June 25, 2016: Risky Business

This show was recorded Wednesday, June 22, before the Brexit vote. The focus of the show was on the implications for your money if the UK voted to leave the European Union. At that point, most signs were that the UK would stay, but my question to you was, what have you done to prepare your portfolio in case they don’t? Even if the UK didn’t vote to leave, Spain has an election on Sunday and there may well be a push there to hold a vote on leaving and/or breaking up the country. Holland, Denmark, France, even Germany could ultimately be in the queue. It is likely that the days of the European Union and the Euro are numbered.

As it turns out, the leave side won. As I write this world markets are tanking. What did you do to prepare? What do you do now?

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June 18, 2016: Many Happy Returns

This week’s theme comes from an episode of the classic TV series, “The Prisoner”. It deals with not knowing who is in charge and how reality is manipulated. We also discussed the importance of improving rates of return in your trading and investing.

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If you would like to submit a question to the show, or to give us feedback, please send an email to:  phoenix@tradingacademy.com. Also, check out our sister show, “The Right Side Of The Trade” on the following stations:

◾Money Radio 1510 and 99.3: Thursdays and Saturdays at noon

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Of course, you can always find “Next Week In Stocks” on:

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June 11, 2016: Horses For Courses

Today we talked about big picture strategies. One of the problems that most retail investors face is that they only have one arrow in the quiver:  buy stuff and hope it goes up. To be successful in the markets requires (to mix metaphors) more tools in the toolbox. Today we talked about some of those tools. We also reviewed a Wall Street Journal article talking about how some big time money managers (including George Soros) were coming back into the the market, betting that it is going to fall.

When this show was recorded, the S&P 500 was back over 2,100. We talked about making money in this situation using Put options. Last year, this trade worked every time (if you chose the right option and exit strategy) and we discussed whether or not it would work again this time. One time it will likely fail, but as of this writing, it would have succeeded again. All this assumes that you know which option to pick, etc., but it has been a pretty easy trade for educated traders.

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◾1100 KFNX:  Wednesdays at 3pm

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