Market Commentary & Analysis
06:46:34 PM EDT | 12/18/2014
Fed Rallies Patient Bulls
| Market rally biggest one day gain in more than two years.
New Option Plays
07:26:16 PM EDT | 12/18/2014
Legal Trouble Ahead
| Shares of this technology company could suffer as the company faces a significant legal battle.
In Play Updates and Reviews
06:49:53 PM EDT | 12/18/2014
Stocks Erase Loss With Big Bounce
| The market just delivered its best two-day rally in six years. The S&P has erased the prior five days of losses with an 89-point bounce.
09:32:20 PM EDT | 12/13/2014
Brakes Locked, Market Then Skids
| After repeated highs in the same areas the major Market Indices finally succumbed to a swoon. This is what happens in overbought markets as corrections come eventually.
08:48:33 PM EDT | 12/18/2014
| Tonight we are looking at a technology stock that did not participate in the market's rally.
In Play Updates and Reviews
08:11:03 PM EDT | 12/18/2014
Market Races Higher
| The U.S. market continued to rebound on Thursday and the major averages soared.
07:41:59 PM EDT | 12/13/2014
Trying Out Ideas
| Tools available to most options traders can help us evaluate how trading conditions might impact a trade we're considering.
11:10:57 PM EDT | 12/18/2014
Classic 'bottoming' Action Using 'classical' Technical Analysis
| There were a number of elements that came together to suggest that a bottom was put in around recent lows had you just been using technical analysis tools. Using good analysis of lower gas costs versus oil stocks declining, money saved wins.
Ultimate Investor Plays and Updates
09:04:09 PM EDT | 12/15/2014
All Bets Are Off
| Betting on the historical trend for December to be bullish was a losing bet this year. Betting on the historical trend for the quadruple witching option expiration week to also be bullish is starting out a loser as well. China and Europe have turned into the grinches that stole Christmas or at least the December rally. After today's high anxiety market action all bullish bets should be off.
Option Writers Newsletter
09:26:55 PM EDT | 12/18/2014
Major Short Squeeze!
| The market had its two best back to back days in six years but it was not investors buying stocks ahead of year-end. This was a major short squeeze from a very oversold market at Tuesday's close.
Leaps Trader Commentary
08:30:21 PM EDT | 12/14/2014
Oil Greases Market Slide
| The continued sell-off in crude oil prices was the main story for the market last week. Oil plunged -12.6% in the last five trading days to five year lows
08:25:15 PM EDT | 12/14/2014
S&P 500 Snaps 7-Week Run
| The S&P 500 delivered its worst weekly performance since 2012 and snapped a seven-week winning streak.
08:26:15 PM EDT | 12/14/2014
Prepare To Lock In Gains
| We are closing one of our bullish trades tomorrow in an attempt to lock in potential gains.
08:27:57 PM EDT | 12/14/2014
| Stocks experienced some profit taking last week. That wasn't totally unexpected since the market was overbought and due for a pullback.
08:29:06 PM EDT | 12/14/2014
Semiconductor Equipment & Retail
| Tonight we are adding two new watch list candidates. One is in the technology industry. The other is in the services sector.