Investing Information

Part II of Day Traders and Swing Traders and Options? Maybe!

Before every protective put trade it is possible to calculate your anticipated maximum loss. Use the formula: (stock price minus strike price) plus option price. For example, suppose you will pay $30.00 for your stock, and you want no more than a $3.50 loss on the position. Then you would choose the $27.50 strike put which costs $1.00. Following the formula, you take your stock price ($30.00) and subtract the put?s strike price (27.50) which leaves you $2.50. To this $2.50 loss, you then add the amount you spent on the option ($1.00), which gives you a combined, maximum loss of $3.50 for this position. You can set your loss limit by the strike price of the put you buy and the cost of the put. This formula will work every time. Remember, stock loss, (stock price paid - strike price), plus option cost (option price) equals maximum potential position loss.

Larry, Moe and Curley, Investment Brokers

Larry, Moe and Curley were sitting in their favorite restaurant just off Wall Street having their usual 3 martini lunch and were discussing the day?s events and their client portfolios.

Trading Baskets Part I

Q. What is a basket?

What My Horse Had For Breakfast

Let?s see, he had some oats, fresh alfalfa and his vitamins. I know from the mixture that is great food and he will win the seventh race this afternoon. He can?t lose because of his diet and a great jockey will be riding him.

Justify Social Security ... Dont Save for Retirement

It is a common question when investors review their retirement plan?should we include social security benefits into our retirement income projections?

Super Rules, OK?

Do you rule your superannuation or does it rule you?


Has your broker ever told you that a stock is ?overbought? or ?oversold?? He probably went on the explain that the stock you own (I hope you didn?t) had gone down so far that it now was oversold and due for a rally. He might also have encouraged you to buy an equal amount to ?dollar cost average? your position so that when (?if?- he didn?t say that, I did)) it did go back up you could ?get out even?. He might even say you ?could make a fortune?.

Protecting the Tax Advantage of Your Deferred Compensation

The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 imposed strict new rules on non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Beginning in 2005, deferred compensation programs that are not in compliance with the new rules may be taxed as wages, slapped with a 20% excise tax, plus charged an interest penalty.

Is Starting A Business For Me? What To Consider Before Starting A Business

Do you have the right temperament?

Rules for Simplified Employee Pension Plans better known as a SEP Plans

A SEP is a special type of IRA. Under a SEP plan the employer creates an IRA account for each eligible employee, hence the name SEP-IRA. A SEP is funded solely with employer contributions. Employees do not make contributions to their SEP-IRA retirement account. Any money that goes into a SEP automatically belongs to the employee. Thus, the employee has the right to take his SEP IRA account money with him whenever he stops working for the company.

Are You An Investment Dummy Like Me?

I am good at a few things. I can certainly market well and I consult with others about how to bring more attention to their products and services on the internet for a living.

Profitability And Stock Turn Rate

The inventory of the typical store represents the largest single element of its total assets. The sale of goods from this inventory is the merchant's chief source of operating profit. Thus, the way in which this merchandise investment is put to work is of utmost importance in achieving a profitable operation.

Retirement Is A Scary Proposition If Youre Without A Plan, And Running Out Of Time

Of the 75 million baby boomers nearing retirement today, many are:

Investing Online Has Its Rewards: Find Out How To Take Advantage Of Them

Computerized investing. Online investing. Have you taken the next step yet? These days among savvy investors, online investment resources are synonymous with opportunity.

The Realities Of Market Timing

Market timing systems are based on patterns of activity in the past. Every system that you are likely to hear about works well when it is applied to historical data. If it didn?t work historically, you would never hear about it. But patterns change, and the future is always the great unknown.

More Articles from Investing Information:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

home | site map
© 2005