Jared Woodard

Recent Articles By The Author

Novice Trade: SPDR S&P 500 ETF

Ahead of earnings, sell calls on the index and leave your equity shares alone.

LinkedIn Has a 'Collective Action' Problem

You would think management would try harder to stop network degradation.

Novice Trade: Credit Suisse

I like selling puts on this stock for three reasons.

Intermediate Trade: iShares MSCI Mexico ETF

To ride the trend in emerging markets, buy the EWW 53/56 call spread.

Novice Trade: VXX

With low volatility -- and low premiums, try this play on the VIX Short-Term Futures ETN.

Intermediate Trade: EEM

There's a good trade to be made on emerging-market volatility.

Intermediate Trade: Pioneer Nat Resources

Sell a risk-defined put spread in PXD as catalysts that sent the stock lower are now not in play.

Novice Trade: American Express

Owning some inexpensive AXP puts is a good hedge for our book and a reasonable take on the name.

Novice Trade: Apache

It's an interesting candidate that has outperformed the energy sector during the recent 'junk rally.'

Intermediate Trade: USO

Try a call spread to trade volatility in this market.