Call & Put Option Sells

The odds of a September interest rate hike surged to 52% on Wednesday, up from 38% at the beginning of the week. The jump — which came on the back of surprisingly strong U.S. service-sector growth and comments by Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart — caused some rate-sensitive stocks… Read More

Financial statements offer a great deal of insight into the complex process that is investment analysis. Successful analysis requires understanding what these statements say… but also what they don’t say. For example, the income statement offers insight into how much a company is earning, but it doesn’t tell us whether… Read More

Interest rates have jumped on stronger economic growth in the United States and abroad causing prices for rate-sensitive investments to plunge. Traditionally low-risk investments like the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (NYSE: TLT) and the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE: XLU) have booked large losses that will likely… Read More