Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Wal-Mart Goes Parabolic as Amazon.com Languishes: What's Going on?

Wal-Mart Goes Parabolic as Amazon.com Languishes: What’s Going on?

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) has broken out to new highs while Amazon.com (AMZN) drifts aimlessly. That's one of many unusual things happening in the stock market right now. First, last...

Can This Social Media Stock Double in the Next Year?

A social-media stalwart got hammered yesterday, and someone positioned for a major rebound. Twitter (TWTR) fell almost 9 percent about halfway through the morning. As it clawed its way back to cut those losses, a...

Guess Where the Bears Are Staying This Winter

Bears are extending their stay in hotel stocks as the industry's top player breaks lower. Marriott International (MAR) is down 5.7 percent today, its biggest decline in more than two years, after cutting its guidance....

Bloom Coming off the Tech Rose?e?

The year 2017 was undeniably dominated by Technology. Megacaps like Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) Alphabet (GOOGL) climbed to new highs. Semiconductors giants like Micron (MU) and Nvidia (NVDA) weren't far behind as foundries basked...

Another Call Roll as Options Traders Stick with Energy

Bullish options trades keep piling up in the energy space. Here's the large upside strategy that crossed the tape yesterday in Oklahoma-based oil driller Devon Energy (DVN): Starting just minutes after the opening bell, traders...

This is why selling volatility can be dangerous

This post is for education purposes only and should not be interpreted as a trade recommendation. Options trading may not be suitable for all investors. February's market crash taught the dangers of selling volatility. Yesterday...
Financials Flying as Sentiment Quickly Turns Positive

Financial ETF Soaring as Sentiment Quickly Turns Positive

Financial stocks are on the move as changing sentiment draws money back to a forgotten corner of the market. The SPDR Financial ETF (XLF) closed at a six-month high...

Pharma Bulls Chase Blue-chip Breakout: Options Recap

A blue-chip drug giant beat estimates this week, and the bulls are chasing in the options market. As we mentioned on Monday's Market Action, maker Pfizer (PFE) was expected to announce positive earnings of about $0.74...

Finally a Pullback, Thanks to Tech

Traders finally got a pullback last week, thanks to a mini-crash in technology. The S&P 500 slid 1 percent in the holiday-shortened period between Friday, August 31, and Friday, September 7. But that was nothing...
Confidence Keeps Spreading in this Favorite Corner of Tech

Confidence Keeps Spreading in this Favorite Corner of Tech

Semiconductors are ripping as evidence keeps suggesting a rebound is coming soon. The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index ($SOX) has surged almost 9 percent since the beginning of last week. That's...
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