Market Commentary & Analysis
05:44:57 PM EDT | 07/31/2014
The Perfect Storm
| Inflationary worry and international hot spots create a perfect storm, sending the indices flying for cover.
New Option Plays
08:13:18 PM EDT | 07/31/2014
European Markets Lead Sell-Off
| We could have a global stock sell-off that started in Europe and is now headed for Asia.
In Play Updates and Reviews
08:01:31 PM EDT | 07/31/2014
A Wave of Selling
| Worries have been circling the markets for days and a wave of selling pushed the S&P 500 to its worst one-day loss in four months.
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.
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.
11:54:06 PM EDT | 07/31/2014
Month End Technical Review
| A bearish end to the month as the S&P 500 in July reversed decisively from pivotal resistance at 2000, the Dow traced out a key monthly downside reversal and the most watched tech Index, the Nas 100 (NDX), reversed lower after an apparent break out above its broad monthly uptrend channel.
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.