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Is Crude Oil Due For A Big Move?

Is Crude Oil Due For A Big Move?

In options trading, a straddle is literally a sit-on-the-fence strategy. By purchasing a put and a call at the same strike (price of underlying commodity) for the same time period, an investor isn’t making a conventional directional bet; rather the investor is looking for a big move either up or down. The rub is that […]

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5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

Using options contracts to boost returns and income could be the most powerful investing tool that you’re not using. While trading options for the first time might be intimidating, we’ve broken it down to its core pieces and show that options aren’t as dangerous as you might think. 1) Options Trading is complicated Markets can […]

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Stock Repair Strategy

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Stock Repair Strategy

You did your homework, picked a great stock, totally undervalued and ready for a nice price rise. However, after you bought the stock, the damn thing goes and drops 20%. So what do you do now?  Do you sell it and cut your losses or do you hold on and hope that it recovers? Do […]

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Options Trading Strategies To Avoid For 2016

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading Strategies To Avoid For 2016

Options Trading Strategies To Avoid For 2016 Hard to believe but 2016 is right around the corner.  While the financial markets don’t really care what calendar year it is, we as investors tend to like to group market conditions by the year. For instance, 2015 will most likely be the year of tepid growth and […]

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Options Trading Strategies For Earnings Season

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading Strategies For Earnings Season

Options Trading Strategies For Earnings Season Earnings season is once again upon us, creating opportunities for both large gains and large losses.  As a rule of thumb, individual stocks tend to react more significantly during earnings periods than other times of the year. The problem is figuring out which way a stock is going to […]

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Unusual Options Activity In iShares US Real Estate ETF

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In iShares US Real Estate ETF

As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip off” big moves in a stock, […]

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Unusual Options Activity In PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF $UUP

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF $UUP

Unusual Options Activity In PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF $UUP As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL

Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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Buying A Call Option On Intel $INTC

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Buying A Call Option On Intel $INTC

Buying A Call Option On Intel $INTC                                        The semiconductor industry has been on an interesting path so far this year.  Overall, chipmakers are underperforming the market as a whole.  However, certain individual companies are doing quite well. The biggest news from the industry has been the amount of huge mergers over the last year.  Three […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Activision Blizzard $ATVI

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Activision Blizzard $ATVI

Unusual Options Activity In Activision Blizzard $ATVI  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can […]

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