Jay Soloff

Jay Soloff is an options analyst with Investors Alley.

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A Quick Trade To Profit From This Summer’s Volatility?

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Quick Trade To Profit From This Summer’s Volatility?

Most investors (and all traders) are aware of what market volatility is.  When stocks are moving all over the place, it’s pretty obvious to most anyone who follows the markets that it means volatility is high.  And when nothing is going on and stocks are moving sideways, it’s easy to recognize that as a low […]

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A Quick 185% On An ETF That’s Just Now Bottomed

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Quick 185% On An ETF That’s Just Now Bottomed

If you have any interest in economic policy, especially macroeconomic policy and repercussions, now is about as interesting as it gets. I realize most people don’t get a hoot about macroeconomics, but it can be very useful for analyzing trading opportunities. (For me, it goes beyond that since I have a degree in economics which […]

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A Cheap Options Trade To Protect Your Portfolio Through August

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Cheap Options Trade To Protect Your Portfolio Through August

Usually this is the time of year when I have to come up with creative market-related topics to write about.  Normally, when the kids get out of school and the weather turns hot, many investors take a break from the market.  Summer months can be slow and boring if you’re typically an active trader. Often […]

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A Super Cheap Way To Use Options To Protect Against A Black Swan Event

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Super Cheap Way To Use Options To Protect Against A Black Swan Event

Most of the time when I highlight an interesting trade I’ve seen in the market, it’s something I’m looking at in terms of profit-making potential.  That may seem obvious, but don’t forget, options make wonderful risk management tools as well.  In fact, they’re probably the most efficient tools for portfolio risk protection out there. There […]

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A Super Cheap Way To Protect Yourself From Risk Overseas

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Super Cheap Way To Protect Yourself From Risk Overseas

One of the questions I get a lot when I speak at events like the MoneyShow and TradersExpo is about the benefits of looking at large options trades.  Large trades using options, typically called block trades, are often executed by big firms with a lot of capital and resources. As such, block trades can be […]

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The Latest Gaming Craze Could Lead To A Quick 468% Return

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Latest Gaming Craze Could Lead To A Quick 468% Return

The video gaming industry is extremely competitive, but can also be immensely profitable if a developer hits big on a certain game or franchise. Success stories in video games range from relatively simple mobile apps to massive projects with huge development costs. Much like a movie, production costs for video games are mostly upfront. A […]

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Is This Trade Really Going To Earn 24,900% Returns?

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Is This Trade Really Going To Earn 24,900% Returns?

After over a year of basically no volatility in the stock market, we had something of a volatility revelation which began on February 5th. The selloff that day and the subsequent implosion of certain volatility products (like XIV) created a major jump in market volatility. As you can see from the chart, iPath S&P 500 VIX […]

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Book 125% Returns On A Big Move In Facebook (FB)

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Book 125% Returns On A Big Move In Facebook (FB)

Perhaps no company has gotten more press lately than Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). The social media giant has mostly been in the limelight for negative reasons… namely the Cambridge Analytica scandal and data privacy concerns. Investors were quick to jump ship when concerns over FB’s policies became headline news. The stock dropped from $180 to $150 in about […]

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Betting On The Market Not Moving?

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
Betting On The Market Not Moving?

The last several weeks have been interesting for stocks to say the least. We simply are not used to the volatility – the daily swings – we’ve been getting nearly every trading day. It’s been years since we’ve had anything close to market conditions like this. Moreover, volatility indicators have remained high but stable throughout […]

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Make Money While Waiting For Volatility To Fall

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Make Money While Waiting For Volatility To Fall

For the last several weeks, every time it seemed the market was ready to rally, something happened to send it back down. The biggest concerns lately centered on the potential trade war brewing between China and the U.S. It appears that most companies have no desire to get involved with a battle of escalting tariffs. […]

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How To Generate Income On Tesla’s (TSLA) Plunge

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
How To Generate Income On Tesla’s (TSLA) Plunge

Of all the selling going on in the stock market these days, no sector has been hit harder than tech. Although I believe the overall selling has been too harsh, the tech sector was certainly overvalued relative to other sectors. Keep in mind, the tech sector has almost always been the biggest area of growth, […]

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Make 150% When The Markets Calm Down

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
Make 150% When The Markets Calm Down

