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Harvey’s Options Volatility Indicator

Harvey’s Options Volatility Indicator is simple to use and is particularly useful in determining the direction that a stock will take and therefore the movement of an attached option.

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Stock Market Calendar for 2014

Stock Market Calendar for 2014

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NKE Stock Should Speed Up Into Earnings

Both analyst estimates and fundamentals support a sprint to the finish line of Q2 NKE earnings.

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Predicting a Bullish Oracle Trade

It appears that the recent analysts activities regarding Oracle have been too harsh, and the time may be just right for a call option trade.

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Options Track Record

This is the Options Track Record for Stock-Options-Made-Easy “OPTIONS ARMCHAIR TRADER SERIES”.

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Trade the Ecolab (ECL) Dividend Raise

Ecolab tends to announce a dividend increase in early December. Here's how to play it with options.

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Make a Bullish Bet on Renren (RENN) Growth

Earnings numbers for RENN have been less than impressive -- but the company has no long-term debt, and is investing in future growth.

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Options Trades For The Week Beginning 25th November, 2013 - November 25, 2013

Options trades for HPQ, NUAN, WDAY, PANW, BKS AND ECL.

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Options Results

All the results for the Armchair Trader Series

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Two-Part Trade for Accenture Earnings (ACN)

Simultaneously buying a call and a put hedges your risk with ACN earnings today.

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Jump on This BBBY Options Trade Today

Analysts love it. Amazon fears it. Bed Bath & Beyond is likely to report good earnings today, and call options are a good way to play the news.

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Zoom Ahead With Options on AutoZone Stock!

A number of positive factors make calls on AutoZone stock look attractive heading into Wednesday morning's AZO earnings report.

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Make a Call on Target’s Holiday Strategy With Options (TGT)

Target is getting smarter about the holiday season, but it's currently discounted...which means call options are a great deal!

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Negative Factors Cloud Red Hat’s Earnings (RHT)

Red Hat (RHT) is seeing increased costs and and decreased sales in two of its major segments -- but a put options trade could still put you in the black.

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Grow Your Profits with Fertilizer Stock CF Industries (CF)

Fertilizer stock CF Industries looks undervalued, yet it shows great growth potential. Take advantage with call options.

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Spruce Up Your Trading With Calls on Pier 1 Imports (PIR)

PIR nearly toppled in the recession, but it built itself up again as the housing market improved. Call options are a good bet going into earnings.

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Toll Brothers (TOL) Ready for a Rebound?

TOL has seen some weakness lately, but fundamental strength in the homebuilding area bodes well for the stock. Take advantage with call options.

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Adobe Systems (ADBE) Options a Buy Before Earnings

ADBE is looking strong going into this earnings report, as it acquired key companies and its software-as-a-service Creative Suite is a big hit.

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5 Reasons to Look for More Upside in TEL

The Koch brothers made a big splash in the connector space this week -- here's why your best play is in TE Connectivity.

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7 Reasons Hain Celestial (HAIN) is Your Best Organic Food Stock

As organic food becomes more and more mainstream, Hain Celestial (HAIN) is well positioned to grow.

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7 Reasons to Buy Kroger Calls (KR)

Kroger reports earnings tomorrow, and several smart business moves have placed it in a great spot for a positive report.

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4 Reasons Pep Boys (PBY) is Turning Back Up

With 17 new stores in California, Pep Boys is growing in a way that its competitors aren't -- creating a good opportunity to buy call options.

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Dress Up Your Portfolio With Men’s Wearhouse (MW) Options

Without George Zimmer at the helm, how will Q2 earnings for Men's Wearhouse shape up? Several factors point to a positive report.

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Build Your Profits With Hovnanian (HOV) Options

Though there's a lot of shorts in HOV, analyst estimates have been moving higher...a combination that makes the call options attractively priced.

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6 Reasons Verifone’s (PAY) Going Down…and How You Can Profi

Though electronic payment company Verifone (PAY) has tried to expand, amid tough competition its prospects are dim. Try a put option to profit on the downside.

