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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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3 Covered Calls For Long-Term Buy-And-Hold Stocks

3 Covered Calls For Long-Term Buy-And-Hold Stocks

Use covered calls for these stocks that delivered earnings disappointments Covered calls are options trades that have a lot of utility. They can generate additional monthly income, which is how I utilize them in my stock advisory newsletter, The Liberty Portfolio. They can also be used to hedge long positions. However, in some cases, they can also […]

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How To Trade Facebook (FB) With Options

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
How To Trade Facebook (FB) With Options

Death, taxes, and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) user growth… it should be the new saying. Social media giant Facebook continues to grow its user base quarter after quarter with almost military-like discipline. It seems like the only thing that could halt the growth is the limited population of the planet. Eventually, FB will run out of users, but does […]

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3 Big-Money Option Trades

3 Big-Money Option Trades

These 3 options trades are risky, but can offer nice premiums and a hedge Covered calls and naked puts can be very effective tools to both generate income and hedge long positions in any kind of stock. For some expensive stocks, however, they can offer very high premiums if you are willing to take on […]

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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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How To Make $5,094 A Month Without Buying Stocks

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
How To Make $5,094 A Month Without Buying Stocks

Today I’m going to show you a proven way to collect $5,094 in cash, on average, every month—without buying a single stock, bond or fund. In fact, you won’t have to buy anything at all. (I’ll show you precisely how this works in a moment.) That amounts to a nice $61,000-a-year income stream, easily enough for you […]

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Bank 100% Returns By September Using This Cheap Options Trade

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Bank 100% Returns By September Using This Cheap Options Trade

90% of all trades on this one stock have been bullish in the last week and 80% have been bullish over the last month. That’s why now’s the time to buy into this stock, and, by using this cheap options trade, you can bank 100% returns by September with just a small move higher in […]

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3 Airline Stocks To Buy Before They Take Off

3 Airline Stocks To Buy Before They Take Off

Buy the dip in DAL, AAL and ALK for sky-high profits Last week’s mild bout of profit-taking was just what the doctor ordered for stocks in need of a breather. And, I might add, the list of overbought stocks needing a reprieve was quite large, what with so many big winners this year. Airline stocks […]

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How To Trade The Fed Rate Hike Using Options

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
How To Trade The Fed Rate Hike Using Options

Take some steps to make sure your portfolio profits from the Fed’s latest rate hike by following the proven trade in this article. By using options you can supercharge your annual income from stocks.  Last week was a busy news week, but the most important story for investors was the Fed rate hike.  While it […]

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The Right Options Trade To Place For Low Volatility

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Right Options Trade To Place For Low Volatility

Looking through an options chain trying to find the right contract and the right date can be overwhelming. One bad decision and you could lose big money. Let us simplify that for you today by showing you set-by-step how to place the right trade for today’s market.  Finally, I have some exciting stock market news […]

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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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Go Long United States Steel Corporation (X) Stock And Buy American

Go Long United States Steel Corporation (X) Stock And Buy American

X stock is a Trump play if there ever was one. Go long infrastructure spending with U.S. Steel. United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) has had a rough 2017. While it was much-loved as a “Trump play,” X stock has fallen by more than 50% since February. But while I’m not one for catching falling knives, […]

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7 Dogs Of The Dow To Trade Now For Income

7 Dogs Of The Dow To Trade Now For Income

Think the ‘Dogs of the Dow’ strategy is only good once a year? Think again, and check out these seven income-generating trades. The “Dogs of the Dow” investment strategy is typically a year-end/year-beginning phenomenon, but today I want to show you how this income-centric tactic can do wonders for you as we near 2017’s midway […]

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The Cheap Way To Profit From Record Low Volatility

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Cheap Way To Profit From Record Low Volatility

Conflict in Syria, worries about Russia and North Korea, and an unpredictable government at home could send the stock market tumbling at any moment. Here’s how to profit from a temporary market dip. Stock market volatility continues to confound traders and investors as the VIX and other major volatility trackers close in on all-time lows.  […]

