The entire weekend, all the headlines were lockdown-this, delta-that, and yet, as required by federal statute, all the equity futures shot higher and are bright green. It’s encouraging to at least see some sanity in the world of crude oil, which seems a more honest reflection of the world’s economic prospects.(more…)
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I’m often asked, “What’s the best stock for credit spreads?”
I’m dumbfounded by the question because it would require me to have a crystal ball, and unfortunately, my crystal ball broke decades ago. So, I can’t answer the question with any accuracy. And it’s exactly why I take a purely statistical approach to the market.
However, I can tell those that ask how to find the best stock for credit spreads, or any options selling strategy for that matter, using the following process.(more…)
Not that anyone was asking, but I thought I’d say a few things about this newest project of mine, which is a novel.
I’ve written a couple of dozen books in life, and about 20,000 posts, but I’ve never written a piece of fiction before. Indeed, I’ve hardly even read a piece of fiction in my life. It was never my thing.
This would instantly disqualify me, I suppose, from the ability to write a decent novel, but by God, I’m giving it a try. It’s exceptionally difficult – – orders of magnitude harder than the stuff I crank out here day after day – – and I’ll just come right out and say that the novel doesn’t have a satisfactory ending yet. Based on absolutely no evidence, I am trusting that the muse will set things straight, sooner or later, and I’ll have something good.(more…)