Call & Put Option Sells

Many investors think in binary terms, like the tendency to distinguish between value and growth investing. While value investors focus on companies with low valuations — whether based on the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, price-to-book (P/B) ratio or something similar — growth investors focus on earnings growth, expecting share… Read More

Investors fled the mortgage REIT space ahead of higher short-term borrowing costs and the end of the Federal Reserve’s purchases of mortgage-backed securities. But a look at how one high-yield mortgage REIT performed over the past two cycles of higher rates may indicate the worst is over. Annaly… Read More

Income investors often use government bond yields as their benchmark. Securities issued by a stable government offer nearly guaranteed income since a government is unlikely to default on its debt. The problem is that government bonds offer so little income right now. U.S. 10-year Treasury notes yield about… Read More