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12 Tips To Build Trading Confidence For Put Selling At Market Highs

Each weekend I look at various trade opportunities and write-up any that I think are worthwhile to consider. I get a lot of emails from members asking how they can build their confidence enough to risk their capital. The markets being at all-time highs certainly concerns a lot of investors. With many investors nervous and worried about possibly getting caught in a downturn I thought I would put together this article and these tips to help. Gaining Confidence In Trading This year I received quite a few emails which in general asked the / Read More

Bank Of Nova Scotia Stock (BNS) Trade Alert for Aug 29 2014 - Building For Profits

Bank of Nova Scotia Stock continues to be volatile. Following earnings release I indicated that I was expecting the stock to become a bit more volatile simply because of the quarterly results and the various changes in ratings that would occur. TD Securities was first to downgrade the stock to underperform and the other security firms have followed. This is creating lots of opportunities for making profits in what is a solid stock under pressure from analysts who continue to “spook” investors. My latest trade is designed to continue to build the profit / Read More

Addendum - Handling At The Money Naked Puts On Expiration Day - YUM Stock - Investor Questions

Following my four articles on generating income while handling in the money naked puts, the investor, Rob emailed back wondering what covered call strike to choose should he be assigned shares in YUM Stock. With the stock trading right around the $72.50 naked put, often investors will hold off hoping the stock will rise and close just above the naked put strike they are holding. Here are some additional answers and tips on how to handle those pesky naked puts on the day of expiration when the stock is trading just below the / Read More

TSX Market Direction Outlook For August 29 2014

The outlook for the Toronto Stock Exchange for Thursday was for stock to remain mixed with a bias lower. The TSX did move lower by 4.48 points to close at 15,558.17. Much of the downside action though was a result of the news that Russian troops were fighting inside Ukraine. Investor nervousness showed as even TD Bank Stock and CM Stock moved lower despite decent earnings, particularly from TD Bank. Even a move higher in the price of gold was not enough to boost gold stocks to lift the TSX into positive territory. / Read More

Market Direction Outlook For Aug 29 2014 - Last Trading Day of August

The market direction outlook for Thursday was for stocks to move lower. Aside from profit-taking, the bigger catalyst was the continuing crisis in Ukraine. Meanwhile data indicated that the latest revision to the GDP shows growth at 4.2 percent a rise of two tenths of a percent over the original release. These types of numbers continue to show growth in the US economy but at the same time bring once again to question when interest rates might rise. This also weighed on stocks today. SPX Market Direction Intraday One Minute Chart The opening / Read More

Generating Income While Handling In The Money Naked Puts Part 4 - Investor Questions - YUM Stock

This is the fourth and final part in a series of 4 on generating income while handling in the money naked puts. This article focuses on YUM Stock which trades under the symbol YUM. With options expiry one day away an investor, Rob, has emailed wondering what would be the best choice to make to keep him profitably earning more option premiums on a number of naked put positions that are in the money. YUM Stock is unique in that Rob’s position is sitting just in the money at $72.50. Since holding the / Read More

TSX Trade Ideas and Afternoon Investing Strategy Notes For Aug 28 2014

Here are the afternoon investing strategy notes for the Toronto Stock Exchange. Includes are my view on the next move in the market direction portfolio as well as support points in the Toronto Stock Exchange and what valuations I am busy following. There are also my trade ideas for today along with analysis of why I am looking at these trades and how I am planning to enter them. TSX Trade Ideas and Afternoon Investing Strategy Notes for Aug 28 2014 FullyInformed Canada Members can can login directly through this link to read / Read More

Ukraine, Jobs, Profit-Taking - Morning Investing Strategy Notes and Trade Ideas for Aug 28 2014

For FullyInformed USA Members here are my morning strategy notes for August 28 2014. The morning started off with news out of Ukraine of Russian ground forces being involved inside Ukrainian territory. The plunge at the outset only jumped the VIX Index to around $12.70 and since then it has been a steady decline in volatility. I have entered three additional trades this morning. Here are my morning investing strategy notes and one of those trades to 12:00 PM Morning Investing Strategy Notes For Aug 28 2014 FullyInformed USA Members can login directly / Read More

TSX Market Direction Outlook For August 28 2014

The outlook for the Toronto Stock Exchange for Wednesday was for stocks to move sideways with a mixed bias. After two days of rallying with the Burger King – Tim Horton’s combo Toronto was ready for a rest and it took it today. Bank Stocks continued to do well today aside from Bank of Nova Scotia Stock which took a downgrade hit during the day from TD Securities which removed it from their buy list and indicated the stock was designated underperform, basically meaning “sell it”. National Bank of Canada which investors sold / Read More

Market Direction Outlook For Aug 28 2014 - Down Bias

The market direction outlook for Wednesday was for weakness and another failed effort to move above 2000 which is what happened today. A lot of the pressure is being brought from profit-taking which continued today although the utility sector which has been hit a number of times was back being picked up again today. XLU ETF If we look at the XLU ETF we can see that after running back up from the drop earlier this month, the utilities sector has turned sideways. Yesterday utilities sold lower but today the Congressional Budget Office / Read More

5 Trade Ideas For The End Of August 2014 on the TSX

As the Toronto Stock Exchange continues to search for support at all-time highs, the increase in volatility is opening up some new trades in all areas from covered calls and naked puts to Credit Put Spreads. These stocks are Canadian companies that trade on the TSX. Some of these companies also trade on the American exchanges but I trade these only in Canadian dollars on the TSX. Five Trade Ideas For the end of August 2014 on the TSX To read the 5 Trade Ideas for the end of August 2014, FullyInformed Canada / Read More

10 Trade Ideas To End The Last Week of August 2014

I believe stocks will start to have a bit of weakness develop as we head into the close of the last week of August. Here are ten trade ideas I am considering for the last three days of the week. With the long weekend ahead I think some investors will not want to hold a lot of positions as we start into September. This could make the trades even better. I have offers in on 5 of these trades this morning before markets open. I have marked those trades with my offers and / Read More

TSX Market Direction Outlook For August 27 2014

The outlook for the Toronto Stock Exchange for Tuesday Aug 26 was for stocks to continue to move higher in part due to more bank earnings. In the end, Toronto set another new all-time high and closed up 20.47 points but was higher during the morning. I had thought the financials might boost Toronto stocks further on Tuesday. Both Bank Of Nova Scotia Stock and Bank of Montreal stock reported decent earnings but not as strong as Royal Bank Of Canada Stock had earlier. Most financial stocks moved lower during the day which / Read More

Market Direction Outlook For Aug 27 2014 - Profit-Taking Pressure

The market direction outlook for Tuesday was for stocks to continue their advance despite some pressure being brought to bear from profit taking. One of the more interesting figures today came from durable goods orders which jumped 22.6 percent. However when you strip out orders to aircraft company Boeing, durable goods orders actually declined 0.8 percent. While not too many investors took note of this and while it could be a one-time occurrence it does bear watching. Let’s look at the SPX intraday in the one minute chart to see the action today / Read More

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