May 2019

Using more than 32 years of analysis, University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Oleg Bondarenko explored if certain strategies could exploit the richness in pricing of index options. He shared his findings in the recent white paper, “Historical Performance of Put-Writing Strategies” and discussed his research at the 35th annual Cboe Risk Management Conference. See…

Read More White Paper Shows Volatility Risk Premium Facilitated Higher Risk-Adjusted Returns for PUT Index

Buybacks have gotten a bad rap from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers this year. But the stock market would be trading at a much lower level without them. Data compiled by Ned Davis Research shows the S&P 500 would be 19% lower without buybacks. The firm looked at the S&P 500’s performance between the first…

Read More The stock market would be much lower if it weren’t for companies buying back their own shares

It’s near impossible to recession-proof your money, says financial expert Ramit Sethi. “The market will go up, the market will go to down. Nobody knows. Nobody can tell you. It doesn’t matter if they’re on some TV show or anything. It’s all bullsh–,” Sethi, who recently released the second edition of his bestselling book ”…

Read More 2 steps to take to protect your money from a recession, according to a financial expert and bestselling author

In times of economic crisis, some investors turn to gold as an investment hedge (a sort of financial insurance) to protect their investment portfolios. That makes a lot of sense today, given the current value of gold. While this value fluctuates (as with any investment), one thing is certain – as the oldest valuable commodity,…

Read More Is Investing in Gold a Good Idea?

Millionaires are often cut from the same cloth — they’re disciplined, have focus, are resilient, and practice perseverance. These are all qualities that help them build wealth, according to Sarah Stanley Fallaw, co-author of ” The Next Millionaire Next Door: Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth” and the director of research for the Affluent Market Institute.…

Read More A woman who studied 600 millionaires says the same traits helped them get rich — and there are 2 key ways anyone can develop them