When is a tax not a tax?

When is a tax not a tax?

When is a tax not a tax? When neither party wants it to be, apparently. Tuesday night's budget compromise was met with little excitement on Wall Street, but broad acceptance on Capitol Hill. Despite outcries from Tea Party Republicans, the… Read More >

Invest like a young Buffett

Invest like a young Buffett

Stock investors were not impressed when Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently announced it had taken a sizable position in energy giant ExxonMobil. Many commentators shrugged and some even tweeted out things like “yawn” in response to Berkshire adding the Dow… Read More >

Everything you know about options is wrong

Everything you know about options is wrong

Option trading is widely misunderstood. Options can be pretty complicated, but they don't have to be. Yes, option trading can be risky, and yes you can make or lose significant amounts of money in the options market. Because these things… Read More >

Winning with option volatility

Winning with option volatility

There's been a lot of talk about volatility in stocks lately. But today, I want to focus on options volatility and what it means for the options investor. So let's start off with a definition: Volatility measures the rate at… Read More >

One little secret for big results

One little secret for big results

I'm going to share with you one of the most powerful things I have ever read. It made me believe that anything was possible. And that whatever success I wanted to achieve, I indeed could achieve it. It would not… Read More >

A comprehensive guide to consumer staples ETFs

A comprehensive guide to consumer staples ETFs

The consumer staples sector has been generally weak over the past few quarters due to a difficult consumer spending environment that emanated from slow job growth and tightened credit availability. In addition, difficult operating conditions in Europe and a slowdown… Read More >