RSSOTW Sell Alerts

Sell Alert: December 10, 2014

| December 10, 2014

Sell Alert:  December 10, 2014   Trade Details Sell Travelzoo (TZOO) December 12.50 Calls for $0.80 or better    Why? It’s taken a while, but TZOO finally broke through the 50-day moving average and is trading above $13. There’s not really much in the ways of news out on TZOO, so these gains have the […]

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Sell Alert: November 19, 2014

| November 19, 2014

Sell Alert:  November 19, 2014   Trade Details Sell Splunk (SPLK) November 22nd 59 Puts for $1.50 or better    Why? The SPLK trade has come down to the wire, with expiration just two days away. This trade is a good example of why you can’t give up on options on volatile stocks. Yes, you […]

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Sell Alert: October 28, 2014

| October 28, 2014

Sell Alert:  October 28, 2014   Trade Details Sell Yahoo (YHOO) November 22nd 42 Calls for $4.25 or better    Why? Well, it wasn’t a completely smooth ride. YHOO took a brief detour down to $38 before earnings. However, blow out earnings results sent the shares soaring. And now, we can sell the shares well […]

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Sell Alert: October 10, 2014

| October 10, 2014

Sell Alert:  October 10, 2014   Trade Details Sell DuPont (DD) November 22nd 67.50 Puts for $2.25 or better    Why? After opening down sharply, the major indices have flattened out. It looks like we may have hit a short-term bottom heading into the weekend. Meanwhile, DD is down just a bit more than it […]

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Sell Alert: September 16, 2014

| September 16, 2014

Sell Alert:  September 16, 2014   Trade Details Sell Altera (ALTR) September 34 Calls for $1.70 or better    Why? ALTR finally bounced higher today, giving us the opportunity to take profits on our calls. Currently, the bid/ask spread on the 34 calls is quite wide… too wide. I want you to put your sell […]

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Sell Alert: September 11, 2014

| September 11, 2014

Sell Alert:  September 11, 2014   Trade Details Sell Splunk (SPLK) October 18th 60 Calls for $3.70 or better    Why? SPLK has climbed above $60 and is sitting right below the 200-day moving average. The long-term moving average is serving as a strong resistance level at the moment. Meanwhile, our calls are 131% winners. […]

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Sell Alert: August 12, 2014

| August 12, 2014

Sell Alert:  August 12, 2014   Trade Details Sell GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) September 20th 14 Calls for $2.70 or better    Why? Well, we have plenty of time left on these GTAT calls, but with the stock exploding higher, the trade is a 100% winner!   After all, it’s never a bad idea to lock […]

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Sell Alert: July 17, 2014

| July 17, 2014

Sell Alert:  July 17, 2014   Trade Details Sell First Majestic Silver (AG) July $10 Calls for $0.40 or better   Why? AG recovered after a sharp selloff to start the week. The share price hasn’t gotten back to where I wanted to sell, but with expiration tomorrow, we need to conserve our remaining capital. […]

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Sell Alert: July 15, 2014

| July 15, 2014

Sell Alert:  July 15, 2014   Trade Details Sell Target (TGT) July $60 Calls for $0.60 or better    Why? It’s a big day for TGT stock, which is trading up above its 200-day moving average despite most of the market selling off. Unfortunately, we only have 3 days until expiration, so we’re going to […]

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Sell Alert: July 7, 2014

| July 7, 2014

Sell Alert:  July 7, 2014   Trade Details Sell THL Credit (TCRD) July $12.50 Calls for $1.35 or better    Why? TCRD has pulled back a bit after failing to break through strong resistance. We don’t want to take a chance that the stock will drop all the way to the 50-day moving average. As […]

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Sell Alert: June 12, 2014

| June 12, 2014

Sell Alert:  June 12, 2014   Trade Details Sell Goldman Sachs (GS) June $165 Calls for $2.15 or better    Why? GS finally broke through the 200-day moving average as we expected. With our calls well in the black and expiration quickly approaching, let’s sell them out now and take our profits. Sell your GS […]

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Sell Alert: May 13, 2014

| May 13, 2014
Sell Alert:  May 13, 2014

Sell Alert:  May 13, 2014   Trade Details Sell Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) May $33 Calls for $2.25 or better    Why? FCX once again pays off for us. This time, the stock rallied just in time to sell out our May calls before expiration this Friday. At the current price, we’ll be locking in 87.5% profits. […]