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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 Dummies Guide To Option Greeks

The Dummies Guide To Option Greeks

There you are in a conversation with a professional trader about their strategy and suddenly the “inside baseball” terms start rolling off their tongue – Delta Hedging, Short Gamma, Theta Burn, and Vega Risk.  You smile and nod without perhaps knowing exactly what these terms mean, and just like that, what started as a good […]

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Go Long Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock For Free Into Earnings

Go Long Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock For Free Into Earnings

It’s hard to commit long AAPL stock near all-time highs, but we can do that with confidence, even into the uncertainty of earnings I bet that by reading today’s title, you have already pegged me as an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) perma-bull. I can assure you I am not. Although I like the current money-making machine […]

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The Best Way To Trade Microsoft Earnings

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Best Way To Trade Microsoft Earnings

The cash-cow tech giant reports earnings this week, and a big move could be right around the corner. Here’s how to make a huge return on Microsoft no matter which way the stock moves after earnings. It may not seem like it, but we’re back in midst of earnings season and about to hit the […]

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Do Buyers Of Options Benefit From High Volatility?

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Do Buyers Of Options Benefit From High Volatility?

Search “options and volatility” in Google and you’ll get a dozen websites that say the same thing: option buyers want high volatility and option sellers want low volatility. Oddly enough, this old and relied upon rule of thumb isn’t completely correct. In reality, as an option trade plays out, trend has a far more powerful […]

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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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3 Options Trades That Will Protect You From Harm

3 Options Trades That Will Protect You From Harm

Sell calls against a long position and use the money to buy puts I’m not trying to sound the alarm and get everyone rushing for the exits, but according to the Shiller price-to-earnings ratio, the stock market is now the third most expensive it has been in history, behind only the market of 1929 and […]

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Target Covered Calls? 3 Better Options For High Income

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Target Covered Calls? 3 Better Options For High Income

As income-focused contrarian investors, we like to buy high-yield stocks when they are out of favor. However, this is a guideline, not an absolute rule. Case in point, Target (TGT). Despite this company’s relatively high yield (4.5%) and significant underperformance (see chart below), we are not interested in owning shares, and that includes not owning […]

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Take A Position In Starbucks Stock Today: Here’s Why

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Take A Position In Starbucks Stock Today: Here’s Why

After having a not-so-great earnings season, the world’s largest coffee chain’s stock took a dive, but that shouldn’t scare you away from placing a trade on this winning stock. Check out how we would place a profitable trade using options.  Although we’ve just completed what has been a strong earnings season overall, one very popular […]

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Use This Options Trade To Profit From The Hot Snap IPO

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Use This Options Trade To Profit From The Hot Snap IPO

After rocketing up 44% on its first day of trading and another 10% on Friday, this hot social media app loved by Millenials is now worth over $30 billion. By every metric that’s stretched, so that’s why we’re recommending this options strategy to short this high-flying stock.  The first big IPO of 2017, and the […]

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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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Follow The Smart Money Betting Big On This Scenario

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Follow The Smart Money Betting Big On This Scenario

A $2.35 million dollar bet that this stock will move 5% higher in the next three months could only come from a big-money trader seeing something the rest of the market is not. See how to follow along on this trade that could end up paying off quite nicely.  Have you ever wondered why so […]

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3 Naked Puts That Let You Keep Your Shirt

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Naked Puts That Let You Keep Your Shirt

Sell these naked puts and deposit $1,000-plus in your bank account With options expiration upon us — or at least the monthly version of it — it’s a good time to look at selling naked puts for March expiration. If possible, I like selling naked puts about a month out, because if I can get […]

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3 Covered Calls To Cash In On Blue-Chip Stocks

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Covered Calls To Cash In On Blue-Chip Stocks

