RSSOTW Buy Alerts

Buy Alert: July 31, 2017

| July 31, 2017

Buy Alert:  July 31, 2017   Trade Details Buy Wal-Mart  (WMT) September 15, 2017 $82.50 CALLS up to $1.00 or better (lower)   Why? Today’s trade is going to be a quick one. Wal-Mart.  They’ve been competing with Amazon and I’m expecting more good things from the company… and the options are super cheap! Grab […]

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Buy Alert: July 17, 2017

| July 17, 2017

Buy Alert:  July 17, 2017   Trade Details Buy Wells Fargo (WFC) September 15, 2017 $55 CALLS up to $1.50 or better (lower)   Why? First, full disclosure – I have some bank accounts and credit cards at Wells Fargo… and I think they are one of the best banks out there. As the summer […]

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Buy Alert: July 3, 2017

| July 3, 2017

Buy Alert:  July 3, 2017   Trade Details Buy Wynn Resorts (WYNN) September 15, 2017 $145 CALLS up to $4.00 or better (lower)   Why? Today, the markets are already closed going into the Fourth of July holiday.  Only a half day today of trading… there are a lot of vacation days on Wall Street! […]

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Buy Alert: June 12, 2017

| June 12, 2017

Buy Alert:  June 12, 2017   Trade Details Buy Cisco (CSCO) August 18, 2017 $32 CALLS up to $0.75 or better (lower)   Why? Last week we saw the tech market crumble with the Nasdaq sliding several hundred points. In my opinion, it’s a short term correction. We had a similar tumble in the tech […]

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Buy Alert: May 30, 2017

| May 30, 2017

Buy Alert:  May 30, 2017   Trade Details Buy Verizon (VZ) July 21, 2017 $46 CALLS up to $0.75 or better (lower)   Why? Something interesting took place in the market last Thursday and Friday… We broke above, and held above, the 21,000 mark on the Dow. I think this could be the start of […]

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Buy Alert: May 8, 2017

| May 8, 2017

Buy Alert:  May 8, 2017   Trade Details Buy Target (TGT) July 21, 2017 $60 CALLS up to $1.20 or better (lower)   Why? Today, we play a turnaround. Have you been watching Target lately?  The stock has been hammered and is now sitting at multi-year lows.  The retailer has been beaten up on both […]

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Buy Alert: April 25, 2017

| April 25, 2017

Buy Alert:  April 25, 2017   Trade Details Buy Amdocs Limited (DOX) July 21, 2017 $62.50 CALLS up to $1.65 or better (lower)   Why? The economy is running… this recent sprint has turned into a marathon.  No matter what the talking heads on TV tell you, our economy is looking strong right now.  Think back […]

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Buy Alert: April 10, 2017

| April 10, 2017

Buy Alert:  April 10, 2017   Trade Details Buy Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) June 16, 2017 $35 CALLS up to $1.89 or better (lower)   Why? I noticed something really interesting last week. Look at this gold chart. Do you see what I see?  I see gold prices trading above the 200-day moving average… ever […]

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Buy Alert: March 27, 2017

| March 27, 2017

Buy Alert:  March 27, 2017   Trade Details Buy Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) May 19, 2017 $37.50 PUTS up to $1.90 or better (lower)   Why? Last time we rolled out a protective put on the automakers… and after Janet Yellen bumped rates, the market has stagnated.    Combine that with Trump’s most recent misstep […]

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Buy Alert: March 13, 2017

| March 13, 2017

Buy Alert:  March 13, 2017   Trade Details Buy General Motors (GM) June 16, 2017 $36 PUTS up to $1.75 or better (lower)   Why? This is a protective move because of the Fed meeting. If we get a rate hike by the Fed, we’ll see the market turn lower for a bit… and General […]

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Buy Alert: February 27, 2017

| February 27, 2017

Buy Alert:  February 27, 2017   Trade Details Buy Twitter (TWTR) April 21, 2017 $16 Calls up to 1.00 or better (lower)   Why? Twitter… it’s everyone’s favorite social media site to hate! Despite having hundreds of millions of users, and being President Trump’s favorite method of communication, the site gets no love. But that […]

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Buy Alert: February 13, 2017

| February 13, 2017

Buy Alert:  February 13, 2017   Trade Details Buy Target (TGT) April 21, 2017 $67.50 Calls up to $1.60 or better (lower)   Why? Since the beginning of the year, Target has been taken to the woodshed by investors. The stock originally peaked out at almost $74 a share in early January… and since then, […]

