Is XLU good for parking profits?

Is XLU good for parking profits?

The focus of my Seasonal Forecaster newsletter is on short to medium-term high probability trading. But no prudent trader would risk his or her entire portfolio on speculative trades. We regularly siphon off profits and place them into more conservative, longer-term trades, with a focus on steady growth or income. One of the best strategies → Read More

Allergan (AGN) Offering Possible 19.05% Return Over the Next 18 Calendar Days

Allergan (AGN) Offering Possible 19.05% Return Over the Next 18 Calendar Days

Allergan’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Allergan is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $300.00 short put and a strike $290.00 long put offers a potential 19.05% return on risk over the next 18 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to → Read More

Did You Make A Quick 1.7%?

Did You Make A Quick 1.7%?

In my article of June 19th, titled Is A Healthy Dividend Coming Up In EFA? , I mentioned that the iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (ETF) may be about to pay a healthy-sized dividend, which it does each year about this time. That is now a sure thing. The EFA ETF will be paying a → Read More

Innovation As A Tool To Transform Lending

Innovation As A Tool To Transform Lending

Since the heydays of “leverage” in the 2004-2008, United States residents have significantly lightened up on debt within their balance sheet – with one glaring exception. During the past two-three years, an increasing number of socio-economists have expressed sentiment ranging between concern and alarm regarding the continuing growth in “Student Debt” and the challenge that → Read More

CVS (CVS) Offering Possible 12.61% Return Over the Next 24 Calendar Days

CVS (CVS) Offering Possible 12.61% Return Over the Next 24 Calendar Days

CVS’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on CVS is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $105.00 short put and a strike $97.50 long put offers a potential 12.61% return on risk over the next 24 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to → Read More

I say trouble right here in River City

I say trouble right here in River City

“Well, ya got trouble, my friend.  Right here, I say trouble right here in River City” (from “Ya Got Trouble”, a song by Meredith Willson from the 1957 Broadway musical The Music Man, and its 1962 filmed version The Music Man.) On June 5th I gave a Decaying Markets Update, showing how Investor’s Business Daily’s Accumulation/Distribution ratings and the → Read More

Netflix (NFLX) Offering Possible 61.29% Return Over the Next 25 Calendar Days

Netflix (NFLX) Offering Possible 61.29% Return Over the Next 25 Calendar Days

Netflix’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Netflix is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $665.00 short call and a strike $675.00 long call offers a potential 61.29% return on risk over the next 25 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More

Is A Healthy Dividend Coming Up In EFA?

Is A Healthy Dividend Coming Up In EFA?

In my  If The Dollar Goes Down What Goes Up article back on March 23rd, I focused on EFA, the iShares ETF that covers a broad range of stocks from Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Far East. I showed how EFA was ‘stepping’ upwards at the time. Recent action in EFA suggests it is building → Read More

Baxter (BAX) Offering Possible 15.74% Return Over the Next 29 Calendar Days

Baxter (BAX) Offering Possible 15.74% Return Over the Next 29 Calendar Days

Baxter’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Baxter is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $67.50 short put and a strike $62.50 long put offers a potential 15.74% return on risk over the next 29 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to → Read More


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