Well this past week has certainly been interesting.  After a pretty terrible week for stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down 5% for the year and the S&P 500 is down about 3%.  This certainly isn’t the year most investors expected, especially after the market reacted so positively to the reduction in corporate […]

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Here’s How To Generate 425% Returns On Higher Interest Rates

| March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Here’s How To Generate 425% Returns On Higher Interest Rates

This week, we get the next installment of the FOMC meeting – the big Fed meeting where they decide what to do with interest rates.  The meetings are a bit more interesting these days since rates are going up and some sort of definitive actions tends to take place. Keep in mind, we had several […]

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How To Generate Explosive Returns In The Financial Sector

| March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
How To Generate Explosive Returns In The Financial Sector

After the February 5th market meltdown, there hasn’t been any real consensus on what’s next for the financial markets. There are some who think stocks are in store for another correction. Others think this is the start of yet another huge rally. Regarding volatility, opinions are also mixed. Is the spike in the VIX a prelude […]

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Here’s How To Generate Huge Returns From Trump’s Trade War

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Here’s How To Generate Huge Returns From Trump’s Trade War

As if there hasn’t been enough political and economic news lately – now we have a trade war to contemplate. In case you haven’t been following, the current administration is imposing a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum imports. Non-US steel producing countries are sure to follow suit with their own tariffs, […]

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How To Make 150% Returns Off Of Higher Interest Rates

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
How To Make 150% Returns Off Of Higher Interest Rates

After a year of mostly moving higher, with barely any volatility to speak of, we’re finally seeing a shift in the financial markets. It’s not just stocks – bonds, commodities, and currencies are also moving into new territories. Of course, much of the change is due to the expected change in interest rates and inflation […]

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Protecting Against Downside Risk As Retail Stock Report Earnings

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Protecting Against Downside Risk As Retail Stock Report Earnings

The increase in market volatility the past couple weeks is helping to reawaken interest in hedging with options. More specifically, I’m seeing a lot more downside protection trades in the options market than before the correction at the beginning of February. Investors have quickly remembered that stocks can move really fast when things get hairy. […]

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Follow This Massive Downside Trade With A Potential 1,100% Return

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Follow This Massive Downside Trade With A Potential 1,100% Return

One of the most interesting aspects of options trading is that you never quite know what traders are thinking when they make trades.  It’s difficult to be 100% sure of their goals when they initiate a certain position. Part of the mystery is due to how flexible an investment options can be.  Perhaps more importantly, […]

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A Big Bank Trade Moving Into Earnings

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Big Bank Trade Moving Into Earnings

As an options trader, earnings season is often one of the most enjoyable times to trade. During the heavy earnings periods, you often see plenty of large moves in individual stocks (for obvious reasons). Options can be a good way to capitalize off those big moves. However, the biggest challenge with using options for earnings […]

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How To Trade Bonds To Make Up To 200%

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
How To Trade Bonds To Make Up To 200%

Most people think bonds are boring. And it’s true, if you buy a bond and just wait for the coupon payment to arrive, it is definitely an uneventful investment… boring and safe. Of course, that’s exactly why people buy bonds. However, trading bonds is a completely different matter. Bonds, even government bonds, can move as […]

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This Energy Trade Could Post Triple-Digit Gains

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
This Energy Trade Could Post Triple-Digit Gains

Investors often try to figure out themes in the financial markets once a new trading year hits.  2017 was all about low volatility, cryptocurrencies, and tax reform.  With tax reform out of the way, we still have low volatility and cryptocurrencies/blockchain tech on the board.  What else could be in store? Obviously, the jury’s still […]

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This Surprise Stock Could Make You Big Bucks

| January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
This Surprise Stock Could Make You Big Bucks

It’s no secret that options are often the investment vehicle of choice for “smart money” traders.  Big funds and trading firms regularly use options to establish their biggest positions – sometimes in conjunction with stock holdings, other times just using options.  It’s especially true for the most heavily traded ETFs and stocks. Less often, you’ll […]

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One Way To Trade This Monster Tech Stock In January

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
One Way To Trade This Monster Tech Stock In January

It’s officially the start of a new trading year, but that doesn’t mean you have to create all new investment strategies.  While there are certainly going to be some changes (possibly big ones) in 2018, there is plenty that happened in 2017 which will more or less be repeated this year. For instance, the leading […]

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What To Expect From Gold In The New Year

