Stocks

10 Best-in-Class Stocks for Premium Profit

10 Best-in-Class Stocks for Premium Profits

Most of us remember those just-missed losing trades, poker hands, etc. far more than we remember when and how we were successful. I look at the FANG stocks—Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)—and sigh. I’m a big-time user of three of the four, and ...
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How to Profit from High Volatility Stocks

How to Profit from High Volatility Stocks

High volatility can be an investor’s best friend… if you know how to make it work for your portfolio. In late 2008, Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times in which he introduced one of his most ...
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3 Stocks to Buy as Tech Battles Trump

Current political tensions don't seem to have tech investors too worried... The question is how to best profit in this sector. President Trump and the technology sector are in a skirmish for months now—but the stakes just got higher, with tech firms fighting back harder. A recent legal ...
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4 Reasons to Drop Oil Stocks

4 Reasons to Drop Oil Stocks

Late 2016 gave rise to much celebrated oil revival for energy investors… but can the rally last? Oil prices ended the year at the highest point in seven years, thanks to the OPEC deal and a more fossil-fuel-friendly administration taking over ...
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Did You Catch These 3 Stock Winners?

3 Whoops! and 3 Whoopee! Stocks of 2016

There comes a time for every stock prognosticator when it’s time to review the good and the bad… and that time is now. It’s been a strange year for stocks, with some milling around the fringes until the last month or ...
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10 Hot Stocks to Buy for 2017

10 Hot Stocks to Buy for 2017

It’s official: President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20, 2017… You need stocks that will soar under the new president. The almost as yuge news is that the stock markets and investors welcomed The Donald with a rousing stock-market rally that ...
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4 Infrastructure Stocks Waiting to Crumble

President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise win boosted infrastructure stocks in the recent market rally… but will the gains ultimately tumble? Trump promises programs to jump-start the economy, provide jobs, and rebuild America’s shaky infrastructure of railroads, bridges, roads and countless other projects ...
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5 Promising E-Commerce Stocks to Buy Now

5 Promising E-Commerce Stocks to Buy Now

Brick-and-mortar stores are looking to edge in on Amazon’s online sales—can investors get in on the action too? It’s official: The 2016 holiday shopping season is smashing online shopping records. Black Friday sales rose 18% year over year, with one-quarter of ...
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10 Little-Known Stocks Set to Soar in 2017

10 Little-Known Stocks Set to Soar in 2017

Prepping your 2017 portfolio? Find out which stocks will take you to better gains, NOW. What a difference a year makes... At the end of 2015, the Federal Reserve was backed into a corner and made a disastrous policy decision that negatively ...
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These 7 Major Events Shaped 2016

Will FANG Stocks Slump under Trump?

Next month, Donald Trump takes office… How will tech stocks fare? The market’s already making bets on stock winners and losers. With infrastructure projects in the works, big-equipment stocks look like big winners: Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) (+16%), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) (+16%) and ...
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Options

3 Whoops! and 3 Whoopee! Stocks of 2016

Death by Amazon

I am particularly frustrated/aggravated/flummoxed/bewildered -- in fact, to keep it topical, I would go so far as to say I feel beleaguered -- by the phenomenon known as the "Amazon effect." You know, the beating any company takes any time there's ...
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This Undervalued Gem is an Income Trader's Dream

Undervalued Gem Is an Income Trader’s Dream

Think you need a huge portfolio for huge returns? Think again... Recently, I shared two stocks from a unique three-stock portfolio, one that's capable of generating 25% to 35% in income a year. That's right, these generous returns come from just ...
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How to Pick the Perfect Income Stock

How to Pick the Perfect Income Stock

Is is time to rethink your income investing strategies? I get quite a few emails from options sellers; here’s one of the most common: “The premiums on this stock look great. What do you think of the company?” That's what I call “premium ...
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Can You Overcome This Profit Killer?

If you don’t kick this profit killer out of your portfolio, your trades won’t meet your expectations... Last winter, traders from around the country headed to sunny Orlando for the Investor's Blueprint Live 2017 conference. Among other things, they came to ...
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Is Passive Investing Helping or Hurting Your Portfolio?

