trading.  The fact is, options trading has […]

September 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Natural Gas Prices:  Seasonal Rally Cancelled?

Natural Gas Prices: Seasonal Rally Cancelled?

Yesterday’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) natural gas inventory report was another whopper.    The government agency reported a 90 billion cubic foot (bcf) increase in working gas storage levels for the week of September 12th.   Upon hearing the news, investors sent natural gas down $0.10 to $3.91 mmBtu.  While inventories are still 12.2% shy of last […]

September 19, 2014 | By | Reply More