Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Options Trading Tips

Is It Time to Buy Puts on Big Bank Stocks?

Investors buy and sell stocks. Options traders buy and sell calls and puts. CNN Money asks if it is time to dump Wells Fargo and other big bank stocks. For options traders it might be a matter of buying puts. Wells Fargo (CBEAX)... 

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How Far Will Stocks Fall?

When investors decided that interest rates are going to go up soon they started bailing on the stock market. How far will stocks fall? USA Today writes about the current stock slide. Stocks opened deeply in the red Tuesday... 

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Do Economic Fundamentals Support This Market?

The stock market is at an all-time high but the economy is not all that impressive. Do economic fundamentals support this market? USA Today answers the question. With the Dow Jones industrial average within striking distance... 

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What Does a Strong Dollar Mean?

The Fed is getting ready to raise interest rates and drive the U. S. dollar higher. One of many places where this is not good news is farm country. What does a strong dollar mean to farmers? It means less money from exports.... 

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How to Make Money when Stocks Fall

The stock market just keeps climbing as traders disregard the possibility of an interest rate increase. The Wall Street Journal writes about the broad rally and how few believe that rates will go up. “What worries me is the... 

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How to Profit from the Oil Glut

Oil has risen since it bottomed out in the $20 range but that may not last long. There is too much oil and not enough consumers. Market Watch says that $35 oil lies ahead and that that could put the brakes on the current market... 

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What Are the Risks of Trading Options?

You can make money trading options and you can also lose your trading capital. What are the risks of trading options and how do you avoid them? The Options Industry Council discusses the benefits and risks of options trading. Most... 

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Best Option Trading Strategy

Option trading strategies can be simple and they can be complex. The best route for beginners is to stick with the basics. Here is what Futures Magazine had to say about options strategies for beginners. In a covered call (also... 

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Can You Do Options Trading in an IRA?

If you are an experienced options trader you may wish to do options trading in an IRA. However, you should never use your IRA to learn options trading! The Street writes about options trading in IRAs. If you own an IRA worth... 

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Why Stocks Belong in a Retirement Portfolio

If you are thinking ahead you should be saving for retirement. Owning your own home and paying off the mortgage is a good first step toward retirement. Putting money aside every month is the next good step. And putting money... 

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