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New trade – SWY & GLW put selling

New trade - SWY & GLW put selling

As I announced on Twitter and Facebook page on Friday I planned opening new options trades on my favorite stocks – Safeway and Corning Int. (GLW). Both companies pay dividends, have grown them for several years and I am OK owning the stocks in case I get exercised. That’s the beauty of put selling strategy Continue reading →

Do you want to know to which stocks billionaires invest?

If you are interested in knowing to which stocks billionaires invest, now you have a chance. NYSE introduced a new index – iBillionaire (BILLION). The index tracks a group of filthy wealthy men and women and it basically polls them into which stocks they invest. They do not ask them directly of course, but monitor Continue reading →

Expiration Friday tomorrow – collecting gains and creating a ladder

Expiration Friday tomorrow - collecting gains and creating a ladder

Tomorrow is expiration Friday. My favorite day. Tomorrow I will officially collect my gains. Although I collected them physically a few months ago when I opened my options trades, those gains were still in jeopardy of being wiped out. Tomorrow those gains will be mine forever.     (MORE: Options Assignment – Southern Company (SO)) Continue reading →

How to trade stocks in Australia?

If you live in Australia you may have noticed that the Australian stocks market ASX has experienced quite substantial growth in the last decade. The first 8 years the Australian market boomed like no other market. This boom sparked attention of many investors who attempted to start their own investing. Why people invest in the Continue reading →

Market inflated artificially by FED and how to defend your portfolio

Today the stock market proved to be artificially inflated by FEDs policy. It was apparent how weird it works when the central bank influences market and economy and how dangerous such interventions can be to the free market. It looks like we no longer enjoy the free market and although I tend to say there Continue reading →

Why I will no longer invest in Lending Club

Every great story will end one day. This is the case of my investments in Lending Club. Yes I am closing my account (or significantly reducing my exposure) with Lending Club and moving all available cash to equities. The reason? Recent changes in trading platform which now prevent me from effectively manage and protect my Continue reading →

Why you should have gold in your portfolio

There has been a merciless war out there between investors who are in favor with gold (gold bugs) and those who oppose them and believe that gold has no value, utility, create no value, and as such should be avoided. They say that the recent substantial decline in gold price is an evidence of their Continue reading →

Posted by Alka G. November 03, 2013

8 Golden Rules of Investing

8 Golden Rules of Investing

The greed of huge amount of money has always put most of the investors into the lap of risky financial products. Making money from such risky financial instruments is not a cakewalk. It demands lot of discipline and patience from an investor along with a huge research and deep understanding of the financial market. Apart Continue reading →

New Trade – Taser Int. (TASR) put selling for income

New Trade - Taser Int. (TASR) put selling for income

I opened a new trade against TASR last week on October 24th. The main reason was that: I like the stock and their product. I am OK to own the stock. I believe it has a good growth potential I want to generate income before I buy it. TASR manufactures tasers, you know those fake Continue reading →

Options ladder. What ladder?

A few years ago when banks paid 3, 4, 5 or even more per cent interest on deposits such as CDs (Certificate of Deposit) or some savings accounts people were creating ladders. It was a quite popular method of creating an income stream. If you had a substantial amount of money, you could spread them Continue reading →