Tuesday, December 10, 2019

How the bulls are chasing Fox: Options activity

If you've ever wondered about bulls chasing a Fox, look no further than the activity yesterday's options market. And no, we're not talking about a rerun of Downton Abbey. We're talking about the big spike...

Some big techs at key levels

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. The February-March volatility swoon planted some top stocks at key levels....

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...

An ugly quarter ends on a positive note

Have we finally bottomed? That's likely to be the question as traders return to their desks today. The S&P 500 rose 2.1 percent between Friday, March 23, and Thursday, March 29. The bounce followed a...

Social media madness: March at TradeStation

If February was all about volatility, the big story in March was Facebook (FB). The social media giant flew to the top of TradeStation's most active symbols last month, leaving other active names in the...

A Look at How Options Traders Want to Harvest a Rally

This post is for education purposes only and should not be interpreted as a trade recommendation. A major farming stock has pulled back, and options traders want to harvest a rally. Huge derivatives volume was detected...

Don’s Notebook March 28, 2018

The selloff that began yesterday afternoon U.S. spread globally last night. Tech stocks led our loser list, with Nvidia Corp. and Facebook Inc. among the hardest hit. Overnight, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 1.3 percent;...

A Look Behind Facebook’s Surging Options Volume

"No news is good news." You can say that again about Facebook (FB). The one-time technology darling has been slammed by one negative headline after another since the start of last week. Most traders know...

Are Bonds Stabilizing?

This post is for education purposes only and should not be interpreted as a trade recommendation. Despite all the buzz about a hawkish Fed, interest rates are starting to fall. Yields on the three major Treasuries...

Don’s Notebook March 27, 2018

Case-Shiller data are likely to highlight the strength of home appreciation, which is a less publicized factor behind what have been robust levels of consumer confidence. The S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller home price index tracks monthly...
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