Market Commentary & Analysis
07:42:56 PM EDT | 07/28/2014
| US equity indices faltered today as traders await a massive round of economic data and earnings reports.
New Option Plays
08:43:15 PM EDT | 07/28/2014
Earnings Blowout & Bullish Outlook
| Tonight we are looking at a candidate in the biotech industry.
In Play Updates and Reviews
08:03:47 PM EDT | 07/28/2014
| Both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ composite bounced near their simple 30-dma on Monday.
11:39:43 PM EDT | 07/26/2014
Broader Indices Trend Sideways Over Past Four Weeks
| The Dow 30 (INDU) was the worst performer, down 0.8% on the week and I noted last week that just 8 of 30 INDU stocks were still in strong uptrends. Less stocks advancing equals less potential for further gains.
09:28:33 PM EDT | 07/28/2014
| Tonight we are looking at a technology company that has disappointing sales and growing competition.
In Play Updates and Reviews
09:01:25 PM EDT | 07/28/2014
Small Caps Continue To Underperform
| The small caps continue to weigh on the broader market. Yet the Russell 2000 did bounce from its mid July lows today.
Couch Potato Trader Updates
01:28:06 PM EDT | 07/28/2014
| SPX August 1 Weekly Iron Condor closed for target.
10:12:45 AM EDT | 07/25/2014
What Could Go Wrong?
| One method traders can use to test trades when they don't have back-testing capabilities and don't want to commit funds for testing with small-lot trades.
11:46:15 PM EDT | 07/17/2014
'Rotational' Corrections; and Setting Trade Objectives
| The broad S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite met my upside objectives, and traced out topping patterns, not yet seen in the big cap OEX, INDU and NDX indices. Rotational Market corrections aren't uniform.
Ultimate Investor Plays and Updates
08:36:44 PM EDT | 07/28/2014
| This is a very heavy week for economic activity but the market shook off the first weak report. Will this continue?
Option Writers Newsletter
11:17:56 PM EDT | 07/28/2014
Post Earnings Plays
| Since it is not rational to sell premium on stocks about to announce earnings the current plan is to find good stocks that have already reported
Leaps Trader Commentary
11:00:46 PM EDT | 07/27/2014
Better Than Expected Is Not Enough
| The S&P 500 and the Dow Transports both tagged all-time highs last week but traders were quick to take profits on Friday.
11:55:10 PM EDT | 07/27/2014
A Parade of Economic Data
| We have another busy week for the markets with hundreds of earnings report and a parade of economic data.
11:56:22 PM EDT | 07/27/2014
Earnings Season Casualties
| Earnings season can produce volatile moves in individual stocks. This season has been no exception.
11:58:10 PM EDT | 07/27/2014
| Upward momentum feels like it has stalled a bit even though the S&P 500 tagged another record high last week.
11:58:53 PM EDT | 07/27/2014
Impressive Comparable Store Sales
| Tonight we are looking at a new candidate that delivered impressive comparable store sales in June.