MorningWord 7/16/15: #JustSaying


All is right in the world again, the Troika won, China Stabilized its stock market and thus saved its economy, and Netflix registered blow-out subscribers (full disclosure I attempted a defined risk … [Read more...]

Name That Trade – $AAPL Watch


In Apple's (AAPL) fiscal Q2 quarter ended in March the company announced that sales in China were up 71% year over year to $16.8 billion, making it the second largest region by sales and overtaking … [Read more...]

New Trade $SPY: A Butterfly and a Spyder

I'm going to keep this simple. Long premium directional plays in large cap U.S. index etf have been a tough way to make money in this range-bound market. Timing has been crucial for owning options … [Read more...]

MorningWord 5/19/15: Q2 GDP’s Headwinds


If Q1 GDP is revised lower from its reported 0.2 gain (well below the prior quarter's 2.2% gain) it will mark the third negative Q1 print since 2011.  Cold rain and snow apparently wreaked havoc on … [Read more...]

MorningWord 4/9/15: Where is My Mind?


Lingering credit and growth issues in Europe and Asia have been the thorn in the U.S. economic recovery's side for the better part of the last few years.  As for stocks and bonds here in the U.S. they … [Read more...]

Name That Trade – $CSCO: Stealth Security


President Obama is speaking today in Silicon Valley at what is being called the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, where he will, or already has signed an executive order … [Read more...]