How Reading Options Activity Can Offer Clues To Price Moves

Using option activity as an indicator for impending price moves is difficult, subjective, and unreliable. That being said, it can help confirm other indicators and increase the probability of a profitable trade.

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Momentum Slipping or Healthy Consolidation?

Beneath the surface of the indices hanging near all-time highs the stock market has seen some decent rotation.

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Dig into Grubhub

Last week’s deal to purchase EAT24 delivery division from Yelp cements Grub’s position as industry leading with now more than 50% of the food delivery market.

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Should You Buy This Latest Dip?

Concerns about a crisis with North Korea cooled over the weekend and that is all that the market needed to produce a gap-up open this morning.

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The Role Of Gold

 I’ve been a long time skeptic of gold and remain stubbornly bearish regarding its long term outlook.  To my mind the oft cited purposes that give it value are diminishing or gone; it’s use an alternate currency is quickly being replaced bitcoin; the ability to hedge against inflation has been…

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Pick Up Dominoes

Quick, name the best performing stocks over the past five years.  If you cited the usual suspects such as Facebook (FB) Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) which had gained 325%, 310% and 85% respectively since 2012 you would be wrong. But one name that surprises most people when it appears…

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Options for Earnings: Make the Trade Before News

Earnings season has officially kicked off this morning with some of the big banks such as JP Morgan (JPM) and Citibank (C) reporting mostly better than expected numbers.

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Options for Earnings Plays

All the political and policy noise is about to brushed aside by what really matter for stock prices; earnings.

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Don’t Do It: A Bearish Options Play Ahead Of NKE Earnings

Nike (NKE) is set to report earnings after the close Thursday.

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The Risky Allure of Weekly Credit Spreads

With the advent of weekly options, there was proliferation a newsletters promising you all kinds of ridiculous returns. What they don’t tell you are the risks that come with those returns.

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Earn Some Loot in Square Options

Square (SQ) is the ‘other’ company founded and run by Jack Dorsey, but unlike the much maligned Twitter (TWTR), Square’s mobile payment platform, has enjoyed strong growth and a quick path to profitability.

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Is Shorting Volatility a Free Lunch?

Much has been written about the current low volatility environment and the possible reasons, from Central Bank intervention, to interconnectivity of global markets and more sophisticated hedging strategies.

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