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Buy Alert: January 30, 2017

| January 30, 2017

Buy Alert:  January 30, 2017   Trade Details Buy Carnival Corporation (CCL)  April 21, 2017 $57.50 Calls for $1.95 or better (lower)   Why? Over the last six months, Carnival Corporation (CCL) stock has been marching higher. As a matter of fact, it’s hit a new 52-week high… as has their biggest competitor, Royal Caribbean. […]

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Buy Alert: January 17, 2017

| January 17, 2017

Buy Alert:  January 17, 2017   Trade Details Buy Transocean (RIG) August 18, 2017 $17 Calls for $1.75 or better (lower) Buy BP (BP) July 21, 2017 $38 Calls for $1.70 or better (lower) Buy Halliburton (HAL) July 21, 2017 $60 Calls for $2.50 or better (lower) Buy Schlumberger Limited (SLB) August 18, 2017 $95 […]

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Buy Alert: January 3, 2017

| January 3, 2017

Buy Alert:  January 3, 2017   Trade Details Buy Chevron (CVX) March 17, 2017 $125 Calls for $1.20 or better (lower)   Why? The New Year is here… and the trend of strong moves in the market continue!   Looking at the impact of a Trump presidency and the big moves by him over the […]

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Buy Alert: December 5, 2016

| December 5, 2016

Buy Alert:  December 5, 2016   Trade Details Buy Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) March 17, 2017 $22 Calls for $1.65 or better (lower)   Why? Smith and Wesson is going into a major transition.  They recently announced a shift from a purely firearms manufacturer to one focused on outdoor equipment and products. This […]

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Buy Alert: November 21, 2016

| November 21, 2016

Buy Alert:  November 21, 2016   Trade Details Buy Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) January 20, 2017 $60 Calls for $2.20 or better (lower)   Why? The holiday season is upon us!  Black Friday is just 4 days away, and the Trump rally has pushed the market higher. This is a feel good rally I […]

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Buy Alert: November 7, 2016

| November 7, 2016

Buy Alert: November 7, 2016   Trade Details Buy Procter & Gamble Company (PG) January 20, 2017 $87.50 Calls for $1.75 or better (lower)   Why? PG has been caught up in the recent market action. With the uncertainty of a Presidential election finally coming to an end, we should see the market rally into […]

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Buy Alert: October 28, 2016

| October 28, 2016

Buy Alert:  October 28, 2016   Trade Details Buy Deere & Company (DE) November 18th 88 Calls for $1.25 or better (lower)   Why? DE is not far off 52-week highs, but the agricultural equipment maker could still have plenty of room to run.  Infrastructure spending is slated to go up regardless of who wins […]

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Buy Alert: October 21, 2016

| October 21, 2016

Buy Alert:  October 21, 2016   Trade Details Buy Oracle (ORCL) November 18th 38 Calls for $0.75 or better (lower)   Why? ORCL has been in a downtrend lately, but is hitting a major support line.  Given the mostly strong fundamentals of the company, I don’t see any major sell programs hitting this stock and […]

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Buy Alert: October 11, 2016

| October 11, 2016

Buy Alert:  October 11, 2016   Trade Details Buy NVIDIA (NVDA) November 18th 60 Puts for $1.48 or better (lower)   Why? The market has been very resilient this year, with most down days quickly followed by a buying frenzy.  For the most part, buying calls on individual equities has been the better strategy due […]

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Buy Alert: October 3, 2016

| October 3, 2016

Buy Alert:  October 3, 2016   Trade Details Buy JPMorgan Chase (JPM) November 18th 67.50 Calls for $1.30 or better (lower)   Why? Wells Fargo (WFC) is getting hammered after their fake bank account scandal, and that’s good news for the other big banks like JPM.  In fact, JPM was already looking like an attractive […]

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Buy Alert: September 22, 2016

| September 22, 2016

Buy Alert:  September 22, 2016   Trade Details Buy KB Home (KBH) October 21st 16 Calls for $0.45 or better (lower)   Why? I was strongly considering a put here, but this opportunity in KBH is even better.  Housing numbers have been gaining strength and now we know (from the Fed) that interest rates are […]

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Buy Alert: September 14, 2016

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Buy Alert:  September 14, 2016   Trade Details Buy Ciena (CIEN) October 21st 21 Calls for $1.15 or better (lower)   Why? We’ve finally had a little more volatility in the last week, and it’s opening up some trading possibilities in some names I’ve been following for a while.  One of those opportunities is in […]

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Buy Alert: September 2, 2016

| September 2, 2016

Buy Alert:  September 2, 2016   Trade Details Buy Southwest Airlines (LUV) October 21st 38 Calls for $1.00 or better (lower)   Why? LUV has traded in a literal straight line for the last month, but the stock is due for an increase.  The airline’s fundamentals are solid across the board, yet the share price […]

