Dawn Pennington
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Dawn Pennington is a freelance financial journalist and principal at Palm Beach Publishing. For nearly a decade, she has worked as an editor, writer, product-developer, marketer and educator for major investment publishers InvestorPlace Media (formerly Phillips Investment Resources), Agora Publishing, and as a contract employee for several others.

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Recent Articles

Add Textron Options for a Defensive Portfolio Play

Feb. 8, 2012, 7:35 am EDT – As a trader or investor, you have probably been told at one time or another that you need to diversify your portfolio. This isn’t always such a bad thing depending on market timing. The same can be said of companies. Yes, a company should figure out what it does best and stick to it. And... More 

Are the Bulls Exhausted Already?

Jan. 30, 2012, 7:05 am EDT – Last week’s price action may have signaled a short-term top in the market. More 

Use Options to Generate Income

May. 24, 2011, 9:06 am EDT – Selling covered calls and put options are bullish strategies that generate income. More 

Naked Puts Bring Reward and Risk

Apr. 18, 2011, 5:30 am EDT – Selling naked puts is an options strategy that generates income but involves some risk. More 

Starbucks News is Good for April Options

Feb. 15, 2011, 10:41 am EDT – Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) faces challenges but it won a lawsuit against Kraft (NYSE: KFT) and will launch a single-cup coffee brewer. Buy April in-the-money calls. More 

Time for Put Options on High-Flying Netflix

Jan. 27, 2011, 12:22 pm EDT – The cult around Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) suggests it is time for contrarians to buy put options to profit from a coming decline in customers. More 

Reading Options Tickers

Jan. 24, 2011, 10:46 am EDT – Options tickers have gotten longer but they can easily read. More 

‘Spread’ Your Wings

Sep. 17, 2008, 1:08 pm EDT – If you are familiar with buying calls and puts, we'll show you how to buy them even cheaper. More 

‘Order’ Your Broker to Enter Trades Cheaper

Aug. 21, 2008, 12:57 pm EDT – Let your broker do the work! With the right directions you don't have to be glued to your computer screen. More 

Learn to Speak ‘Greek’

Jul. 31, 2008, 12:46 pm EDT – How is the true price of an option determined? Don't let it all be 'Greek' to you. We'll show you how four fraternity brothers work together to create a party in your portfolio. More