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 .
As negative headlines continue to roll in, a market upswing suggests investors are expecting more stimulus action from the Fed.
European hope springs eternal, but the problems there are far from solved.
This popular option strategy has the potential to add some income to portfolios.
Now that you've got covered calls down, it's time to get some protection.
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.
High-yield garbage is still garbage.
Wear, tear, and competition will drive a comeback in this sector.