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Archive for August, 2017

Posted by Martin August 24, 2017

AMZN earnings play

UPDATE: August 24, 2017   After I rolled this trade in July, it all looked well until Amazon started selling. And it still struggles to hold the ground. As of today, the stock dropped to $941.43 and I decided to adjust my trade to keep the stock price a bit more centered in my Iron Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 22, 2017

STO 3 TECK Sep8 22.00 put

Sold a new put trade today:   STO 3 TECK Sep8 22.00 put @ 0.15   TECK @ 24.00 IV @ 36.69% EM @ +/- 1.55 DTE 17   Legend: IV (implied volatility for this trade and expiration) EM (expected move or range of the stock in this time frame) DTE (days to expiration of Continue reading →

Posted by Deborah Jin August 22, 2017

What’s Your Preference: CFDs or Options Trading?

This question has dogged novice traders for quite some time: Should you trade options or CFDs? The point of departure is to understand the difference between options trading and CFD trading. Both have inherent advantages and disadvantages, depending on your trading preferences. All of these are derivative financial instruments. A derivative trading instrument is one Continue reading →

Posted by Deborah Jin August 21, 2017

Before you Discard Your Credit Cards, Make Sure You can Do this 4 Things

It is no longer news that credit cards now have a bad name in the personal finance industry. Many personal finance coaches teach people to close out their credit cards because credit cards are synonymous with the vicious cycle of debt. Of a truth, some credit card companies could charge stifling interest rates topped off Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 10, 2017

Why Selling (Tech) Stocks Now Based On Valuation Is Foolish

More and more bears are now coming out of the woods worried about the stock market valuation claiming that “it is expensive”. Also dividend growth investors who are accumulating stocks in their portfolios for the next 20 or 30 years are joining the ranks of the perma-bears and selling. The latest Wall Street concerns are Continue reading →

Posted by Christina Moore August 01, 2017

Increase Your Retirement Nest Egg by Saving Money on These Household Expenses

Retirement planning, unfortunately, is something that most don’t think about until the time is almost near. While some might have a retirement account through their employers, the effort to increase their savings for the future often takes a back seat. For obvious reasons, of course. Trying to sustain enough income to cover your day to Continue reading →