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
What To Expect From Gold In The New Year

Despite the rapid approach of the holiday season – with plenty of investors going on vacation – there has still been plenty of financial news to contemplate. Of course, the biggest news item in the world of investments has been the rapid rise of the price of bitcoin, along with the launch of bitcoin futures. […]

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An Interesting Way To Hedge Portfolio Risk

| December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
An Interesting Way To Hedge Portfolio Risk

One of the great things about options is how flexible they can be for custom-designing strategies to meet your needs.  With options, even something as mundane as hedging can be done in an interesting and creative manner. This is especially true since volatility ETPs (exchange traded products) have become widely popular among traders and investors. […]

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Cashing In On High Volatility

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Cashing In On High Volatility

Finally we have some fireworks in the financial markets, which is typically a good thing for options traders. With as slow as it’s been lately, it’s nice to actually see some real action in stocks. The VIX (the most common measure of market volatility) even jumped from 11 to 14.50 in one day (last Friday). […]

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The Top Unexpected Tech Trade For 2018

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Top Unexpected Tech Trade For 2018

Thanksgiving has come and gone and we’re quickly approaching the end of the year. It’s about this time when investors start thinking about trading strategies for the coming year. What’s going to be successful in 2018? What are the new trends going to be? Usually, a new trade theory involves an expectation of some asset […]

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This Is The One Easy Trade To Make Before December

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
This Is The One Easy Trade To Make Before December

Thanksgiving is next week, if you can believe it, and that means 2017’s trading year is coming to a close.  By December 15th or so, volume will dry up dramatically and many investors will close shop until next year.  But does that mean stocks are done moving for the year? While September and October are often […]

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Here’s Why This ETF Has Become Popular With Retirement Investors

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Here’s Why This ETF Has Become Popular With Retirement Investors

One of the biggest changes to investing in recent times is the vast amount of choices available to investors of any size. The advent of ETFs has opened up markets and assets which almost no one could previously access – especially if you didn’t have a lot of money to invest. It used to be […]

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The 1 Easy Trade For Oil’s Resurgence

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
The 1 Easy Trade For Oil’s Resurgence

While it’s clearly been a good year for stock investors, the same can’t be said for every asset class. The commodities sector, for instance, has been a mixed bag. Overall, the performance of commodities as an asset class has been dragged down by energy. In particular, crude oil and natural gas are both down on […]

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Railroads Are Still A Good Investment. Here’s Why And Where To Put Your Money

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Railroads Are Still A Good Investment. Here’s Why And Where To Put Your Money

Let me tell you about an exciting new transportation technology. It’s ground-breaking. It’s game-changing. The entire face of shipping could be altered. It’s… er… railroads. Okay, so maybe not so exciting. Or new. In fact, since the first major railroads were built around 200 years ago in the US, not much has changed. Trains are […]

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How To Trade Facebook Earnings

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
How To Trade Facebook Earnings

Earnings season is upon us again, seemingly out of nowhere. Has it already been three months since last quarter’s results were released? Well, many of the most widely followed companies don’t report until November, so I guess we have some time to come up with earnings-related trading ideas. Most of the time, traders think of […]

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One Trader Just Placed A Big Bet That The Market Is Going Lower: Here’s How You Profit From It

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
One Trader Just Placed A Big Bet That The Market Is Going Lower: Here’s How You Profit From It

Predicting where the stock market is going is a tricky business. Very few investors or traders have a consistent, strong track record when it comes to guessing the short- to medium-term direction of the market. That’s because there’s always plenty of noise in the short-term. While there aren’t any obvious events this year (like an […]

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A Simple Way To Play Financials If Rates Rise

| October 6, 2017 | 2 Comments
A Simple Way To Play Financials If Rates Rise

Among the investment community, it’s easy to find commentary on popular tech and retail stocks. Given what’s been happening in Washington, there’s also plenty of discussion on healthcare companies. But one sector that’s been getting very little attention lately is financials, particularly banks. While the banking industry has been relatively calm the last couple years, […]

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Quick Profits From Renewed Interest In Solar Stocks

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Quick Profits From Renewed Interest In Solar Stocks

Is solar power becoming a lucrative investment again? It seems like solar energy companies have taken a backseat to other, more exciting tech companies over the past few years. However, new energy policies may shift solar back into the… well… light of day. Currently, solar power only provides about 1% of electricity in the US. […]

