Investing Basics

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The Single Stock Trait Warren Buffett Mentioned 20 Times

Of the nine companies to make investors money during the 2008 and 2009 bear market, six of them had this one trait Warren Buffett repeatedly refers to.

by Jimmy Butts | July 31, 2019
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What Your Investment Strategy Needs Right Now

There are two things that will help you become a better investor, and could help you manage your way through the next market meltdown...

by Jimmy Butts | July 31, 2019
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The Big Question I Want To Ask The Fed This Week...

The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates this week, and I'd like to ask them a question about the unintended consequences of a rate cut...

by Amber Hestla | July 30, 2019
Options 101: Out of the Money

Out-of-the-money options allow traders to amplify their profits in market moves with a smaller investment than they would if they simply bought or sold the underlying security. Learn more...

by Profitable Trad... | July 29, 2019
Options 101: In the Money

In-the-money options allow traders to participate in market moves with a smaller investment than they would if they simply bought or sold the underlying security. Learn more...

by Profitable Trad... | July 26, 2019
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Are You Forgetting This Key Profit-Saving Tool?

As I've said countless times before, in order to be a successful investor, you need to have an exit strategy. This simple tool can help...

by Jimmy Butts | July 24, 2019
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Expectations Are Shifting... Will It Flip This Bull Market On Its Head?

This chart shows a chaotic picture, but it offers investors important information. 

by Amber Hestla | July 24, 2019
Covered Calls 101: Generate Income on the Stocks You Own

This options writing strategy can be used to increase income and limit the risk in some trades. Learn more...

by Profitable Trad... | July 22, 2019
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What Is The Dividend Payout Ratio?

It's one of the most common questions I get from readers... And understanding it (and why some sources calculate it differently) can make a huge difference in whether you should buy (or sell). Let's break it down...

by Nathan Slaughter | July 19, 2019
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How To Know When Stocks Are Overbought Or Oversold

This tool is used to spot when a stock (or the market) has gone too far, too fast. Learn more...

by Jimmy Butts | July 18, 2019