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AGQ ProShares Covered Calls Questions

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AGQ ProShares Covered Calls Questions

A lot of investors look at covered calls as a very simple strategy. Buy shares and sell covered calls out of the money and if the stock reaches that price by the time of options expiry then be exercised, make some profit and look around for another opportunity to repeat the covered calls strategy perhaps even on the same stock. If the covered calls expire by the time of options expiry then sell another round of covered calls and wait again. Sounds good and certainly…

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Market Timing / Market Direction Happy Thanksgiving

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Market Timing / Market Direction Happy Thanksgiving

Sometimes investors can look at the global economic community and without using market timing indicators, know that the situation is becoming worse. With the Thanksgiving weekend in the United States and the week shortened, a lot of investors can take a breather from watching the tumultuous markets. Over the past few days I have received a number of emails complimenting me on a number of good market timing calls on the market direction. While I appreciate the market timing and market direction compliments, it’s not…

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XOM Stock – Selling Puts By Design Part 2

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XOM Stock – Selling Puts By Design Part 2

XOM Stock while down 23% from its April 2011 high of around $88.00 is still a terrific performer for my strategy of selling puts for income. While the strike points I chose for selling puts in XOM stock may appear random to the casual investor, they in fact are by design based on historic patterns in Exxon Mobil stock. This design falls within my strategy of owning the shares at historic lows and paying for those shares through other people's money, while keeping my capital safe from market swings and any losses. This is the second and concluding article which looks at a simple strategy that once understood by investors and implemented, reaps strong gains while protecting the original capital from losses.…

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VISA STOCK – Debit Transaction Fees Sink VISA

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VISA STOCK – Debit Transaction Fees Sink VISA

Visa stock has been steadily declining over the past few trading sessions. Investors are worried about what the government may do regarding debit transaction fees. Debit transaction fees are a major part of VISA’s earnings and any hint that these fees could be adjusted downward in a big way will impact VISA’s earnings. Mastercard is not the same as VISA and debit transaction fees have little to no impact on Mastercard. This fear is pushing VISA stock lower and increasing the stock’s volatility. This means…

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