Market Commentary & Analysis
05:38:50 PM EDT | 04/20/2015
| Earnings and a surprise move from the PBOC lifted the market and erased Friday losses.
New Option Plays
07:41:52 PM EDT | 04/20/2015
Cheap Gas & Mother Nature
| Tonight's new candidate is in the services sector. Analysts believe that the combination of cheap gas and mother nature have created a bullish environment for the industry.
In Play Updates and Reviews
07:05:31 PM EDT | 04/20/2015
China Sparks Market Bounce
| The central bank of China sparked a market bounce on Monday, except for Chinese stocks, which turned lower. The surprise move by China's central bank to boost lending was the main story today.
10:24:18 PM EDT | 04/18/2015
They 'Slide' Faster Than They 'Glide'!
| Houston we have a problem: the reliable Market uptrend of prior years has run out of gas in recent months. Many feel forced to trade for smaller objectives and not to everyone's liking!
08:39:23 PM EDT | 04/20/2015
| Tonight's new candidate is in the technology sector. They're part of the application software industry. Management lowered their guidance at their last earnings report. Now shares are about to break down below support.
In Play Updates and Reviews
08:16:32 PM EDT | 04/20/2015
Stocks Surge On Central Bank News
| New stimulus measures from China's central bank helped spark a bounce in equities. Traders may want to stay cautious since the bounce today failed to erase Friday's losses for many stocks.
Couch Potato Trader Updates
07:51:09 AM EDT | 04/18/2015
Weekend Update! Open Position Status
| U.S. stocks sold off on Friday as a combination of intensifying Greek default fears and new stock-market regulation from China made investors jittery.
02:57:20 AM EDT | 04/19/2015
Diversification, the Key to Success!
| I have mentioned before the key to success is never put all your eggs in one basket. If disaster strikes the resulting omelet will not be very tasty.
11:39:23 PM EDT | 03/31/2015
Month End Technical Review; March, 2015
| While it looks like the Wild West out there, a monthly chart review shows a fairly normal trend pointing higher. Whippy price action also isn't surprising as prices near or hit the upper end of long-term uptrend channels.
Ultimate Investor Plays and Updates
09:24:07 PM EDT | 04/20/2015
| The Dow declined -279 points on Friday on a variety of headlines but rebounded +208 on Monday. Was Friday the anomaly or was it today? On Friday the Dow dropped on changes in regulations in the Chinese stock market and worry over a Greek exit. On Monday the market rallied on a stimulus move by China that negated the Friday worries.
Option Writers Newsletter
00:41:16 AM EDT | 04/21/2015
| Alternating triple digit moves on the Dow and multiple sector downgrades makes it very hard to be bullish. Monday's rebound was only a short squeeze thanks to China's reserve rate cut. Resistance was untouched today.
Leaps Trader Commentary
11:37:06 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
Greece Returns To The Spotlight
| Worries over a Greece exit from the Eurozone return to the spotlight and drive the European market lower. This added to a mixture of bad news that sparked widespread losses on Friday.
11:36:57 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
| The U.S. market delivered an ugly session on Friday and stocks look unappealing. Worries over Greece are growing while earnings results are souring investor sentiment.
11:37:03 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
Buckle Your Seatbelt!
| It's time to double check your stop loss placement. The next couple of weeks could be rocky for the stock market.
11:36:59 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
| Stocks reversed sharply lower on Friday and momentum indicators are rolling over.
11:36:54 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
Looking For Safety
| The VIX may not show it but volatility certainly feels like it's on the rise. Money appears to be looking for safety in bonds. Another place to look for relative safety might be the healthcare sector.