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  • 3 Proven Options Trades To Profit From Market Volatility

    3 Proven Options Trades To Profit From Market Volatility

    Make volatility put cash in your brokerage account during 2017 by using these three simplified options trades. With a new President in office this year, investors should expect another bumpy ride for the stock market.  Generally speaking, the arrival of a new calendar year shouldn’t have much of an impact on the performance of the […]

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5 Cheap Stocks With Strong Insider Buying

5 Cheap Stocks With Strong Insider Buying

Finding value with drivers for growth while the market sits near all-time highs has become a challenge, but Bret Jensen has identified five stocks he thinks trade for too cheap and could rally higher on the back of strong insider buying.  The market has greeted the unexpected election outcome with one of the biggest post-election […]

Market Impact Of A Trump Presidency

Market Impact Of A Trump Presidency

Donald Trump emerged as the winner last night of a hotly contested presidential campaign and will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, January 20, 2017. The transition to a Republican presidency and Trump’s rejection of politics as usual, which drew so many voters, naturally lead to questions about his […]

Here’s What To Expect From The Market To Finish 2016

Here’s What To Expect From The Market To Finish 2016

Find out what Investors Alley’s lead equities analyst Bret Jensen predicts for the market as we close out an unexpected and volatile year. Will the market tread water, bounce higher, or fall lower, see what Bret has to say.  “Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” – Will Rogers […]

3 Retail Turnaround Stocks To Buy Before Black Friday

3 Retail Turnaround Stocks To Buy Before Black Friday

Watch these retail stocks rebound after putting plans in place to fire up growth and put their businesses back on track. Buy these three stocks before the retail extravaganza of Black Friday and put some extra pop in your brokerage account.  Higher wages mean higher costs, but what if higher paid employees is a long-term […]

Google Might Have Guaranteed The End Of The iPhone

Google Might Have Guaranteed The End Of The iPhone

Apple’s 10 years of smartphone dominance might have just come to an end. Google’s largest product launch in company history unveiled multiple products that target the biggest money-maker for the Cupertino tech behemoth. See why it might be time to start selling your Apple stock. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has taken the battle for tech dominance […]

3 Dividend Stocks To Buy And 3 To Sell As Volatility Increases

3 Dividend Stocks To Buy And 3 To Sell As Volatility Increases

We’re just about a month away from the election, so expect volatility to ramp up as the S&P 500 has fallen an average of 1.5% in this time frame over the last five elections. With even more volatile candidates this year, it might be safe to say the market could drop even further than average. […]

Options Trading Strategy

The Agriculture Stock To Grow Your Profits In 2017

The Agriculture Stock To Grow Your Profits In 2017

By using options, just a small uptick in price from this stock that is trading just above a decade-low can produce triple-digit gains for your portfolio. See Alan Knuckman’s step-by-step instructions on how to place this high probability trade.  We plant the seed, nature grows the seed and we eat the seed… Supply and Demand […]

How To Short Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) Stock For Free

How To Short Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) Stock For Free

While all experts are looking up at NVDA stock, I’m looking down This year has been friendly to bulls, but few were luckier than Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). While I see upside technical potential in the likes of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), traders have been buying NVDA stock as if it’s going to run out of supply. […]

Buy This Stock At A 15% Discount Or Be Paid Not To

Buy This Stock At A 15% Discount Or Be Paid Not To

By using a simple options trade, you can buy this stock at a 15% discount or earn $270 not to. This is the same strategy big money managers use to purchase stocks they like for cheap.  Volatility is OPPORTUNITY… The crucial measure of payoff for an investment is RETURN on RISK. Controlling and quantifying risk […]

Step-By-Step To Triple Digit Returns By June On This Catch-Up Rally

Step-By-Step To Triple Digit Returns By June On This Catch-Up Rally

Alan Knuckman shares easy-to-understand instructions on placing a high-probability options trade that targets 100% returns by June. In this article you will see exactly how much to pay and which contract to buy so you can place this trade with ease.  WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY – China Rhetoric versus Reality US stock market strength has investors […]

3 Naked Puts To Make $1,000 Off Q1 Earnings

3 Naked Puts To Make $1,000 Off Q1 Earnings

These naked puts could bank you a lot of cash if you can handle risk Bulls can find lot of opportunities to earn some solid returns without taking on all the risk with going long on a given stock. Utilizing naked puts, you can make money that’s called a “premium,” a payment you receive by […]

