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Volatility Is Back, Baby!

Volatility – a.k.a. the VIX – and the super-charged “volatility ETFs” we trade in my Project V research service have been hot topics in the media this month. Even before

Investing

The Beauty of Covered Calls

My goal and my promise to Peak Income readers is to secure for them a high and stable income stream, no matter their situation: in retirement, close to retirement, or

Stocks

Real Value That Pays You First – and Big

It’s often said in sports that “the best defense is a good offense.” When it comes to investing – and my particular approach to portfolio-building – that means focusing on

Investing

It’s a “Risk On” World Right Now

In today’s markets, traders clearly believe that risk IS reward… That’s one reason long-term interest rates are climbing: Investors are absolutely more attracted to equities’ potential upside than to the

Investing

Profiting from the Unexpected

Every weekday morning I roll out of bed just before 5 a.m. I sleepwalk to the kitchen, where my coffee-maker on a timer has just finished brewing, and reach for

Investing

Plan, Prepare, Profit: The Upside of Market Surprises

The unofficial start to summer here in the U.S. is marked by Memorial Day. But June 1 kicks off the official Atlantic hurricane season. I live in Florida, and hurricanes

Investing

Been Dead Since 2008

Nearly a decade. That’s a long time to still be flogging this dead horse. I’m talking about buy-and-hold investing. It’s dead. Been dead since 2008. But not buried yet. Instead,

Investing

How Bull Markets Work

Much has been made about the age of the current bull market, which started to run in March 2009 and has been raging now for more than 2,600 days. That

Investing

Could this be the Straw that Breaks the Market’s Back?

The thing about financial markets is that the companies that dominate change… the leaders of those companies and the personalities that capture the market’s attention change… regulations and regulators change…

Investing

Learning From the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

Ted Williams was arguably the best hitter in the history of baseball. The Boston Red Sox leftfielder finished his 19-year professional career with a lifetime batting average of .344 and