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Volatility: Friend or Foe?

Stock market volatility is frequently portrayed as an evil force that all investors should strive to avoid. However, embracing volatility (ChicagoOptions:^VIX) rather than avoiding it can be extremely lucrative.

On 12/17/14 we told our subscribers the following via our Weekly ETF Picks:

“The VIX has been on a tear,

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How Long Will Stock Market Volatility Stay Subdued?

Reader poll: What’s among the most depressed asset classes in the world? If you answered “volatility” you’re right on! The problem for volatility bulls (NYSEARCA:VXX) is we haven’t had a sustained level of stock market volatility.  That hardly means a lack of opportunities to profit from short-term volatility exist. The opposite in fact is true.

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Is Gold’s Knockout Punch Coming?

Having an entrenched view is a good recipe for failure. And perhaps, there’s no better Wall Street case study than Peter Schiff, a precious metals permabull.

Never mind his incorrect calls about a U.S. dollar collapse (NYSEARCA:UUP).

On Feb. 13, 2013, Schiff stubbornly reiterated his bullish view of gold,

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Psst…Volatility is Still Outperforming the S&P 500

One week after the VIX (ChicagoOptions:^VIX) spiked to 30, Wall Street’s Kool-Aid drunks are back to saying that stock market volatility is over. It’s done. And it’s never returning.

The Santa Claus rally in small cap stocks (NYSEARCA:IWM) and technology shares (NYSEARCA:XLK) smack dab in the middle of October,

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Are Covered Call Funds a Smart Income Play?

What’s better? A covered call options strategy executed by the individual investor or a covered call ETF or fund that proposes to do the heavy lifting?

Selling covered calls is a popular investment technique used by investors with high income or cash flow as their primary goal.

The investor is “covered” because they own the underlying security or ETF inside their portfolio.

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