Archive for February 24, 2007

How Are Structured Settlements Structured

How Are Structured Settlements Structured?


Cash In Your Settlement Payments? The Good And The Bad

Cashing in your structured settlement is an option that you may have. By cashing in the funds that you are being paid through a structured settlement, you will be getting the funds that are owed to you in a lump sum. Not all of the funds have to be cashed in, nor do you have to do this at any time that you are getting payments. The benefit of cashing in is simple. You can get a larger payment all at once. Yet, this is not always the best option that you can choose. Therefore, if you are considering it, make sure that you pay attention to the details as well as the benefits and disadvantages of cashing in.


The Benefits of Structured Settlements

Before getting into the benefits of structured settlements, it might be a good idea to explain what it is. A structured settlement, sometimes referred to as a periodic payment judgment, occurs as a result of a lawsuit where there is a considerable sum of money to be paid out. Usually the amount is broken down into payments and put on a schedule to be paid out over time. Payments can be made monthly, yearly, or every couple of years, depending on the agreement. The payments can extend over a period of many years. A person receiving the payments is referred to as the payee or annuitant.


Day Trading Stocks - How Are You Doing?

Most trading is done emotionally charged, out of control, and frustrating as consistently losing is the norm. From this stressful and financially draining experience of not winning, few traders ever see the possibility for long term success - becoming a winner.

Losing or producing boring, mediocre returns is the guaranteed outcome of not having the following:


An Introduction to Option Spreads

Options trading, just like other trading activities, requires a strategy. At the core of many options trading strategies is option spreads. An option spread is the position that is entered when the investor purchases and sells (writes) equal numbers of the same kind of options with the same underlying security. However, the strike prices and expiration dates of these options differ depending on the type of spread.