Market Commentary & Analysis
08:08:40 PM EDT | 11/26/2014
Thanksgiving Week Living Up To Bullish Pattern
| The week of Thanksgiving holiday is typically a slow, but bullish, time for the stock market and this week has been no exception on both accounts. The blue chips have been on the weak side but the techs and small caps continue to show bullish behavior.
New Option Plays
05:58:22 PM EDT | 11/26/2014
| No new trades tonight. Have a happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family.
In Play Updates and Reviews
05:41:53 PM EDT | 11/26/2014
The NASDAQ Leads The Way
| The U.S. market continued to drift higher on Wednesday with the NASDAQ composite leading the way.
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.
06:42:42 PM EDT | 11/26/2014
Have A Happy Thanksgiving
| No new trades tonight. Enjoy your holiday with family and friends.
In Play Updates and Reviews
06:34:20 PM EDT | 11/26/2014
Semiconductor Stocks Surge
| Semiconductor stocks were some of the market's best performers on Wednesday.
Couch Potato Trader Updates
10:55:36 AM EDT | 11/28/2014
| New Trade Entry: SPX Weekly Iron Condor for December 1 - Entry Order Filled.
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
07:36:03 PM EDT | 11/24/2014
27 Days and Counting
| The market is doing its imitation of the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going and going and going.
Option Writers Newsletter
10:46:52 PM EDT | 11/24/2014
Week of Reversals
| This was a strange week with numerous stocks reversing their former trends both bullish and bearish.
Leaps Trader Commentary
11:59:36 PM EDT | 11/23/2014
Another Week, Another Record High
| Last week's market was driven by economic data overseas and foreign central bank action. Japan fell back into recession with a widely unexpected drop in GDP growth. Yet the U.S. market remains resilient.
11:56:54 PM EDT | 11/23/2014
Bullish Bias But Short-Term Overbought
| The U.S. market continues to rally. Investors are ignoring slowing growth in Europe, Japan, and China.
11:57:30 PM EDT | 11/23/2014
Stocks Continue To Drift Higher
| The U.S. market's big cap indices continued to drift higher last week with a little help from China's central bank and the ECB president's dovish comments.
11:59:19 PM EDT | 11/23/2014
| Stocks continued to rally last week. Investors shrugged off news that Japan fell back into recession. A surprise rate hike by the Chinese helped spur the U.S. market to new highs.
11:59:59 PM EDT | 11/23/2014
Defense Industry Strength
| Tonight we are looking at a new watch list candidate in the defense industry.