What to Do About Those “Safe” Retail Stocks?

Perhaps most difficult for the average investor this year is that even the sectors and stocks considered to be safe have been decimated. When steady stocks such as Wal-Mart (down 30% year-to-date), ConocoPhillips (down 22% year-to-date) and Alcoa (down 40% year-to-date) are destroyed,...
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How is Tennis Like Trading?

Playing a competitive tennis match or tournament is a great deal like trading and investing these days. Going into a match, I rarely know the player, his style of play, or how I will approach the match. Similarly, these days in the market, day...
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Time Decay

The market will be closed on Monday in celebration of Labor Day, so if the market does not make a big move tomorrow, the price of options will get hit extremely hard. Why do options lose significant amounts of value ahead of a weekend?...
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