Tag: options trade

3 Stocks To Sell Now

| June 30, 2022
3 Stocks To Sell Now

As impressive as last week’s 6.6% rally in the S&P 500 was, it didn’t change the structure of the entrenched downtrend. Instead, it was a garden-variety retracement returning prices directly into resistance. Those who viewed the rebound with suspicion were vindicated on Tuesday when sellers returned en mass at the declining 20-day moving average. With a new […]

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Stop Trading Options Like Stocks (Gamestop Example)

| November 11, 2021
Stop Trading Options Like Stocks (Gamestop Example)

“Options are the same as stocks, just cheaper!” Ever heard a pitch start like that? Well, it’s wrong. Crazy wrong. Options trade much differently than stocks, and thus why it’s easier to lose money with options (and this is coming from a 20+ year options trader). One key difference is… Find out here This article […]

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3 Options Trades For The Hottest Stocks On The Street

| January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
3 Options Trades For The Hottest Stocks On The Street

Compelling setups beckon for BA, NFLX and AMD Earnings season is drawing to a close, and I’m finding it much easier to discover trade ideas for individual stocks. Today we’ll look at three of the best post-earnings setups and build-out options trades to capitalize on. Nothing ignites volatility quite like an earnings announcement, and these […]

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Is The Low Volatility Market At An End?

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
Is The Low Volatility Market At An End?

2019 can be roughly divided into two market regimes. There were periods of high volatility and market choppiness, notably in June, August, and early October. Then, there were the stretches of low and falling volatility – January through May and mid-October through the end of the year. It certainly seemed like January of 2020 was […]

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Is It Time To Start Buying Options Instead Of Selling Them?

| October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
Is It Time To Start Buying Options Instead Of Selling Them?

In a world of ultra-low interest rates, it seems every investor is searching for yield. Of course, that should come as no surprise when 10-year notes are yielding something like 1.6%. A yield like that is certainly not going to fund most people’s retirement! Given the yield of government bonds, it’s also no wonder that […]

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What’s In Store For Oil Now That Half Of Saudi Arabia’s Production Is Offline?

| September 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
What’s In Store For Oil Now That Half Of Saudi Arabia’s Production Is Offline?

This week was supposed to be all about the Fed meeting. The September FOMC meeting is the first since July, and quite a bit is riding on what the Fed decides to do with interest rates. It’s one of the most critical FOMC meetings we’ve seen in years. However, the Fed’s thunder was stolen by […]

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SPIKES Versus VIX: How To Take Advantage Of The Differences

| May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
SPIKES Versus VIX: How To Take Advantage Of The Differences

Up until last February, the Cboe’s VIX (S&P 500 Volatility Index) was the only market volatility index which could be traded through derivative products. The index itself is not tradeable, but VIX futures, options on those futures, and VIX-related ETFs are all widely popular products. While the usage of these products varied based on the […]

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Using Options To Capture Twitter’s Upside

| April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Using Options To Capture Twitter’s Upside

There are a few companies out there which tend to be battlegrounds for investors. These are the stocks where there are often loud contingents of both bulls and bears. The arguments can be very passionate on both sides. The investments in these companies can also be substantial (also from both sides). Probably the best example […]

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An Easy Trade To Make Money From Recent Market Turmoil

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
An Easy Trade To Make Money From Recent Market Turmoil

Trading market volatility can be very profitable because it tends to be more predictable than picking market direction. Yet, volatility trading can also be risky because of its tendency to make big moves on very short notice. Both February and October of 2018 are good examples of this scenario playing out. Still, one volatility behavior […]

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Is Oil Going Higher? Feel Like You Missed The Gains?

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
Is Oil Going Higher? Feel Like You Missed The Gains?

How do you analyze oil in this market?  It may seem like picking a direction for crude oil shouldn’t be too overwhelming of a task.  However, under current market conditions, there are multiple competing factors in what could drive the price of oil (higher or lower).  Deciding which way you think the price is going […]

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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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Confidently Rush Into Comcast Corporation — Fears Are Overblown

Confidently Rush Into Comcast Corporation — Fears Are Overblown

Unreasonable fear sometimes creates great opportunities. This week we got one for Comcast. This week we saw an end to the saga of the merger of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) when the judge finally approved the deal without any restrictions. This was the green light for other mergers to follow. Front and center is the […]

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

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

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

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This Surprise Stock Could Make You Big Bucks

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

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

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

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

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

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3 Covered Calls To Make $1,000 For September

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Covered Calls To Make $1,000 For September

Generate $1000 in additional income with this covered calls strategy We are about to flip over to a new month, so why not $1,000 in options premium income via covered calls? My stock advisory newsletter aims to generate $1,000 per month in options plays in order to generate income for investors interested in that extra […]

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Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

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

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

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This Is The Biggest Options Trade Ever Made

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

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

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The Beginner Options Trade For Huge Upside

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

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

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Go Bullish On Gold Using Options

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

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

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The High-Probability Earnings Trade You Need To Make

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

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

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Buy This Stock At A 15% Discount Or Be Paid Not To

| December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Buy This Stock At A 15% Discount Or Be Paid Not To

By using a simple options trade, you can buy this stock at a 15% discount or earn $270 not to. This is the same strategy big money managers use to purchase stocks they like for cheap.  Volatility is OPPORTUNITY… The crucial measure of payoff for an investment is RETURN on RISK. Controlling and quantifying risk […]

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Step-By-Step To Triple Digit Returns By June On This Catch-Up Rally

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Step-By-Step To Triple Digit Returns By June On This Catch-Up Rally

Alan Knuckman shares easy-to-understand instructions on placing a high-probability options trade that targets 100% returns by June. In this article you will see exactly how much to pay and which contract to buy so you can place this trade with ease.  WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY – China Rhetoric versus Reality US stock market strength has investors […]

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Earn 100% Returns By June On This Tech Stock Laggard

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Earn 100% Returns By June On This Tech Stock Laggard

Having lagged behind its tech peers in the NASDAQ and not participated in the rally to all-time highs, this stock is the perfect set-up for a short-term options trade that targets 100% returns by summer. Alan Knuckman shares the step by step details on how to execute this trade. This common price pattern requires patience […]

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An Undervalued Auto Stock Offering 300% Upside By June

An Undervalued Auto Stock Offering 300% Upside By June

Options Analyst Alan Knuckman offers up another easy-to-follow options trade that could be his most lucrative yet. See just how you can trade this stock to potentially earn 300% returns in only seven months.  FORD Staying Power …with over seven months to be right FORD stock has been in reverse gear, down 17% so far […]

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