Options / Finance

Digging Up Fossil

Feb 15 10:49am Slope of Hope
I first wrote about Fossil Group as a short nearly three years ago, when it was a triple-digit price. It has lost about 80\% of its value since then, but besides pointing out this long-term downtrend, I also wanted to know that it seems after every one of these major smack-downs, there seems to be […]...
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How Is the Market Sentiment Playing on Gold?

Feb 15 10:26am The Options Insider
http://marketrealist.com/2017/02/how-is-the-market-sentiment-playing-on-gold/ The post How Is the Market Sentiment Playing on Gold? appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Watch For This Bullish Pattern - Ride the Wave and Use Trailing Stops

Feb 15 9:35am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - The market has been on a great run and the momentum points higher. Stocks rallied hard on Monday and we saw a brief round of profit-taking Tuesday morning. Buyers quickly stepped in and we closed on the high the day. Bull markets are characterized by lower opens and higher closes. The price action should remain bullish the rest of the week, but we are likely to pause along the way. You should be long calls and you should be making a ton of money. This is likely to be one of the best stretches you will …...
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Wednesdays Markets Watching To See If Theres More Juice In Fed Comments

Feb 15 9:31am The Options Insider
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/14/wednesdays-markets-watching-to-see-if-theres-more-juice-in-fed-comments.html?\_\_source=yahoo\%7Cfinance\%7Cheadline\%7Cheadline\%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=104282381 The post Wednesday’s Markets Watching To See If There’s More Juice In Fed Comments appeared first on The Options Insider.
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S&P 500 Aims For Longest Win Streak In 3 Years, But Futures Waver

Feb 15 9:25am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stock-futures-point-to-pause-for-record-setting-rally-yellen-data-on-tap-2017-02-15?siteid=yhoof2 The post S&P 500 Aims For Longest Win Streak In 3 ½ Years, But Futures Waver appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Options Traders Are Betting Chinas Bank Rally Has More to Go

Feb 15 9:20am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-15/options-traders-are-betting-china-s-bank-rally-has-more-to-go The post Options Traders Are Betting China’s Bank Rally Has More to Go appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Why Have Copper Prices Surged?

Feb 15 9:18am The Options Insider
http://www.barrons.com/articles/why-have-copper-prices-surged-1487131571 The post Why Have Copper Prices Surged? appeared first on The Options Insider.
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VIX Daily Update: Market Volatility Declines As Stocks Creep Higher

Feb 15 9:05am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/vix-daily-update-market-volatility-little-changed-stocks-creep-higher/ The post VIX Daily Update: Market Volatility Declines As Stocks Creep Higher appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Yellen Rejects Trump Attacks on Dodd-Frank, Says Banks Now Safer

Feb 15 9:02am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-14/yellen-rejects-trump-attacks-on-dodd-frank-says-banks-now-safer The post Yellen Rejects Trump Attacks on Dodd-Frank, Says Banks Now Safer appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Euronext To Pursue Alternatives If LCH Deal Falls Through

Feb 15 8:59am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/euronext-results-idUSL4N1G02JA The post Euronext To Pursue Alternatives If LCH Deal Falls Through appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Do Tweets Trump Data and Move Markets?

Feb 15 8:55am The Options Insider
http://www.tradersmagazine.com/news/viewpoints/do-tweets-trump-data-and-move-markets-115915-1.html The post Do Tweets ‘Trump’ Data and Move Markets? appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Depress-di-cator

Feb 15 8:54am Slope of Hope
Those of you trading based on the Tim Depression Algorithm (TDA, even though it’s wholly unaffiliated with Ameritrade) were, of course, greeted with red numbers on your quote screens this morning. In fact, at the moment I was glancing at USD/JPY on my iPad, the dollar rocketed higher…… …..which led to another smack-down in gold. […]...
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The Status Quo Would Be Better Than Trump for Growth: Goldman

Feb 15 8:51am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-13/trump-looks-like-a-net-negative-when-it-comes-to-growth-goldman The post The Status Quo Would Be Better Than Trump for Growth: Goldman appeared first on The Options Insider.
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CFTC Action Welcome, But More Needed