Using covered calls to generate income can be a safe way to enhance fixed income Options are still considered rather exotic securities by the average investor, and in some ways, that’s a good thing. They can be exotic and there is a higher degree of risk associated with them, depending on what one’s investment goals […]

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Do Not Buy This Undervalued Retail Stock

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Do Not Buy This Undervalued Retail Stock

But, by using the simple options trade detailed here, you can earn an easy 7% return in just three weeks. That’s more than most dividend investors get paid in an entire year!  HIGH PROBABILITY 7% potential return in three weeks BUY American Icon single-digit SEARS another 19% lower or get paid not to… This option […]

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Commodities Rally Makes This Trade Great Again

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Commodities Rally Makes This Trade Great Again

Having already moved up quickly in 2017, commodities like copper and gold look like they will have a breakout year. Here’s the one stock you want to trade for unlimited upside by June. We’re barely two weeks into 2017, and it’s already clear that commodities could play a bigger role in the financial markets than […]

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Double Down On Dividends With These 3 Covered Calls

| January 18, 2017 | 1 Comment
Double Down On Dividends With These 3 Covered Calls

You can generate income by selling covered calls and collecting a dividend One of the best options strategies, as far as income is concerned, is using covered calls. This strategy involves first buying or already owning a stock in round lots of 100 shares. You then enter into a contract to sell 100-share lots to […]

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3 Metal Stocks Flashing Bright “Buy” Signals

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Metal Stocks Flashing Bright “Buy” Signals

A trio of solid setups await in the metal space After a short holiday break, the inflation trade is back, baby! Indeed, the turn of the year has been oh-so-helpful in reigniting demand for metal stocks across the board. For proof, look no further than the SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEARCA:XME), which is […]

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

| December 30, 2016 | 1 Comment
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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3 Naked Puts To Make $1,000 Off Q1 Earnings

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
3 Naked Puts To Make $1,000 Off Q1 Earnings

These naked puts could bank you a lot of cash if you can handle risk Bulls can find lot of opportunities to earn some solid returns without taking on all the risk with going long on a given stock. Utilizing naked puts, you can make money that’s called a “premium,” a payment you receive by […]

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3 Trades To Play The Eye Of The Storm In Energy Stocks

| December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
3 Trades To Play The Eye Of The Storm In Energy Stocks

Energy stocks are splendid choices for options plays right now Let us praise the markets for creating puts and calls. The three-year period of volatility in oil delivery prices has created all kinds of havoc in the energy sector and in the global economy. The volatility and large moves in oil prices have created a […]

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Ditch Options And Buy Stocks With “Cheap Optionality” Instead Lessons From David Tepper

| November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Ditch Options And Buy Stocks With “Cheap Optionality” Instead Lessons From David Tepper

It probably didn’t take long after becoming a trader to stumble upon options. Brokerages and websites all over the internet are constantly pitching these complex financial derivatives, claiming things like “defined risk” and “100% returns a month”. But these advertisements only end up luring novices into a game that creates losses rather than stunning returns. […]

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5 Foolproof Reasons You Should Be Trading Options

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 Foolproof Reasons You Should Be Trading Options

With a little guidance, options trades can be a safe and effective way to supercharge the returns in your portfolio. Just see what our lead options analyst Alan Knuckman has to say about his 100% return trade from September and how he regularly scores wins just like that.  This is the Power Of Options. A […]

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5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

| November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment
5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

Using options contracts to boost returns and income could be the most powerful investing tool that you’re not using. While trading options for the first time might be intimidating, we’ve broken it down to its core pieces and show that options aren’t as dangerous as you might think. 1) Options Trading is complicated Markets can […]

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NVDA, GRPN Options – Unusual Trading Activity – November 23, 2012

| November 23, 2012 | 1 Comment
NVDA, GRPN Options – Unusual Trading Activity – November 23, 2012

This week we’re taking a look at some very unusual options trading activity in Nvidia (NVDA) and Groupon (GRPN). As many of you know, unusual options volume 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 […]

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