Category: Call Or Put Options?

Buying A Call Option On United States Oil $USO

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On United States Oil $USO

Buying A Call Option On United States Oil $USO                                        Crude oil is once again making headlines as it struggles to hold onto the $30 per barrel mark.  The world’s most popular commodity has dropped 17% year-to-date and has everyone trying to pick a bottom. Is a drop in the price of oil good for the […]

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Buying A Call Option On United States Oil $USO

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On United States Oil $USO

Buying A Call Option On United States Oil $USO Crude oil is once again making headlines as it plunges towards the $40 per barrel mark.  The world’s most popular commodity has dropped 20% over the past month and has everyone trying to pick a bottom. Is a drop in the price of oil good for […]

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Buying A Call Option On Intel $INTC

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On Intel $INTC

Buying A Call Option On Intel $INTC                                        The semiconductor industry has been on an interesting path so far this year.  Overall, chipmakers are underperforming the market as a whole.  However, certain individual companies are doing quite well. The biggest news from the industry has been the amount of huge mergers over the last year.  Three […]

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Buying A Put Option On Box $BOX

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Put Option On Box $BOX

Buying A Put Option On Box $BOX There are typically ample opportunities to find attractive call option to buy on a weekly basis.  It’s fairly common to find stocks that have been oversold in the short-term.  There are plenty of reasons for overselling to take place. On the other hand, overbought stocks are harder to […]

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Buying A Call Option On Marvell Technology $MRVL

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On Marvell Technology $MRVL

Buying A Call Option On Marvell Technology $MRVL Big things are happening in the semiconductor industry.  Avago Technologies $AVGO is buying Broadcom $BRCM for $37 billion.  That’s the largest chip industry deal ever.  The combined entity will provide chips for everything from iPhones to server farms. That’s obviously big news for the industry, which has […]

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Buying A Call Option on Take-Two Interactive Software $TTWO

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option on Take-Two Interactive Software $TTWO

Buying A Call Option On Take-Two Interactive Software $TTWO                                        Video game companies can make for interesting investment opportunities.  Like a movie production company, the fortunes of a business can often come from one blockbuster hit.  However, it can be often difficult to predict what game is going to be the next blockbuster. Moreover, the gaming […]

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Buying A Call Option On Twitter $TWTR

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On Twitter $TWTR

Buying A Call Option On Twitter $TWTR Social media stocks have always been a lightning rod for investor debates.  Some people love them, others won’t touch them (or flat out short them).  New industries and business models often tend to act as battlegrounds for investors. But social media has been particularly contentious.  Social media companies […]

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Buying A Call Option On United States Oil ETF $USO

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On United States Oil ETF $USO

Buying A Call Option On United States Oil ETF $USO One of the biggest stories over the last year has been the plunge in oil prices.  Massive supplies and lack of demand caused the price of crude oil to drop below $45 per barrel.  It was a price level many thought we’d never see again. […]

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Buying A Put Option On Yelp $YELP

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Put Option On Yelp $YELP

Buying A Put Option On Yelp $YELP When a stock has a bad day, my first instinct is to look for a reason to buy it.  It’s normal for investors to overreact to bad news and cause a company’s shares to drop more than necessary.  Often times, you’ll see a stock which has fallen off […]

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Buying A Call Option On Facebook $FB

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On Facebook $FB

Buying A Call Option On Facebook $FB Social media has been something of an enigma to investors.  On one hand, it’s the ultimate growth industry in the age of mobile devices and ever-present Internet connections.  On the other hand, it tends to lack predictable earnings. It’s not unusual for an up and coming industry to […]

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Buying A Call Option On JPMorgan Chase $JPM

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On JPMorgan Chase $JPM

Buying A Call Option On JPMorgan Chase $JPM The financial sector has been one of the more challenging sectors to invest in since the financial crisis of 2008/2009.  The sector itself (especially banks) got hit the hardest during the crash.  And, it’s been one of the slowest to recover from the damage. Additional regulations have […]

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Buying A Call Option On Twitter $TWTR

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On Twitter $TWTR

Buying A Call Option On Twitter $TWTR Social media can be a hard industry to gauge when it comes to making investing decisions.  The companies are relatively new.  And, they use what we tend to consider as non-traditional business models. Moreover, there’s still a lot of consolidation going on in the space.  It’s uncertain who […]