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Sell Alert: May 7, 2014

| May 7, 2014

Sell Alert:  May 7, 2014   Trade Details Sell Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) May $38 Puts for $2.25 or better    Why? ANF has been one of the more volatile positions we’ve had lately. After two days of big drops, it’s finally time to close this position for a gain. Given how choppy this stock […]

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Sell Alert: April 17, 2014

| April 17, 2014

Sell Alert:  April 17, 2014   Trade Details Sell Verizon (VZ) April $47 Calls for $0.45 or better (or any price above zero)    Why? VZ dropped about a buck on the day I wanted to sell (due to overall market action) and it put us in a tough position.  Because of the short week […]

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Sell Alert: April 11, 2014

| April 11, 2014

Sell Alert:  April 11, 2014   Trade Details Sell Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) April $90 Puts for $0.20 or better   Why? GMCR is doing what I expected – and what we wanted.  However, we’re running out of time.  We needed this selloff to occur about a week ago.  While the shares have broken […]

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Sell Alert: February 21, 2014

| February 21, 2014

Sell Alert:  February 21, 2014   Trade Details Sell American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) February $14 Calls for any price above zero   Why? As I expected, we’re going to have sell AEO in order to avoid the possibility of having to exercise the options.  Of course, if you don’t mind getting long the stock, feel […]

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Sell Alert: February 14, 2014

| February 14, 2014

Sell Alert:  February 14, 2014   Trade Details Sell General Cable (BGC) February $30 Calls for $1.10 or better    Why? I was planning on holding BGC for a bit longer, but we got another big move today.  The stock has broken through the 200-day moving average, but it hasn’t closed above that level.  Rather […]

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Sell Alert: February 14, 2014

| February 14, 2014

Sell Alert:  February 14, 2014   Trade Details Sell Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) March $32 Calls for $2.10 or better    Why? There was a reason why I chose FCX as the first trade we made after the big selloff in stocks.  It was simply too good of an opportunity to pass up.  Just 10 days later, […]

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Sell Alert: January 7, 2014

| January 7, 2014

Sell Alert:  January 7, 2014   Trade Details Sell Cree (CREE) January $60 Calls for $4.80 or better   Why? We held on to our CREE in anticipation of a higher move before expiration – and it sure did pay off.  The shares broke out to the upside and are closing in on $65.  Better […]

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Sell Alert: December 18, 2013

| December 18, 2013

Sell Alert:  December 18, 2013   Trade Details Sell Dominion Resources (D) December $65 Puts for $1.55 or better   Why? It’s come down to the wire, but it looks like D is finally going to test that $63 level again.  Unfortunately, the options expire tomorrow so we can’t wait any longer to see if […]

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Sell Alert: November 15, 2013

| November 15, 2013

Sell Alert:  November 15, 2013   Trade Details Sell Symantec (SYMC) December $22 Calls for $1.60 or better   Why? SYMC is approaching the strong resistance of the 200-day moving average, so now’s the time to sell.  And, why not?  We’re up 128.6% on the trade!  And, we’ve achieved these returns in just over two […]

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Sell Alert: November 14, 2013

| November 14, 2013

Sell Alert:  November 14, 2013   Trade Details Sell ZAGG (ZAGG) November $4 Calls for $0.20 or better   Why? ZAGG hasn’t recovered from its poor guidance, but the share price has come a long way off the bottom.  So, we’re going to take this opportunity to sell our calls and conserve a portion of […]

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Sell Alert: November 11, 2013

| November 11, 2013

Sell Alert:  November 11, 2013   Trade Details Sell Merck (MRK) December $45 Calls for $2.10 or better   Why? In less than a week, our MRK calls are 94.4% winners!  The stock has now reached an important resistance level, the 50-day moving average.  Rather than wait to see if the shares can break through, […]

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Sell Alert: October 30, 2013

| October 30, 2013

Sell Alert:  October 30, 2013   Trade Details Sell Barrick Gold (ABX) November $19 Calls for $1.46 or better   Why? ABX is rapidly approaching the 200-day moving average, which could provide strong resistance – and keep a lid on the stock price.  Moreover, gold’s been on a nice run lately, but I don’t see […]

