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Christiain Financial Advice

One last note on the call option example given on Wednesday… If you like the potential income of this strategy, but you really believe that there’s more upside in Intel than $23 and you don’t want to miss out on it, you can sell a higher priced Call Option.  The $24 Strike Price Option listed [...]

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Closed End Mutual Funds

by Wes Bridel on March 11, 2011

in Stewardship

Closed End Mutual Funds are the original type of mutual fund, although today they’re not nearly as popular as their cousin.  A closed end fund has a very different structure in that its shares are issued only at the inception of the fund and the amount does not change unless management goes back to the [...]

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How Do Falling Interest Rates Affect Bonds?

by Wes Bridel on February 9, 2011

in Stewardship

Falling Interest Rates are much more exciting for someone who owns bonds.  We looked at the affects of rising interest rates recently and now we’ll examine the opposite scenario.
This scenario would work to your benefit as the holder of the original bond.  If you own the same bond we mentioned previously with a $1000 denomination, [...]

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How do you Use Asset Allocation?

by Wes Bridel on January 12, 2011

in Stewardship

Asset allocation is crucial as we said last week.  However, we want to immediately challenge modern asset allocation theory.
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.  You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and [...]

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