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Buying A Put Option on SanDisk $SNDK

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Put Option on SanDisk $SNDK

Buying A Put Option On SanDisk $SNDK When a company sells off sharply, I tend to look for a reason to buy it.  It’s normal for investors to overreact to bad news and cause a stock to be oversold.  Often times, you’ll see a stock which has fallen off a cliff slowly regain ground as […]

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Buying A Call Option On MGM Resorts $MGM

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On MGM Resorts $MGM

Buying A Call Option On MGM Resorts $MGM Sometimes, a company is in need of a drastic change to get back on track.  The thing is, no business can survive indefinitely without occasional change.  Even the biggest businesses in the world have to adjust to meet the times. Apple $AAPL has had to constantly evolve […]

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Buying A Call Option On Fossil $FOSL

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On Fossil $FOSL

Buying A Call Option On Fossil $FOSL The big marketing event of the month so far goes to who else but Apple $AAPL.  The largest company in the world officially launched its highly anticipated Apple Watch at a widely covered conference. $AAPL is making a huge bet on their latest gadget, which is expected to […]

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Buying A Put Option On Alibaba (BABA)

| March 4, 2015 | 2 Comments
Buying A Put Option On Alibaba (BABA)

Buying A Put Option On Alibaba (BABA) Trading or investing in Chinese stocks can be a highly rewarding proposition, but can also offer heavy risks.  On one hand, it’s hard to understate the growth potential of most businesses in China.  On the other hand, it’s difficult to trust the numbers coming from the region. The […]

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Buying A Call Option On First Solar (FSLR)

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On First Solar (FSLR)

Buying A Call Option On First Solar (FSLR) Solar power can be an intriguing industry for investors.  In some ways, it’s investing in technology.  In other ways, it’s like buying a utility.  The main thing to realize is we’re well past the days where solar power is developmental. For the most part, the small players […]

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Buying A Call Option on Rackspace Hosting (RAX)

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option on Rackspace Hosting (RAX)

Buying A Call Option On Rackspace Hosting (RAX) While cloud computing is still a word which generates a fair amount of buzz, in reality it’s already a mature market.  Cloud technology is already being utilized by most companies who have an online presence. In fact, any company with an Internet site not using cloud computing […]

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Buying A Call Option On Tesla Motors (TSLA)

| February 13, 2015 | 2 Comments
Buying A Call Option On Tesla Motors (TSLA)

Buying A Call Option On Tesla Motors (TSLA) Earnings season may be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to be found.  Some big companies released earnings this week, and as is typical, there was a fair amount of overreaction (or under-reaction in some cases). Keep in mind, much of what a stock […]

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Buying A Call Option on Microsoft (MSFT)

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option on Microsoft (MSFT)

After a disappointing earnings report, now is a good time for traders to look at buying a call option on Microsoft (MSFT).

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Buying A Call Option on FXCM (FXCM).

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option on FXCM (FXCM).

After the Swiss Franc debacle, now is a good time for traders to look at buying a call option on FXCM (FXCM).

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Buying A Call Option on Alcoa (AA)

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option on Alcoa (AA)

With earnings season officially underway, now is a good time for traders to look at buying a call option on Alcoa (AA).

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Buying A Call Option On Tesla (TSLA)

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On Tesla (TSLA)

With 2015 officially underway, now is a good time for traders to look at buying a call option on Tesla Motors (TSLA).

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Call Options Or Put Options On BlackBerry (BBRY)?

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On BlackBerry (BBRY)?

Former smartphone pioneer, BlackBerry (BBRY), is attempting to shake up the industry. The company is trying to win back customers with a new phone. BBRY shares are currently trading at $9.87, up 28% year-to-date. The stock is trading 21% below the 52-week high of $12.54 and is 64% above the 52-week low of $6.01. Is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Tesla Motors (TSLA)?

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Tesla Motors (TSLA)?

By now, everyone’s pretty much heard of Tesla Motors (TSLA), the world’s most popular electric car maker. However, the stock has been getting hammered over the last week or so. TSLA shares are currently trading at $209.97, up 44% year-to-date. The stock is trading 28% below the 52-week high of $291.42 and is 54% above […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Amazon.com (AMZN)?

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Amazon.com (AMZN)?

