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December 31, 2016

Article originally published in partnership with INO.com



President-elect Donald Trump has thrown cold water on the recently volatile healthcare cohort as he voiced concerns on rising drug prices. The Trump rally continues to power on as the S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones continue to break all-time highs on what seems like a daily occurrence. Since Trump voiced his concerns over drug pricing the rally has largely left healthcare related stocks (pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and wholesalers) behind the overall rise in the broader markets as of recent. T...

December 21, 2016

Originally published in partnership with INO.com



CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) recently reported what was ostensibly another great quarter reporting a year-over-year increase of 28% and 16% in EPS and revenue, respectively. After reporting its Q3 earnings, CVS sold off 17%, moving down from $84 to $70 at market open. I’ve written several articles putting forth the case that CVS presents a compelling investment opportunity in the growing healthcare space. My investment thesis was based on the fact that CVS has been highly acquisitive, continues to deliver robust earnings growth, revenue growth, growing dividends and has an aggressive share buyback prog...

December 11, 2016

Originally published in partnership INO.com



In early September I wrote an article speaking to the fact that Disney (NYSE:DIS) couldn’t seem to get out of its own way when it came to breaking out of its chronic stock slump. Over the past few weeks Disney has seen a major move towards the $100 threshold after reporting its quarterly results and breaking the all-time worldwide box-office record. This uptick has been buoyed by Doctor Strange, Moana and Rouge One to round out the year at the box office. The stock fell from the $120s in late 2015 to low $90s and had been stuck in the $90 range all throughout 2016. This perpe...

December 8, 2016

Originally published in agreement with INO.com:



As cashless societies forge ahead, Visa remains at the forefront of this movement with its dominance in the credit card space. Visa Europe acquisition, growing dividends, share buybacks and accelerating revenue and EPS growth culminate into a compelling investment as a great long-term core portfolio holding. As many countries make a secular transition towards cashless societies, the credit card transaction space will continue to reap the rewards of this trend via swipe fees and other services. Globally, Visa has been at the forefront of this space, accounting for more than 45...

November 23, 2016

NOTE: This article was originally published in partnership with INO.com




Political uncertainty has roiled the markets as of late with initial predictions pricing-in a Clinton victory. As election night unfolded and a Trump victory was evident, the markets responded negatively in pre-market trading with the Dow dropping over 700 points. Upon the realization that Trump was in fact the president-elect, the markets bounced back and the Dow ended the day up ~300 points. In particular, healthcare related stocks from pharmaceutical companies...

November 17, 2016

I originally wrote this article for NerdWallet and was compensated for the work.

The staggering costs of higher education are creating a financial barrier to entry for many families. These financial hurdles are at the forefront of parents with young children. Contending with these high costs are challenging for many families that believe paying for these higher education costs is a shared responsibility between the parents and their future college student. Devising a long-term strategy is essential in mitigating the impact of these future higher education costs and subsequent student loan debt. One of the most popular means for earmarking and investing money for future college expenses is in the form of a 529 college savings account. 52...

November 12, 2016


As corporate America continues to search for creative ways to streamline costs and reduce expenditures pertaining to medical expenses, more companies than ever are offering High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) with a companion Health Savings Account (HSA) option. Two-thirds of companies with 1,000 employees or more are offering this HDHP/HSA option. The popularity of the HDHP/HSA combination has increased substantially over the past decade. As of 2014, 17.4 million people were enrolled in HDHP/HSA compared to a mere 3.2 million in 2006, a five-fold increase in just 8 years. In short, a HDHP is a pre-tax medical plan that requires the employee to absorb the cost of medical expenses up front to a defined dollar amount to sat...

November 5, 2016


McKesson recently reported Q2 2017 numbers that missed analysts’ expectations on both EPS and revenue, missing by $0.11 per share and $1.25 billion, respectively. This was the fourth consecutive quarter in which McKesson has missed revenue targets. As a result of the most recent miss, shares of McKesson sank by ~$40 per share or 23% beginning in after-hours trading and through the next trading day (Figure 1). In February I wrote a piece on McKesson stating that I felt McKesson presented a buying opportunity when the stock sank to a 52-week low of $148 per share. As that call began to come to fruition, I wrote a series of follow-up articles voicing caution as the share price appreciated. On March 21st I framed my thesis as bein...

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I'm Noah Kiedrowski, founder of Stock Options Dad, LLC. Where it's my goal to simplify options trading. Demonstrating how high probability options trading for consistent income thrives in both bear and bull markets. Options enable investors to mitigate risk and circumvent drastic market moves while generating consistent income in a high probability manner.

All of my trades are risk-defined in order to leverage a minimal amount of capital and maximize return on investment. All performance metrics can be found on the PERFORMANCE tab. For any given trade I target an ROI of 7-15% at an ~85% probability of winning the trade at expiration. In doing so, I typically hold ~50% of my portfolio in cash.

I always strive to trade in high implied volatility environments across a wide array of tickers to maximize sector diversity. Trading across uncorrelated tickers and maximizing the number of trades, as part of the 10 OPTIONS TRADING RULES, is essential for long-term success in options trading.

Did you know that a staggering 92% of actively managed funds do not outperform their benchmark over 5, 10 and 15 year time horizons? Interestingly, over a ~25 year time period from 1983-2006, 39% of stocks in the Russell 3000, comprising the largest 3000 companies in the U.S., were unprofitable investments while 64% of stocks underperformed the index. Shockingly, only 25% of stocks were responsible for all the market’s gains from this ~25 year period! Taken together, investors only have a 36% chance of picking a winning stock that may or may not outperform the broader index. Options trading provides a statistical edge in trading that individual stock investing simply can't offer.

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