Nick Webb

Covered Calls

Covered Calls Made Easy, Part 3: Choosing the Best Option for Income

Covered calls are an excellent way to dramatically increase the income you receive from your portfolio. Many times, in fact most times, it can double or triple the dividend yield of a stock. In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the basic concepts of executing a covered call strategy. While it is a relatively …

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Covered Calls Made Easy, Part 2: 6 rules for Picking the Right Stocks for Covered Calls

In my last post, which you can see here, I covered here the basics of selling covered calls to generate more income than you can receive from dividend yields alone. This post will cover finding the right stocks to select with this strategy, and some pitfalls to avoid. While this strategy is somewhat risk-free, following …

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Covered Calls Made Easy: The Basic Concepts and Why to Sell Covered Calls

Covered Calls offer investors a relatively low-risk way to add significant income to a portfolio without taking on additional risk. Taking advantage of this investing option requires the investor to understand the process, and invest time weekly to monitor your positions and adjust quickly to events in the marketplace. This three part series will go …

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ETFs

4 Creative Ways to Invest in ETFs and Unlock Additional Returns

ETFs burst onto the U.S. investing scene in 1993. State Street introduced the S&P SPDR 500 Index (SPY), and suddenly investors had a new asset class that brought trading efficiency along with low costs and broad investment strategies. The SPY ETF now has over $250 billion in assets. While Canada pioneered the ETF concept in …

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Where is the Market Heading: 3 Datapoints in Recent Employment Reports May Indicate Where the Market is Headed

Employment is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. When employment is humming, people have more income, employers are hiring more qualified employees and increasing  production. Ultimately, the economy benefits. When there is a disconnect between the supply of workers and the supply of jobs, the economy begins to suffer. It doesn’t matter if there aren’t …

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Earnings Roundup, Q4, 2018: Red Sky at Night AND Red Sky in the Morning

There was much uncertainty entering this quarter’s earning season. The markets were only just starting to rebound after a disastrous December. There was a trade war, a government shutdown, and a slowing Europe weighing on investors. It felt like the perfect storm, and  that the final straw would be a bad earnings season. As Earnings …

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5 Investing Lessons We Can Learn From This Year’s Super Bowl

The inevitable happened. The New England Patriots once more won the big game, but the game itself was surprising, and with many events in life, lessons can be learned. In the Investing World, if you aren’t learning, you are fading away. So let’s pull apart the investing lessons that we investors can take away from …

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Earnings Season Outlook, Q4 2018: Beating Estimates Becomes Relevant Again

Earnings season is here again – and this quarter is going to be very different from what we have experienced over the last year. First, earnings growth rates have shrunk to a 10.6% estimated growth rate (according to Factset Earning Insight). Unlike prior quarters when every company was beating earnings, there will be more misses, …

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