Depressed stock prices and increased market volatility can be a great combination for income-seekers to sell puts, says Morningstar OptionInvestor editor Erik Kobayashi-Solomon .
Although hedging offers a form of portfolio insurance, investors often mistime the market and mistake asset-allocation woes as hedging problems, says Morningstar's Erik Kobayashi-Solomon .
European hope springs eternal, but the problems there are far from solved.
As negative headlines continue to roll in, a market upswing suggests investors are expecting more stimulus action from the Fed.
Now that you've got covered calls down, it's time to get some protection.
This popular option strategy has the potential to add some income to portfolios.
Even if the economy is not off to the races, we think the stock market can do well in 2012.
Subprime and housing woes lead to wider asset repricing.
Options for profiting in the "new normal."
Analysts say rosy assumptions are already baked into stock prices.