Market Commentary & Analysis
08:32:53 PM EDT | 01/28/2015
More Disappointment from Central Banks
| It turns out the stock market wasn't happy with the ECB's QE plan and then showed more disappointment this afternoon with the FOMC announcement. Are the central banks losing their mojo?
New Option Plays
07:51:34 PM EDT | 01/28/2015
Consistently Underperforming The Market
| Tonight we are looking at a big cap technology stock that has consistently underperformed the market. Revenues have been falling. Now the stock is about to break significant support.
In Play Updates and Reviews
07:01:07 PM EDT | 01/28/2015
Once Again, Oil's Slide Rattles The Market
| A round of very impressive earnings results and a dovish FOMC policy statement were no match for crude oil plunging to new six-year lows. The broader U.S. stock market posted widespread declines.
09:16:45 PM EDT | 01/24/2015
Bottoms Made and 'Tested' and Rebound Followed
| Bottoming action was apparent coming into this past week. Good sized rebounds followed that put the major indexes back above their 21-day moving averages in a 'confirming' upside momentum shift.
09:14:26 PM EDT | 01/28/2015
Another Victim Of Oil's Decline
| Oil and gas producers and drillers are not the only stocks that are getting crushed by crude oil's decline. Tonight we are looking at another victim as oil hits new six-year lows.
In Play Updates and Reviews
08:32:30 PM EDT | 01/28/2015
Oil's Siren Call Lures Stocks Lower
| A number of better than expected earnings reports were not enough to overpower the siren call of oil. Even a dovish statement from the Federal Reserve could not save the market from oil's decline weighing in the broader market.
Couch Potato Trader Updates
00:23:38 PM EDT | 01/26/2015
| RUT February Iron Condor Adjustment #2 filled.
Monthly Cash Machine Newsletter
07:29:38 PM EDT | 01/28/2015
MCM February 2015 watch list
| MCM February 2015 watch list. Here are the current prices of the stocks we have in relationship to their short strike price
Monthly Cash Machine Portfolio
00:12:00 AM EDT | 01/28/2015
MCM February watch list
| MCM February watch list. Here are the current stock prices and how far they are away from the short side of our credit spreads,
09:10:54 PM EDT | 01/22/2015
Trading Volatility with VIX options; Part 2
| Instead of perhaps throwing up your hands about trading stock and stock index options in periods of 'whippy' price action (high volatility), go with the flow and take advantage of the situation with possible strategies in VIX options.
Ultimate Investor Plays and Updates
08:02:18 PM EDT | 01/26/2015
Dodged a Bullet
| The radical far left Syriza party won a landslide election in Greece but a funny thing happened on the way to the election results. Syriza's harsh comments about austerity, the Troika bailout and leaving the euro slowly became more center left. U.S. and European markets recovered from their overnight lows and the U.S. actually posted minor gains.
Option Writers Newsletter
10:31:40 PM EDT | 01/26/2015
Has the Tide Turned?
| We missed a great opportunity for a big sell off on Monday and futures are flat on Monday night. The earnings have been just good enough to keep traders interested and the buy the dip crowd is getting restless. Is it possible the tide has turned and January will go out with a bang?
Leaps Trader Commentary
11:06:10 PM EDT | 01/25/2015
The ECB Finally Launches QE In Europe
| It was a short trading week with the U.S. market closed last Monday. In that time frame stocks digested a number of events including the European Central Bank announcing a significant QE program (about $1.28 trillion worth).
11:05:18 PM EDT | 01/25/2015
Stocks Could See Another Rocky Week
| The market volatility continues. The only difference last week was the volatility saw stocks surge higher.
11:02:28 PM EDT | 01/25/2015
Stocks Deliver First Weekly Gain of 2015
| The market bounced last week and produced its first weekly gain of the year. Several of our candidates delivered significant rebounds.
11:04:41 PM EDT | 01/25/2015
| Investors could get seasick with the market's big swings. After a five-day decline two weeks ago the S&P 500 just produced a four-day bounce before slipping lower on Friday.
11:00:20 PM EDT | 01/25/2015
Gearing Up For Spring
| Spring is just around the corner.
Tonight we are looking at a new candidate in the home improvement retail business.