After the shemozzle of the last decade, people have had politics up to their back teeth. All they want now is for the newly re-elected PM to get on with it, and to let them get on with their own lives as well.
One way to generate an extra lot of income beyond dividends is to write (sell) call options. By writing a call option, you are agreeing to hand over these shares at the option’s strike price, if the buyer exercises the option.
When you write a call option, it means that your initial trade is to sell an option. Note that this is different to selling an option that you have already bought.
The RBA is due to meet less than two weeks out from the election. That is, two weeks from today (30 April). You can bet any cut will become highly politicised.
There are plenty of signals that can help you. Not only to better understand the market, but how to manage your trades. Take one of the most basic indicators, the average true range.
Extricating yourself from the market can be an emotional roller-coaster. There might be shares you have owned for a long time. Plus, you rely on their dividends to supplement your income. The other thing is the mind game.
There once was a time when working at a hedge fund was a sure-fire way to show that you had made it. It was a path to potential life-changing wealth, a chance to work with the best and brightest.
Normally, interest rates are to blame when property prices head south. With each rate move higher, more would-be buyers decide that they will sit on the sidelines. It also makes it tougher for those already in the market. However, property investors can’t blame the RBA this time.
If there is one thing that can really rankle investors, it is short selling. To them, it goes against the grain — it is the antithesis of what the share market is all about...
Knowing when to get into a trade can be a whole lot easier than knowing when to get out. Perhaps it is has to do with psychology. You enter into a trade based on a technical signal from a chart.