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OPTIONS TRADE OF THE WEEK: Buy the STMP Nov 2014 35.000 call (STMP141122C00035000) at or under $1.60, good for the day. Place a protective stop limit at $0.65 and a pre-determined sell at $3.00.
OPTIONS TRADE OF THE WEEK: Buy the OXY Jan 2015 110.000 call (OXY150117C00110000) at or under $1.50, good for the day. Place a protective stop limit at $0.60 and a pre-determined sell at $2.80.
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.
Stock Market Calendar for 2014
Both analyst estimates and fundamentals support a sprint to the finish line of Q2 NKE earnings.
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.
This is the Options Track Record for Stock-Options-Made-Easy “OPTIONS ARMCHAIR TRADER SERIES”.
Ecolab tends to announce a dividend increase in early December. Here's how to play it with options.
Earnings numbers for RENN have been less than impressive -- but the company has no long-term debt, and is investing in future growth.
Options trades for HPQ, NUAN, WDAY, PANW, BKS AND ECL.
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Simultaneously buying a call and a put hedges your risk with ACN earnings 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.
A number of positive factors make calls on AutoZone stock look attractive heading into Wednesday morning's AZO earnings report.
Target is getting smarter about the holiday season, but it's currently discounted...which means call options are a great deal!
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.
Fertilizer stock CF Industries looks undervalued, yet it shows great growth potential. Take advantage with call options.
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.
TOL has seen some weakness lately, but fundamental strength in the homebuilding area bodes well for the stock. Take advantage with call options.
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.
The Koch brothers made a big splash in the connector space this week -- here's why your best play is in TE Connectivity.
As organic food becomes more and more mainstream, Hain Celestial (HAIN) is well positioned to grow.
Kroger reports earnings tomorrow, and several smart business moves have placed it in a great spot for a positive report.
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.
Without George Zimmer at the helm, how will Q2 earnings for Men's Wearhouse shape up? Several factors point to a positive report.
Though there's a lot of shorts in HOV, analyst estimates have been moving higher...a combination that makes the call options attractively priced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A list of completed stocks, their entry prices, exit prices and loss/gains.
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.
A new call options trade for Michael Kors (KORS) from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.
Two new options trade for Netflix (NFLX) from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.
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.
An options trade for McKesson Corporation (MCK) from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.
New options trade for SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.
Check out this options trade for Lowe's from Stock Options Made Easy on Investorplace.
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.
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....
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.....
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....
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.
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!....
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....
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.....
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....
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.
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....