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Buy Alert: August 24, 2016

| August 24, 2016

Buy Alert:  August 24, 2016   Trade Details Buy Himax Technologies (HIMX) October 21st 10 Calls for $0.65 or better (lower)   Why? Have you heard of Pokeman Go?  Of course you have, unless you’ve been living in a cave. The Augmented Reality (AR) game is the fastest growing mobile game of all time.  In […]

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Buy Alert: August 19, 2016

| August 19, 2016

Buy Alert:  August 19, 2016   Trade Details Buy Cisco Systems (CSCO) October 21st 30 Calls for $1.05 or better (lower)   Why? CSCO beat on earnings this past week, but revenues were down.  What’s more, the company is cutting a decent chunk of its workforce due to slower demand.  The stock has sold off […]

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Buy Alert: August 9, 2016

| August 9, 2016

Buy Alert:  August 9, 2016   Trade Details Buy 3D Systems (DDD) September 16th 15 Puts for $1.10 or better (lower)   Why? Remember when 3D printing was the next big thing?  Well the hype cycle seems to have run its course.  While there still may be a bright future for 3D printing, it no […]

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Buy Alert: July 29, 2016

| July 29, 2016

Buy Alert:  July 29, 2016   Trade Details Buy Gilead Sciences (GILD) September 16th 85 Calls for $0.90 or better (lower)   Why? Biotech stocks are lagging behind other sectors despite the overall bullish trend in equities, but none more so than GILD.  The company recently missed on earnings, and the stock has dropped to […]

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Buy Alert: July 22, 2016

| July 22, 2016

Buy Alert:  July 22, 2016   Trade Details Buy Cameco (CCJ) September 16th 10 Calls for $0.80 or better (lower)   Why? CCJ is the largest uranium producer in the world.  Regardless of what happens with oil, gas, and renewables, nuclear power is still an important source of energy for the world.  The stock has […]

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Buy Alert: July 15, 2016

| July 15, 2016

Buy Alert:  July 15, 2016   Trade Details Buy Delta Airlines (DAL) August 19th 41 Calls for $1.25 or better (lower)   Why? Earnings season has begun, so let’s take advantage of it.  The airline industry has gotten a boost from an increase in retail spending (in the US).  DAL just reported better than expected […]

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Buy Alert: July 6, 2016

| July 6, 2016

Buy Alert:  July 6, 2016   Trade Details Buy Western Digital (WDC) August 19th $40 Puts for $1.45 or better   Why? I actually like WDC in the long-run.  However, current market conditions have me a bit worried about a pullback, and WDC has short-term selloff potential.  If the stock breaks below current support levels, […]

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Buy Alert: June 28, 2016

| June 28, 2016

Buy Alert:  June 28, 2016   Trade Details Buy First Solar (FSLR) August 19th $52.50 Calls for $1.20 or better   Why? FSLR dropped substantially on the Brexit news… but why?  The largest solar company in the US has very little exposure to the UK, and the impact of the move has almost no bearing […]

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Buy Alert: June 14, 2016

| June 14, 2016

Buy Alert:  June 14, 2016   Trade Details Buy Newmont Mining (NEM) July 15th 33 Puts for $1.20 or better (lower)   Why? The entire world seems to be getting long gold.  I’m not generally a contrarian but it seems to me that the rush into gold is a bit overblown.  NEM has already had […]

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Buy Alert: June 3, 2016

| June 3, 2016

Buy Alert:  June 3, 2016   Trade Details Buy Apple (AAPL) July 15th 105 Calls for $0.60 or better (lower)   Why? The May jobs report sent stocks lower but AAPL has held its ground so far.  The stock has retreated a bit over the last few days after making a run towards $100 on […]

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Buy Alert: May 27, 2016

| May 27, 2016

Buy Alert:  May 27, 2016   Trade Details Buy Gilead Sciences (GILD) July 15th 90 Calls for $1.15 or better (lower)   Why? It’s been a pretty darn bullish week for stocks, but there are still plenty of undervalued names out there.  GILD remains one of the best values in the biotech space despite having […]

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Buy Alert: May 20, 2016

| May 20, 2016

Buy Alert:  May 20, 2016   Trade Details Buy Foot Locker (FL) June 17th 57.50 Calls for $0.80 or better (lower)   Why? FL missed earnings today, but the reaction by the market was far more extreme than the news deserved.  Retail spending has actually been trending higher, and the athletic apparel/shoe giant has the […]

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Buy Alert: May 11, 2016

| May 11, 2016

Buy Alert:  May 11, 2016   Trade Details Buy LifeLock (LOCK) June 17th 11 Puts for $0.40 or better (lower)   Why? Markets are pretty choppy lately and it’s about time we added a put to our portfolio.  LOCK offers identity theft protection services, but its services aren’t exactly groundbreaking.  The company isn’t making money […]

