Market Commentary & Analysis
09:43:27 PM EDT | 11/22/2014
Central Bank Boost
| China cut rates and Draghi again promised to do whatever it takes. This boosted world markets on Friday.
New Option Plays
03:22:34 PM EDT | 11/22/2014
New Highs For Technology
| Tonight we are checking out a new candidate with steady revenue growth and technically poised to breakout.
In Play Updates and Reviews
02:24:34 PM EDT | 11/22/2014
Update Your Stop Losses
| The S&P 500 index has extended its gains to five up weeks in a row. We are seeing more and more stocks look overextended.
03:18:41 PM EDT | 11/22/2014
Up 14-15% From Mid-Oct Lows to Recent Highs Enough For Now?
| The Market has had a very strong rally from its lows but appears to be hitting some technical resistance. A possible 'exhaustion' price gap formed on Friday, the market is overbought and bullish sentiment has grown enough to suggest a potential pause or pullback.
05:00:13 PM EDT | 11/22/2014
| Semiconductors have been outperforming the market. This one is seriously outperforming its peers.
In Play Updates and Reviews
04:38:40 PM EDT | 11/22/2014
Stocks Rise On Central Bank News
| More central bank action helped fuel market gains on Friday. Unfortunately most equities faded from their Friday morning highs.
Couch Potato Trader Updates
01:01:02 PM EDT | 11/22/2014
| The bulls remained in control Friday, thanks to overnight news from China and Europe.
02:38:29 PM EDT | 11/21/2014
Options Are Flexible, but FINRA Isn't
| Some adjustment practices may result in more margin if the strategy no longer meets FINRA's strict definition of various strategies.
09:51:34 PM EDT | 10/15/2014
Panic Sell Offs Do End; They Just Seem Like They WON'T!
| 'Waterfall' declines are driven by fear, panic and are exacerbated by computerized trading but they do come to an end. Measuring tools for where the Market is REALLY extended or at 'extreme' can give some guidance.
Ultimate Investor Plays and Updates
08:31:07 PM EDT | 11/17/2014
Close But No Cigar
| The Dow came within 5 points of a new closing high as it took the lead on Monday.
Option Writers Newsletter
10:22:15 PM EDT | 11/17/2014
| The week before Thanksgiving normally sees mixed markets but Thanksgiving week is normally bullish.
Leaps Trader Commentary
11:49:18 PM EDT | 11/16/2014
Stocks Hit New Highs But Momentum Slows
| The S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials both hit new record highs last week but the market's momentum definitely slowed down.
11:45:06 PM EDT | 11/16/2014
Stocks Remain Overbought
| Stocks are little changed for the week. The S&P 500 managed another record high but the small cap Russell 2000 barely closed positive for the week.
11:45:48 PM EDT | 11/16/2014
Rallies Across The Board
| Our active play list saw all of our candidates post gains last week.
11:46:54 PM EDT | 11/16/2014
| The U.S. market continues to post gains but we're starting to see a few cracks in the rally's armor. A minor pullback now would be healthy for stocks.
11:47:36 PM EDT | 11/16/2014
Paper, Home Décor, Athletic Apparel
| Tonight we are adding three new candidates to the watch list.