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1.17.2018 Options, love em or hate em Bookmark

In today's free newsletter, we talk about simple options plays. Yes, the call and the put. We like to keep it basic here, and while there are other options strategies, just using simple calls and puts will indeed make you money if you get it right. 

 

So we explain what they are, and how to keep it basic. If you've never traded them, You should give this article a read. Then in the market section, we whine about the fact that we didn't load the boat on Tuesday's "pause" day. why? Because we figured that we'd only get one, and we'd resume going up. Sure enough, we gained 322 DOW points today!

1.17.2018 Free Investment Newsletter Bookmark

What are the options?
 
Last week we closed out some call option positions that rewarded us quite smartly. We had options on the SPY which is the proxy for the S&P 500, and we bought them in the 10’s and sold them in the 30’s.
 
We had calls on the DIA’s, which is the Proxy ETF for the DOW 30, and we were in them in the 5’s and out at the 17 level. They were very nice gains, and it evidently encouraged a lot of our readers to ask about options. What are they, how do they work?  etc.  So, I’m going to do a little refresher here about options, and why we like to use them at times.

1.16.2018 - Insider Bookmark

1.16.2018

Good morning everyone, and welcome back from your extended weekend. ( If you had an extended weekend that is, for many it was simply another work day)

11.11.2017 - Free Investment Newsletter Bookmark

Gold, Silver, Bitcoin and You
 
If you’re a metals investor, you know that things have been rough. Really really rough. For well over a decade we had the metals nailed almost as well as you can nail them. Initially investing in gold in 2000-2001, we rode it from 293 dollars an ounce to 1900 an ounce in 2011.
 
Along the way, we made some interesting investments in Silver. Beginning in 2006/07 we rode silver from under 10 to just shy of 50. Then there was the “Vegas plays”. The first one, using options on silver miners, turned 30K into 1.2 million. The second one turned 19K into 244,000 at the peak.

6.20.2017 Bookmark

6.20.2017

Hello all.... ready for more?

So it's a sleepy June weekend. Nothing big going on except for an escalation over in Syria.  We come into Monday and for "some" reason ( probably related to Friday's options expirations)  we put in a massive up day, gaining 145 DOW points, 20 S&P's, anjd 87 on the NASDAQ.  Tech rebounded from it's tiny sell off of the previous week, Financials got a bid, and the industrials continued higher. It was pretty amazing to watch. 

2.22.2017 Bookmark

2.22.2017

Good morning everyone, welcome to Wednesday. 

Before we get into the action today, I want to mention something to some of the new subscribers. 

1) yes we do do long term holds. But we certainly don't like starting them after a 3 month melt up.
2) Yes we do options plays. 
3) yes we go short. In fact the biggest stock gains we ever had was being short the Financials back in the 2008 melt down. We had many 400% + winners. 

10.5.2016 - Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Metals Update

No political talk today. I've had my fill of it for a while. So today we're going to take a walk down memory lane and discuss the metals, primarily gold and silver. I would like to start with a story, a real live story....

Going back quite a few months, we announced what we called a "Vegas play". Reminiscent of putting it all on red and spinning the wheel, this play was designed after a similar play we had unfold back in 2010/2011. The idea was that we'd use call options based on the most beaten up sector of the day...the silver miner stocks

12.18.2015 - Insiders Club Bookmark

12.18.2015

Hello everyone, welcome to Friday. It's been quite a week, no? Yes, and the hits just keep coming.

The Fed's gave us their first rate increase in a decade during what can only be described as a fading economy. That's news enough to harp on for quite a while. But it wasn't just that, there were other incredible things happening.

Consider the admiral job Paul Ryan did at selling out the American people once again.

Insiders Club - 6.19.2015 Bookmark

6.19.2015

Good morning all, we've made it to Friday and not a day too soon.

Options Tutorial All In One Article! Bookmark

Options for Beginners

Recently I've had a rather unexpected increase in the amount of folks asking me about options.  I think the reason is simple, with so many stocks trading at insane prices, people are thinking that maybe going the option route makes more sense...but they're afraid of them. So for the next few issues we're going to break down common options and make it so that anyone can understand them. ( AND NOT FEAR THEM!) Basic options are just a trading tool and anyone can use them once you understand them.

For those of you who are new to the concept of options, take heart. Everyone started out just like you with no idea of what these things really are. For years the common thoughts were that options were for the "big boys" only and the "big boys" tried their best to keep it that way. Years ago I remember analysts saying that the average person shouldn't even think about trading options because he couldn't ever really understand the workings. Baloney! There is no reason that the average investor shouldn't use the tools available to make money in the market and options are some very important tools. So right off the bat, get it out of your mind that options are too advanced or too anything for you to understand. They are simply another investment tool, and if you understand how they work, and use them correctly, they will put money in your accounts.

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