Investing

Writing Covered Calls

by Craig Moser on February 9, 2018

“Writing covered calls” is a term many outside the financial industry don’t understand.  Simply put, it’s a strategy to produce income by writing (selling) options against shares of stock you currently own.  Typically, you sell one contract for every 100 […]

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Passive Investing

by Craig Moser on January 26, 2018

When you look at the past 5 years, you see an increase in “passive investing”.  In 2017 alone it has gone up over 500 Billion dollars.  Passive investing is appealing due to lower costs.  There isn’t a person making buy or […]

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Once-Per-Year Rollover Rule Exceptions

by on September 22, 2017

As with most IRA rules, there are exceptions to the once-per-year rollover rule.  The rule applies to IRA-to-IRA and Roth-to-Roth 60-day rollovers.  Just to be clear, an IRA rollover occurs when a check is issued from the IRA or Roth […]

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Indexes or Humans: Your Investment Boat

by Craig Moser on September 8, 2017

The decision to use indexes or human managers depends on whether you want a rudder on your investment boat.  Unlike the current headlines tout, good risk-adjusted returns don’t simply depend on low investment fees.  They also depend on sensible risk […]

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Building Your Three-Legged Stool

by Craig Moser on April 13, 2017

When thinking about retirement, it can help to envision a three-legged stool.  Everybody knows a two-legged stool isn’t reliable because you have no stability.  If you sit or stand on a stool with only two legs, you’re going to end […]

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Baseball Investment Strategies

by Craig Moser on February 24, 2017

Statistics are interesting and can reveal different scenarios based on the time frame being viewed.  Imagine a baseball player who strikes out 200 times and has 50 home runs in a year.  This baseball player is very similar to an […]

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