Trading Strategies

Bonds Will Crash… but Stocks Can Still Soar

You already know that I expect a once-in-a-generation bull market over the next few years. And maybe you recall my other recent prediction, that bond prices will plummet. A loyal True Options Masters reader wrote in with what they saw as a conflict between two of my biggest trade ideas for the next few years. Here’s what…

Crypto Claptrap! Here’s Why We’re Talking About It…

Yep, we’re going to talk about cryptocurrencies! You may not realize it, but our managing editor Mike Merson and I have both made life-changing sums of money trading one of the most volatile and action-packed assets on earth. This relatively new asset class emerged about a decade ago, and is currently taking the financial world…

9 Bubbles in 30 Years — Here’s the Trade for the Newest One

We have a new bubble on our hands. Over the weekend, Barron’s highlighted a new bubble taking place in commodities. In an asset where bubbles are common. Barron’s explained: “Uranium futures have climbed 40% to $42.50 in just under a month, according to FactSet data. In a 2019 report, the World Nuclear Association forecast a 26% increase in…

Half of These Traders Won’t Be Happy…

Welcome to Unusual Options Activity! Even though last week was a short trading week, the market was on the move with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index hitting their fourth straight down day on Thursday. Both fell about 2% on the week. To be clear, I think this is a slight moment…

Pick the Next America 2.0 Mega Trends

Pick the Next America 2.0 Mega Trends

America 2.0 mega trend mania! New energy … precision medicine … 3D printing … crypto. We covered it all this week. We believe that investing in mega trends is the best way to bring in massive profits. And here’s why… These mega trends are leading us into a new world. They will revolutionize everything as…

Bullish Is the Way to Be Until the S&P 500 Hits 11,000

Everyone has a bullish or bearish disposition. I won’t call it a bias, because lots of traders like to claim they have no bias. Disposition goes beyond bias. I think our disposition is formed by our life experiences and the resulting attitudes toward risk. It is how we frame our character and our decision making….

The 3 Key Principles That 90% of New Traders Ignore

One of the ugly truths about the stock market is this — not everyone makes money. There’s a buyer and seller in each exchange. When someone wins, another person loses either money or an opportunity. Investing is not for the faint of heart. It’s a cutthroat business. Getting an edge is the hard part. Each person…

How Warren Buffett Made Billions in the Options Market

Options traders and investors don’t usually fall into the same category. Most think of options traders, like you and me, as risk-takers looking for big payouts in short time. On the other hand, an investor is patient and willing to wait years to build their profits. Warren Buffett is a legend of the latter camp…

America 2.0 Check Your Portfolio Before the Next Rally

America 2.0 Check Your Portfolio Before the Next Rally

Turns out, you’re one of the few investors out there with a laser-focused view on the future. At least we feel that way! If you look at the IanCast archives, you’ll see: “Bitcoin $50K” … “Signals for Growth Mode” … “America 2.0 Stock Market Comeback.” Sounds pretty #BOP (bullish, optimistic, positive), right? But, it turns…

This Options Strategy Lets You Be The Casino, and Generate Instant Cash

This Options Strategy Lets You Be The Casino, and Generate Instant Cash

Let’s face it… To most everyday traders, the options market is nothing more than a casino. They gamble a little bit of money at a time, buying cheap out-of-the-money options and hoping to hit it big. Most times, though, the market wins. The options expire worthless, and the trade goes to zero. That’s the risk…