New Trade – $MU Shu Put


This morning in my Notable Options post, I highlighted some pretty heavy put activity in the Market Vectors Semiconductor etf (SMH): SMH - saw bearish flow, when the Semiconductor etf was $55.64, a … [Read more...]

New Trade – Frugal $GOOGL


There are few who would dispute that Google (GOOGL) has been, and on current estimates remains, one of the best large cap growth stories on a valuation basis.  The stock trades at a PE/G (PE to Growth … [Read more...]

Name That Trade – $SMH: Shake My Head


The devastation in semiconductor stocks on Friday into Monday was fairly staggering with the Philadelphia Semi Index (SOX) having declined 16% from the mid-September multi-year highs to yesterday's … [Read more...]

$INTC Q3 Earnings Cheat Sheet


Event:  INTC reports its Q3 earnings today .  The options market is implying about a 6% one day move, which is slightly above both the 4 qtr avg of about 3.5%, and the 8 qtr avg of about … [Read more...]

Chart of the Day – $QCOM: Semi-Performer


Over the course of 2014 we have taken a shot with long exposure in Qualcomm (QCOM) on a couple of occasions, with little to show for it.  The stock has been a massive under-performer to the entire … [Read more...]