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Play Puts on Walmart (WMT) Drama

As the economy improves, so will Costco and Target--but Wal-Mart will probably stagnate as it adjusts to new economic realities its customers face.

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H&R Block (HRB) Earnings Trade

Earnings, tax laws, upgrades, hedge funds and a pullback say an options call on H&R Block (HRB) is a positive move. A new article on InvestorPlace by Stock Options Made Easy.

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Options Trade – Dollar General (DG) Calls

DG is trading slightly down today, but you can profit with an options call on expected bullish earnings, as outlined by Stock Options Made Easy on InvestorPlace.

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Stock Results

A list of completed stocks, their entry prices, exit prices and loss/gains.

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Swipe a Profit From a MasterCard Options Call

Mastercard (MA) has a lot going for it, from positive earnings to expanding its reach via mobile payment systems. Here's how you can trade it.

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Michael Kors (KORS): a Steady Stock in Fickle Fashion

A new call options trade for Michael Kors (KORS) from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.

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2 Call Options for a Netflix (NFLX) Rebound

Two new options trade for Netflix (NFLX) from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.

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3 Catalysts to Boost Google (GOOG) Higher

Google (GOOG) has pulled back slightly, but it could be a triple threat with support from hedgies and analysts, plus a possible NFL content deal.

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Profit from the McKesson (MCK) Dividend Rush

An options trade for McKesson Corporation (MCK) from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.

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Bullish Rebound for GLD

New options trade for SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.

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Bullish Earnings Play on Lowe's (LOW)

Check out this options trade for Lowe's from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.

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The Week Ahead in the Stock Market – July 08, 2013

The Fed probably will be the major driver for equities in the week ahead as earnings season kicks off -- traders will be keeping one eye on the bond market, wary that rising rates could sting stocks.

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The Past Week in the Stock Market – July 08, 2013

A strong jobs report sent stocks higher Friday for the past week, capping a weekly gain for the stock market as investors set aside concerns about the Federal Reserve and focused on the improved....

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The Stock Market Correction Is Already Over!

After months of warnings from various quarters that a market correction was imminent, the long overdue pullback finally arrived. The S&P 500 fell almost 100 points, or 5.8%, from its all-time.....

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The Past Week in the Stock Market – July 01, 2013

The DOW and S&P 500 finished near session lows on Friday of the past week, as investors were reluctant to jump in following a three-day rally, but major averages still capped the volatile quarter....

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The Week Ahead in the Stock Market – July 01, 2013

Choppy, thin trading will likely be the state of play in the week ahead as traders wait for the important June jobs report Friday and fret about what the Federal Reserve might do.

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The Week Ahead in the Stock Market – June 24, 2013

Be prepared for more wear and tear on the brain cells and nervous system in the week ahead as the roller-coaster ride is sure to continue!....

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The Past Week in the Stock Market – June 24, 2013

The Federal Reserve signaled this past week that the U.S. economy may soon be healthy enough to stand on its own after three years of being propped up by trillions of dollars of bond purchases....

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The Week Ahead in the Stock Market – June 10, 2013

The week ahead has few catalysts due to the lull between May's employment report and the next Fed meeting June 19. The stock market bulls will grapple with the prospect of keeping control.....

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The Past Week in the Stock Market – June 10, 2013

All of the major indexes picked up ground this past week, erasing earlier losses. Stocks rebounded late in the week, but only after the averages broke a few levels of support that many thought....

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The Week Ahead in the Stock Market – June 03, 2013

The May jobs report will dominate the stock market in the week ahead, offering possible insight into when the Federal Reserve may start tightening monetary policy and tapering the stimulus program.

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The Past Week in the Stock Market – June 03, 2013

In the past week, stocks fell and bond yields surged after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. central bank may decide to taper its stimulus programs in the next few policy meetings if data....

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Companies Reporting Earnings in the Week Ahead - June 03, 2013

A list of the 51 companies reporting this week, including 4 S&P 500 members.

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Short term Loans and Businesses

Short term loans have not only gained momentum among the individuals but the small business organizations are also getting gradually dependent on such loans.

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