Market Commentary & Analysis
08:02:56 PM EDT | 07/23/2014
A Slow Summer Day
| The week has been holding positive for the bulls but there hasn't been much excitement. Today was no different and about the only good thing to say is that the bears continue to hide from the bulls but the market needs a catalyst to get it moving.
New Option Plays
06:43:49 PM EDT | 07/23/2014
Big Earnings Parade
| Tomorrow is a big day for earnings with over 250 companies announcing their quarterly results.
In Play Updates and Reviews
06:18:42 PM EDT | 07/23/2014
All About Earnings
| A drop in shares of Boeing (BA) weighed on the Dow Industrials but the S&P 500 closed at a record high.
10:07:08 PM EDT | 07/19/2014
Big is Beautiful
| The big cap Dow 30, S&P 100 and Nas 100 indexes have seemingly only paused in their uptrends, versus the broader S&P and Nasdaq indices that have looked more 'toppy'. To add to a mixed picture, the small cap RUT may have reached a bottom.
06:49:44 PM EDT | 07/23/2014
| Earnings news continues to fuel the market rally.
The tone of Q2 earnings season has been positive. That is good news for the rally since stock prices are supposed to be driven by earnings.
In Play Updates and Reviews
06:36:26 PM EDT | 07/23/2014
Indices Push Higher
| The S&P 500 managed a new all-time high and the small cap Russell 2000 continued to bounce on Wednesday.
Couch Potato Trader Updates
01:48:07 PM EDT | 07/21/2014
| SPX July 4 Weekly Iron Condor closed for target.
02:12:09 PM EDT | 07/18/2014
| It's time to open your next trade, but you haven't yet closed your current trade. Should you overlap two sets of 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
09:55:33 PM EDT | 07/21/2014
Geopolitical Volatility Returns
| After a month of volatility at 7 year lows the overseas headlines are putting volatility back into the market.
Option Writers Newsletter
00:34:42 AM EDT | 07/22/2014
Earnings in Full Swing
| This is the busiest week of earnings season with 12 Dow components and 133 S&P components reporting.
Leaps Trader Commentary
11:15:32 PM EDT | 07/20/2014
The Bull Market Endures Another Tumultuous Week
| The stock market endured a tumultuous week of headlines and the most of the major averages still managed to post weekly gains.
11:08:27 PM EDT | 07/20/2014
Busy Week Ahead
| The week ahead will be the busiest yet for Q2 earnings with over 550 companies reporting their quarterly results.
11:09:20 PM EDT | 07/20/2014
Updating Stop Losses
| Several stop losses have been updated tonight. Double check your stop placement before any earnings announcements.
11:13:09 PM EDT | 07/20/2014
| Large cap stock indices continue to outperform the small cap index.
How long this bifurcated market will last is a good question.
11:14:15 PM EDT | 07/20/2014
Might Be Time For A Pause
| The stock market could be at an inflection point as we hit the busiest week of Q2 earnings season.