Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
The Big Idea
Mark Sebastian Advanced Analysis: Measuring Implied Volatility
Mark Sebastian | October 20, 2014 8:29 AM ET
There are many mathematical models to measure IV and pricing in current and forward movement in the options market. The key is being consistent with the one you use.
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Phil McDonnell Intermediate Trade: SYMC
October 22, 2014 8:14 AM ET
I like the fundamentals of this company, and for this trade we will go with a put credit spread in order to control our risk.
Skip Raschke Advanced Trade: MSFT
October 22, 2014 8:08 AM ET
The trade tactic I prefer for MSFT now is the bullishly-biased, put calendar diagonal spread.
Mark Sebastian Intermediate Trade: JPM
October 21, 2014 3:12 PM ET
I think there is some room to the upside in JPM and will take advantage of the elevated implied volatility to sell a put spread.
Jared Woodard Analysis: IWM and Market Update
October 21, 2014 2:18 PM ET
For confirmation that the rally is real, look no further than the relative outperformance in recent weeks of small capitalization stocks versus large caps.
Henry Schwartz Trade: RICE Buy-write for a Recovery Play
October 21, 2014 10:52 AM ET
Option flow in several energy names suggests bottom fishers may be looking for a recovery, which may provide an opportunity to get long exposure in the form of buy-writes at attractive prices
John Carter Analysis: KO, VMW
October 21, 2014 7:37 AM ET
We have these two positions on and both report earnings today.
Skip Raschke Intermediate Trade: DIS
October 21, 2014 7:30 AM ET
The trade tactic I prefer now for DIS is the bullishly-biased, out-of-the-money vertical call spread, expiring in January.
Phil McDonnell Intermediate Trade: AAPL
October 21, 2014 7:20 AM ET
I believe the uptrend has now resumed, without serious damage to the momentum play.
Mark Sebastian Novice Trade: ORCL
October 20, 2014 2:33 PM ET
Starting the week by adding to my wheel trade
Skip Raschke Intermediate Trade: TXN
October 20, 2014 9:10 AM ET
The trade tactic I prefer for TXN is the bullishly-biased, out-of-the-money vertical call spread, expiring in January.
Jared Woodard Intermediate Trade: EWJ
October 20, 2014 8:49 AM ET
These factors make Japanese stocks attractive over the next few weeks.
Phil McDonnell Analysis: Risk Management
October 20, 2014 8:09 AM ET
I recommend a 20% cash cushion for all option traders, and especially those who sell options as an integral part of their strategy.
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