Sunday Edition

  • 07 May
    Sunday Edition: When AMD’s Chart Was A Crystal Ball

    Sunday Edition: When AMD’s Chart Was A Crystal Ball

    A few weeks ago I wrote an article for our sister publication Direction Alerts about a technical pattern I had spotted on semiconductor company AMD.

    What I had found at the time was a head and shoulders formation that I determined would see the stock price falling and giving investors an opportunity to buy this growth stock at a discount. More →

  • 30 Apr
    Sunday Edition: When Buying Luxury Isn’t So Illogical

    Sunday Edition: When Buying Luxury Isn’t So Illogical

    Sven wrote an interesting article a couple of weeks ago on Ferrari (NYSE: RACE), and how investing in it is dangerous as doing so is investing purely in sentiment. If you didn’t have a chance to read it at the time, you’ll find the article here.

    I agree wholeheartedly with Sven on Ferrari. The brand is synonymous with exclusivity, and when a brand’s market is meant to remain small—Ferrari produces only about 8,000 vehicles per year—it’s hard to imagine how the company intends to grow sales, and if sales and revenue won’t grow significantly over time, I have to wonder what the real point is in investing in the company.

    Not only that, but the instant sentiment for the company changes or the market begins to decline, Ferrari’s stock price will undoubtedly fall significantly and any gains made will be wiped out.

    However, I also believe that there are ways to invest in luxury that do make sense. More →

  • 23 Apr
    Sunday Edition: What Ever Happened To 3D Printing?

    Sunday Edition: What Ever Happened To 3D Printing?

    Have you ever read about or seen a new technology in action and thought to yourself “I’ve arrived in the future”?

    With the explosive rate at which technology has been moving in this century alone, I imagine the answer is a resounding “yes!”

    A few years ago, much of the hype about the future today was focused on 3D printers. Personal 3D printers were suddenly on the market for $1,000, and then $500, and then $300, and buyers of these printers imagined themselves not only designing and developing products of their own, but also printing and replacing broken parts, all in the comfort of their own homes. More →

  • 16 Apr
    Sunday Edition: Would John Templeton Buy This Sector?

    Sunday Edition: Would John Templeton Buy This Sector?

    When a market is as overvalued as the S&P 500, it’s best to be defensive, rather than being 100% invested, trying to eek out every last drop of potential gain.

    I don’t care if the market moves another 10% or even 15% higher based on momentum.  When you compare the potential for another 5% to 15% upside against the risk of a 50% or greater crash, it seems like a foolish move to me.

    At the top of a business cycle (we are there now), the most successful investors will typically hold much larger than normal cash balances and only commit new money to sectors which are truly undervalued – and trading at a point of maximum pessimism with a nice margin of safety. More →

  • 09 Apr
    Sunday Edition: How Bad IS the Worst-Case Scenario?

    Sunday Edition: How Bad IS the Worst-Case Scenario?

    If there is any single issue that generates more uncertainty, anxiety, and questions than any other about the Rebel Income system, I think it may be the perceived downside that comes with a stock assignment. Some of that uncertainty is a good thing, because it is true that selling put options (considered a naked transaction by brokers) without an understanding of the potential consequences leaves you more exposed to risk. However, I also believe that most of the fear that people tend to have about put selling is misinformed. More →

  • 02 Apr
    Sunday Edition: Should You Use Stop Losses?

    Sunday Edition: Should You Use Stop Losses?

    Occasionally I get emails from subscribers about my approach to stop losses on the stocks I hold in my portfolio. If you’ve subscribed to my Rebel Income, I expect that you’ve noticed I never write about stop losses on stocks I am assigned from my put selling trades. This isn’t a simple case of omission, but instead a deliberate piece of the income generation system I use. I don’t use stop losses on any stock I am assigned on purpose. More →

  • 26 Mar
    Sunday Edition: How Cash Can Be Like A Call Option On The Market

    Sunday Edition: How Cash Can Be Like A Call Option On The Market

    When the market reaches extreme levels—to either the upside or the downside—it’s pretty normal to see conditions generally start to become more volatile. With the market at historical highs, investors start to become more and more nervous about whether staying in the market exposes them to more risk, or whether taking profits now would mean leaving money on the table when the market surges to yet another historical high. A similar kind of uncertainty happens at or near market bottoms, as speculation centers around whether the market has dropped enough for investors to start buying obvious bargains or whether there is still even more downside to be avoided. More →

  • 19 Mar
    Sunday Edition: Sugar – The New Epidemic Killer Could Offer Your Portfolio A “Sweet” Low Risk Boost

    Sunday Edition: Sugar – The New Epidemic Killer Could Offer Your Portfolio A “Sweet” Low Risk Boost

    Being somewhat of health nut, a recent article published on FortuneThe Hunt for the Perfect Sugar” caught my attention.

    Today, it’s pretty common knowledge that high sugar consumption has been linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, it’s now being linked to dreaded conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even cancer – including lung cancer. More →

  • 12 Mar
    Sunday Edition: My Favorite Long-Term Currency Play

    Sunday Edition: My Favorite Long-Term Currency Play

    Markets are forward looking, and therefore have a way of discounting many fundamental arguments as to why an asset should rise or fall, so that when the “fundamentals” seem obvious, it’s too late as a trader, and often even as an investor to earn outsized gains.

    To illustrate my point, I will use an article I came across that was written on October 25, 2016.  Even though the article is now a little over four months old, the basic thesis put forth in the article is still “relevant” to my discussion. More →

  • 05 Mar
    Sunday Edition: How To Set Up A 10 To 1 Reward To Risk Trade

    Sunday Edition: How To Set Up A 10 To 1 Reward To Risk Trade

    Today I want to briefly discuss the difference between trading and investing (there is a big difference) and then show you how to set up a trade with very high reward potential and minimal risk.

    Many market participants don’t properly distinguish the difference between investing and trading which can be detrimental to the success of a portfolio.

    An investment is an asset that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or will appreciate in the future. Whether investing in public or private companies, you are becoming a literal owner of that business and have claim to a certain percentage of assets and cash flows. More →

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