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A Quick Way To Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Quick Way To Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

Despite the volatility and heavy stock selling in October, many analysts are expecting the remainder of 2018 to be bullish. The S&P 500 was only up 3% year-to-date after the October bloodbath (prior to mid-term elections), so it stands to reason that stocks are more likely to go up in the final two months of […]

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Under Armour Stock Is Sprinting Higher — Trade The Breakout

| September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
Under Armour Stock Is Sprinting Higher — Trade The Breakout

It’s time to bet bullish on UAA stock ahead of next month’s quarterly earnings report Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) is about to sprint higher. Consumer-facing markets, like athletic apparel makers are benefiting from a strengthening U.S. economy. Both Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) and Nike (NYSE:NKE) have already reaped rewards from that strength in their quarterly reports. Next month, UAA stock will follow […]

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How To Make A 186% Return On Video Games

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
How To Make A 186% Return On Video Games

Typically, when growth in the video game industry is discussed, it’s all about mobile gaming growth. After all, playing games on smartphones and tablets has been where most of the action has been in recent years, at least in terms of investing. While casual gamers may still be driving plenty of business in mobile gaming, […]

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

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

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

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A Cheap Options Trade To Protect Your Portfolio Through August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Betting On The Market Not Moving?

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

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

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Make Money While Waiting For Volatility To Fall

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

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

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This Surprise Stock Could Make You Big Bucks

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

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

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An Interesting Way To Hedge Portfolio Risk

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

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

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The 1 Easy Trade For Oil’s Resurgence

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

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

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

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

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

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A Simple Way To Play Financials If Rates Rise

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

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

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3 Biotech Stocks That Are Just Getting Started

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Biotech Stocks That Are Just Getting Started

The recent dip in biotech stocks is ripe for a few trades The bull market beat rolls on this week with stocks hot right out of the gate Monday morning. While some sectors are pushing into overbought territory, others are just starting to run. Like biotech stocks, for instance. They’ve been leading for months now […]

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Plan For Volatility The Rest Of The Year Using Options

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

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

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Using Options To Trade Metals And Mining

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

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

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4 Tech Stocks You Should “BITE” Into

4 Tech Stocks You Should “BITE” Into

Forget the FANGs, FAAMGs and other technology acronyms. If you want to profit from tech stocks, take a BITE. The technology world is filled with alphabet soup nowadays. Whether it’s FANG, FAANG, FAAMG or some other bowl, investors like clumping similar groups of tech stocks, typically for their hot performance. I’ve even got my own […]

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A Mystery Investor Has Made A 262 Million Dollar Bet That The Stock Market Will Crash By October

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Mystery Investor Has Made A 262 Million Dollar Bet That The Stock Market Will Crash By October

One mystery trader has made an extremely large bet that the stock market is going to crash by October, and if he is right he could potentially make up to 262 million dollars on the deal.  Fortunes were made and lost during the great financial crisis of 2008, and the same thing will happen again […]

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3 Breakout Trades In A Nosebleed Market

3 Breakout Trades In A Nosebleed Market

CRM, FDX and BABA are all ready to bust through resistance The bull market is charging on, and breakout trades are multiplying. If you’ve ever wondered why chart watchers are obsessive about trading with the trend, wonder no longer. The adage of a trend in motion staying in motion has been on full display this […]

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3 Resilient Retail Stocks To Buy Now

3 Resilient Retail Stocks To Buy Now

These three retail stocks show that Amazon has its limitations Retail recession? World domination? Based on what this strategist is seeing, those well-worn blanket statements regarding retail stocks are far from accurate and fail to recognize the large number of outfits rising to today’s challenges. What would an article on retail stocks be without mentioning […]

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3 Bank Stocks That Can Bank You Free Profits

3 Bank Stocks That Can Bank You Free Profits

Go long with confidence in these three big-money financial plays Donald Trump winning the 2016 U.S. election lit a fire under bank stocks, the likes of which we have rarely seen. The thesis was doubly effective — half from the prospects of higher interest rates, and the other half from President Trump’s promise to greatly […]

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The Market “Insurance” Trade That Profits From A Crash

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

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

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3 Of The Best Trades On Wall Street Right Now

3 Of The Best Trades On Wall Street Right Now

These three beauties boast solid price patterns The silver lining of any and all market selloffs is their ability to return the Street’s favorite stocks to support levels. These floors provide multiple benefits. For starters, trade setups forming around support provide a clear price level to trade against. If the stock stays above-said level, then […]

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Go Bullish On Gold Using Options

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

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

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Place This Options Trade Today And Profit From Market Volatility

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

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

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The 3 Best Bull Trades On Wall Street This Week

The 3 Best Bull Trades On Wall Street This Week

Profits await in these three solid stocks to buy Active traders in search of quality stocks to buy should focus on two things: a solid chart pattern and a low-risk, high-reward opportunity. And typically the first is what leads to the second. Fortunately for stock bulls, last week’s broad market pullback delivered opportunities on both […]

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Profit From The Thrashing In The Gold Stocks (GDXJ)

Profit From The Thrashing In The Gold Stocks (GDXJ)

Gold stocks were slammed on Monday — profit if GDX remains under pressure Tremors were felt in gold mining stocks Monday. What began as a run-of-the-mill bout of profit taking soon morphed into a torrential downpour of sell orders. By day’s end, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) had fallen 5.3%. And if you […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL

Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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