Death by Amazon

October 16, 2018

I am particularly frustrated/aggravated/flummoxed/bewildered — in fact, to keep it topical, I would go so far as to say I feel beleaguered — by the phenomenon known as the “Amazon effect.”

You know, the beating any company takes any time …

Nike (NKE) … just do it

October 3, 2018

Nike’s [stock_market_widget type=”inline” symbol=”NKE” template=”basic” color=”default”] recent “Just do it” campaign raised a lot of eyebrows in both the political and financial world.

But the company reported solid earnings beating on both the top and bottom lines while several analysts …

Pot Stocks: What are your options?

October 1, 2018

Ever since some U.S. states and soon to be Canada legalized the growth and sale of Cannibas (Marijuana) for consumer use, there has been a gold rush of companies jumping in on the action.

And some of these companies are …

The “Call of Duty” Trade

September 18, 2018

Activision Blizzard [stock_market_widget type=”inline” symbol=”ATVI” template=”basic” color=”default”] stock is on the move ahead of it’s new billion-dollar Call of Duty franchise release: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in October.

The latest release from this video game company is ready …

Taking a Small Profit is a Good Thing

September 13, 2018

Smart traders know that stocks can and will move against you in an options trade…and how you manage that move is the difference between taking profit instead of a loss.

And if you’re a options trader you’ve probably heard this …

Flying sideways with OXY

September 6, 2018

I ran my “Trade Scan” today and came up with a really “sideways” trade opportunity.

Occidental Petroleum [stock_market_widget type=”inline” symbol=”OXY” template=”basic” color=”default”]
has been trading flat for the last 30 days even as oil prices bounce up and down between …

Netflix is Back in Play

August 29, 2018

Netflix (NFLX) is back in play!

After a rough earnings report, the stock is rallying. It’s up 18% off the low from a couple of weeks ago.

Implied volatility is increasing driving the NFLX Implied Volatility Rank (IV Rank) up …

NTAP: A Very Forgiving Trade

August 14, 2018

Credit spreads are very forgiving when it comes to trading options.

We just closed a 21% winning “max credit” spread trade last week in NetApp Inc. (NTAP). This trade was open for 25 days and even moved against us almost …

The Credit Spread Advantage

August 9, 2018


If you are an options trader, selling credit spreads gives you a BIG advantage over option buyers when it comes to closing out profitable trades.

With credit spreads you playing defense…and still profit from most of your trades. We …

Trade the FAANG Stocks at Big Discount

August 6, 2018

Amazon stock was up 80% over the last year. Did you get in on that trade?
Probably not.

100 shares of the stock would’ve cost you $98,200 one year ago.

Today, buying a at-the-money call option on the Amazon September …