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Buy Alert: May 2, 2016

| May 2, 2016

Buy Alert:  May 2, 2016   Trade Details Buy Apple (AAPL) May 20th 95.50 Calls for $1.10 or better (lower)   Why? This is basically a no-brainer trade right now.  It’s not that there’s a guarantee that the stock is going to go up over the next three weeks.  However, AAPL’s earnings sell off is […]

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Buy Alert: April 22, 2016

| April 22, 2016

Buy Alert:  April 22, 2016   Trade Details Buy Western Digital (WDC) May 20th 46.50 Calls for $1.45 or better (lower)   Why? WDC is a major player in data storage devices that’s had a rough year up to this point.  Now, the stock is looking to break through some major resistance points.  Given the […]

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Buy Alert: April 15, 2016

| April 15, 2016

Buy Alert:  April 15, 2016   Trade Details Buy Ciena (CIEN) May 20th 18 Calls for $0.70 or better (lower)   Why? The bullish trend in stocks is definitely strengthening at the moment.  Certain major stock indices are starting to look like they’ll test new highs.  Nevertheless, there are always a few stocks left that […]

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Buy Alert: April 8, 2016

| April 8, 2016

Buy Alert:  April 8, 2016   Trade Details Buy Wells Fargo (WFC) May 20th 48 Calls for $1.10 or better (lower)   Why? We’ve seen a minor pullback in stocks this week, but nothing to suggest major volatility is ahead.  In the meantime, the financial sector still appears to be undervalued at this stage, especially […]

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Buy Alert: April 1, 2016

| April 1, 2016

Buy Alert:  April 1, 2016   Trade Details Buy H & R Block (HRB) May 20th 27 Calls for $0.70 or better (lower)   Why? With the utter lack of market direction the past week or so, it certainly makes it more difficult to find a good long options trade to make.  On the other […]

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Buy Alert: March 18, 2016

| March 18, 2016

Buy Alert:  March 18, 2016   Trade Details Buy GoDaddy (GDDY) April 15th 31 Puts for $1.15 or better (lower)   Why? The stock market has “officially” recovered with a few of the major indices turning positive on the year.  Volatility is also way down as investors have regained a sense of complacency.  Now is […]

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Buy Alert: March 11, 2016

| March 11, 2016

Buy Alert:  March 11, 2016   Trade Details Buy Box (BOX) April 15th 12 Calls for $1.10 or better (lower)   Why? BOX is a relatively new public company specializing in cloud-based content management.  The company surprised a lot of people by posting excellent earnings this week.  The stock shot up above $14 before profit-taking […]

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Buy Alert: March 4, 2016

| March 4, 2016

Buy Alert:  March 4, 2016   Trade Details Buy FreightCar America (RAIL) April 15th 17.50 Calls for $0.95 or better (lower)   Why? Markets are stabilizing and investors are becoming more bullish.  Even commodities are getting in on the action.  Oil is finally showing signs of life as well.  With commodities on the upswing, railroads […]

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Buy Alert: February 26, 2016

| February 26, 2016

Buy Alert:  February 26, 2016   Trade Details Buy eBay (EBAY) April 15th 25 Calls for $0.78 or better (lower)   Why? Consumer spending is actually doing a little better than expected as the low level of unemployment is finally starting to translate into purchases.  What better way to take advantage of this than buying […]

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Buy Alert: February 19, 2016

| February 19, 2016

Buy Alert:  February 19, 2016   Trade Details Buy Silver Wheaton (SLW) April15th 15 Puts for $1.15 or better (lower)   Why? The markets have stabilized somewhat, but precious metals haven’t given up any of their gains so far.  Silver is up 16% year-to-date, just trailing gold’s rise.  With strong economic news in the US […]

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Buy Alert: February 12, 2016

| February 12, 2016

Buy Alert:  February 12, 2016   Trade Details Buy Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD) March 18th 8 Calls for $0.40 or better (lower)   Why? Put prices are elevated across the board due to volatility, so I’d rather wait on a downside play until we have a couple of up days in a row.  In the […]

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Buy Alert: February 5, 2016

| February 5, 2016

Buy Alert:  February 5, 2016   Trade Details Buy Bank of America (BAC) April15th 13 Calls for $0.95 or better (lower)   Why? The market has stabilized somewhat in recent days, but financial stocks are still seeing a fair amount of weakness.  It doesn’t help that rates will likely remain low for much longer than […]

