The Big Idea
One major benefit of the PGDN tactic is that the total risk is predetermined, quantified and 100% controlled.
July 31, 2015 3:45 PM ET
Investors have become remarkably bullish on financial sector stocks this year in anticipation of normalizing monetary policy and higher short term rates.
July 31, 2015 3:15 PM ET
The damage being done to Chevron and Exxon is exploding The Energy Sector ETF XLE's implied volatility. I think oil is pretty close to the bottom, and XLE will get some sort of dead cat bounce.
July 31, 2015 10:14 AM ET
At best, sentiment surveys show one in five players are long the market while the remainder are either short the market or have their capital in their proverbial mattresses. Here's how I traded this week.
July 30, 2015 4:20 PM ET
I think we are going to print higher yet again tomorrow, so I am taking a flier on SPDR S&P 500 ETF calls overnight.
July 30, 2015 1:36 PM ET
LinkedIn has differentiated itself from its peers with two of its three revenue streams outside of other social media companies' reach and beyond the realm of advertising.
July 29, 2015 3:08 PM ET
Traders have become more bearish in general about emerging markets this year as growth in China has slowed and as the prospect of slightly less easy monetary policy in developed markets reduces the marginal investor's demand for yield abroad.
July 29, 2015 2:56 PM ET
Earnings appear to be keeping the summer volume doldrums away for the moment, and one little Russian mining company had massive call action, so we picked up some shares in case something funky happens in the near future.
July 29, 2015 1:27 PM ET
With the market about to move higher, I think Amazon will be a leader, and I like owning upside calls. The vertical skew is slightly up sloping which makes a call spread favorable to a straight call.
July 29, 2015 5:31 AM ET
Allstate has set up as a 'shooter' trade. Its one-year stochastic pattern and Relative Strength Index pattern are bullish with potential for further upside.
July 28, 2015 2:57 PM ET
Evidence of tight labor and rising wages could cement September liftoff expectations and send rates-sensitive equity sectors lower. We can take advantage of this with a put spread in this Utilities ETF.
July 28, 2015 6:08 AM ET
I'm looking for the "Squeeze" in the charts. I'm going to give this another day to see how these levels trade and evaluate the data from Pfizer.
July 28, 2015 5:47 AM ET
QUALCOMM is trying to fight off a sloth of bears. The trade tactic I prefer now is the bullishly biased, near-the-money, vertical call spread expiring in October.
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