Is Buying Stock Options Ever a Good Idea?

Is Buying Stock Options Ever a Good Idea?

Buying stock options is rarely a good idea for investors, but it can be profitable for your broker
From time to time, you may hear favourable opinions on stock options from brokers or the media. Frequently, those opinions stress the relative safety of certain options as… Read More

Is buying stock options a good investment strategy?

Is buying stock options a good investment strategy?

Buying stock options makes your broker happy, but your wallet might feel differently
Stock options are investment products that give you the right but not the obligation to buy a stock for a fixed price, within a fixed time period.

Buying stock options generates a lot of… Read More

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of August 13, 2013?

Overall, investors lose more money to conflicts of interest than to any other single risk. That’s not a comment about the average broker’s sense of ethics. It’s simply a matter of frequency of exposure times risk per exposure.

For example, suppose you tell your broker… Read More