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Buy Alert: January 29, 2016

| January 29, 2016

Buy Alert:  January 29, 2016   Trade Details Buy Gilead Sciences (GILD) February 19th 89 Calls for $1.60 or better (lower)   Why? The market has stabilized over the last couple days but there are still plenty of great deals out there.  I tend to shy away from biotech, but GILD is just too dang […]

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Buy Alert: January 22, 2016

| January 22, 2016

Buy Alert:  January 22, 2016   Trade Details Buy Shutterfly (SFLY) February 19th 40 Puts for $1.50 or better (lower)   Why? It’s time to get some downside protection in our portfolio, and we’re having a nice up day in which to do so.  SFLY is an online photo management site catered towards retail clients.  […]

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Buy Alert: January 15, 2016

| January 15, 2016

Buy Alert:  January 15, 2016   Trade Details Buy Twitter (TWTR) February 19th 20 Calls for $1.10 or better (lower)   Why? We are going to do a put trade soon, I promise.  However, I hate buying puts on big down days because the prices get jacked up due to volatility.  Also, the market is […]

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Buy Alert: January 6, 2016

| January 6, 2016

Buy Alert:  January 6, 2016   Trade Details Buy Cirrus Logic (CRUS) February 19th 30 Calls for $1.50 or better (lower)   Why? Welcome back! We’re getting the year started off with a somewhat ominous beginning. Stocks have gotten hit hard due to concerns over China’s economy, among other things. Apple (AAPL) has dropped even […]

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Buy Alert: December 17, 2015

| December 17, 2015

Buy Alert:  December 17, 2015   Trade Details Buy Oracle (ORCL) January 15th 38 Calls for $0.60 or better (lower)   Why? For our last trade of the year, we’re going to go with what’s been most successful for us in 2015 – picking oversold stocks and buying calls on them.  ORCL beat earnings last […]

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Buy Alert: December 9, 2015

| December 9, 2015

Buy Alert:  December 9, 2015   Trade Details Buy Corning (GLW) January 15th 18 Calls for $0.65 or better (lower)   Why? The overall market has sold off the last three days, but there really isn’t anything substantially negative to worry about.  As such, some very good stocks are looking really cheap right here.  One […]

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Buy Alert: December 2, 2015

| December 2, 2015

Buy Alert:  December 2, 2015   Trade Details Buy Yelp (YELP) January 15th 29 Puts for $1.50 or better (lower)   Why? I’m mostly bullish on the overall market heading into 2016, but we do have some event risk and I think it’s important to have at least one put position in the portfolio.  Moreover, […]

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Buy Alert: November 24, 2015

| November 24, 2015

Buy Alert:  November 24, 2015   Trade Details Buy Western Digital (WDC) December 18th 63.50 Calls for $1.45 or better (lower)   Why? Quick Note:  There won’t be an update this Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  The next update will come out on the following Thursday.  There could be an additional trade beyond this […]

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Buy Alert: November 13, 2015

| November 13, 2015

Buy Alert:  November 13, 2015   Trade Details Buy Cisco Systems (CSCO) December 18th 26 Calls for $0.80 or better (lower)   Why? CSCO shares are down over 6% today after a somewhat disappointing quarterly report.  The biggest concern for investors is the lowered sales guidance.  However, CSCO management feels strongly about the company’s future […]

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Buy Alert: November 4, 2015

| November 4, 2015

Buy Alert:  November 4, 2015   Trade Details Buy GameStop (GME) November 20th 47 Calls for $1.20 or better (lower)   Why? With the peak of the holiday shopping season rapidly approaching, it’s time to focus on what retail stocks could see a surge in buying interest.  GME is going to be a popular destination […]

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Buy Alert: October 23, 2015

| October 23, 2015

Buy Alert:  October 23, 2015   Trade Details Buy NVIDIA (NVDA) November 20th 28 Puts for $1.30 or better (lower)   Why? I generally don’t like to bet against positive momentum stocks, but NVDA is looking overpriced heading into earnings.  Big name tech stocks with recent, impressive earnings are propelling the tech sector higher, and […]

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Buy Alert: October 16, 2015

| October 16, 2015

Buy Alert:  October 16, 2015   Trade Details Buy Twitter (TWTR) November 20th 33 Calls for $1.60 or better (lower)   Why? I had it in mind to do a put trade today, as the market is seeing some overbuying in certain sectors.  However, Steve Ballmer taking a 4% stake in TWTR is too juicy […]

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Buy Alert: October 9, 2015

| October 9, 2015

Buy Alert:  October 9, 2015   Trade Details Buy Citigroup (C) November 20th 52.50 Calls for $1.25 or better (lower)   Why? While the market has bounced back this week, financials are still underperforming.  There are still some great deals to be found among banks and insurance companies.  Citigroup is a perfect example.  The major […]

