Hello, today I will be doing a valuation analysis on Southwest Airlines Stock. This is actually for a pitch competition and I chose Southwest Airlines stock as I'm strongly familiar with them. Analysis on Southwest Airlines Co Ticker LUV Sector Regional Airlines Latest price $35.54 Value $22,043M Daily vol $429M Date 03 August … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines Stock Valuation
In 2012 Jim Bittman, Director of Program Development and a Senior Instructor for The Options Institute at CBOE, gave a presentation that outlined a 2-step strategy for trading the S&P 500 Index (SPX) using weekly options. The strategy is particularly attractive because Mr Bittman supplied very specific entry and exit points, back testing data, probabilities and a detailed … [Read more...] about The Bittman Algorithm
Today we're going to calculate returns correctly I'm sure you're all off to a great new year as the markets have never been more promising and abundantly green! So let's figure out your returns! There are a few ways to calculate your returns. First the basics: If you're trying to see how much you made in one investment, the formula is simply: [(Ending Balance / … [Read more...] about Calculating Returns Correctly
With today's dip, is now the time to buy? The S&P took a dip today as the impending rate hike looms over our shoulder. The expected 25-basis-point increase the Feds keep mentioning may be happening on December 15th afterall. Currently the market expects it with a 76% probability. The truth is, rates were low for a very long time due to quantitative easing. Money flooded … [Read more...] about Should you wait to buy the dip?
As we make it through the Summer of 2015, many new graduates will soon be entering their first real world job. Some may have opted to forgo a Summer break and may have already started. Some have asked for general guidelines as they begin working their career. I've compiled a list of financial advice for college graduates. These will help new grads develop and establish good … [Read more...] about Financial Advice for College Graduates
Weekly income generation using SPX options. Take the current SPX price and the VIX. If SPX moves 1/4 standard deviation away, sell a spread from the other side at the 1/2 standard deviation. Example: If SPX moves down -1/4 standard deviation, then sell a call spread from the other side at the +1/2 standard deviation. Weekly Income Generator Using S&P 500 … [Read more...] about Weekly Income Generator Using S&P Options