How to Fund Your Retirement Selling Covered Calls

Want to know how you can make your money work up to 12 times harder? It's easy—start selling covered calls NOW. This fantastic income-generating tool is best described as do-it-yourself dividends for stock investors or traders. Why sell covered calls? ...
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Everything You Need to Know about Selling Options

Why You Should Sell Covered Calls

Everyone likes to win more than lose... and this tactic that can help you generate positive returns on 80% of your trades, so get used to winning.   Winning gives you confidence and helps you maintain your convictions, even when the price ...
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Why You Should Sell Options Against American Airlines

Why You Should Sell Options Against American Airlines

Selling options (puts or calls) against American Airlines is the same thing—the same low risk—as being on the house side of a bet. That's certainly not a bad place to be. Here's how to make it happen... American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) reported data showing ...
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The Weekly Call

Most investors who trade calls sell them well out of the money because of a morbid fear of “losing” a profit. A profit not yet on the table, a profit that may not ever be there. This is the worst ...
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This 35% Yield Is Too Good to Pass Up

This 35% Yield Is Too Good to Pass Up

Imagine a trading wheel… one that goes around and around, with cash at every stop. I recently wrote an article in which I called out the bears for their near-sighted views on one of the world's most profitable companies, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) ...
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5 “Year of Trump” ETFs for 2017

5 “Year of Trump” ETFs for 2017

Donald Trump’s win last month kicked the markets into action. Here’s how you can invest wisely in the upcoming year... Gaming the year ahead in markets is never an easy task. It involves gazing into an opaque crystal ball with nothing but ...
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Earnings

Trade This One Trend During Earnings Season

Make BIG Money Trading This Earnings-Season Trend

Earnings traders, here's your mission: Find the BIG movers and exploit them for 500% gains or more. What’s happening in the weeks leading up to “primary earnings season” is nothing short of extraordinary. Several companies releasing results or updating guidance are already ...
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3 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Before Earnings

3 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Before Earnings

The close of the third quarter is just around the corner—time to prep your investment portfolio for winners and clear out the losers. This year’s second quarter was a mixed bag. According to FactSet, 70% of the S&P 500 reported earnings ...
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Cash In on Earnings with Put Options

Cash In on Earnings with Put Options

Interest rates are collapsing, which makes profit growth for banks difficult at best. Trading earnings is all about the odds, and the odds favor the downside with banks. This is your opportunity to buy put options on banks and profit. Earnings season ...
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One Simple Approach to Beat Wall Street

How to Use a Straddle for Earnings Season Wins

Next earnings season is right around the corner. Here's a bold strategy to use for maximum returns. Prime earnings traders new to playing the earnings game with simple call or put options often fret over the premiums present in options before the event. Don’t ...
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Earnings: The Weekly Play

Earnings: The Weekly Play

This week, we’ll play the going out of business earnings trade. We have a couple of juicy morsels to choose from, both in the hard-hit retail sector. Shrinking traffic and disappointing sales is pummeling retail. From Nordstrom to Wal-Mart, it’s grim out there. The last ...
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Profit From These 3 Oversold Earnings Trades

Wild market swings don't have to be frightening... Try these earnings trades and you'll see why volatility can be an earnings player's best friend. When it comes to earnings trading, large share price moves are most welcome—it’s our opportunity to profit from ...
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How You Can Profit from Earnings Trading with the Rubber Band Effect

Earnings: The Weekly Play

This week we’re making a different sort of play, thanks to the rubber band effect. Jump on this one fast. Here’s how you can profit by playing a post-earnings option trade in reverse of a move that just took place… Tyson Foods (NYSE: ...
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The Weekly Call

Earnings: The Weekly Play

There’s a very narrow window for profit making in this market. When such moments present, earnings traders must pounce. Which name, in particular, should you consider for a whopper of an earnings trade? Read on… This week’s trading opportunity is all about retail. Last ...
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Blame Earnings for the Sell-off

Forget about the noise attempting to explain this market sell-off. The real issue is the future trajectory of earnings. The stock market has a big problem. To understand it, look closely at earnings. Few things matter like corporate profits. The growth thereof ...
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Play the Odds with Fossil Calls Before Earnings

Arbitragers understand playing the odds. Any advantage—no matter how small—is often exploited for outsized returns. Here's how to pull this off in advance of Fossil's earnings release on Tuesday after market close. During earnings season, huge volatility after the event creates a ...
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Growth

How to Invest Like James Bond

How to Invest Like James Bond

Never say never to using James Bond as one of your investing avatars... Luxury brands never go out of style, but some aren't even worth the nosebleed seats in your portfolio. Which brands have the Bond seal of approval? Here they are, ...
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How to become a smarter (and wealthier!) investor...