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Buy Alert: October 2, 2015

| October 2, 2015

Buy Alert:  October 2, 2015   Trade Details Buy Yelp (YELP) October 16th 22 Puts for $0.90 or better (lower)   Why? I’m not convinced that we’re in a bear market or that the S&P 500 will even finish negative on the year.  However, there is a measure of uncertainty out there after today’s less […]

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Buy Alert: September 25, 2015

| September 25, 2015

Buy Alert:  September 25, 2015   Trade Details Buy Bank of America (BAC) November 20th 16 Calls for $0.75 or better (lower)   Why? Whether you think the Fed should raise rates this year or not, it seems pretty clear Yellen and the FOMC are set on at least getting one hike in before the […]

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Buy Alert: September 11, 2015

| September 11, 2015

Buy Alert:  September 11, 2015 Quick Note:  The office will be closed next week for holiday.  There won’t be any trades or updates sent until the following week.   Trade Details Buy Cisco Systems (CSCO) October 16th 26 Calls for $0.75 or better (lower)   Why? Tech stocks got hit about as hard as any […]

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Buy Alert: September 4, 2015

| September 4, 2015
Buy Alert:  September 4, 2015

Buy Alert:  September 4, 2015   Trade Details Buy Prudential Financial (PRU) October 16th 82.50 Calls for $1.50 or better (lower)   Why? Stocks haven’t come close to recovering from the recent correction, but there doesn’t seem to be much downside left either.  For value traders like me, that’s a great scenario.  PRU has dropped basically […]

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Buy Alert: August 28, 2015

| August 28, 2015

Buy Alert:  August 28, 2015   Trade Details Buy King Digital Entertainment (KING) November 20th 14 Calls for $1.20 or better (lower)   Why? There are plenty of opportunities out there after the large selloff in stocks.  And, we have a clean slate to work with between August expiration and the correction closing out all […]

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Buy Alert: August 21, 2015

| August 21, 2015

Buy Alert:  August 21, 2015   Trade Details Buy Wells Fargo (WFC) September 18th 55 Calls for $1.60 or better (lower)   Why? Panic selling!  Loud noises!  Okay, this selloff has reached the point of absurdity.  Yes, China is a real concern.  But in reality, a weak Chinese economy is going to impact far fewer […]

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Buy Alert: August 14, 2015

| August 14, 2015

Buy Alert:  August 14, 2015   Trade Details Buy QUALCOMM (QCOM) September 18th 62.50 Calls for $1.25 or better (lower)   Why? Communications technology giant QCOM is in the process of streamlining its businesses, while expanding into more lucrative technologies.  The company just closed a $2.4 billion purchase of CSR, the company that invented Bluetooth.  […]

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Buy Alert: August 7, 2015

| August 7, 2015

Buy Alert:  August 7, 2015   Trade Details Buy Dominion Resources (D) September 18th. 70 Puts for $0.95 or better (lower)   Why? D, an electric utility based in Virginia, has run up recently and is now above its 200-day moving average.  I believe the stock is on the expensive side after this climb and […]

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Buy Alert: July 29, 2015

| July 29, 2015

Buy Alert:  July 29, 2015   Trade Details Buy Mosaic (MOS) August 21st 43 Calls for $1.00 or better (lower)   Why? MOS is one of the giants of the fertilizer industry.  The stock hasn’t done very well this year because the prices of most agricultural commodities have declined.  However, MOS itself is still an […]

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Buy Alert: July 24, 2015

| July 24, 2015

Buy Alert:  July 24, 2015   Trade Details Buy Apple (AAPL) August 21st 127 Calls for $1.50 or better (lower)   Why? AAPL missed earnings, causing the stock to pullback below $125.  However, the company had a perfectly fine quarter (with plenty of growth)… just not what investors expected.  History shows that doubting AAPL is […]

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Buy Alert: July 15, 2015

| July 15, 2015

Buy Alert:  July 15, 2015   Trade Details Buy Oracle (ORCL) August 21st 41 Calls for $0.85 or better (lower)   Why? The mighty Oracle had been flat for most of the year before missing earnings last month and taking a nosedive.  However, the stock appears to have bottomed out and looks like a strong […]

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Buy Alert: July 7, 2015

| July 7, 2015

Buy Alert:  July 7, 2015   Trade Details Buy Bank of America (BAC) August 21st. 17 Calls for $0.45 or better (lower)   Why? Some traders look at periods of high volatility as a reason to buy puts.  Certainly, there are times when caution is warranted.  This is not one of those times.  While Greece […]

