You vs. The Market

I can’t help but feel the urge to write after the recent drop in the markets. I will admit that I haven’t felt great about the recent drop at all, but I also haven’t had much stress about it which I think is the ultimate test of whether my investing strategy is working. My mind … Read more

Stock Options vs. Stocks (Options Investing: Part 2)

Part 1: How Options Work Part 2: Stock Options vs. Stocks In Part 1 of the Options Investing series, I outlined some basic principles to help you understand how options investing works. In this post, I will help you understand just how much more profitable options trading can be than buying stocks. We’ll start with a … Read more

How Options Work (Options Investing: Part 1)

Part 1: How Options Work Part 2: Stock Options vs. Stocks My goal is to give you a basic understanding of how options work so that you can start using them as part of your investment portfolio. Many investors (especially when starting to learn about investing) dismiss the idea of investing using options because they think … Read more

How Do Dividends Work?

If you’re asking yourself “how do dividends work?” then you’re in the right spot and you’re also on the right path! Maybe you just want a little more information or maybe you’re just starting to learn about dividend investing. What is a dividend? A dividend is a cash distribution by a company to its shareholders. … Read more

How to Manage Investment Risk

Within the financial universe, investment risk has been most commonly defined as “the probability of a permanent loss of capital.” Investment risk is also commonly referred to as volatility. Most investors probably want at least a consistent annual return. To keep everything relative, this means you do not want your annual returns to fluctuate much. … Read more