Money Talks

Searching for Income: The Entry-Level Options Trade That Can Put Cash Right into Your Pocket

Mar 10, 2023

When I talk or write about trading options on stocks, the most-frequent reaction I get is that they’re just too risky – that it’s just too easy to lose money with them. That’s actually not true. In fact, there’s a bigger risk in not trading options. By avoiding this slice of the capital markets, investors are missing out on one of the…

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As Uncertainty Becomes the ‘New Normal,’ We Give You Two Stocks for Your Watchlist 

Mar 03, 2023

When I spotted a report that bacon prices in December had experienced their biggest one-month decline since 2019, it was like the words lit up and then jumped off the page.  You have to understand… I’m a “bacon guy.” I’m the guy who believes you “fix” a salad by heaping on chunks of crispy bacon… with a generous sprinkle of…

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The No. 1 Investment Factor I’m Focused on Today

Feb 24, 2023

Between surging inflation and stocks and bonds plunging in unison for the first time in decades, 2022 was incredibly challenging for most investors.  Unfortunately, 2023 could be shaping up to be even worse.  You see, the outlook for markets this year is arguably even hazier than it was this time last year.  On the one hand, we’re seeing some “green…

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A Stock Strategy for Every Market Season – And an Income Game Plan You Can’t Afford to Miss

Feb 17, 2023

If you’re a longtime investor, I’m betting you know the name Peter Lynch. Lynch was the author of the mega-bestseller “One Up on Wall Street.” And he popularized the mantra: “Invest in what you know.” His fame – his credibility – was based on some really impressive work in the stock market… as the manager of Magellan, the flagship mutual fund of…

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My Three ‘Rules’ for Winning with Options

Feb 10, 2023

Longtime Money Talks readers know I’m a huge fan of options. In fact, as I mentioned in my year-end note to you, if I had just $5,000 to invest in the markets in 2023, I wouldn’t invest it at all. Rather, I would use options trading strategies to generate consistent gains of around 1% on that money each week. As I mentioned, those…

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This Simple Exercise Can Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

Feb 03, 2023

Last week, I introduced you to the idea of a “position audit.” Using this strategy is as simple as taking a hard look at each of your investments and deciding if they still deserve a place in your portfolio. Yet doing so regularly – once a month, once a quarter, or even once a year, depending on your investment approach…

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One Question Every Investor Needs to Ask Themselves Today 

Jan 27, 2023

Longtime Money Talks readers know I don’t consider myself a financial “guru.” I’m just a regular guy who’s made a bunch of mistakes and learned a lot of critical money lessons the hard way. But as CEO of TradeSmith, I’ve also been fortunate to work with some brilliant investors, traders, and entrepreneurs over the years. And I’ve learned a great deal from these…

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The New Year Means Another Chance to Beat Inflation Without Taking Big Risks

Jan 20, 2023

Last spring, I introduced Money Talks readers to a simple way to protect a portion of their savings from inflation while taking virtually no investment risk.  I’m referring to Series I savings bonds, or “I bonds” as they’re commonly known.  As I explained, I bonds are a type of savings bond designed to keep up with (or even beat) inflation. (If you…

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A Powerful New Tailwind for Energy Stocks Is Coming this Year

Jan 13, 2023

Keith’s Note: Last month I explained why energy prices are likely to remain higher for longer than many folks expect. This should provide a continued tailwind for stocks in the Energy sector, which were already among the best performers over the past couple years. However, this week’s guest essay from Inside TradeSmith editor Justin Brill highlights an additional catalyst that could drive energy…

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How to (Finally) Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2023

Jan 06, 2023

Keith’s Note: Welcome to the first Money Talks of 2023! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. In honor of the New Year, I’m resharing a piece I originally wrote this time last year. It’s about an easy (yet powerful) way to keep your resolutions and achieve your goals in 2023. Whether you’re new to Money Talks or have been reading…

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