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Archive for May 2011

Covered Call ETFs – HEX and ZWB

Following last weeks discussion on the step by step of how to write covered calls, I coincidentally ran across a thread in Canadian Money Forum about a couple of new covered call ETFs – HEX and ZWB.  These offerings are from Horizons AlphaPro ETF and BMO ETF families. How do these work?  The ETF holds…

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Careers, Needs, Money Leaks and More

Member Careers @ Canadian Money Forum Your Hierarchy of Needs @ Gail Vaz-Oxlade Why Routine Living Can Leak Your Money @ Brip Blap Sustainability Tip #133: Give An Experience @ Sustainable PF Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) Stock Portfolio – Update 2011 Q1 @ The Investment Blogger This is Why You Can’t Make Money in the…

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Stock Chart Reversal Patterns – Wedge and Triple Tops

The previous post had discussed about some types of reversal stock patterns. This concluding post of the series will look at a few more types of reversal patterns. Please note that the screen shots may not perfectly reflect the definition of that pattern, which a trader performing technical analysis would look for and accept and…

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Stock Chart Reversal Patterns – Head and Shoulders

The previous post had discussed about a few stock chart continuation patterns. This week we’ll look at another type of stock chart pattern – the reversal pattern. Please note that the screen shots may not perfectly reflect the definition of that pattern, which a trader performing technical analysis would look for and accept and only…

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Reader Question: Comparing MERs, Yield and Returns

A reader emailed me with a question about comparing ETFs, more specifically their MERS, yields, and if there is a correlating return. Here is the question in detail: I have a question regarding ETFs that follow indexes, like the XCV and XIC in Canada that follow the TSX in one way or another. There seems…

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Book Winner and Weekend Reading

Things have been hectic as of late and I’ve fallen behind in a few things, like choosing a book winner for Free at 45.  Better late than never right?  I used a random number generator to choose between all the entries and comment 63 came out as a winner!  Congrats Jungle! As an aside, for…

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