Here's how Timothy Collins plans to play Facebook, Rovi and Concur Technologies earnings reports.
Before getting aggressive on the short side, I want to see these 'tells' on the S&P.
I am favoring long market-equity puts and long inverse-volatility ETFs through early 2012.
The mood of global economic doom means the market is primed for a portfolio of gloom: buy death-and-taxes stocks to profit.
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Optical stocks in particular get a black eye.
The final hour of trading is up for grabs.
Sellers of puts and calls have an incentive to keep volatility low over the next few days.