Can LEAPS Investing Be a Substitute for Buying Stock?

Can LEAPS Investing Be a Substitute for Buying Stock?

LEAPS investing can be an effective portfolio strategy for investing in high-growth stocks while reducing your overall portfolio exposure by trading one type of risk for another. We’ve written before on the idea of using a LEAPS investing strategy for longer-term speculative investments but question...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1480

The Roller Coaster Ride Continues Back in my younger days I was a big fan of roller coasters—not that it was a regular thing, but whether on vacation to Disney or Universal Studios or just a day trip to a local theme park, I’d hit...
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Selling LEAPS Puts When Confident in a Security

Selling LEAPS Puts When Confident in a Security

Buying or selling LEAPs puts can benefit investors who want longer term contracts to feel less volatility during the contract. Selling LEAPs puts. That's not a phrase you'll hear outside of the investment world, but this can be a profitable avenue for the right traders...
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3 LEAP Call Options Pros

3 LEAP Call Options Pros

LEAP call options are an excellent entry point for new option investors. Here are 3 reasons buying LEAPS can beat buying stocks. If you’re familiar with stock trading but are new to options, LEAPS (Long-term equity anticipation securities) can be an excellent entry point. call...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1479

Can Growth Break Free from the Chop (Part II) Near the end of July, growth stocks had just suffered a big dip earlier that month, with many falling down toward key support areas. But instead of keeling over, many rebounded nicely, including a few leaders moved...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1478

More Good than Bad In our last issue, we asked the question on this page whether growth stocks could break free from what had been weeks (months?) of choppy conditions—could we see a persistent buying spree among big investors that drives a slew of higher?...
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A LEAP Option Strategy for Generating Income

A LEAP Option Strategy for Generating Income

This LEAP option strategy can help you generate income off speculative longer-term investments by replicating a covered call. A covered call is a popular and conservative strategy that many investors employ to generate additional returns on their stock holdings. For every 100 shares of stock...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1477

Can Growth Break Free From the Chop? In our opinion, there are three main things about the market that make it difficult for most investors to succeed. The first is its contrary nature—oftentimes, many of the same qualities that help you succeed in the world...
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Cabot Growth Investor 1476

Can’t Shake the Sellers Because most of us are long-only players (focusing our time looking at what to buy, not short), we usually think of things from the perspective of buyers. There’s nothing wrong with that, per se—a lot of my commentary and analysis focused...
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