Monday April 21st, 2014
The Big Idea
Mark Sebastian Advanced Analysis: Long Gamma Trading
Mark Sebastian | April 21, 2014 10:59 AM ET
I think we are currently in one of the periods where the market's realized volatility can somewhat easily pay for long gamma. If one knows how to manage the gamma, you could do reasonably well.
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Hot Topics
Henry Schwartz Intermediate Analysis: OXY Bullish Flow
April 21, 2014 11:11 AM ET
With earnings due out in the first week of May, options order flow on OXY has turned bullish amid heavy trading of August 105 calls on the stock last week.
Jared Woodard Intermediate Trade: HYG
April 21, 2014 8:36 AM ET
We need a move below $92 at June expiration to break even on this risk reversal, and that's well within even the market-implied standard deviation for that period.
Phil McDonnell Intermediate Trade: BCR
April 21, 2014 8:27 AM ET
I believe the decline has run its course and that the rebound has already begun.
Skip Raschke Intermediate Trade: MCD
April 21, 2014 8:16 AM ET
The trade tactic is the same I recommended in March, but this time the strike prices of the spread are higher.
John Carter Analysis: GS, FB
April 17, 2014 12:55 PM ET
Thursday marks the end of the short week and a few areas where I'll be looking at scalping opportunities to pick up a little premium heading into the weekend.
Henry Schwartz Analysis: 5 Names Seeing Bullish Options Flow
April 17, 2014 12:40 PM ET
Increased levels of turmoil are good for stock pickers, with a number of names showing notable bullish flow in the form of unusual upside call buying coincident with lifting implied volatility.
Mark Sebastian Trade: SPY
April 17, 2014 12:24 PM ET
We can take a bearish market view via a long put in SPY with the intent to convert the position.
Jared Woodard Analysis: What's Working Now
April 17, 2014 11:19 AM ET
This year, one of the best sources of returns has been the passage of time.
Skip Raschke Trade: POT
April 17, 2014 8:25 AM ET
This stock is as coiled as it gets, plus earnings expectations are not so great.
Mark Sebastian Analysis: Trade Update
April 16, 2014 3:23 PM ET
I think we SHOULD be range bound between 1830-1860 for the next few days until we get a big bite of corporate earnings.
Henry Schwartz Analysis: LNG Cooking With Gas
April 16, 2014 1:00 PM ET
The options flow is certainly expressing a bullish longer-term view on LNG.
Skip Raschke Trade: LRCX
April 16, 2014 8:58 AM ET
The trade tactic I prefer for LRCX is the bullishly-biased, out-of-the-money call spread expiring in June.
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