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Buy Alert: June 26, 2015

| June 26, 2015

Buy Alert:  June 26, 2015   Trade Details Buy Cameco (CCJ) August 21st 15 Calls for $0.60 or better (lower)   Why? CCJ is the largest uranium producer in the world.  With all the talk of renewable energy, people sometimes forget that nuclear power is still an important part of our future energy production.  The […]

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Buy Alert: June 17, 2015

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Buy Alert:  June 17, 2015   Trade Details Buy Twitter (TWTR) July 17th 34.50 Calls for $1.20 or better (lower)   Why? TWTR isn’t doing itself any favors lately.  The former, ineffective CEO just stepped down, and the new CEO doesn’t seem to have a coherent plan how to make things better.  Moreover, the company’s […]

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Buy Alert: June 8, 2015

| June 8, 2015

Buy Alert:  June 8, 2015   Trade Details Buy KB Home (KBH) July 17th 15 Calls for $0.45 or better (lower)   Why? Stocks are starting to break down a bit, but there’s not a whole lot of oomph behind the selloff.  That means we’re starting to see some nice buying opportunities.  Take KBH – […]

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Buy Alert: May 29, 2015

| May 29, 2015

Buy Alert:  May 29, 2015   Trade Details Buy ARM Holdings (ARMH) July 17th 50 Puts for $1.05 or better (lower)   Why? Most investors are bullish on semiconductor stocks after the big Avago (AVGO) acquisition news this week.  However, ARMH is not a likely candidate to acquire or be acquired.  The stock has gotten […]

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Buy Alert: May 20, 2015

| May 20, 2015

Buy Alert:  May 20, 2015   Trade Details Buy Yahoo (YHOO) June 19th 43 Calls for $1.00 or better (lower)   Why? YHOO can sometimes be a battleground for investors/traders due to its stake in Alibaba (BABA) and questions over valuation.  Yesterday, the share place plunged over tax concerns related to the company selling off […]

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Buy Alert: May 8, 2015

| May 8, 2015

Buy Alert:  May 8, 2015   Trade Details Buy Facebook (FB) June 19th 80 Calls for $1.85 or better (lower)   Why? Facebook has been in decline since the company posted earnings at the end of last month.  The company’s revenue grew 42% year over year, but missed expectations.  The biggest issue for FB has […]

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Buy Alert: May 1, 2015

| May 1, 2015

Buy Alert:  May 1, 2015   Trade Details Buy Apple (AAPL) June 19th 135 Calls for $1.60 or better (lower)   Why? Is it possible that the biggest company of them all is undervalued?  In fact, AAPL has sold off sharply this past week despite posting excellent earnings results.  Some analysts are concerned about how […]

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Buy Alert: April 22, 2015

| April 22, 2015

Buy Alert:  April 22, 2015   Trade Details Buy Bank Of America (BAC) June 19th 16 Calls for $0.40 or better (lower)   Why? Given the strong earnings we’ve seen from the financial sector this quarter, it looks like banks are finally performing well.  Several companies posted better than expected results, especially the largest banks.  […]

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Buy Alert: April 15, 2015

| April 15, 2015

Buy Alert:  April 15, 2015   Trade Details Buy Splunk (SPLK) May 15th 60 Puts for $1.65 or better (lower)   Why? Our portfolio is heavily long-biased, so it’s time for us to take a downside position.  SPLK is one of those Internet/tech stocks which tend to sell off right away as investors become risk […]

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Buy Alert: April 8, 2015

| April 8, 2015

Buy Alert:  April 8, 2015   Trade Details Buy GoPro (GPRO) May 16th 48 Calls for $1.70 or better (lower)   Why? GPRO is a leader in wearable video devices.  The stock has had a tough 2015 so far, down 31% for the year.  However, the shares are sitting right at the key 50-day moving […]

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Buy Alert: March 31, 2015

| March 31, 2015

Buy Alert:  March 31, 2015   Trade Details Buy Cree (CREE) May 16th 37.50 Calls for $1.65 or better (lower)   Why? Cree is a leader in LED products, such as the increasingly popular LED light bulb.  The stock got hit during the broad tech selloff last week, but there was no stock specific news […]

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Buy Alert: March 20, 2015

| March 20, 2015

Buy Alert:  March 20, 2015   Trade Details Buy Blackberry Limited (BBRY) May 15th 10 Calls for $0.75 or better (lower)   Why? Blackberry has been in the doghouse for several years now, and rightfully so. Even quite recently, the company is dealing with major downgrades from analysts. The key is, don’t think of BBRY […]

