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Naked puts

Options are a versatile tool. And, they can be a confusing tool. Versatility means that with options, you can profit whether a stock moves up or down or stays in a relatively narrow trading range. There are dozens of possible strategies and investors can become...

Banks were among the market leaders on Thursday after regulators approved large increases in dividends and stock buy backs. The approvals came after banks passed their annual stress test and demonstrated they had sufficient capital to survive a financial crisis. According to Bloomberg, in early trading,...