Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

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 [...]

Get Ready for the Stock Market Downdraft and Buy Puts

What goes up generally comes back down and that probably applies to the current stock market. There may not be a market crash but a correction certainly would make sense considering the high values in tech stocks especially. CNBC writes that a severe downdraft will hit stocks. If that is the [...]

How Do Massive Trade Deficits Hurt You?

The president of China is going to meet with the president of the United State in a couple of days. Front and center on their agenda will be trade closely followed by North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and missiles. Trump got elected on promises to roll back trade deficits and bring jobs back [...]

Is a Kraft Unilever Deal Still Possible?

American food giant Kraft Heinz sent an unsolicited and unwelcome takeover offer to British food giant Unilever and was promptly rejected. Is it over or is a Kraft Heinz Unilever deal still possible? Forbes suggests the war is far from over.
Kraft Heinz dropped an unsolicited and unwelcome bid for Anglo-Dutch consumer [...]

How to Find Forgotten Stocks

Some stocks are always in the news and are the darlings of stock analysts. And some stocks are forgotten. Stocks may be forgotten because they hold no promise and stocks may be forgotten even though they are diamonds in the rough. Forbes suggests three forgotten stocks likely to do well in [...]

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) stock has fallen more than 15% this year. Wells [...]

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. Farm Futures says that a strong dollar hangs [...]

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 rally.
Oil is doing its best to keep [...]

When the Chinese Stock Selling Ban Expires

What will happen when the Chinese stock selling ban expires? The Chinese stock market has been on a roller-coaster ride for the last couple of years, first up and now down. Along the way, authorities restricted large shareholders from selling stocks. Now that may change.  The Wall Street Journal reports worries [...]

U. S. Economy Needs Consumers

Where is the US economy going and how will stocks respond? With the global economy in the doldrums exports are slowing so business is relying more and more on the U.S. consumer to step up. CBS Money Watch writes about how as consumers falter the economy is at risk.
It has become [...]

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