Feb 15 8:46am The Options Insider
http://isda.derivativiews.org/2017/02/14/others-must-follow-cftc-action/ The post CFTC Action Welcome, But More Needed appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Advisors Option 52: Fitting Options into Your Portfolio

Feb 15 5:09am The Options Insider
Are options the veggies of your portfolio? The post Advisors Option 52: Fitting Options into Your Portfolio appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Optimizing Short Puts in TSLA

Feb 15 4:27am The Options Insider
Tesla's stock has had a volatile ride -- bull or bear, you could have proclaimed victory at various points. The post Optimizing Short Puts in TSLA appeared first on The Options Insider.
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So Why Now?

Feb 14 8:52pm Slope of Hope
I’ve been so busy this afternoon, I’ve been racked with guilt about not being able to sit down and do a post. But here I am, so I’ll get on it……. The bear market was supposed to really kick in full-force a year ago. News flash: it didn’t. Allow me to show you what I […]...
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CAB Puts Roll

Feb 14 6:18pm The Options Insider
2500/6700 CAB Mar17 52.5 puts over Mar17 45 puts went up in 2 blocks on the ARCA marked spread. The post CAB Puts Roll appeared first on The Options Insider.
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MT Diagonal Call Spread Buyers

Feb 14 6:14pm The Options Insider
434 MT Jun16 10/ Sep15 8 call spreads went up on the CBOE The post MT Diagonal Call Spread Buyers appeared first on The Options Insider.
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OCLR Call Rollers

Feb 14 6:12pm The Options Insider
1900 OCLR Feb 10 / Apr 11 calls went up in 2 blocks on the ARCA. The post OCLR Call Rollers appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 14, 2017 BAC, SHLD, FCX, AAPL

Feb 14 4:23pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 14, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 14, 2017 – BAC, SHLD, FCX, AAPL appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Spot the Trend

Feb 14 3:44pm Slope of Hope
I could just as easily title this “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”……for any bears left, at least.
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Volatility Traders Shed VIX Positions as Markets Are Eerily Calm

Feb 14 3:14pm The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-14/volatility-traders-shed-vix-positions-as-markets-are-eerily-calm The post Volatility Traders Shed VIX Positions as Markets Are Eerily Calm appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Option Block 595: Rise of the Yield Hunters

Feb 14 2:15pm The Options Insider
Intrepid hunters looking for that most elusive of prey: Yield. The post Option Block 595: Rise of the Yield Hunters appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Currency Repulsion

Feb 14 1:11pm Slope of Hope
Yellen’s hawkishness is definitely shaking up the world of currencies; the Yen is getting smashed, continuing to fall away from the major horizontal lines I’ve drawn….. ….and the Euro is likewise falling away from its own topping pattern, as it continues its march to parity. As for equities………LIFETIME HIGHS, what else?...
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Hot Options Report For Midday February 14, 2017 BAC, SHLD, FCX, JD, AAPL, FB, CTSH

Feb 14 1:06pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday February 14, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday February 14, 2017 – BAC, SHLD, FCX, JD, AAPL, FB, CTSH appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Trumpgasm

Feb 14 11:43am Slope of Hope
With the kind assistance of Kellyanne Conway, I present to you a chart of the inverse-volatility fund, symbol XIV, which to my way of thinking embodies the optimism, ecstasy, and naivete of the investing public better than any other chart. You people are nuts.
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Markets Underestimating Pace Of Fed Rate Hikes

Feb 14 10:58am The Options Insider
http://www.futuresmag.com/2017/02/14/markets-underestimating-pace-fed-rate-hikes The post Markets Underestimating Pace Of Fed Rate Hikes appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Apple Hits Record High But Leaves Some Investors In Dust

Feb 14 10:50am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-markets-apple-idUSKBN15S2G3 The post Apple Hits Record High But Leaves Some Investors In Dust appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Gold Futures Off Session Highs As Traders Weigh Yellens Remarks