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Sell Alert: October 8, 2013

| October 8, 2013

Sell Alert:  October 8, 2013   Trade Details Sell Outerwall (OUTR) October $65 Calls for $0.90 or better   Why? When OUTR dropped substantially in September, it surprised a lot of people, including me.  At the time, I thought the selloff was overly harsh.  However, I certainly did not expect the stock to rebound before […]

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Sell Alert: October 8, 2013

| October 8, 2013

Sell Alert:  October 8, 2013   Trade Details Sell Zillow (Z) October $75 Puts for $2.50 or better   Why? Z finally broke below the 50-day moving average support line.  Concerns over the debt ceiling/government shutdown gave investors a reason to sell out of the overpriced shares.  Although I think the stock has further to […]

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Sell Alert: September 20, 2013

| September 20, 2013

Sell Alert:  September 20, 2013   Trade Details Sell Broadcom (BRCM) September $38 Calls for any price above zero   Why? Looks like we may get a chance to salvage something from our BRCM trade after all.  The stock jumped this morning and our calls are now in the money. Okay, this is important.  Unless […]

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Sell Alert: September 9, 2013

| September 9, 2013

Sell Alert:  September 9, 2013   Trade Details Sell Potash (POT) September $32 Calls for $0.40 or better   Why? POT is up today on rumors of a stake sale in Uralkali, the Russian potash giant.  The thinking is if the ownership changes, perhaps Uralkali won’t flood the market with potash after all.  It’s pure […]

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Sell Alert: August 22, 2013

| August 22, 2013

Sell Alert:  August 22, 2013   Trade Details Sell Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) September $29 Calls for $2.52 or better   Why? FCX gave us a little bit of a scare with the drop yesterday.  Fortunately, it’s right back up above the 200-day moving average as of this writing.  The stock seems to be running into heavy […]

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Sell Alert: August 2, 2013

| August 2, 2013

Sell Alert:  August 2, 2013   Trade Details Sell Qualcomm (QCOM) August $65 Calls for $1.75 or better   Why? Well there you have it!  In the update yesterday, I wrote that I planned on waiting one more day to see how QCOM would react to the jobs news.  And, it’s a great thing we […]

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Sell Alert: June 26, 2013

| June 26, 2013

Sell Alert:  June 26, 2013   Trade Details Sell Pandora Media (P) July $16 Calls for $1.80 or better   Why? Despite the pullback in the broad market, shares in Pandora have spiked higher.  With the sharp move upward, our calls are now big winners. P got a nice boost from a major piece of […]

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Sell Alert: June 7, 2013

| June 7, 2013

Sell Alert:  June 7, 2013   Trade Details Sell Fusion-io (FIO) June $14 Calls for $0.55 or better   Why? While our FIO calls are technically in the money, they still have a ways to go before we’d be able to turn a profit.  I do think the stock will climb to the 50-day moving average […]

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Sell Alert: May 30, 2013

| May 30, 2013

Sell Alert:  May 30, 2013   Trade Details Sell Aruba Networks (ARUN) July $13 Calls for $2.40 or better   Why? Our thesis for buying ARUN calls was very straightforward.  The stock dropped due to increased competition from Cisco Systems (CSCO) but quickly became oversold.  As such, it was an excellent rebound candidate. Roughly two weeks […]

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Sell Alert: May 3, 2013

| May 3, 2013

Sell Alert:  May 3, 2013   Trade Details Sell Weatherford International (WFT) June 2013 $12 Calls for $1.85 or better   Why? That’s what we were looking for! Although there were no major surprises in WFT earnings, the company’s showing solid revenue growth and consistent earnings.  And don’t forget, Weatherford still has very strong operating cash […]

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Sell Alert: April 29, 2013

| April 29, 2013

Sell Alert:  April 29, 2013   Trade Details Sell Deere & Company (DE) May 2013 $87.50 Calls for $2.75 or better   Why? What a huge day for DE!  The stock’s up over 4% as of this writing. At these levels, our calls are 100% winners!  A reversal in grain prices today is helping push the […]

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Sell Alert: April 15, 2013

| April 15, 2013

Sell Alert:  April 15, 2013   Trade Details Sell OpenTable (OPEN) May $57.50 Puts for $4.00 or better   Why? Looks like having a put in the portfolio was the right decision.  OPEN has essentially gone straight down since we bought puts on it, for both technical and fundamental reasons.  With today’s negative news out […]

