FourFourThree: Stock prices have a lot of room to rise and fall.
There’s no denying the market is having a good year right now.
For the past six months, the S&P 500 has risen at a solid pace.
The Dow is up 495 points so far this year, while the Nasdaq is up 3,096 points.
Investors are confident about the future of the US economy.
That’s great, but what about the stock market itself?
How do stock prices measure up to the real thing?
For investors, it can be a tricky task.
As the US dollar strengthens and more foreign currency is flowing into the US, investors will want to make sure their stocks are diversified.
If stocks are going to outperform the market in a month or so, they will need to hold on to a larger share of their capital.
To that end, investors should consider holding on to their foreign holdings.
Stock options are an excellent way to hedge risk.
When you buy stock options, you have the option to sell them at a later date if the market continues to perform.
With that said, stocks that have outperformed the market over the past several months are still in the majority, and are the safest bets.
While we don’t expect that to change, it’s a good time to hold onto your options.
What’s a stock?
There are two broad categories of stocks, or funds.
Funds are usually divided into two groups.
Individual funds invest in individual stocks.
Small and mid-sized funds invest mainly in the companies they own.
Mid-size funds are typically more conservative and focused on a broad range of stocks.
What are options?
Options are a type of stock option.
An option allows you to sell your stock for a specified price, which can be in the future or in the present.
Options can be traded on the stock exchanges or in person.
Typically, an option will be traded for cash, although you can use a cash option to buy your stock outright or sell it for a higher price at a discount.
A stock option allows a person to buy stock at a specified date.
At the end of the option, the person can sell the stock for the same amount or more at a future date.
What do I need to know about options?
An option grants you the right to sell or buy a stock at any time in the futures market.
Once you have exercised an option, you can trade the option at a certain price, or buy it at a different price, at a specific time.
Exercise an option can be difficult if you don’t have enough cash on hand to cover the cost of the stock, so it’s best to have a minimum amount of cash on the market.
An option is a type