Is Big Blue A Big Buy?

By Lee Lowell.  |  November 7, 2018

This past October, International Business Machines (IBM) set a record for itself. In one month it dropped the most in its history. Read More

Your Antidote to the Recent Market Sell-Off

By Lee Lowell.  |  November 1, 2018

I can't say it enough – options contracts are your best friend, in good times and bad. It's been a brutal few weeks for the stock markets. Read More

“Imitation”: The Sincerest Form of Flattery (and a Way to Build Wealth)

By Lee Lowell.  |  October 26, 2018

When I was a kid, my older sister would incessantly copy and imitate my every move and word. Not because she wanted to be like me; she wanted to irritate and make me angry. Read More

Harnessing Fully Limited Risk

By Adam O'Dell.  |  October 24, 2018

It’s a big week for us. Read More

Dow’s 831 Point Slide: What a Difference a Week Makes

By Lee Lowell.  |  October 11, 2018

Boy, the markets had a rough time yesterday. The Dow Industrials shed 831 points, which was the third largest ever. That equates to a move of 3.1%. Read More

The Greatest Investment Strategy Ever Invented

By Lee Lowell.  |  October 18, 2018

I'm selling put options on Square and getting paid $150 to do it. Read More

Need Downside Protection? Options Are Cheap!

By Lee Lowell.  |  October 4, 2018

Last week, I compared two different stocks that were trading at the same price but had options contracts with wildly different prices. We concluded that "volatility" was the culprit for the discrepancy. Read More

Two stocks, same price, different options values. What gives?

By Lee Lowell.  |  September 27, 2018

For the novice investor, it’s understandable to assume that stocks with the same share price should have similar option prices, especially if those options expire at the same time. But you’d be wrong. Read More

Gold bug? Here are two clever ways to play it.

By Lee Lowell.  |  September 20, 2018

I've never been a gold bug, but I know a ton of people who are. Honestly, I've never understood the fascination with the shiny, yellow metal. Read More

Forget Flipping Houses: What If You Could Do This With Real Estate…

By Lee Lowell.  |  September 13, 2018

Picture this scenario… There's a neighbor on your street who’s put his house up for sale. It's a big, gorgeous home, with a sparkling pool and meticulously landscaped front and back yards. Read More