A Covered Call on a Gold Stock? Really?

A Covered Call on a Gold Stock? Really?

Only true mining stock die-hards would have noticed, but the gold stocks have actually been building strength. I don't know if Friday's surge in the price of Gold is the start of a longer-term rally, or if will quickly fizzle out. And the fundamentals, on just about any gold stock you pick, are just plain → Read More

An Eggcellent Trade

An Eggcellent Trade

In my October 16th, 2015 Seasonal Forecaster newsletter, I focused on a trade setup in Cal-Maine (CALM) stock. I stated “Cal-Maine, one of the largest egg producers, is a company with good fundamentals, a good seasonal track record for this time of year, and appears to be under accumulation. Even though their past three earnings → Read More

What Little Stocks Does Buffett Have His Eyes On?

What Little Stocks Does Buffett Have His Eyes On?

In our most recent prior article https://www.markettamer.com/blog/does-the-oracle-of-omaha-have-an-achilles-heel  we highlighted the ongoing frustration that grips the majority of U.S. investors – underperforming the average equity mutual fund. These investors underperform “the Market” for a variety of reasons – reasons often catalogued in detail by “Behavioral Finance” articles that pop up in the mainline press[1] quite regularly. → Read More

A Quick 20% Profit on Perfume?

A Quick 20% Profit on Perfume?

While the major indexes took another hit on Friday, the charts of many quality stocks show possible reversals. Reversal candlestick patterns appeared, and the Stochastic indicators are at oversold levels and likely to give ‘buy' signals soon. If this current market pullback does end here, it will be nothing more than another short-term cycle low, → Read More

How Likely is Early Exercise on Our Barrick Gold Covered Call?

How Likely is Early Exercise on Our Barrick Gold Covered Call?

In the June 16th, 2014 Seasonal Forecaster newsletter I laid out the case for a bullish trade on Barrick Gold. The open on June 16th gave us an entry at 17.02. In the June 27th newsletter I suggested selling July 18 calls against the stock to turn the trade into a covered call. At the → Read More

Delayed Trades Can Equal Higher Profits

Delayed Trades Can Equal Higher Profits

In a focus on XLB, the SPDRs Materials Sector ETF, in the January 31st, 2014 newsletter, I showed how the ETF was coming off major support, on good volume, and that a stochastics ‘buy' signal had formed. Instead of trading XLB itself, I went on to focus on my best pick of the XLB components, → Read More

Drilling for Oil Profits

Drilling for Oil Profits

(from the December 18th, 2013 Seasonal Forecaster newsletter) I haven't covered oil-related stocks much in recent months, but energy-related and specifically oil stocks are usually staples in both long term investor and short-term active trader portfolios. XLE, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, has a good seasonal track record over the next 6 months. Over → Read More

Can You Spot Them?

Can You Spot Them?

In the September 23rd Seasonal Forecaster newsletter I introduced a new trading strategy, the ‘rolling diagonal'. This strategy is essentially a covered call using a long call in place of buying the stock. It has been called various names, including synthetic covered call, a diagonal, a diagonal calendar, and more. I think of a covered → Read More

A Sector That Is MOOving

A Sector That Is MOOving

When going through charts at the end of each day, I make a mental note when I see multiple stocks in the same sector or industry group catching my attention. Several weeks ago I noticed multiple steel stocks suddenly showing spark. That sector was written off for dead quite some time ago. And then multiple → Read More

Another Shutdown? Deal With It (this way…)

Another Shutdown? Deal With It (this way…)

Another government shutdown looms. Another chance for a negative market reaction. My advice? Get used to it. Contrary to the analysis provided by some of the mainstream media, the 2012 election was not about race, but was about economic, social, governmental, and foreign policy approaches for our country. 62.6 million voters went for one approach. → Read More

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