Earn 100% Returns By June On This Tech Stock Laggard

Earn 100% Returns By June On This Tech Stock Laggard

Having lagged behind its tech peers in the NASDAQ and not participated in the rally to all-time highs, this stock is the perfect set-up for a short-term options trade that targets 100% returns by summer. Alan Knuckman shares the step by step details on how to execute this trade. This common price pattern requires patience […]

Options Trading Basics

Mean Reversion: What Stocks And NFL Teams Have In Common

Mean Reversion: What Stocks And NFL Teams Have In Common

By studying the long-term performance of professional sports teams, investors can gain a sense of a stock’s future returns. Mean reversion controls stock market returns as much as the outcome of sports competitions. It’s easy for sports fans to assume a championship team will continue its stellar performance into the next season. It’s equally easy for investors to extrapolate a […]

Key Metrics: Price To Sales Ratio

Key Metrics: Price To Sales Ratio

Today I want to take an in-depth look at what James O’Shaughnessy, author of What Works on Wall Street, found to be the best historical value metric… the price to sales ratio. I’ll discuss how to calculate it, what it tells us, and how you can incorporate the metric in your investing approach. What Is Price To […]

Mean Reversion: What Stocks And NFL Teams Have In Common

Mean Reversion: What Stocks And NFL Teams Have In Common

By studying the long-term performance of professional sports teams, investors can gain a sense of a stock’s future returns. Mean reversion controls stock market returns as much as the outcome of sports competitions. It’s easy for sports fans to assume a championship team will continue its stellar performance into the next season. It’s equally easy […]

Option Basics – Debit Spreads

Option Basics – Debit Spreads

It’s time for the third installment in our tutorial series on option theory. In the last two installments we we covered option basics and then did our best to give you a head start on how to interpret option greeks. Today we’re going to jump right into debit spreads and explain why they often may be preferable to trading […]

Option Basics – The Greeks

Option Basics – The Greeks

It’s time for the second installment in our option basics tutorial series. Today we are going to cover the option greeks – which is commonly considered a dry topic. Well that was until now –  so grab a short sword and a bottle of body oil because you’re going to need it down in the dusty arena when […]

Option Basics

Option Basics

In the context of reintroducing option related strategies here at Evil Speculator I find it important that we establish a baseline of fundamental option related concepts for everyone. Perhaps you’ve never traded options before or maybe you’re just a bit rusty and could use a refresher. So let’s start with the very basics: WHAT IS AN OPTION […]

Options Trading Strategies

3 Metal Stocks Flashing Bright “Buy” Signals

3 Metal Stocks Flashing Bright “Buy” Signals

A trio of solid setups await in the metal space After a short holiday break, the inflation trade is back, baby! Indeed, the turn of the year has been oh-so-helpful in reigniting demand for metal stocks across the board. For proof, look no further than the SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEARCA:XME), which is […]

A Guide To Conservative Income Producing Option Strategies For Dividend Stocks

A Guide To Conservative Income Producing Option Strategies For Dividend Stocks

With interest rates at their lowest point in history, once safe income-producing assets such as 10- and 30-year Treasury bonds have seen their yields plunge to pitiful rates that are just high enough to keep up with inflation. And while high-quality, dividend growth blue chips such as Pfizer (PFE), Coca-Cola (KO), Procter & Gamble (PG), […]

The Best Strategies For Binary Trading

The Best Strategies For Binary Trading

Binary options are a relatively new trading method which became popular after its approval by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2008. Binary options require users to predict the future price movement of an underlying asset and they can gain up to 80% profit based on the outcome of the trade. Users need to choose […]

3 Safe Trades Leveraging The Market’s Biggest Trends

3 Safe Trades Leveraging The Market’s Biggest Trends

While the market tests new highs, some stocks and ETFs seem destined to fall. These three contrarian plays make great trades right now, and could be some of your most profitable moves for all of 2016. Changes are coming in three major areas of the market, and being on the right side of these trends […]

5 High Probability Options Trades For May

5 High Probability Options Trades For May

When I first started trading, I ignored the Dow Jones Industrial Average and its ETFs (DIA) because – after all – why would I limit myself to the 30 most popular stocks? But now, as an options trader, I find myself almost limited to those stocks that are most liquid. Because of this, I’ve looked […]

3 Strategies For Shorting The Bursting Biotech Bubble

3 Strategies For Shorting The Bursting Biotech Bubble

Follow any of these three easy to understand, step-by-step strategies that detail exactly how any investor can profit from the collapse in biotech.  The biotech sector is a bursting bubble. Unfortunately, making money from a bursting bubble requires investors to go short on a stock. Shorting a stock exposes an investor to a theoretically infinite […]

