The Big Idea
The fundamental picture and working knowledge of the futures markets does matter to smaller investors.
December 6, 2013 9:49 AM ET
The recent pause in the broad market rally is a good thing for stock pickers, because option order flow in individual names becomes can be a clear 'tell' in terms of bullish and bearish picks of the larger institutions.
December 6, 2013 8:43 AM ET
Today we're looking at a few markets that won't be impacted by Friday's number and a few that hinge on it. This is how I'll be playing it along with an update on our current positions.
December 6, 2013 8:40 AM ET
The attraction of selling options is that the time erosion works in your favor. The key thing to think about is how to maximize your return on investment.
December 5, 2013 3:34 PM ET
To bet on a drop in volatility, traders can buy Weekly puts in VXX.
December 5, 2013 11:40 AM ET
The new position seems to be expressing concern that global equity markets could see a substantial uptick in volatility in the weeks ahead.
December 5, 2013 9:20 AM ET
We continue to manage three open positions as the tape trades sideways.
December 5, 2013 8:39 AM ET
A bearish put spread is a good risk/reward path to take now in McDonald's.
December 5, 2013 8:29 AM ET
An interesting development for traders is that options have started to find a bid even though the stock is acting well.
December 5, 2013 8:22 AM ET
Selling a put is a good way to bet on "not down".
December 4, 2013 3:10 PM ET
This is how I am going to trade Viacom off a big institutional order.
December 4, 2013 8:36 AM ET
The bearishly, short-term biased trade set up I like for JNJ is the out-of-the-money vertical put spread.
December 4, 2013 8:03 AM ET
I like this combination of strong momentum and solid fundamentals.
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