The Quest for Yield (Part 6): Enhancing the Yield from Your Dividend Stocks

Since October I have been urging yield-oriented investors to combine the selection of good dividend stocks with covered calls. This system has been working very well, and readers have asked for more information about how to make these trades. At the risk of giving away some information about our specific methods, I have decided to […]

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What the Cordray Appointment Means for Stocks

President Obama surprised many with an arcane political maneuver called a "recess appointment."  There is a political imbroglio over this decision, which helps to maintain full employment for pundits! Here at "A Dash" we wonder whether this has any implications for stocks.  At the Wall Street All-Stars site where I have been contributing, one of […]

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Profit Margins: The right answer to the wrong question

Many intelligent people make mistakes not because they have the wrong answers, but because they have asked the wrong questions.  Smart investors are no different.  There is an antidote!  Readers of "A Dash" know that I strongly recommend the go-to guide on critical thinking written by my own favorite professor, Neil Browne.  The book title, […]

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