Options Trading

3 Trades To Play The Eye Of The Storm In Energy Stocks

3 Trades To Play The Eye Of The Storm In Energy Stocks

Energy stocks are splendid choices for options plays right now Let us praise the markets for creating puts and calls. The three-year period of volatility in oil delivery prices has created all kinds of havoc in the energy sector and in the global economy. The volatility and large moves in oil prices have created a […]

5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

Using options contracts to boost returns and income could be the most powerful investing tool that you’re not using. While trading options for the first time might be intimidating, we’ve broken it down to its core pieces and show that options aren’t as dangerous as you might think. 1) Options Trading is complicated Markets can […]

Buy This Stock At A 10% Discount Or Get Paid Not To

Buy This Stock At A 10% Discount Or Get Paid Not To

Using an easy to understand options strategy, you can purchase this undervalued and attractive stock at a 10% discount to its current price or get paid real cash income not to. Professional money managers use this strategy to build positions in stocks at a discount while also earning a regular income stream. Rates are ridiculously […]

3 Pitfalls Of Options Trading

3 Pitfalls Of Options Trading

Let’s discuss the downsides to options no one ever mentions. The reason no one talks about these pitfalls is that it’s against the system’s best interest. The system wants retail traders churning their accounts at brokerages with tons of options trades. The more trades the better. Brokers earn fat commission fees and their affiliates that […]

The Value Of “Growth Options”

The Value Of “Growth Options”

Financial economists divide the value of a company’s equity into two components: the value of “assets in place” and the value of “growth options.”  Although unfamiliar to many investors, the division is a highly useful tool.  To see why, both components must be defined clearly.  The first component, assets in place, has two parts.  The […]

Consider Options

Consider Options

Options are typically seen as complex and risky. They may be complex, but they need not be risky. In fact, options are a great tool for making the risk/return menu more complete. In that regard, I think they deserve a close look now. The reason is that given the immense run-up in the market since […]

Options Volatility Watch

3 Proven Options Trades To Profit From Market Volatility

3 Proven Options Trades To Profit From Market Volatility

Make volatility put cash in your brokerage account during 2017 by using these three simplified options trades. With a new President in office this year, investors should expect another bumpy ride for the stock market.  Generally speaking, the arrival of a new calendar year shouldn’t have much of an impact on the performance of the […]

Income Investors Should Learn To Love Volatility

Income Investors Should Learn To Love Volatility

Years from now, we may recall 2016 as the year when political risk became a constant presence hovering over the investment landscape. But fear not: there are ways for investors who rely on fickle global credit markets for income to turn the turbulence to their advantage. Investors have always had to account for some degree […]

A Comprehensive Guide On Making Profitable Investments In Times Of Economic Uncertainty And Increased Volatility

A Comprehensive Guide On Making Profitable Investments In Times Of Economic Uncertainty And Increased Volatility

Introduction There are probably a thousand and one laws on investing (possibly more) with a view to guiding you on how to make profitable investments. Interestingly, the multiplicity of those investment laws could make them confusing. More so, following all of the laws doesn’t guarantee profitable investments. However, the summation of all the laws of […]

Realized Volatility Profiles: Futures

Realized Volatility Profiles: Futures

Today I will introduce an aspect of volatility that you most likely have not seen being addressed anywhere else: realized volatility profiles. First up let’s make sure you all understand what realized volatility (RV) is and how it compares to implied volatility (IV). Simply RV measures the amount and amplitude of price change observed in […]

Big Time VIX Trades Could Mean Volatility Is About To Decrease

Big Time VIX Trades Could Mean Volatility Is About To Decrease

Big Time VIX Trades Could Mean Volatility Is About To Decrease The VIX continues to generate plenty of financial news as it remains elevated above normal levels.  Volatility has started to settle in recent days, but don’t expect a complete capitulation until after the next Fed meeting. As a reminder, the VIX (S&P 500 Volatility […]

Major VIX Action Suggests Volatility Is Going To Decline

Major VIX Action Suggests Volatility Is Going To Decline

Major VIX Action Suggests Volatility Is Going To Decline The VIX has been front and center in the financial news lately with all the volatility that’s hit the market the past couple weeks.  The collapse of the Chinese economy is spooking investors and adding a sizeable level of uncertainty to US financial markets. As a […]