What’s up! It’s episode 44 of Payne Points of Wealth and we saw a market correction this past week or a little bit of a sell-off, but the major indices now sit at all-time highs again as I’m recording this. But the question is out there… is the market topping out? Are we starting to see a peak? Is the market ready to crash? Is this sugar high, those trillions of dollars, that the government’s created finally coming to an end? We’re going to break it down for you and give you our view of the rest of the year when it comes to the economy and the stock market. On the tipping point today, we’re going to talk about a covered call strategy. You may have heard about this. Is this a strategy you should be thinking about with your portfolio to build wealth? We’re going to break down what a covered call strategy is and our thoughts on it. Is it appropriate, not appropriate? We’re going to tell you about our new cryptocurrency BobCoin! You need BobCoin in your portfolio and we’re going to tell you why!
You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…
- The correction… if you blinked you missed it [1:34]
- The Market is smarter than Wall Street [3:24]
- The biggest problem with DIY investors [6:14]
- Getting into the global market [8:13]
- The Tipping Point [12:01]
- BobCoin [16:23]
- Hidden Facts of Finance [19:42]
Venturing outside of the US market could pay big
With treasury yields at 1.3%, it makes dividend yields — which are over 2% for a lot of US stocks — very attractive. But there are other places to be than in the US. It looks pretty good around the world right now. Biden came out and said he’s going after big tech. We’re seeing all these antitrust suits against big tech. Not to mention the valuation or how high the prices are on a lot of these big tech stocks and if you own the S&P 500, that’s 22% in five companies, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. That’s not diversification and the headwinds are there. They’re real.
The US market isn’t the only game in town! Europe looks freaking awesome right now. I never thought I would say that. But when you start looking at vaccination rates going up, dividend yields, cheaper stocks, there are so many reasons why you need to diversify your money right now. To make that a little bit more real, when you say cheaper, the S&P 500 trades at twenty and a half times its forward earnings right now. Europe on the other hand only trades at sixteen and a half times its forward earnings. I would say that’s a huge discount. Buy low, sell high, that’s the name of the game.
This week on the tipping point: Covered Call Strategy
This week on the tipping point we are discussing a listener question.
“I listen to your podcast every week and appreciate the way your team keeps me grounded. I was wondering what your thoughts are on a covered call strategy. I generally stay away from Reddit but my son sent this to me and I wonder why I never hear professional investors talk about such strategies. I’d really appreciate your thoughts on this.”
The strategy in question is a covered call and we used to use them.
There are two components to a covered call strategy. You buy shares of any stock that’s publicly traded. The other way to invest in that same stock is called an option. An option is a very speculative way to invest because it has a finite period of time to where it exists. So if you think about casino gambling, the stock is the house is the casino and the option is the better.
You have this contract and you’re giving someone the right to buy your stock at a certain price — ideally, for more than you bought it — and they pay you a premium. Not only do you get the dividend on the stock, but you’re getting this premium on top of that. Sounds sexy, right? You’re getting all this income on your stock, it’s a no-brainer. Why wouldn’t everybody do this?
Most people who buy call options, lose all their money. Of course, that is until they don’t. When they don’t lose money, it means the market made a gigantic move and that’s the problem with the strategy when the market moves big, like it had this last year, you end up having to sell out of the market and you don’t get all of the return you deserve. Listen to the episode for the full story on this strategy.
This week’s hidden facts of finance
The S&P 500 averages a whopping 21.8% in a newly elected Democrats inaugural year. If the past few weeks are any indication it’s playing out perfectly again this year. Believe it or not the first year in a presidential cycle under a Democratic presidency, typically has at least a 20% return. You wouldn’t think that because of what the administration has been proposing, higher taxes, more estate taxes, reducing wealth, and you’d think that would be counterintuitive to investing in the stock market. It turns out it’s not the case. If that’s the case, we have another 10% plus to go. Again, market melt-up. It’s coming. You heard it here first!
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