Oracle is giving up some of last week’s gains, and one trader sees more downside ahead.
ORCL is off 0.42 percent to trade at $29.58 after trading as low as $29.15 earlier today. On Friday the database maker rallied off its 2012 lows, posting its highest close since May 2.Read more »
Unisys has been rebounding sharply all week, and one trader is betting that it has more room to run.
The information-technology company is up 6.05 percent to $19.28, continuing to spike higher since trading below $15 at Tuesday’s low. Despite the gains, however, UIS has been trending lower from its 52-week high of $27.43 set in late October.Read more »
One bull is sticking with Cablevision Systems as the stock fights its way back from multi-year lows.Read more »
In my webinar earlier this month, “How to Collect 15% from Stock Market Insurance” I presented the following slide and discussed the importance of protecting yourself against market declines. More importantly, I gave a few real-world examples of how we, as self-directed investors, can best implement such a strategy into our own portfolios.Read more »
Total option volume tops 5.7 million contracts as hedging subsides in the indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER’s data systems. The SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) has 958,000 options traded, with a put/call ratio of less than 2 to 1. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options total 276,000 and have a…Read more »
Stocks are going nowhere fast. I think the 12 year chart of the S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY) below says it all.Read more »
With the Facebook IPO launching next week, and a string of hot technology IPOs in the last year, all of the focus has been on Silicon Valley and social media wunderkinds. Yet there’s a sector that has been quietly wracking up record earnings in 2011 and which is poised to…Read more »
Given that the FTSE 100 is trading as weakly as we’ve seen it since last year’s trade off, it’s a pretty opportune moment to reflect on the first third of the year. I wrote an article early in January that laid out my own thinking on the state of the market…Read more »
Microsoft’s (MSFT) multi-market penetration business strategy has given it a place in my equity portfolio and the portfolios I manage. Microsoft has been a leading provider to the business markets, where it accumulated much of its vast wealth, but it has recently taken very strong and aggressive steps to penetrating…Read more »
Option Monster shares this video on Today’s VIX Sonar ReportRead more »
There was a post at Seeking Alpha about client holding Johnson & Johnson(JNJ) with the title JNJ Is Not A Good Long Term Investment For 2012. This was a pretty funny headline. The author made a bearish case mostly noting the lawsuits and image problem. The author went on to suggest a debit put…Read more »
The total option volume is 5.3 million contracts so far today as activity is mixed in the indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER’s data systems. The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 934,000 options traded, dominated by 691,000 puts. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options are next up with 220,000 contracts, of…Read more »