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Archive Monthly Archives: February 2020

3 Ways to Bank on Volatile Stocks

The market melt-up has made finding stocks to buy super easy. Rather than add to the endless stream of articles highlighting sweet chart setups to chase, today we’re focusing on volatile stocks. Specifically, how to build options trades that bank on a stock’s volatility rather than its direction. Volatility trades offer a unique avenue for speculators. […]

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Analysts: 2 Big 8% Dividend Stocks to Buy (And 1 to Sell)

Not all dividend stocks are created equal. The average dividend yield among S&P companies is only 2%, not much higher than a Treasury bond. Years of low-interest policy from the Fed has worked to push return rates down across the board, and dividend yields – on average – have simply lagged slightly.Of course, that’s an […]

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Buy Salesforce (CRM) Stock at New Highs Ahead of Q4 Earnings?

Salesforce CRM stock has climbed over 19% in 2020 to crush its industry and fellow high-flyers such as Apple AAPL. The question investors need to ask themselves is should they consider buying Salesforce stock at new highs before it reports its Q4 fiscal 2020 financial results on Tuesday, February 25?The Simple PitchSalesforce is one of […]

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3 Epic Video Game Stocks to Buy Now

Gaming is big business. However, being a gamer is no longer simply about teenagers playing Fortnite instead of doing their homework. It’s as big as the billion-dollar esports industry. Yet it’s also as free, and ubiquitous, as the Candy Crush game that is found on virtually every smartphone. In that regard, we are all gamers.An […]

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3 Contrarian Stocks to Buy Now for Absolute Returns

Even the biggest of market bulls are apparently not collectively immune to catching a bearish bug. But if you think that hints of a pandemic situation for investors, think again. It’s a better time to look past the headlines, and focus on these three market-busting contrarian stocks ripe for a comeback on Wall Street. Let me […]

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7 of Wall Street’s Most Heavily Shorted Stocks

“Short interest” is one of the most interesting pieces of stock data that you might pay little or no attention to. But this little metric of negative sentiment, while popular among traders, can be valuable even to buy-and-hold investors who never want to place a single bearish bet.If you believe a stock will rise, you […]

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This 5-year Bear Market In Energy Stocks Could Turn Into Forever

While the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq Composite index hover near all-time highs, energy stocks have fallen on very hard times. Exxon Mobil ​— the world’s most valuable public company as recently as 2012 — has seen its stock price plunge about 40% from its all-time high above $100 a share in […]

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Jim Cramer Reveals Top Four Stock Picks Amid Coronavirus Uncertainty

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday laid out a shortlist of companies that can benefit from the coronavirus outbreak. “I don’t want to profiteer off an epidemic that’s already killed 2,000 people, but we need to acknowledge how this coronavirus outbreak is changing the world,” the “Mad Money” host said. “And, yes, some companies are benefiting from […]

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A Potential Inflection Point for Stocks and Bonds

The last time I wrote in this space, I mentioned we could see a buyable pullback, and we got such a pullback a week later after January OPEX. If you remember, I mentioned there was a considerable gap between implied volatility and historical volatility spread, which is usually a precursor to volatility events. But it […]

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Options Traders Are So Bullish It’s Sending Warning Signals

Trading in U.S. stock options has by at least one metric reached a level of bullishness not seen since the height of the dot-com boom.Investors bought to open almost 24 million call options last week, more than ever before, Sundial Capital’s Jason Goepfert wrote in a note Saturday. At the same time, selling of calls […]

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