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A call option gives the buyer the right but not the obligation to buy a specific security at a specific price by a specific date. It’s a way of “locking in” the purchase price of the stock for a period of time. A put option gives the buyer the right but not the obligation to…click to read more.

Options Basics

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Filed Under Intermediate Options Trading 

What is an Option? An option is a traded security that is a derivative product. By derivative product we mean that it is a product whose value is based upon or derived from the price of something else. Since we are talking about stocks, a stock option is based upon, among other things, the price…click to read more.

Market Report – September 23, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007
Filed Under Market Snapshots 

The US equities markets all posted strong gains last week, initiated by a relatively unexpected substantial easing of fed fund policy on Tuesday.  Appearing as a pre-emptive strike against the expected pending recession being predicted by many economists, The FOMC slashed both the fed funds rate and the discount rate by 50 basis points. The…click to read more.

In today’s market environment, the best remedy for this situation is for you to get more involved in your own investing decisions. The problem is that most individual investors do not have the knowledge, resources, or time to spend doing their own research, stock selection, execution, and position management. The development and expansion of the…click to read more.

How many of you out there think that the market is performing well? How many think the market is performing poorly? And how many feel the markets performance is neutral? Actually none of these answers is correct. You see, the market does not perform, you do. You perform! Sometimes you perform well, and other times…click to read more.

Market Report – September 16, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007
Filed Under Market Snapshots 

All major US equity indices rallied last week, albeit on light relative volume, to recoup the losses that were absorbed on the previous Friday, which had both fundamental and technical impetus.  The sell off on September 7, seems to have been a result of continued instability in the credit and homebuilding markets as Countrywide Financial…click to read more.

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