Market Commentary & Analysis
07:10:08 PM EDT | 05/21/2015
Struggling With New Highs
| The market struggled to make new highs as new data suggest upward momentum in the economy.
New Option Plays
08:02:43 PM EDT | 05/21/2015
| Tonight's new candidate is in the technology sector. The company is part of the software industry. The company just delivered its best quarterly earnings growth in four years.
In Play Updates and Reviews
07:28:45 PM EDT | 05/21/2015
Stocks Inch Higher
| The big cap indices snapped a two-day decline and ended at new highs for the week. Small caps were underperforming while the transportation average produced a little oversold bounce.
03:52:49 PM EDT | 05/16/2015
Forecasts Coming True
| Last week Leigh suggested the trading range was coming to an end and it appears he was right.
Stock Split Calendar
Still Waiting on Netflix Announcement
OptionInvestor Staff |
Splits are starting to be more common as stock prices rise well into triple digits. Check the calendar weekly for the newest announcements.
09:12:42 PM EDT | 05/21/2015
| The boom times for this oil-services related stock have turned to bust. A prolonged period of depressed oil prices could margins. Shares have been underperforming.
In Play Updates and Reviews
08:39:43 PM EDT | 05/21/2015
Poised For Another Weekly Gain
| The big cap U.S. indices are poised for another weekly gain. The S&P 500 is on the verge of its third weekly gain in a row. The NASDAQ is about to post its second weekly gain in a row and could hit new multi-year highs tomorrow.
Couch Potato Trader Updates
11:27:20 AM EDT | 05/22/2015
| SPY June Iron Condor Closed for target.
Monthly Cash Machine Newsletter
08:37:07 PM EDT | 05/20/2015
Market Can't Get a Break
| The FOMC minutes suggested the Fed was worried about "transitory" problems in the economy and the chance of a rate hike at the June meeting was unlikely. The major indexes spiked on the news but were immediately sold to close back near the lows of the day.
10:50:33 PM EDT | 05/20/2015
| The terms used to describe the various aspects of option pricing are
"Greek" to many new option traders. That is probably because some
of these terms come from the Greek language. Others are simple
English but when used in "option-speak" they take on an entirely
different meaning. I will try to demystify some of them here.
10:34:36 PM EDT | 05/07/2015
Judging the Possible End of a Lengthy Sideways Trend
| The S&P has been in a sideways trading range for months and strategies effective in a range-bound market 'work' if this pattern was anticipated. Analyzing potential change ahead.
Ultimate Investor Plays and Updates
09:23:46 PM EDT | 05/18/2015
Weakest New High on Record
| The Dow & S&P both closed at new record highs but nobody was paying attention. Volume was lackluster and the Dow was evenly split between winners and losers.
Option Writers Newsletter
11:21:44 PM EDT | 05/18/2015
Has a Direction Appeared?
| The Dow and S&P closed at new highs on Monday and above their recent congestion zone. Has a breakout from consolidation finally appeared?
Leaps Trader Commentary
11:48:59 PM EDT | 05/17/2015
Full Speed Ahead
| It looks like full speed ahead for the bull market. The only iceberg in our path is the Greece situation. May 20th through the 22nd will produce a lot of headlines as the game of brinkmanship hits epic proportions between Greece and its creditors in the Eurogroup.
11:48:53 PM EDT | 05/17/2015
Video Chips & Healthcare
| Two of our watch list candidates met our entry point requirement with Friday's rally. Both stocks have broken out past key resistance levels.
11:48:57 PM EDT | 05/17/2015
Bulls Score Another Up Week
| Almost all of our candidates on the LEAPStrader active play list ended the week with gains. If the big caps continue to push higher it could be a great summer.
11:48:55 PM EDT | 05/17/2015
| Investors were nervous over bond market weakness but stocks recovered from their midweek lows. Buyers stepped in and the big cap indices ended the week at or new near highs.
11:48:50 PM EDT | 05/17/2015
A Super Successful Week for The Watch List
| We just had a very successful week for our LEAPStrader watch list. Several candidates have graduated to active plays.