The Big Idea
Here are the real facts of how the options trading game was, and still is, played.
October 24, 2014 11:51 AM ET
If you want a guaranteed minimum exit price on a stock purchase you need to buy a protective put.
October 24, 2014 11:20 AM ET
The market took a brief dive yesterday around 2:50PM ET when headlines began to circulate about a possible Ebola case in New York City.
October 23, 2014 1:40 PM ET
Now that we are back to bullish business as usual, it's time to look at several names seeing extra-bullish flow in the form of opening upside call buyers.
October 23, 2014 8:43 AM ET
Rather than try and play something like SPY via directional puts I'm going to start building a call position in TLT.
October 23, 2014 8:35 AM ET
This stock is in a good uptrend and appears ready to resume the rise.
October 23, 2014 8:23 AM ET
Investors that expect developed world equity markets to trade flat or higher from here can sell this spread.
October 22, 2014 1:42 PM ET
With oil services names having taken a beating, I am looking to do a synthetic covered call in HAL.
October 22, 2014 1:14 PM ET
Now that last week's 3% whipsaw move is an ancient memory (hah!), the focus has moved back to earnings, with dozens of names reporting this week.
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.
October 22, 2014 8:08 AM ET
The trade tactic I prefer for MSFT now is the bullishly-biased, put calendar diagonal spread.
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.
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.
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