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...]

MorningWord 11/28/14: Thankless Skepticism


Like most of you, I am Thankful, for a loving family, pretty good health and being born in America.  But beyond that, to proclaim being thankful for anything material, I'd sound like nothing short … [Read more...]