Monthly Archives: June 2014

Covered calls on dividend paying stocks for income

My column in Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch on writing covered calls on dividend paying stocks for income.

Hedging against oil spikes

My column in the Tahoe Tribune on hedging against oil spikes.

Bullets, Barbells and Ladders

Bond strategies for income investors, the bullet, barbell and ladder explained.

Income options for retirees

My column in the Tahoe Tribune on using covered calls with dividend paying stocks.

Strategies for bond investors.

Bullets, Barbells and Ladders, strategies for bond investors, my column in the Tahoe Tribune.

Sell in May and go away?

My column in Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch on the old Sell in May and go away saying.

S&P 500 daily chart with IV/SV ratio

Daily chart of SPY with the standard deviation and the ratio of the statistical to the implied volatility, note the rise in the ratio of the implied volatility.

SPY IV-SV ratio 06-03-14

Falling interest rates and inflation

My column in the Tahoe Tribune on falling interest rates and inflation.

VIX at low levels.

Weekly chart of the VIX, the “fear index”, showing the low current levels.

VIX daily