The Quest for Yield (Part 4): Covered Writes

Many yield-oriented investors miss out on one of the single best method for generating income:  Selling calls against their stock positions. Options trading can be frightening for beginners.  After the 1987 market crash, the rules about disclosure and suitability were tightened up.  To qualify for options trading the investor must demonstrate some knowledge and experience.  […]

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The Quest for Yield (Part 3): Finding Dividends

Every investor should be interested in dividends.  This article describes how a dividend strategy fits into a total return portfolio with an emphasis on retirement needs.  It is the third installment of my "Yield Quest" series. My approach is a bit different from most authors emphasizing income investments.  I believe that fear has created an […]

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