Tuesday August 4th, 2015
The Big Idea
Bruce "Wayne" Marshall Analysis: Trading a Sideways Market
Bruce "Wayne" Marshall | August 4, 2015 11:27 AM ET
The volatility in the overall market has dropped, but there may be elevated volatility in some individual stock names we can look to for selling premium.
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Mark Sebastian Novice Trade: FB
August 4, 2015 3:52 PM ET
I would be a buyer of September WEEKLY calls.
Jared Woodard Intermediate Trade: USO Digging Deeper Into Oil
August 4, 2015 8:52 AM ET
Oil is lower once again, but put skew is notably flat compared to curves from one and three months ago. Consider taking advantage of the slow response in lower strikes with the United States Oil Fund.
Henry Gambell Intermediate Trade: GOOGL Bullish Butterfly
August 4, 2015 8:32 AM ET
I'd like to look at a bullish butterfly in Google using contracts that will expire this Friday. We've got Squeezes on the 39 and 78 minute timeframes but with resistance at $675, we may pause at that price.
Skip Raschke Advanced Trade: EWG German Gumption
August 4, 2015 7:58 AM ET
This trade is mostly based on the iShares Germany ETF's technical pattern. Technically, the one year stochastic for EWG is bullish, and that bias is supported by a slightly rising Relative Strength Index.
Skip Raschke Intermediate Trade: HFC Refining Play
August 3, 2015 5:55 AM ET
One bullish sector that continues to climb nicely can be found in the refinery stocks, so I'm looking at a bullishly biased vertical call spread on HollyFrontier that expires in September.
Jared Woodard Advanced Trade: XLF Financials Play
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.
Mark Sebastian Intermediate Trade: XLE Dead Cat Bounce
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.
Skip Raschke Analysis: Weekly Market and Position Review
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.
Mark Sebastian Beginner Trade: SPY Sky High
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.
Ophir Gottlieb: LNKD Earnings Must Know
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.
Jared Woodard Analysis: EEM a Bear Emerges
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.
Henry Schwartz Analysis: Earnings Refresh, MTL Spec Trade
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.
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