I’m sure you’re familiar with Amazon.com (AMZN), as it’s the world’s largest online retailer. The company is in the spotlight with record spending on this year’s Cyber Monday. AMZN shares are currently trading at $317.20, down 18% year-to-date. The stock is trading 22% below the 52-week high of $408.06 and is 12% above the 52-week […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On SeaDrill (SDRL)?

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On SeaDrill (SDRL)?

Offshore driller SeaDrill (SDRL) is taking it on the chin today. The company announced the suspension of its dividend, and investors aren’t pleased. SDRL shares are currently trading at $16.59, down 20% on the day. The stock is trading 58% below the 52-week high of $39.36 and is now 18% below the previous 52-week low […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Blackberry (BBRY)?

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Blackberry (BBRY)?

Smartphone maker Blackberry (BBRY) is an interesting battleground stock. Will the company ever return to its former glory? BBRY shares are currently trading at $10.17, up 45% on the year. The stock is trading 19% below the 52-week high of $12.54 and is 87% above the 52-week low of $5.44. Is this an opportunity to […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Barrick Gold (ABX)?

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Barrick Gold (ABX)?

One of North America’s biggest gold miners, Barrick Gold (ABX), is at an important inflection point. Will positive corporate news counteract the drop in the price of gold? ABX shares are currently trading at $11.74. The stock is trading 45% below the 52-week high of $21.28 and is 8% above the 52-week low of $10.90. […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Alibaba (BABA)?

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Alibaba (BABA)?

China’s online and mobile commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) just reported earnings. Since this is the first earnings since the company’s big IPO, there’s plenty of action in the stock this week. BABA shares are currently trading at $109.73. The stock is now trading 3% above the previous 52-week high of $106.36 and is 33% above […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Facebook (FB)?

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Facebook (FB)?

Earnings for social networking giant Facebook (FB) hit the market yesterday. So of course, there’s plenty of action in the stock today. FB shares are currently trading at $75.96, up 48% for the year. The stock is trading 6% below the 52-week high of $81.16 and is 74% above the 52-week low of $43.55. Is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Yahoo (YHOO)?

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Yahoo (YHOO)?

There’s been plenty of action in Yahoo (YHOO) lately. This week, it’s the company’s quarterly earnings causing the market to stir. YHOO shares are currently trading at $42.47, nearly flat for the year. The stock is trading just 1% below the 52-week high of $42.90 and is now 113% above the 52-week low of $19.80. […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Transocean (RIG)?

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Transocean (RIG)?

While the markets are selling off sharply, Transocean (RIG) is getting hit even harder.  RIG has been the worst performing energy stock in an already depressed sector. RIG shares are currently trading at $28.08, down 38% for the year.  The stock is trading 47% below the 52-week high of $52.72 and is now 1% below […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)?

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)?

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is the latest major company to make waves on Wall Street. The IT giant is planning to split into two different companies. HPQ shares are currently trading at $35.41, up 28% for the year. The stock is trading just 7% below the 52-week high of $38.90 and is 78% above the 52-week low […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On eBay (EBAY)?

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On eBay (EBAY)?

eBay (EBAY) is the hot topic in the financial media this week. The popular online marketplace is spinning off its PayPal division. EBAY shares are currently trading at $55.72, up 7% over the last week. The stock is trading just 7% below the 52-week high of $59.70 and is 16% above the 52-week low of […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Yelp (YELP)?

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Yelp (YELP)?

Yelp (YELP) is having a rough month, although the stock is still up 4% on the year. The popular local review site tends to be a divisive stock for investors. YELP shares are currently trading at $72.83, down 12% over the last month. The stock is trading 28% below the 52-week high of $101.75 and […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Rackspace Hosting (RAX)?

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Rackspace Hosting (RAX)?

Cloud computing services company Rackspace Hosting (RAX) has been quite volatile this week. The company recently decided not to be acquired by a bigger company after doing its due diligence. RAX shares are currently trading at $33.05, down 16% so far today. The stock is trading 39% below the 52-week high of $54.20 and is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

The world finally got to see Apple’s (AAPL) new line of products at its huge launch event this week. The largest company in the world certainly made a splash with three, shiny new products. AAPL shares are currently trading at $101.00. The stock is trading just 3% below the 52-week high of $103.74 and is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Tesla Motors (TSLA)?

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Tesla Motors (TSLA)?

