Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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...

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...

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...

Bulls Go for Gold in Blue Chip Miner: Options Action

Most stocks have taken a beating in the last week. But gold miners have been strong, and today options traders are piling into the top name in the space. Huge call volume was detected in...

Bears Came Back in Force Last Week

The bears came back in force last week, turbo-charged by a hawkish Fed and geopolitical jitters. The S&P 500 slid 5.95 percent between Friday, March 16, and Friday, March 23. It was the second drop...

Bears Target Cereal, Bulls Chase Fracker: Options Recap

Packaged foods have struggled for a long time, while energy's been coming to life. Those themes played out in a big way today in the options market. The first head-turner hit in General Mills (GIS) less...
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