Market Commentary & Analysis
10:36:42 PM EDT | 08/30/2014
Dog Days of August?
| August was far from a dog this year with a +70 point gain on the S&P or +3.6% making it the second best month of 2014 and the best August in 14 years.
New Option Plays
11:13:22 PM EDT | 08/30/2014
Energy & Technology
| Tonight we are adding two new bullish candidates. One is in the energy industry. The other is in the technology sector.
In Play Updates and Reviews
09:24:39 PM EDT | 08/30/2014
Stocks Shake Off Geopolitical Concerns
| The U.S. market continues to show resilience in the face of growing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
11:33:53 PM EDT | 08/30/2014
S&P 500 Finishes Week Above 2000 Milestone
| The S&P 500 closed over 2000, the S&P 100 went to slight new highs and the Dow stalled. Nasdaq was up too but saw slowing upside momentum; small is still not 'beautiful' with the Russell.
11:59:48 PM EDT | 08/30/2014
Oil Service & Biotechs
| Tonight we are looking at two new bullish candidates. One is in the oil services industry. Another is a biotech.
In Play Updates and Reviews
10:03:09 PM EDT | 08/30/2014
Still Buying Dips
| Traders were still in the mood to buy dips last week as the S&P 500 rebounded near its simple 10-dma.
11:41:32 AM EDT | 08/29/2014
| A dinner partner mentioned a long stock plus long put strategy to me recently. How do you begin evaluating such recommendations?
10:37:44 PM EDT | 08/31/2014
Month End Technical Review
| In a reversal of fortunes, August saw monthly gains ranging from +3.2% in the Dow, +3.7% in the S&P 500 and +4.8% in the Nasdaq Composite and the Nas 100. Dow Theory continues to see both Averages in sync as the primary bull Market rolls on.
Ultimate Investor Plays and Updates
06:18:36 PM EDT | 09/01/2014
Pivotal Week Ahead
| Russia moved another 3 battalions into the Ukraine, Germany promises not to allow a Russian invasion and NATO meets to decide what to do about Russia.
Option Writers Newsletter
10:35:16 PM EDT | 08/25/2014
Two Week Rally
| What happens after the market rallies nonstop for two weeks and reaches new highs?
Leaps Trader Commentary
07:02:52 PM EDT | 09/01/2014
S&P 500 Hits 2,000 As Stocks Plod Higher
| The U.S. equity markets continue to ignore rising geopolitical risks. As stocks rise the volatility index falls and investors risk turning complacent.
06:58:33 PM EDT | 09/01/2014
U.S. Stocks Push Higher
| The U.S. market continues to rally in spite of an escalation in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
06:59:12 PM EDT | 09/01/2014
Locking In Potential Gains on HES and WSM
| We closed a couple of trades last week. Several candidates hit new highs while a few are starting to see their rally pause.
07:00:31 PM EDT | 09/01/2014
| Big cap stocks continue to lead the market higher but it was encouraging to see the small caps actually participating last week.
07:01:31 PM EDT | 09/01/2014
Video Games, Financials, Steel, and Auto Parts
| We are adding a handful of new watch list candidates tonight.