Tesla Motors (TSLA) is once again making headlines. This time, the electric car maker is in the news after coming to an agreement to build its gigafactory battery plant in Nevada. Currently, TSLA shares are sitting at $277.40. The stock’s up 139% from the 52-week low of $116.10 and is just 5% below the 52-week […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Burger King Worldwide (BKW)?

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Burger King Worldwide (BKW)?

Burger King (BKW) is making headlines with its acquisition of Tim Hortons (THI). The $11 billion deal will create the third largest fast-food company in the world. BKW shares are currently trading at $29.96. The stock is trading 12% below the 52-week high of $33.97 and is 61% above the 52-week low of $18.64. Is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Best Buy (BBY)?

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Best Buy (BBY)?

It’s been a long time since Best Buy (BBY) has been a truly relevant stock. However, the electronics retailer is up over 4% this past week and broke out of a tight trading range. BBY shares are currently trading at $31.04. The stock is trading 29% below the 52-week high of $43.93 and is 42% […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On King Digital Entertainment (KING)?

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On King Digital Entertainment (KING)?

It’s been a rough day so far for King Digital Entertainment (KING). The mobile game company is down 23% on a big earnings miss. KING shares are currently trading at $14.02. The stock is trading 40% below the 52-week high of $23.48 and is now 8% below the previous 52-week low of $15.26. Is this […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Sprint (S)?

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Sprint (S)?

Wireless carrier Sprint (S) is making headlines this week. The company just ended its merger plans with rival T-Mobile (TMUS). S shares are currently trading at $5.96, down 18% on the day. The stock is trading 48% below the 52-week high of $11.47 and is just 1% above the 52-week low of $5.92. Is this […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Twitter (TWTR)?

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Twitter (TWTR)?

Micro-blogging giant Twitter (TWTR) has mostly had a rough go so far in 2014. However, the company’s fortunes may be changing after its most recent earnings report. TWTR shares are currently trading at $46.44, up 20% on the day. The stock is trading 38% below the 52-week high of $74.73 and is 57% above the […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Plug Power (PLUG)?

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Plug Power (PLUG)?

Fuel cell developer Plug Power (PLUG) has been an investor favorite this year. The stock is up an eye-popping 1,267% from this time last year! PLUG shares are currently trading at $5.48. The stock is trading 53% below the 52-week high of $11.72 and is 1,421% above the 52-week low of $0.36. Is this an […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On International Business Machines (IBM)?

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On International Business Machines (IBM)?

International Business Machines (IBM) hasn’t exactly been the strongest performer this year. However, the blue chip company may have just changed its fortunes this week. IBM shares are currently trading at $191.49, up just about 2% on the year. The stock is trading 3% below the 52-week high of $198.06 and is 13% above the […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Glu Mobile (GLUU)?

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Glu Mobile (GLUU)?

Glu Mobile (GLUU) develops games for smartphones and tablets. The company typically uses a free-to-play model with optional in-app purchases used to generate revenues. GLUU shares are currently trading at $5.83. The stock is now trading 3% higher than the previous 52-week high of $5.68 and is 178% above the 52-week low of $2.10. Is this […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On King Digital Entertainment (KING)?

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On King Digital Entertainment (KING)?

King Digital Entertainment (KING) develops games for digital platforms, especially mobile devices. The company’s Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular games in history, in terms of number of users. KING shares are currently trading at $22.64. The stock is now trading 4% higher than the previous 52-week high of $21.67 and is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Barnes & Noble (BKS)?

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Barnes & Noble (BKS)?

Barnes & Noble (BKS) is the last major physical bookstore chain still standing. The book-selling business has been decimated by online sales, most notably from Amazon.com (AMZN). BKS shares are currently trading at $21.86. The stock’s down just 2% from the 52-week high of $22.41 and is 74% above the 52-week low of $12.59. Is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Priceline.com (PCLN)?

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Priceline.com (PCLN)?

Priceline.com (PCLN) is an online travel, hotel reservation, and rental car booking company. PCLN stock is sitting right at its 50-day moving average and looks like it could be ready to make a move. But will it be higher or lower? PCLN shares are currently trading at $1191.90, up 3% year-to-date. The stock’s down 14% […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT)?

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT)?

GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has been a hot stock this year. The electronics material and equipment maker is up nearly 90% for the year. GTAT shares are currently trading for $17.29. The stock’s down 11% from the 52-week high of $19.44 and is an impressive 403% above the previous 52-week low of $3.44. Is this […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF)?

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF)?

It’s been a tough day for Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) after missing earnings, with the stock down over 12%. Movie producer LGF is most known for its ultra popular Hunger Games movies. Currently, LGF shares are sitting at $25.85. The stock’s up just 5% from the 52-week low of $24.54 and is 31% below the […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Home Depot (HD)?

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Home Depot (HD)?

Home Depot (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement chain. The company reported earnings this week in one of the last, widely followed earnings results of the season. HD shares are currently trading at $77.85, down 5% year-to-date. The stock’s down 6% from the 52-week high of $82.73 and is 9% above the 52-week low […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Cisco Systems (CSCO)?

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Cisco Systems (CSCO)?

Cisco Systems (CSCO) reports earnings after the close today, one of the last big companies to release quarterly results for the period. The networking giant is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. CSCO shares are currently trading at $22.94, up 3.5% year-to-date. The stock’s down 11% from the 52-week high of $25.88 and […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Twitter (TWTR)?

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Twitter (TWTR)?

Twitter (TWTR) is making news for all the wrong reasons. The share price of the microblogging giant has been getting crushed since mid-March. TWTR shares are currently trading at $30.65, down over 50% year-to-date. The stock’s down 59% from the 52-week high of $74.73 and is now 4% below the previous 52-week low of $31.72. […]

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Call Options Or Put Options Apple (AAPL)?

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options Apple (AAPL)?

Apple (AAPL) is once again proving why it’s the largest public company in the world.  The stock has gone almost straight up since last week and is nearing the $600 per share mark. AAPL shares are trading at $598.47.  The stock’s up 57% from the 52-week low of $381.79 and is now almost a percent […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX)?

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX)?

A major acquisition in the pharmaceuticals industry is making big news this week.  In fact, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) made quite the splash with its planned acquisition of Allergan (AGN). VRX shares are trading at $134.28, up nearly 16% over the last week.  The stock’s up 87% from the 52-week low of $71.99 and is 12% […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Yahoo (YHOO)?

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Yahoo (YHOO)?

As we approach the heart of earnings season, we’re starting to get to some of the more interesting companies.  In fact, last night brought the highly anticipated release of Yahoo’s (YHOO) quarterly results. YHOO shares are trading at $36.50, up nearly 7% today.  The stock’s up 61% from the 52-week low of $22.70 and is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Alcoa (AA)?

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Alcoa (AA)?

Earnings season unofficially kicked off this week with Alcoa (AA) reporting after close on Tuesday.  So how did earnings look for the world’s largest aluminum producer? AA shares are trading at $12.97, up 3.5% today.  The stock’s up 71% from the 52-week low of $7.56 and is just 2% below the 52-week high of $13.18. […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Ford (F)?

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Ford (F)?

Ford (F) is making waves after jumping 5% in yesterday’s trade.  The automaker giant has been fairly quiet in regard to trading for the past couple months. F shares are currently trading at $16.32.  The stock’s up 38% from the 52-week low of $11.83 and is just 8% below the 52-week high of $17.78. Is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Yahoo (YHOO)?

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Yahoo (YHOO)?

Yahoo (YHOO) is drawing attention from investors with the upcoming IPO of Alibaba.  YHOO owns 24% of Alibaba which is China’s largest e-commerce site. YHOO shares are currently trading at $39.11.  The stock’s up 79% from the 52-week low of $21.89 and is just 6% below the 52-week high of $41.72. Is this an opportunity […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)?

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)?

SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), by far the most popular gold ETF, is up 14% year-to-date.  Gold is back en vogue as investors are putting their money into more conservative investments these days. Currently, GLD shares are sitting at $132.66.  The ETF is up 16% from the 52-week low of $114.46 and is 15% below the […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Cheniere Energy (LNG)?

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Cheniere Energy (LNG)?

Cheniere Energy (LNG) is off to a good start in 2014, up 23% year-to-date.  The company is a big player in the liquefied natural gas business. Currently, LNG shares are sitting at $51.92.  The stock’s up 134% from the 52-week low of $22.17 and is just 6% below the 52-week high of $55.34.  Is this […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR)?

