Thursday August 21st, 2014
The Big Idea
The Versatility of Equity Options: Part 2 Morphing Shooters into Synthetics
Skip Raschke | August 21, 2014 9:00 AM ET
A well opened trade is already half closed. Here is more on the "art of the trade" when taking an unhedged position to a synthetic.
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Henry Schwartz Analysis: PBR may Have Fuel to Run Higher
August 21, 2014 9:54 AM ET
Petrobras has been seeing increasing interest and the flow seems to be expressing an aggressively bullish outlook for the months ahead.
Skip Raschke Intermediate Trade: JCI
August 21, 2014 9:18 AM ET
The trade tactic I prefer now for JCI is the bullishly-biased vertical call spread, expiring in January.
Phil McDonnell Intermediate Trade: RHT
August 21, 2014 8:47 AM ET
Red Hat has climbed to new highs and appears ready to continue the uptrend.
Jared Woodard Novice Trade: ZIV
August 20, 2014 11:03 AM ET
If the market continues to act well, even as VIX traders act on too-fine a trigger, short volatility ETNs like ZIV may continue to perform well.
Mark Sebastian Advanced Trade: SPY
August 20, 2014 10:28 AM ET
The play here would be to buy the near-term, at-the-money straddle in the SPY and look to close tomorrow once the direction is clear.
Henry Schwartz Analysis: Bullish Trading in the Builders
August 20, 2014 10:21 AM ET
Increased call activity in DHI, HOV, and PHM seems to be expressing confidence in the group after significant underperformance in the builders last month.
Skip Raschke Intermediate Trade: CL
August 20, 2014 8:19 AM ET
The trade tactic I prefer for Colgate now is the bearishly-biased vertical put spread, expiring in November.
Phil McDonnell Intermediate Trade: CNVR
August 20, 2014 8:01 AM ET
This is an excellent setup for a put sale or a credit spread.
Mark Sebastian Advanced Trade: COH
August 19, 2014 12:21 PM ET
This trade works with Coach trading between $34-$36 per share.
5 Names Seeing Bullish Options Flow
August 19, 2014 9:58 AM ET
AEO, BTU, COF, HTZ, and ABBV are displaying unusually bullish options activity
John Carter Analysis: BIDU, GLD
August 19, 2014 9:15 AM ET
This is how we are managing the open positions in BIDU and GLD.
Skip Raschke Intermediate Trade: DOW
August 19, 2014 8:50 AM ET
The trade tactic I prefer for DOW now is an out-of-the-money time (calendar spread).
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