9 Steps to Smarter Investing

Ready to take your investing to the next level? With so much conflicting advice out there, it’s easy to get mired in the sheer volume of it all.  Not you... you're not going down that easy. Use these 9 tried-and-true rules of thumb ...
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Prey on These 3 Potential Acquisitions

The vultures are circling. The major indexes are stuck in a very narrow trading range, but beneath the surface is real carnage—the kind where savvy buyers can find opportunity. Trendy online retailer Zulily (NASDAQ: ZU) shares shot up 49% after receiving ...
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Blood in the Streets

Buffett’s Buying This Bloodbath… So Should You

The streets are red. Time for all good contrarians to strike. While you might not be up for a multibillion takeover like Warren Buffett’s latest coup, you can buy individual shares in these great companies now trading for a low valuation. It’s ...
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Campus Activewear Wars: Where Best to Invest?

The activewear industry's top two contenders are duking it out over back-to-college sportswear and accessories. Should you invest in the King of the Hill or the New Kid on the Block? The answer might surprise you. Back-to-school shopping is in full ...
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Buy Disney

The Mouse Still Roars: 3 Reasons to Buy Disney Now

Disney stock is taking a beating after reporting disappointing third-quarter revenue and earnings growth figures, but it’s nowhere near time to panic. In fact, now might be a great time to put more faith in the long-term value of The ...
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3 Blockbuster Movie Stocks That Rock

Buying production company stocks can be a solid move to diversify your portfolio, but which should you select for maximum returns? Here are three solid-investment production company stocks. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) If you’re looking for epic returns on a high-profile ...
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It's Not Too Late...

It’s Not Too Late to Buy Gilead

The world’s best-managed biopharma company is also the most undervalued growth, mega-cap, medical and misunderstood stock in the world… and it’s not too late to get a piece of the pie. The company’s recent earnings announcement reinforced all this belief, as ...
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Microsoft

Three Reasons to Hold Microsoft

Let’s get right down to brass tacks: Don’t bail on Microsoft anytime soon. Those selling this stock are doing so in a panic, and anyone avoiding a new position is making a long-term mistake, period. The market dropped a bit of ...
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Buy These 3 China Stocks Now

Poised to throw in the towel on China? Not so fast. Connect with your inner contrarian and buy when there’s blood in the streets. Now is the perfect time to buy a few select China stocks. Investors are fleeing like nobody’s ...
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Income

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5 High-Yield Shock-Proof Income Stocks

Everyone is searching for yield. Even the bond king, Bill Gross of PIMCO, is talking about high-yield stocks. Investors see a dividend yield, like the idea of that check coming in and buy the stock often forgetting they are buying ...
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10 Stocks to Generate Even MORE INCOME

  Many investors worried about generating enough income in the low-yield environment created by the Federal Reserve and a sluggish economy. But, you don’t have to settle for low yields next year and by low I mean anything below 8% or so ...
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Turn Dell Into an Income Stock

Investors have been crying for years for high tech outfits to declare higher dividends – or any dividends if they do not do so already, including the personal computer behemoth Dell Inc. (DELL). The company has been struggling as margins have ...
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Generate Income With ‘The Flip’

The market can be fickle. That is a kind way to describe how a bull market can turn vicious and hit your capital -- the capital you are using to generate income -- in the proverbial heartbeat. Protecting that capital is the ...
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Sell Puts on These 5 Stocks to Boost Your Income

The best way to generate income in an uncertain market where those supposedly safe high yield stocks could take a hit (and therefore your capital will take a hit) is to sell puts. You can sell option puts monthly, weekly ...
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5 Ways to Generate 15%-50% in Extra Income

When investors discuss income and yield, they define “high yield” as anything over 5%, and sometimes they push that number to 10%. That means they are not doing the right thing with their portfolio. High yield should start above 10%. I ...
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5 Yield Hogs for Income-Hungry Investors

Income investors are hungry for yield. In fact, you might even say that they are acting like hogs at the feeding trough, gobbling up high-yield securities in an effort to satiate their need for a decent return on their money. This ...
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6 Low-Risk Ways to Generate High Monthly Income

All of a sudden investing for income has become popular again. And there is a reason for that. More than $6.5 billion has evaporated from retirement accounts since 2007, coinciding with a growing trend of workers postponing their retirements or returning ...
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Pump Income from the Oil Patch Now

I just came back from London. Great time.  I saw Michael Phelps win the silver and gold that broke the all-time medals record and all-time gold medals record by an individual. I worked while I was there. I spent time and learned more ...
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Trade Volatility for Income, Lead for Gold

Alchemy is possible. You can turn lead into gold. You just have to know how to do it. Volatility -- and the fear and uncertainty that go along with volatility -- are a lead weight around investors and income seekers trading ...
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