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR)?

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) is having a huge year after announcing a partnership with Coca-Cola (KO).  The shares are up 50% already year-to-date. Currently, GMCR shares are sitting at $112.89.  The stock’s up 150% from the 52-week low of $45.18 and is just 9% below the 52-week high of $124.42.  Is this an opportunity […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Facebook (FB)?

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Facebook (FB)?

Social media giant Facebook (FB) is once again making headlines.  The company dropped a bombshell on the markets with its purchase of texting service WhatsApp for $19 billion. FB shares are trading at $69.63, up 27% year to date.  The stock’s up a whopping 207% from the 52-week low of $22.67 and is now 1% […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Cisco Systems (CSCO)?

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Cisco Systems (CSCO)?

Cisco Systems (CSCO), the world’s largest networking company, reports earnings after close today.  What could be in store for the company with its recent history of disappointing earnings? CSCO shares are trading at $22.76, up 2% year-to-date.  The stock’s up 16% from the 52-week low of $19.55 and is 13% below the 52-week high of […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Zynga (ZNGA)?

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Zynga (ZNGA)?

Zynga (ZNGA), the troubled online/mobile game company, is once again in the news.  The stock is back in play after this week’s earnings release. ZNGA shares are trading at $4.45, up 21% year-to-date.  The stock’s up 78% from the 52-week low of $2.50 and is 11% below the 52-week high of $4.97. Is this an […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

Apple (AAPL) is making waves after releasing earnings this week.  The largest public company in the world is closely watched by a host of market participants. AAPL shares are trading at $505.13 after dropping 8% today.  The stock’s up 34% from the 52-week low of $377.85 and is 12% below the 52-week high of $575.14. […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On International Business Machines (IBM)?

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On International Business Machines (IBM)?

International Business Machines (IBM), the world’s largest computer-services provider, just released earnings yesterday.  Investors are clearly not happy with the results as the stock is down 3% as of this writing. IBM shares are trading at $182.89.  The stock’s up just 5% from the 52-week low of $172.57 and is 15% below the 52-week high […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Intel (INTC)?

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Intel (INTC)?

Intel (INTC) is seeing huge action today as the company released fourth quarter earnings after the bell yesterday.  The shares were down over 5% after hours but have regained some ground as of this writing. INTC shares are sitting at $25.64.  The stock’s up 30% from the 52-week low of $19.72 and is just 5% […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Alcoa (AA)?

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Alcoa (AA)?

Alcoa (AA) just released earnings yesterday as fourth quarter earnings season is now officially underway.  Alcoa is the world’s largest aluminum producer. AA shares are trading at $10.69, not taking into account afterhours action.  The stock’s up 41% from the 52-week low of $7.58 and is just 2% below the 52-week high of $10.88.  Is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Lululemon (LULU)?

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Lululemon (LULU)?

Lululemon (LULU) is back in the news after releasing third quarter results.  LULU is a popular, high-end athletic apparel company. LULU shares are trading at $60.39, down 12% yesterday and 21% year to date.  The stock’s up just 1% from the 52-week low of $59.60 and is 27% below the 52-week high of $82.50.  Is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Ulta Salon (ULTA)?

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Ulta Salon (ULTA)?

Ulta Salon (ULTA) is in the spotlight today after releasing third quarter results Thursday after close.  The retail chain offers cosmetics, fragrances, haircare, and skincare products. ULTA shares are trading at $118.00, although as of this writing, they’re down below $100 after hours.  Not including afterhours action, the stock’s up 63% from the 52-week low […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Alcoa (AA)?

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Alcoa (AA)?

Aluminum giant Alcoa (AA) is making news this week.  The former Dow Jones Industrial Average member is typically considered the largest aluminum producer in the world. AA shares are trading at $9.24 and are up 8% for the year.  The stock’s up 22% from the 52-week low of $7.58 and 7% below the 52-week high […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Twitter (TWTR)?

| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Twitter (TWTR)?

Twitter (TWTR) has been all over the news because of its successful IPO and overall popularity.  Now the microblogging giant has options available to trade.  What will investors do? TWTR shares are trading at $43.35 and are up 67% from the IPO price.  The stock’s up 10% from the 52-week low of $39.40 and is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Facebook (FB)?

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Facebook (FB)?

