Good Advice Found Here

Good Advice Found Here

In my April 20th, 2015 article What Might September Bring?, I referred to a key tip about shorting stocks in William J. O’Neil’s book How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short. Referring to the timing of short sales on individual stocks, his statement was “…the optimal shorting point will, in the majority of cases, present → Read More

Dow Chemical (DOW) Offering Possible 14.68% Return Over the Next 8 Calendar Days

Dow Chemical (DOW) Offering Possible 14.68% Return Over the Next 8 Calendar Days

Dow Chemical’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Dow Chemical is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $45.50 short put and a strike $40.50 long put offers a potential 14.68% return on risk over the next 8 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread → Read More

Verizon (VZ) Offering Possible 9.89% Return Over the Next 10 Calendar Days

Verizon (VZ) Offering Possible 9.89% Return Over the Next 10 Calendar Days

Verizon’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Verizon is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $50.00 short put and a strike $45.00 long put offers a potential 9.89% return on risk over the next 10 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to → Read More

A Good Jobs Report

A Good Jobs Report

Marketwatch.com on Friday had a headline that lured me into reading the article. Titled ‘Chicken-little investors, please read the jobs report’, I just had to invest a few minutes reading it. I don’t consider myself a ‘Chicken-little’ investor. There are always opportunities, in both market directions. Experience has made me cautious at certain times, and → Read More

Nobody At This Pep Rally

Nobody At This Pep Rally

A couple of weeks ago the number of NYSE stocks that were above their 200-day moving average hit the lowest number since March 30, 2009. Less than 10% of stocks were above their 200-day MA. In fact, the average has been slowly declining since at least the beginning of 2013. At first glance, you may → Read More

Aetna (AET) Offering Possible 32.63% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days

Aetna (AET) Offering Possible 32.63% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days

Aetna’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Aetna is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $103.00 short call and a strike $108.00 long call offers a potential 32.63% return on risk over the next 15 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More

Who Is The Greatest Investor?

Who Is The Greatest Investor?

WHO IS THE GREATEST INVESTOR? Let’s start with a trivia quiz: Among publicly known investors who have engaged in trading for at least 40 years, who is the greatest investor?  [Note: the 40-year requirement eliminates David Swenson from qualifying for this honor – since he started in 1985. We highlighted Swenson in this recent article: → Read More

Back Up The Truck For Value Stocks?

Back Up The Truck For Value Stocks?

The major indexes appeared to be in the process of forming a significant short-term low. Why not, it is time for one. What we needed was a good rally to confirm it, and that’s just what we got on Friday. This must be an excellent time to pick up the stocks you’ve have on your → Read More


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