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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.
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.
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.
April 17, 2014 11:19 AM ET
This year, one of the best sources of returns has been the passage of time.
April 17, 2014 8:25 AM ET
This stock is as coiled as it gets, plus earnings expectations are not so great.
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.
April 16, 2014 1:00 PM ET
The options flow is certainly expressing a bullish longer-term view on LNG.
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.
April 16, 2014 8:42 AM ET
Economic data in the U.S. is improving steadily and, barring a major new exogenous risk scenario, I expect the curve to steepen in favor of equity bulls over the coming weeks. If you don't have a futures account, you can also gain somewhat similar exposure trading the XIV or VXX.
April 16, 2014 8:35 AM ET
The fundamentals and calculated margin of safety make CSH a good put sale candidate.
April 15, 2014 3:14 PM ET
With earnings on the horizon I am going to sell something a little further out in duration to take advantage of the volatility premium.
April 15, 2014 1:13 PM ET
Why have call options on Intuit been flying off the shelves over the past two days?
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