Facebook (FB) is back in the news after the company released earnings this past week.  The social media giant is considered a benchmark for the social media industry and is an important source for online advertisers. FB shares are trading at $49.22 and are up 87% so far for the year.  The stock’s up 161% […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

Apple (AAPL), the world’s most valuable company, just released earnings this week.  As usual, analysts and investors are poring over the results, trying to decide which way the stock may be headed. AAPL shares are trading at $524.77.  The stock’s up 38% from the 52-week low of $380.06 and is 11% below the 52-week high […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Amazon (AMZN)?

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Amazon (AMZN)?

Amazon (AMZN) is in the spotlight today after releasing third quarter results Thursday after close.  The world’s largest online retailer tends to be a lightning rod for investors’ opinions. AMZN shares are trading at $361.15, up 9% so far today.  The stock’s up 66% from the 52-week low of $218.18 and is trading well above […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Google (GOOG)?

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Google (GOOG)?

Google (GOOG) shares are on the move today.  The world’s largest internet search engine is making waves after third quarter earnings were released after close yesterday. GOOG shares are trading at $980.45, up a whopping 10.3% today.  The stock’s up 54% from the 52-week low of $636.00 and is currently 6% higher than the previous […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Outerwall (OUTR)?

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Outerwall (OUTR)?

Outerwall (OUTR) has been quite the volatile stock lately.  The owner of Redbox, formerly called Coinstar, is competing in the ultra-competitive DVD/Blu-ray and video game rental space. OUTR shares are trading at $62.66, up nearly 20% since last week.  The stock’s up 54% from the 52-week low of $40.50 and is 4% below the 52-week […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Applied Materials (AMAT)?

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Applied Materials (AMAT)?

Semiconductor equipment maker Applied Materials (AMAT) is making quite the splash this week.  The #1 chip equipment maker is purchasing rival Tokyo Electron for more than $9 billion. AMAT shares are trading at $17.42 and are up 55% for the year.  The stock’s up 79% from the 52-week low of $9.75 and is just 1% […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Microsoft (MSFT)?

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Microsoft (MSFT)?

Microsoft (MSFT) is once again making headlines.  The world’s largest software company has already made waves recently by buying Nokia’s (NOK) phone business.  Now MSFT management is making moves to appease its shareholders. MSFT shares are trading at $32.93.  The stock’s up 28% from the 52-week low of $25.68 and is 9% below the 52-week […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

Apple (AAPL) is the world’s largest public company.  Of course, we’re all familiar with the company’s ultra-popular products, especially the ubiquitous iPhone. AAPL shares are trading at $494.64 after dropping over 2% yesterday.  The stock’s up 30% from the 52-week low of $380.06 and is 28% below the 52-week high of $688.66. Is this an […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Microsoft (MSFT)?

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Microsoft (MSFT)?

Microsoft (MSFT) is one of the world’s largest software company.  The company’s Windows operating system is used on a vast majority of personal computers in the world. MSFT shares are trading at $31.88 after dropping 5% yesterday.  The stock’s up 24% from the 52-week low of $25.68 and is 12% below the 52-week high of […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Chevron (CVX)?

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Chevron (CVX)?

Chevron (CVX) is one of the world’s largest oil companies.  The company is involved in every aspect of oil and gas production, from exploration and development to transportation and refining. CVX shares are trading at $118.81 and are down 5% for the month.  The stock’s up 21% from the 52-week low of $98.27 and is […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On LinkedIn (LNKD)?

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On LinkedIn (LNKD)?

LinkedIn (LNKD) is the world’s largest online professional network.  The company’s website allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online, as well as share knowledge and find business/job opportunities. LNKD shares are trading at $231.77 and are up an impressive 102% for the year.  The stock’s up 145% from the 52-week low […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Facebook (FB)?

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Facebook (FB)?

Facebook (FB) is the world’s largest online social network.  With something like 900 million monthly users, there’s a good chance you’ve used Facebook or are a regular visitor of the site. FB shares are trading at $37.02 and are up 39% for the year.  The stock’s up 111% from the 52-week low of $17.55 and […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Walt Disney (DIS)?

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Walt Disney (DIS)?

Walt Disney (DIS) is one of the world’s leading entertainment companies.  The company owns television networks, produces movies, operates theme parks, and much more.  Disney is one of the most recognizable brand names on the planet. DIS shares are trading at $67.05 prior to the company’s earnings release.  The shares are 46% above the 52-week […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Mosaic (MOS)?

