New Trade $INTC: Chipping Away At July Puts


We have made a couple bearish trades in the semiconductor space in the last couple months, MU (here) and INTC (here). The main reason for the bearish stance has been the waning momentum in a group that was … [Read On]

MorningWord 4/24/15: Slicin’ Up $AAPL’s


I am not going to lie to you, there is very little as it relates to the stock market that I am going to think about between now and Monday at 4:30 pm aside from Apple's (AAPL) fiscal Q2 results and forward … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $SBUX: Coffee Break


So far in this earnings season I am hard pressed to find a group of stocks that have displayed more volatility as a result of corporate announcements than the restaurant stocks. Last Thursday Panera … [Read On]

Name That Trade – Navigating The $AMZN


Event: Amazon (AMZN) reports Q1 results after the close, the options market is implying about a 9% one day move, which is shy of the 4 qtr avg of about 10%.         … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $GOOGL Eyes


Yesterday I highlighted some call buying in Google C Class Shares, when the stock was: $538 there was a buyer of out of the money calls in May and June.  A buyer paid 3.70 for 1800 of the May 575 calls to … [Read On]

Considering Our Options – $KO April Call Fly


Yesterday we made a bullish directional bet on Coke's earnings into their earnings event. We used a structure who's intention was to play for a move higher while risking as little premium as possible given … [Read On]