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Buy Alert: March 13, 2015

| March 13, 2015

Buy Alert:  March 13, 2015   Trade Details Buy Prudential Financial (PRU) April 18th 82.50 Calls for $1.85 or better (lower)   Why? The financial sector has been relatively flat this year, but looks due for a surge. Most notably, PRU appears to be significantly cheaper than the sector itself, despite excellent fundamentals. The insurance […]

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Buy Alert: March 6, 2015

| March 6, 2015

Buy Alert:  March 6, 2015   Trade Details Buy Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) April 18th 25 Calls for $1.25 or better (lower)   Why? TTWO is a gaming software producer with several mega-hit games under its name. The company has a couple significant releases in the coming month which could give a much needed boost […]

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Buy Alert: February 25, 2015

| February 25, 2015

Buy Alert:  February 25, 2015   Trade Details Buy Intel (INTC) April 18th 34 Calls for $1.35 or better (lower)   Why? The semiconductor industry has been hot, and there’s no bigger chip company than INTC. Yet, INTC remains cheap from a valuation standpoint. The company should get a boost from new product announcements in […]

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Buy Alert: February 17, 2015

| February 17, 2015

Buy Alert:  February 17, 2015   Trade Details Buy Overstock.com (OSTK) March 21st 22.50 Calls for $1.45 or better (lower)   Why? OSTK is an online retailer, similar to Amazon.com (AMZN), but much smaller (although, the company does generate about $1.5 billion in revenue per year). Like AMZN, the company recently posted positive earnings. OSTK […]

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Buy Alert: February 6, 2015

| February 6, 2015

Buy Alert:  February 6, 2015   Trade Details Buy Red Hat (RHT) March 21st 65 Puts for $2.25 or better (lower)   Why? RHT is known primarily for its open source software, particularly its Linux-based operating system. The company has been flying under the radar lately, but the stock price has definitely crept up into […]

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Buy Alert: January 30, 2015

| January 30, 2015

Buy Alert:  January 30, 2015   Trade Details Buy King Digital Entertainment (KING) February 21st 13.54 Calls for $1.15 or better (lower)   Why? KING is a maker of popular mobile video games, such as Candy Crush Saga. Mobile gaming is gaining massive popularity, yet KING is trading at an extremely favorable valuation. It seems […]

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Buy Alert: January 23, 2015

| January 23, 2015

Buy Alert:  January 23, 2014   Trade Details Buy Micron Technology (MU) February 21st 31 Calls for $1.10 or better (lower)   Why? The semiconductor industry is showing signs of life after being in the doldrums for most of last year. MU is in a good spot because its technology is increasingly being used in […]

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Buy Alert: January 14, 2015

| January 14, 2015

Buy Alert:  January 14, 2015   Trade Details Buy Pandora Media (P) March 21st 17 Calls for $1.45 or better (lower)   Why? Pandora is one of those stocks that people either love or hate. Lately, the company hasn’t been in investors’ good graces, with the shares down 60% from the 52-week high. However, the […]

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Buy Alert: January 9, 2015

| January 9, 2015

Buy Alert:  January 9, 2015   Trade Details Buy PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) February 21st 87.50 Calls for $1.95 or better (lower)   Why? We’ve reached the point where financial companies are beginning to look undervalued, especially money center banks. PNC is a large bank with strong fundamentals across the board. The shares are […]

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Buy Alert: December 30, 2014

| December 30, 2014

Buy Alert:  December 30, 2014   Trade Details Buy Aeropostale (ARO) February 21st 2.5 Calls for $0.35 or better (lower)   Why? ARO is another one of those teen clothing chains that has struggled in recent years. However, the CEO just stepped down with the company in desperate need of new leadership. Meanwhile, the company […]

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Buy Alert: December 19, 2014

| December 19, 2014

Buy Alert:  December 19, 2014   Trade Details Buy Union Pacific (UNP) January 17th 115 Puts for $1.80 or better   Why? Railroads sold off along with crude oil for about a month. But, they’ve since rebounded. In fact, UNP is already nearing its 52-week high. However, railroads could take a significant hit with lower […]

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Buy Alert: December 12, 2014

| December 12, 2014

Buy Alert:  December 12, 2014   Trade Details Buy Salesforce.com (CRM) January 57.50 Calls for $1.50 or better   Why? CRM is an industry leader in both CRM software and cloud-based software in general. It’s a great company with growing sales and a huge market for its products. The stock is down with other tech/Internet […]

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Buy Alert: December 5, 2014

| December 5, 2014

Buy Alert:  December 5, 2014   Trade Details Buy Encana (ECA) April 15 Calls for $1.25 or better   Why? Oil and gas could remain inexpensive for quite a while longer. However, that doesn’t mean it’s too early to take advantage of cheap energy companies. Keep in mind, investors will start loading up on opportunities […]

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