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Sell Alert: April 12, 2013

| April 12, 2013

Sell Alert:  April 12, 2013   Trade Details Sell Amazon.com (AMZN) April $280 Calls for $0.70 or better   Why? It’s a tough call on what to do with the AMZN calls.  On one hand, the stock is clearly headed in the right direction and is closing in on our strike price.  On the other […]

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Sell Alert: April 9, 2013

| April 9, 2013

Sell Alert:  April 9, 2013   Trade Details Sell Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) April 2013 $34 Calls for $0.45 or better   Why? Well, FCX finally had the bounce we’ve been waiting for.  The shares are rallying after positive earnings news from Alcoa (AA).  Stronger than expected global demand for basic materials implies other materials stocks, like […]

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Sell Alert: February 5, 2013

| February 5, 2013

Sell Alert:  February 5, 2013   Trade Details Sell Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) February $34 Calls for $1.77 or better    Why? We’ve had the nice bounce back in FCX I was expecting.  The strong earnings call meant that the share price wasn’t going to stay depressed for long.  And, it helps that the overall market has […]

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Sell Alert: January 24, 2013

| January 24, 2013

Sell Alert:  January 24, 2013   Trade Details Sell Amazon.com (AMZN) February 2013 $300 Calls for $2.60 or better   Why? I debated about holding on to AMZN since we’ve had the trade on for less than a day.  Plus earnings aren’t until next week.  But, it’s hard to do better than 102% gains in […]

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Sell Alert: January 3, 2013

| January 3, 2013

Sell Alert:  January 3, 2013   Trade Details Sell Cisco Systems (CSCO) January 2013 $20 Calls for $0.60 or better    Why? As I suspected, CSCO was down on overall market concerns.  There’s nothing stock specific that was causing the shares to drop.  As such, it didn’t take long for the stock to rebound off […]

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Sell Alert: December 5, 2012

| December 5, 2012
Sell Alert: December 5, 2012

Sell Alert:  December 5, 2012   Trade Details Sell McMoRan (MMR) January 2013 $9 Calls for $6.30 or better   Why? Now that’s what I call a homerun! We’ve had MMR just about a week and it’s currently a 585% winner.  That’s about as incredible a one-week gain as I’ve seen.  I thought MMR had […]

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Sell Alert: November 21, 2012

| November 21, 2012

Sell Alert:  November 21, 2012   Trade Details Sell Starbucks (SBUX) December $50 Calls for $1.50 or better   Why? What do you have to be thankful for this year?  Well, for one, you have SBUX.  Our calls have made roughly 50% in under a week.  The stock price is nearing the 200-day moving average […]

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Sell Alert: November 9, 2012

| November 9, 2012

Sell Alert:  November 9, 2012   Trade Details Sell Boeing (BA) December 2012 $72.50 Calls for $2.05 or better   Why? Well, yesterday I said my exit target in BA was around $72 per share.  And, that’s precisely where we are today. As much time as we have left on our calls, it’s tempting to […]

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Sell Alert: November 2, 2012

| November 2, 2012
Sell Alert:  November 2, 2012

Sell Alert:  November 2, 2012   Trade Details Sell Caterpillar (CAT) November 2012 $87.50 Calls for $1.05 or better   Why? Well, we got the better than expected jobs report we were looking for… and then profit taking ensued.  It looks like investors are still a little gun shy after everything going on in the […]

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Sell Alert: October 17, 2012

| October 17, 2012

Sell Alert:  October 17, 2012   Trade Details Sell our SkyWest (SKYW) November $10 Calls for $1.45 or better   Why? We bought SKYW calls because I felt the stock was oversold after the company released not-so-bad news.  The 6% drop certainly seemed overdone for an airline actually increasing passenger boardings in September. Turns out […]

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Sell Alert: October 11, 2012

| October 11, 2012

Sell Alert:  October 11, 2012   Trade Details Sell our Sprint (S) November 2012 $5.50 Calls for $0.54 or better   Why? We bought Sprint calls because I didn’t think it would take long for another merger or acquisition rumor to surface.  Turns out that’s exactly what happened. Except the rumor is that Sprint is […]

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Sell Alert: September 25, 2012

| September 25, 2012

Sell Alert:  September 25, 2012   Trade Details Sell our McDonald’s (MCD) October 2012 $95 Calls for $0.62 or better   Why? We had a great run in McDonald’s stock since rolling out the trade.  But now it looks like the stock is starting to pull back. I want to lock in these nice gains, […]

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