A long box spread can be a good alternative to buying a Treasury note or a CD if you don’t screw up your order. Here’s how to do it at Fidelity.
A short box spread trade effectively gets you a loan at a low fixed rate for a fixed term. Don’t do it if there’s any chance you’ll make a mistake.
I should give an update for my experiment with selling cash-secured put options. Back in June 2012, when the percentage of my portfolio invested in stocks was close to reach a trigger point for rebalancing, I wrote this post: Sell Cash-Secured Puts: Get Paid for Your Rebalancing Commitment. The gist was that by announcing to […]
The previous two posts Pay a 30-Year Loan On a 15-Year Schedule and Borrow 30-Year and Invest The Difference showed how you can save money if you are committed to making higher monthly payments on your mortgage. This fits into a general theme: pay a lower price if you commit to something and you make […]