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An Easy Win On A 21st Century Economy Using 19th Century Technology

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
An Easy Win On A 21st Century Economy Using 19th Century Technology

If you’re an active investor, you’ve certainly heard the term “crowded trade” before. It’s used to describe a situation where so many investors or traders are on one side of a certain trading strategy, it has become overbought/oversold or there’s no edge left in it. For example, if every investor thought company XYZ was going […]

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Plan For Volatility The Rest Of The Year Using Options

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Plan For Volatility The Rest Of The Year Using Options

If you’ve been paying attention to the market lately, you will have definitely noticed an uptick in volatility. The VIX, the most popular measure of volatility, spiked on several occasions over the last two weeks. Plus, it remained elevated (relative to recent months) even on less volatile trading days. You can see from the chart, […]

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Using Options To Trade Metals And Mining

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Using Options To Trade Metals And Mining

One of the great benefits to options trading is the flexibility it gives traders to execute a strategy as they see fit.  With options, even traders who share an opinion on a trade thesis can go about the execution in vastly different manners.  This flexibility allows savvy traders to fine tune their trading strategy as […]

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A Super Cheap Way To Trade Volatility With Options

| August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Super Cheap Way To Trade Volatility With Options

It’s almost hard to believe, but higher market volatility has persisted for over a week.  We haven’t had more than a day or two of elevated volatility in essentially over a year.  Most of the volatility spikes of the last year or so were so short-lived, you almost didn’t know they occurred. Even last week, […]

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Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

Right now, thousands of short volatility traders are scrambling to cover their positions. Okay, that’s an exaggeration – they’re probably just rolling their positions higher. Joking aside, there’s nothing like a nuclear threat to get some volatility back in the financial markets. Yet, two or three days of higher volatility probably isn’t going to change […]

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How To Trade Facebook (FB) With Options

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
How To Trade Facebook (FB) With Options

Death, taxes, and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) user growth… it should be the new saying. Social media giant Facebook continues to grow its user base quarter after quarter with almost military-like discipline. It seems like the only thing that could halt the growth is the limited population of the planet. Eventually, FB will run out of users, but does […]

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An Options Trade That Wins No Matter What Direction Gold Moves

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
An Options Trade That Wins No Matter What Direction Gold Moves

Major interest rate news on the horizon means the price of gold could spike either higher or lower in a short period of time. Here’s a trade that makes money if gold moves just a small amount either up or down.  Over the next several weeks, investors will be heavily focused on any news or […]

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This Is The Biggest Options Trade Ever Made

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
This Is The Biggest Options Trade Ever Made

Risking $10 million on a trade that has a 9-day time limit might seem ludacris, but that’s exactly what this trader did. The best part is, you don’t need to have millions of dollars to profit from the same type of trade. Jay Soloff explains how.  It’s easy to see the benefits of trading options […]

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Bank 100% Returns By September Using This Cheap Options Trade

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Bank 100% Returns By September Using This Cheap Options Trade

90% of all trades on this one stock have been bullish in the last week and 80% have been bullish over the last month. That’s why now’s the time to buy into this stock, and, by using this cheap options trade, you can bank 100% returns by September with just a small move higher in […]

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How To Trade The Fed Rate Hike Using Options

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
How To Trade The Fed Rate Hike Using Options

Take some steps to make sure your portfolio profits from the Fed’s latest rate hike by following the proven trade in this article. By using options you can supercharge your annual income from stocks.  Last week was a busy news week, but the most important story for investors was the Fed rate hike.  While it […]

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A Cheap Options Trade That Wins No Matter Which Way The Market Moves

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Cheap Options Trade That Wins No Matter Which Way The Market Moves

With the Fed raising rates this afternoon, we could be in for a period of dramatic market swings. Here’s how you can profit in either direction using options. This is a win-win trade that can be placed by anyone no matter their level of experience or account size.  There’s been so much talk of low […]

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The Right Options Trade To Place For Low Volatility

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Right Options Trade To Place For Low Volatility

Looking through an options chain trying to find the right contract and the right date can be overwhelming. One bad decision and you could lose big money. Let us simplify that for you today by showing you set-by-step how to place the right trade for today’s market.  Finally, I have some exciting stock market news […]

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An Easy Trade On Tech’s Biggest Stocks Using Options

