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George Acs

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George Acs D.M.D., M.P.H. is a pediatric dentist and author of Option to Profit. After a career in academics, research and clinical practice, he retired early to manage a stock portfolio and implement a covered option strategy, while avoiding most technical and fundamental stock analyses. He proselytizes regularly on the merits of putting portfolios to work for subscribers to his Trading Alert service, while actively trading his portfolio.

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Neil Young and the Damage Done

By George Acs

Is Neil Young's Kickstarter promotion self-serving? And does it take advantage of pliable fans?

06:00AM 03/13/14

Market Timing and the Jobs Report

By George Acs

With the jobs report scheduled for release on Friday, recent history suggests a positive short-term market reaction regardless of the news. The key words are "short term."

12:19PM 02/05/14

Making D'oh on a 'Homer Simpson Strategy'

By George Acs

"Digging out of a hole" with declining markets offer special opportunities for a covered option strategy, especially as volatility begins to rise.

06:00AM 01/31/14

Is Jeff Bezos Killing Capitalism?

By George Acs

American retailing is increasingly falling prey to Amazon and its razor-thin margins and willingness to sacrifice profits.

10:54AM 01/21/14

Taking Solace in an Earnings Challenged Coach

By George Acs

Coach, once the darling of retailers, has taken on an alarming pattern of large share moves on earnings reports. It's ability to disappoint investors yet remain steady in its trading range, however, makes it an intriguing covered option trade.

08:00AM 01/20/14

Abercrombie & Fitch Soars, but Will Crash Again

By George Acs

Abercrombie & Fitch shares leapt in the after hours as investors cheer better-than-expected news that may be based on weak foundations. An options strategy can insure against disaster here.

09:14AM 01/10/14

When to Take a Tax Loss

By George Acs

Four of five strategic tax loss sales saw the shares outperform the S&P 500 in 2013.

06:00AM 12/27/13

eBay's Trash Is an Option Writer's Treasure

By George Acs

eBay is an excellent example of how a covered option strategy can turn mediocrity into a thing of beauty.

11:12AM 12/19/13

Juice Up DRIP Returns With Options via 'PRIP'

By George Acs

Old-fashioned DRIP investing doesn't generate enough compound portfolio growth. Instead, try reinvesting premiums generated from a buy/write strategy to enhance DRIPs.

06:30AM 12/18/13

Caterpillar Is My Annuity

By George Acs

There are many options strategies that can help you play a stock like Caterpillar.

06:30AM 12/17/13

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