Name That Trade – $SPY: A Certain Ratio


Dan teased this post a bit in his MorningWord when he discussed the elevated levels of implied vol and how that makes it difficult to use options to hedge a portfolio in already uncertain times. We're … [Read On]

Name Those Trades $HD: More Doing!

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If the start of this post sounds familiar, well it is, its the exact post prior to the trade idea we just detailed in Starbucks (SBUX), but in this trade idea we are going to use The Home Depot … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $SBUX : Grande Drip


Remember the Flash Crash back on May 6th 2010? I do. The S&P 500 opened at 1164, unchanged from the prior session, traded down nearly 100 points to 1065, and rallied back intra day to close at 1128, … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $PANW: Firewall Flower


In just the last few weeks it seems that the most important change in the U.S. equity markets has been investors willingness to think more critically about once untouchable stocks.  To me, this really … [Read On]

New Trade – $TSLA: Lithium Wonder Wall


Tesla (TSLA) opened up a couple percent this morning (before failing this afternoon) following tweets last night from CEO Elon Musk.  Deliveries for the much anticipated Model X SUV will start on Sept … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $MSFT’s Broken Windows


On CNBC's Fast Money last night (watch here) the panel talked Dow stocks and debated which were cheap and expensive to their historically averages.  One name that screens expensive is MSFT. A month ago, … [Read On]

MorningWord 9/3/15: Expense Report $GPRO, $CSCO


With Chinese equity markets closed last night and again tonight, let's talk some US stocks. GoPro (GPRO): Yesterday, shares of GPRO were down as much as 11% and closed down 5.5% on the day. The reason … [Read On]

Name That Trade – For the $WYNN


Regular readers of RiskReversal know that we've had a long going negative view on Macau gaming stocks and Wynn Resorts (WYNN) in particular (our list of posts here).  My skepticism towards what seemed like … [Read On]

New Trade – $XBI: Bio Engineering


Yesterday (here) we took another look at the Biotech sector. We first posted feelings on Aug 6th, where we made the following observation from a technical and sentiment standpoint: The M&A frenzy in … [Read On]