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Mosaic (MOS)?

Mosaic (MOS) is a leading producer of potash crop nutrients, used as fertilizer and animal feed ingredients for the agriculture industry.  The market for potash is interesting in that there are very few players selling this extremely important fertilizer worldwide. MOS shares are currently trading for $43.81 after plunging 18% yesterday.  The shares are now […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

| July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Apple (AAPL)?

Apple (AAPL) develops mobile communication and media devices, personal computing products, and portable digital music players.  Not to mention, the company is one of the biggest and most popular on the planet. AAPL shares are currently trading for $418.99.  The stock’s down roughly 20% for the year.  The shares are 10% above the 52-week low […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Yahoo (YHOO)?

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Yahoo (YHOO)?

Yahoo (YHOO) provides search, content, and communications tools on the Web and mobile devices.  We’ve probably all used Yahoo at one time or another – and the Yahoo! Homepage is still the most popular site on the Internet. YHOO is currently trading for $26.88.  The stock’s up more than 70% over the last year.  The […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Zynga (ZNGA)?

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Zynga (ZNGA)?

Zynga (ZNGA) develops online social games on the Internet as well as games for mobile platforms.  The company has created such popular titles as FarmVille, CityVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Draw Something, and more. ZNGA is currently trading for $3.27.  The stock’s up 39% year-to-date after a 19% increase over the past week.  The […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On SolarCity (SCTY)?

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On SolarCity (SCTY)?

SolarCity (SCTY) sells or leases solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers in the US.  As I’ve mentioned before, SCTY is another Elon Musk company (like Tesla (TSLA) and others) – and Musk always seems to be involved with buzz-worthy companies. SCTY is currently trading for $36.01.  The shares are up an eye-popping 176% […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Cree (CREE)?

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Cree (CREE)?

Cree (CREE) develops lighting-class LED products, lighting products, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency applications.  The company’s products are used in video screens, gaming displays, function indicator lights, automotive backlighting, and more. CREE is currently trading for $65.70.  The shares are up an impressive 94% year-to-date.  The stock is 195% off its 52-week low […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Lululemon (LULU)?

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Lululemon (LULU)?

Lululemon (LULU) produces athletic apparel for women, men, and female youth.  The company’s line of apparel includes fitness pants, shorts, tops, and jackets for healthy lifestyle activities such as yoga and running.  Women’s yoga pants are what LULU is known best for. LULU is currently trading for $67.85.  The shares are up 30% from the […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Amazon.com (AMZN)?

| June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Amazon.com (AMZN)?

Amazon (AMZN) operates the world’s largest online retailer.  Most, if not all of you, have ordered from Amazon.com at one point or another.  The company also offers video streaming, e-readers and tablets, cloud computing services, publishing services, and much more. AMZN is currently trading for $265.70.  The shares are up 29% from the 52-week low […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Netflix (NFLX)?

| May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Netflix (NFLX)?

Netflix (NFLX) provides Internet television services such as enabling subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly to computers.  Most of you have probably heard of or used NFLX’s services.  The stock is also typically quite volatile. NFLX is currently trading for $219.06.  The stock is down 10% over the past week but is up […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On SolarCity (SCTY)?

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On SolarCity (SCTY)?

SolarCity (SCTY) provides solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers in the US.  Like Tesla (TSLA), SCTY is an Elon Musk company.  That means it will generate plenty of buzz and excitement. SCTY is currently trading for $44.52.  The stock was down 14% yesterday but is up a whopping 273% year-to-date.  The shares are […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Groupon (GRPN)?

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Groupon (GRPN)?

Groupon (GRPN) is the leading online, local commerce marketplace – which connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount.  It’s basically an online deal site.  And, it’s very likely that you or someone you know has used a “groupon” before. GRPN’s currently trading for $6.89 per share, and has risen 42% […]

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Call Options Or Put Options On Electronic Arts (EA)?

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Call Options Or Put Options On Electronic Arts (EA)?

Electronic Arts (EA) develops game software content and services for video game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and others.  EA has been around for a long time and has developed and published many popular games over the years.  Currently, the company is the second largest video game developer in the US. EA is currently trading for […]

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