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January 4, 2017

From the AP Archives: If It's Not There...

Wed 8:00 AM CT

I have talked at great length about the fact that as an individual investor, you do not have to be in the market at all times.

December 28, 2016

Four-Part Edition: Cash-Secured Puts, Covered Calls, Stock Replacement Calls, and Protective Puts

Wed 8:00 AM CT

We are finishing this year's editions of Advantage Point Newsletters with a "best of" review of the simple options strategies that should be the basic foundation for any investor.

December 21, 2016

Core Options Strategies to Keep It Simple: Protective Puts

Wed 8:00 AM CT

This week we are wrapping up the "keep it simple" series where we discuss basic options trades and why you would implement each strategy.

December 14, 2016

Core Options Strategies to Keep It Simple: Stock Replacement Calls

Wed 8:00 AM CT

We are continuing the "keep it simple" series where we discuss basic options trades and why you would implement each strategy.

December 7, 2016

Core Options Strategies to Keep It Simple: The Covered Call

Wed 8:00 AM CT

This week we are continuing the "keep it simple" series where we discuss basic options trades and why you would implement each strategy.

November 30, 2016

Core Options Strategies to Keep It Simple: The Cash-Secured Put

Wed 8:00 AM CT

One of the appealing features about options trading is that different options can be combined to create a large variety of risk vs. reward profiles.

November 23, 2016

President John F. Kennedy, Thanksgiving 1963

Wed 8:00 AM CT

This Proclamation by JFK was delivered November 4, 1963. It proclaimed November 28, 1963 as a day of national thanksgiving.

November 16, 2016

Election Sector Rotation

Wed 8:00 AM CT

Sector rotation is the process where mutual funds, portfolio managers, and investors in general, shift their investments from one sector of the economy to another.

November 9, 2016

Managing Emotional Uncertainty

Wed 8:00 AM CT

With this election cycle, there is a lot of emotional uncertainty. It is difficult to remember an election that has had such heated rhetoric, including physical confrontations.

November 2, 2016

Managing Risk to Avoid the Black Swan

Wed 8:00 AM CT

Whenever investing your money, there should be a substantial amount of forethought into the risk-reward relationship of the investment.

October 26, 2016

Low implied volatility is opportunity to manage risk

Wed 8:00 AM CT

The markets are very efficient at pricing risk until they aren't! As we have discussed, the pricing mechanism for risk is implied volatility.

October 19, 2016

Expecting a move? Buy a straddle.

Wed 8:00 AM CT

Trying to take a directional position in the markets can often be quite challenging. When you buy a stock, there is an equal likelihood that the stock will go up as it will go down.

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