Selling Volatility

Selling volatility is a unique way to enhance portfolio returns.  We have been doing this for years by selling puts in stocks we would want to buy.  The way we accomplish this is fairly simple. We…


Beta the Measure of Volatitlity

Beat Your Beta- the Measure of Volatility

Beta is a mathematical construct deeply embedded in academic models of stock valuation.  It's inherently flawed and investors should understand it. Simply put, the concept of beta makes perfect…


Review your returns

Even a 5th Grader Reviews His Returns

Even a 5th grader reviews his work.  You would be surprised at how many smart men and women who command complete respect at their jobs, have years of professional training like doctors and…


Its percentages not dollars

It's Percentages that Count, Not Dollars

This seems too obvious but how many times have you heard people sit around and talk about how a stock went up $10 today or $20 and it was only a half percent. $20 on Amazon is not even 1/2 percent…


Investors Scramble for Yield as Growth Outlook Darkens

A recent article in the Wall St Journal  and the accompaning picture stood out like a sore thumb.  While investors are wrestling with historic low yields on government and corporate bonds,…


Rule #1 Don't Lose Money Rule #2 Don't Forget Rule #1

This may be the most famous of all of the famous Buffett aphorisms. With his dry sense of humor, Buffett Says Rule #1 Don't Lose Money, then he quips, Rule #1 Don't forget rule #1.  One of the things…


Sleep at Night

You have to be Able to Sleep at Night

It almost goes without saying that emotional behavior leads to irrational and impulsive decisions that HURT your investment results.  Just look at the Magellan Fund that Peter Lynch ran at Fidelity.…


Stock Market Performance by President

S&P 500 Performance by President | MacroTrends

Impeachment,Democrats, Republicans- how will it all play out in the markets?  This app by MacroTrends shows you what happened in the past. “History doesn't repeat itself but it often rhymes,” as Mark…


Support and Resistance

          Simple Guide to Understanding Support and Resistance     Support and Resistance are two of the most closely watched and utilized technical indicators. Although subjective at times,…


Electric Cocktails- Technical Analysis Simplified

Part 1 of a Series of 4 Educational Posts on Everything You Need to Know about Technical Analys "You see I can predict this stock went down!" “You see I can predict this stock went down!”…