Friday, November 24th, 2017

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 [...]

Should You Be Nervous about the Stock Market?

The stock market just keeps going up despite seeming overpriced. Should you be nervous about the stock market? CNBC writes that they are getting nervous about the rally.
The S&P 500 just posted its longest weekly winning streak since 2013, and we can count the number of things going right.  But there [...]

What Will Finally Stop the Stock Market Rally?

The US stock market rally has passed another milestone. It has been 487 days since a 5% correction making this the second longest such period since 1970. The point being that a measure of market strength and endurance is perhaps the length of time without a correction rather than just how [...]

Beware of Alternative Methods for Evaluating Stocks

When the Chinese stock market peaked and then crashed a couple of years ago one new Chinese investor was confused. He picked stocks using lucky words and numbers and it did not work out. Back in the 1920s people played the stock market as prices steadily climbed only to lose pretty much [...]

Is It Time for a Trip to the Casino for Stocks?

We often remind our readers that investing in and trading stocks is not like gambling no matter how addictive the profits might be. So you should not think of stock options trading like a trip to the casino. However, casino stocks are a different matter. Yahoo Finance suggests 3 casino stocks [...]

When Earnings Fall Stock Prices Are Next

The best argument for why the stock market rally continues in the face of overpriced stocks is that earnings have been strong. But when the market is leveraged to the hilt and earnings disappoint what happens? The fact is that when earnings fall stock prices are next. Reuters writes that stocks [...]

Should You Buy Calls or Puts on Gun Maker Stocks?

After the worst mass shooting in American history last night in Las Vegas the shares of gun maker and ammunition makers went up. Should you buy calls or puts on gun maker stocks today? CNN Money writes that gun maker stocks are up.
Shares of Sturm Ruger (RGR) were up 4%, while American [...]

Are Lower Taxes What the Market Needs?

The Republicans are trying again, unsuccessfully, to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They keep failing because they want to make substantial cuts that will deny health care services to millions of people. Why is this? What these folks want is to cut taxes in an effort to stimulate the economy, add [...]

Should You Be Buying Puts on Equifax?

Insider trading by executives of Equifax may end up with jail time. Equifax left the door open for hackers by not adding a simple patch to their computer system. Then when it became apparent that hackers had stolen information on about 140 million people the first things executives did was sell [...]

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