Trading Diary: Oct 13th – Oct 17th


Here is a quick recap of all of the trades that we initiated, closed, managed, expired and considered (Name That Trades) in the week that was Oct 13th – Oct 17th:   [/private] … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $AMZN Primed?


AMZN reports earnings after the close on Thursday, Oct 23rd.  The long-term uptrend in AMZN actually ended on its January earnings gap lower, closing down 10% that day.  The stock gapped lower around 10% … [Read On]

Name That Trade – Bobbing for $AAPL


Apple (AAPL) reports its fiscal Q4 results after the close on Monday. The options market is implying about a 3.5% one day move and weekly move of about 4.5%* which is shy of the 4 & 8 quarter averages … [Read On]

MorningWord 10/17/14: Credit Check


While there have been no shortage of reasons for investors to sell stocks in the last few weeks, it's safe to say that a brewing credit crisis in China has not been on the top of the list.  Linette Lopez … [Read On]

Considering Our Options – $XLE: Energy Boost?


XLE had its highest single volume day since November 2008, quite incredible considering the intervening 6 years. The ETF bounced right around the critical $80 level, which was around the high in … [Read On]

$GOOG Q3 Earnings Cheat Sheet


Event:  GOOG reports Q3 earnings today after the close.  The options market is implying about a 6.5% move, which is in line with the 4 qtr avg move of 6.5%, and the 8 qtr avg of about 5%. Sentiment: … [Read On]

Trade Update – Closing $AAPL Oct 31st 100 Puts


Right before the release of the iPhone 6 we placed a bearish bet (below) in AAPL looking to fade the run-up int0 the event as AAPL has tended to reverse in similar situations in the past. Since then the … [Read On]