The Most Revealing Conversation I’ve Had In Years

The other day I had another one of those conversations, yet something about this one was different. I met a few friends at my club to play some late season paddle tennis and drink some beers. While introducing myself to one of the newer guys, he asked me what I…

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Will Facebook Be Unfriended By Regulators?

Back in July when Steve Bannon, who was still then still a Chief Advisor to President Trump, expressed his view that the largest data/media companies such as Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) should be highly regulated much like public utilities or a lesser degree like the cable and telecom industry….

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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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How to Hedge and Protect Your Portfolio

With the stock market seemingly to hit new all-time highs every other day. And the gains are coming in a grinding fashion causing volatility to sink to historically low levels.  Given this combination you’d think investors would be rejoicing.  But instead we’re getting a lot of questions about how protect…

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Time Is Square, Man

Time is a key component in an option’s valuation

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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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