Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Moving US Tech Supply Chains Out of China

A recent Bloomberg article details how Chinese military intelligence planted tiny spy chips in circuit boards headed for major US companies. This news comes as it becomes clear than the US Chinese trade war is going to be a long term if not permanent issue. The New York Times looks at tensions [...]

Effective Options Trading Strategies

There are two reasons to trade stocks options. One is to protect a position against loss. The other is to make money from stock price changes in the market. There are effective options trading strategies to accomplish these goals.
Effective Options Trading Strategies
Covered Puts
Covered Calls
Long Straddle
Effective Options Trading Strategies: Covered [...]

Options Trading Explained for Beginners

There are many vehicles for investing your money in order to protect your capital and make more. You may have money in a mutual fund or have purchased corporate bonds or stocks. Another possibility, for those willing to do their homework, is the kind of security called an option. This article [...]

Trade War? Buy Options

The long-running bull market is starting to weaken. And now, President Trump seems bent on starting a trade war by putting tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The market’s initial response is to head downward. Will there really be a trade war? And would a trade war hurt the stock market? If [...]

How Should Retirees Trade Options

As investors enter retirement they typically adjust their portfolio to limit risk and guarantee a steady income stream with bonds and dividend stocks. Is there a place for options trading for the investor who is now retired? If so how should retirees trade options? There are two ways that retirees may [...]

Which President Was Best for the Stock Market?

The stock market has hit a historic high. As usual, the president and party in power take credit for good stock market performance and typically find reason to blame the other party if market performance is bad. Trump is taking credit for this rally. How does that square with history? Which [...]

How Badly Will the Market Correct?

The over-bought US stock market is due for a correction. How likely is that and how badly will the market correct? Kiplinger in their article about how to survive a 10% correction notes that since 1932 the market has experienced a 10% to 20% correction on the average every two years. The [...]

How Will the Rally End in 2018?

All good things come to an end that that includes the current stock market rally. But when and how will the rally end? CNBC quotes Bank of America saying that the end of the bull market will be in 2018.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees a scary good news-bad news scenario [...]

Should You Buy Bitcoin Futures?

Bitcoin was invented to allow people to make purchases without needing cash. In addition bitcoin is supposed to let you transfer money without a middleman. Along the way bitcoin has gone from being worth pennies to thousands of dollars. In fact, bitcoin just broke the $8,000 barrier this week. Now the [...]

How Can You Make Money from Blockchain Technology?

Bitcoin has been a great deal for some investors who got in early. But many believe that the bitcoin phenomenon is simply the 17th century Dutch tulip bulb frenzy in disguise. Nevertheless, bitcoin is based on an interesting technology called blockchain. And blockchain technology has caught the attention of banks and [...]

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