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
An Easy Trade On Tech’s Biggest Stocks Using Options

One trader bet $2 million that the market will make a big move in just the next two weeks and Jay Soloff concurs. Take a look at what the “smart money” is doing today so that they can make money no matter which way the market moves. It’s undoubtedly been a good year for stock […]

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The Cheap Way To Profit From Record Low Volatility

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Cheap Way To Profit From Record Low Volatility

Conflict in Syria, worries about Russia and North Korea, and an unpredictable government at home could send the stock market tumbling at any moment. Here’s how to profit from a temporary market dip. Stock market volatility continues to confound traders and investors as the VIX and other major volatility trackers close in on all-time lows.  […]

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The Market “Insurance” Trade That Profits From A Crash

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Market “Insurance” Trade That Profits From A Crash

Worrying about what will happen if the market crashes will never accomplish anything, but most investors never plan to profit if the market takes a dive. Place the trade shared in this article that acts as “insurance” against a market sell-off.  From a volatility standpoint, the stock market has been incredibly boring lately.  It’s almost […]

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The Best Way To Trade Microsoft Earnings

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Best Way To Trade Microsoft Earnings

The cash-cow tech giant reports earnings this week, and a big move could be right around the corner. Here’s how to make a huge return on Microsoft no matter which way the stock moves after earnings. It may not seem like it, but we’re back in midst of earnings season and about to hit the […]

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The Beginner Options Trade For Huge Upside

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Beginner Options Trade For Huge Upside

Finally, an options trade that you can place with little to no prior experience that has huge upside potential. Get the detailed and easy-to-understand instructions and analysis on this trade from Jay Soloff, a former floor trader with decades of experience. Options Can Provide Huge Upside For Time Warner Bulls The death of cable TV […]

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Go Bullish On Gold Using Options

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Go Bullish On Gold Using Options

Uncertainty is creeping back into the markets which means that the safe-haven commodity is coming back to life. By using the options trade shared in this article, you can profit big from just a small move north in the price of gold.  Ever since central banks started accumulating gold (after the Financial Crisis of 2008-2009), […]

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Place This Options Trade Today And Profit From Market Volatility

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Place This Options Trade Today And Profit From Market Volatility

It’s only a matter of time until this market breaks and volatility comes crashing back in. When that happens, all stocks will fall no matter what business they are in, but you can use the trade shared in this article today to hedge your portfolio and make a 9 to 1 return if the market […]

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Take A Position In Starbucks Stock Today: Here’s Why

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Take A Position In Starbucks Stock Today: Here’s Why

After having a not-so-great earnings season, the world’s largest coffee chain’s stock took a dive, but that shouldn’t scare you away from placing a trade on this winning stock. Check out how we would place a profitable trade using options.  Although we’ve just completed what has been a strong earnings season overall, one very popular […]

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Use This Options Trade To Profit From The Hot Snap IPO

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Use This Options Trade To Profit From The Hot Snap IPO

After rocketing up 44% on its first day of trading and another 10% on Friday, this hot social media app loved by Millenials is now worth over $30 billion. By every metric that’s stretched, so that’s why we’re recommending this options strategy to short this high-flying stock.  The first big IPO of 2017, and the […]

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Follow The Smart Money Betting Big On This Scenario

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Follow The Smart Money Betting Big On This Scenario

A $2.35 million dollar bet that this stock will move 5% higher in the next three months could only come from a big-money trader seeing something the rest of the market is not. See how to follow along on this trade that could end up paying off quite nicely.  Have you ever wondered why so […]

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The High-Probability Earnings Trade You Need To Make

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
The High-Probability Earnings Trade You Need To Make

Watching how earnings reports can affect the share prices of stocks, sometimes sending them sharply higher and lower, doesn’t always have to be a nerve-wrenching event. With a simple options trade, that you can easily place in five minutes, you can profit from a big move down or up in the stocks you follow.  We’re […]

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Commodities Rally Makes This Trade Great Again

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Commodities Rally Makes This Trade Great Again

Having already moved up quickly in 2017, commodities like copper and gold look like they will have a breakout year. Here’s the one stock you want to trade for unlimited upside by June. We’re barely two weeks into 2017, and it’s already clear that commodities could play a bigger role in the financial markets than […]

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3 Proven Options Trades To Profit From Market Volatility

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
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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