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  • Bull Strategy with High Implied Volatility
    Consistent income trading options: Bull strategy with high implied volatility
    In our quest to understandtrading options for income, we often have a short-term bullish assumption after IV (implied volatility) exceeds 50%. The typical approach is to sell a Put (or Put credit spread) in anticipation of the market moving up ...
  • Gold Coin
    Golden Cross signals Buy!
    The Golden Cross (when the 50 day moving average crosses the 200 moving average) has been close several times in the last twelve months. It is so again. If it does indeed cross, gold will definitely be bullish, as well as silver.The forgotten play...
  • Growing risk of ETF investing
    The growing risk of ETF investing
    Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, have exploded onto the investment scene since the first ETF was launched in 1990. The evolution of ETF equities have essentially leveled the playing field for retail investors allowing them to jump into an entire...
  • Have you been victimized by CenturyLink? Part II
    Have you been victimized by CenturyLink? Part II
    For those of you who are concerned about privacy violations or misrepresentation by Internet service providers, here is CenturyLink's official response to my previous blogcourtesy of Valerie Dodd, New Mexico Vice President and General Manager...
  • Have you been victimized by CenturyLink?
    Have you been victimized by CenturyLink?
    I usually have no interest in complaining about a business. Maybe it was my mother’s admonition, “If you don’t have something good to say, don’t say it at all.” However, in this unusual case, I will deviate from this...
  • Investing on the Cheap
    How to invest without commissions
    As a retail investor, we can't control much when it comes to our investments. We must always be on the look-out for ways to get an advantage. To that end, one of the ten Principles of Safe Investing is constantly pursuing ways to reduce costs...
  • Gold news for May 22nd as Utah begins new currency era and China to create ETF
    Gold news for May 22nd as Utah begins new currency era and China to create ETF
    There is significant news from the gold world on Sunday, May 22nd as Utah begins a new currency era in the United States by allowing transactions between citizens and government to be done using gold and silver as the primary backing. Utah has...
  • Verizon Upgrade Policy
    Verizon 'simplifies' upgrade policy; eliminates 13-month early device upgrade
    Follow me on TwitterVerizon is about to "simplify" its upgrade policy starting on January 16th, and those who like to swap phones often aren't going to be happy. Simply put, the one-year upgrade option that Verizon users have enjoyed...
  • Firemen
    A 'Market Timer' is vital for investing, but a market timer is not enough by itself
    Imagine the Manor Theater in Charlotte is on fire with people are running out. You hold a ticket for the thriller "The Girl Who Played With Fire". If you want to survive do you run in or stay with the crowd? Investing is somewhat like...
  • UNG chart as of 07/02/2010
    Is natural gas still bullish?
    Natural Gas has been in a downward spiral since July 2008. Unlike most of the other commodities, which showed strong gains in 2009, Natural Gas keeps going down. Several analysts tried to pick the bottom, with little luck... However, since May...