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Growing A Small Portfolio - Expensive Stocks VS Cheap Stocks

It’s always a difficult choice trying to decide what approach to take to start investing through selling puts or covered calls when capital is limited. An interesting e-mail recently from an investor wondered about the problems of a small account with little starting capital and an “expensive” stock such as Apple Stock versus a “cheaper” stock for investing. Let’s review the question. (my adjustments are in brackets) Investor Questions: I agree (that) put selling is superior to covered calls. Teddi, yesterday I spoke to a guy who has a site dedicated to covered / Read More

 
BBT Stock Trade Alert and Trade Strategy for April 17 2014

BBT Stock has been in and out of my USA Stock portfolio for years. This regional bank is well run and never fails to provide decent annual returns. I am not always trading within BBT Stock primarily because the option premiums at times are low and my capital is best used elsewhere. However I have trade alerts set that I use to advise me when a trade is ready to be taken. Today’s trade is exceptional for its return. This is a trade alert and a trade discussion strategy. I look at primarily / Read More

 
Understanding Trading Around Earnings For Bigger Profits

  Earnings announcements can be volatile times for trading options as well as the stock itself. Recently I commented on selling put options, either naked or as a credit put spread on Gilead Sciences Stock (GILD). I enjoy trading in options and sometimes stock in the weeks and days leading to earnings. Many investors do not. Like all investments I enter into, I never work blindly. I use a specific strategy and chart patterns that have served me well for decades. Some trade strategies once learned can be applied indefinitely to all stocks. / Read More

 
Before The Open - Investing Strategy Notes and Trade Ideas For April 17 2014

Today’s investing strategy notes before the markets open looks at two trades as well as the ongoing market direction trade. This is the first market direction trade I have entered that has allowed me to stay longer than a day. The other two trades are discussed in detail including the positions I have taken and why I think there are further trades ahead in both stocks. Finally, I look at the VIX Index call strategy trade as the momentum in volatility is back declining. Today’s investing strategy notes before the open is once / Read More

 
Market Direction Outlook For April 17 2014 - Rally A Bit Higher

The market direction outlook for Wednesday was for stocks to continue to rally higher. Wednesday was a much stronger day for stocks with all the indexes moving higher in a more stable environment. The VIX Index pulled back dramatically today as the “fear” factor left stocks. The VIX Index fell tp $14.18 down 9.16% on the day. More on the VIX Index is in the members section for this evening. Some of today’s move higher can be attributed to yesterday’s news on Coca Cola Stock and Johnson and Johnson stock. As well news / Read More

 
Market Direction Outlook For April 16 2014 - Rally Again but Trend Is Still Down

The market direction for Tuesday was wild. The market started off with a rally built on the back of the earnings from Coca Cola Stock and Johnson and Johnson stock. With the rally underway, analysts were at a loss to explain why the market direction then took a dip and literally began to fall apart. With the Dow down over 100 points and the NASDAQ well through 4000 and down 10% on the day the market turned and headed back up to close near the early morning highs. Analysts looked at all kinds / Read More

 
USA Stock Portfolio 2014 Index

This is the complete listing of stocks and ongoing trades for my USA Stock Model Portfolio for 2014. I update the trades when there is a change. Select the stock’s name to view trades for the year including charts and comments. I started 2014 with $1,200,000 in capital. In 2013 I earned around $500,000. I increased my capital for 2014 by $400,000 and applied $300,000 to the market direction portfolio and $250,000 to the Apple Stock biweekly Put Selling strategy. CURRENT STOCK PORTFOLIO POSITION: Capital Committed At Start Of 2014: $1,250,000.00 Total Capital / Read More

 
Coca Cola Stock (KO) Trade Alert for April 15 2014

Coca Cola Stock has been in my USA Stock Portfolio since 2009. The earnings today boosted investor confidence. The stock pushed towards $40.50 and I did two trades based on my outlook for the stock and the momentum in the stock at present. Coca Cola Trading Pattern The trading pattern I believe supports both of the trades I did this morning in Coca Cola Stock. It’s a great company which even if both trades fail to work means I am still in a win-win scenario. With little to lose, these are the types / Read More

 
Market Direction Morning Comments April 15 2014 - Bounce Ending

The market direction bounce yesterday was purely technical in nature. The disappointing part is that at present it looks like the bounce could be just a one day jump. Normally in bull markets bounces last more than one day before selling lower. In Bear Markets bounce backs can last for several days to more than a week before collapsing again. That bounce back in bear markets often traps a lot of investors. That is the nature of bear markets. This market at present is a bull market and normally we get a bounce / Read More

 
Market Direction Portfolio Trade 3 and Strategy Outline - April 15 2014

This is the third trade this morning in the Market Direction Portfolio. The first two trades are ended. This third trade is based on the technical readings from the first two trades. In my investing strategy notes from this morning I discussed entering the markets again through a speculative trade based purely on the momentum to bounce higher from a very oversold condition. The NASDAQ is proving problematic for stocks. This third trade takes advantage of what I think is an intraday move back lower. This is a FullyInformed Members trade alert based / Read More

 
Market Direction Portfolio Trade 2 and Strategy Outline - April 15 2014

This is the second trade this morning in the Market Direction Portfolio. The first trade was stopped out with a small gain. In my investing strategy notes from this morning I discussed entering the markets again through a speculative trade based purely on the momentum to bounce higher from a very oversold condition. This is a FullyInformed Members trade alert based on those early morning comments. Market Direction Portfolio Trade Alert This article explains the second trade for April 15 including the adjustment to stop-loss use for the second trade. This is a / Read More

 
Market Direction Portfolio Trade and Strategy Outline - April 15 2014

In my investing strategy notes from this morning I discussed entering the markets again through a speculative trade based purely on the momentum to bounce higher from a very oversold condition. This is a FullyInformed Members trade alert based on those early morning comments. Market Direction Portfolio Trade Alert This article explains the trade for April 15 including stop-loss use. This is a market direction portfolio trade alert and outline for FullyInformed Members.  Members can can login directly through this link to read this market direction strategy outline.. Members can also sign in / Read More

 
Before The Open - Investing Strategy Notes and Trade Ideas For April 15 2014

Today’s investing strategy notes before the markets open are quite a bit longer today. As usual I have included a segment on the Market Direction Portfolio but I also discuss covered calls strategies for the present correction and a unique index play which I think could be extremely profitable starting on Tuesday. Two other trades are also discussed in detail including the positions I will be taking depending on how the earnings are when released tomorrow. Today’s investing strategy notes before the open is longer so for those investors who are interested, please / Read More

 
Market Direction Outlook For April 15 2014 - Rally To Continue But Overall Trend Remains Lower

The market direction outlook for Monday was for stocks to move lower although a rally could be attempted. Two catalysts helped stocks on Monday. The first was better than expected earnings from Citigroup. The second was a rise in retail sales in March of 1.1 percent marking the best monthly increase since September 2012. As well February numbers were revised higher to 0.7 percent which was double the original. On top of these two announcements, the Ukrainian crisis failed to escalate further on Monday which also helped boost the market direction higher. Market Direction / Read More

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