Feb 14 10:46am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-futures-off-session-highs-as-traders-weigh-yellens-remarks-2017-02-14?siteid=yhoof2 The post Gold Futures Off Session Highs As Traders Weigh Yellen’s Remarks appeared first on The Options Insider.
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See the Hypos

Feb 14 10:43am SMB Capital – Trading Education
Today we're looking at creating premarket if/then statements. There's a powerful list of benefits associated with adding this to your routine. I hope that is helpful to your own trading. Merritt Black *No relevant positions Important Disclosures   Read more [...]...
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Yellen Unlikely to Rule Out March Hike in Capitol Hill Testimony

Feb 14 10:42am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-13/yellen-unlikely-to-rule-out-march-hike-in-capitol-hill-testimony The post Yellen Unlikely to Rule Out March Hike in Capitol Hill Testimony appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Trumps Stock-Market Rally Is Annihilating Bears

Feb 14 10:38am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-phenomenal-stock-market-rally-is-annihilating-bears-2017-02-13?siteid=yhoof2 The post Trump’s Stock-Market Rally Is Annihilating Bears appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Return to Lake Erie

Feb 14 10:38am Slope of Hope
This content is only available to Slope+ users.
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U.S. Regulator Gives Grace Period For Swaps Collateral Rule

Feb 14 10:32am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/cftc-swaps-idUSL1N1FY1OR The post U.S. Regulator Gives Grace Period For Swaps Collateral Rule appeared first on The Options Insider.
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A Top Bond Strategist Looks at Stocks and Recoils

Feb 14 10:25am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-13/a-top-bond-strategist-looks-at-stocks-and-recoils The post A Top Bond Strategist Looks at Stocks and Recoils appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Regulators Try To Keep Up With Worlds Fastest Traders

Feb 14 10:21am The Options Insider
http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/news/finance/regulators-try-to-keep-up-with-worlds-fastest-traders/view/ The post Regulators Try To Keep Up With World’s Fastest Traders appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Stocks Hit All-Time Highs Amid Talk Of Trade War

Feb 14 10:13am The Options Insider
http://seekingalpha.com/article/4045649-stocks-hit-time-highs-amid-talk-trade-war The post Stocks Hit All-Time Highs Amid Talk Of Trade War appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Ride the Market Rally - Still Some Gas In the Tank - Raise Stops

Feb 14 9:36am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - The tighter the range… the bigger the breakout. We are seeing follow-through buying and the market continues to grind higher. Any Asset Manager doubting this move is scrambling to catch up. You should be long a boatload of calls and you should be making fantastic money. Last week I told you to aggressively get long. Now you just have to manage profits. We are going to move our market stop up to SPY $231.60. The news is tapering off (economic, earnings and political) and there is nothing to stand in the way of this rally. Look …...
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Fighting the Blahs

Feb 14 8:54am Slope of Hope
I woke up this morning, last night’s post on my mind, and thought to myself, “C’mon, Tim, there’s got to be SOMETHING interesting going on in the market you can write about.” So I wandered through my pitch-black first floor, iPad in hand, sat down, fired it up, and headed over to ZH, since they […]...
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Stretch Marks

Feb 13 10:11pm Slope of Hope
Well, my romance with charting and trading is definitely on the rocks lately, as I’ve been seduced with a gorgeous new love interest call My Screenplay. Moments ago, I just finished a new treatment, with an entirely new third act, and if I may say so, it’s brilliant. I can’t wait to rewrite this beast, […]...
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AMGN Put Line in the Sand

Feb 13 5:06pm The Options Insider
6500 AMGN Apr21 115 puts went up in 1 block on the PHLX. The post AMGN Put Line in the Sand appeared first on The Options Insider.
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UNP Calls Trade

Feb 13 5:01pm The Options Insider
9400 UNP Jan19 2018 130/150 calls went up on the ARCA marked spread The post UNP Calls Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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More TRUE Call Sellers

Feb 13 4:58pm The Options Insider
8812 TRUE Apr21 12.5 calls went up in 1 block on the PHLX. The post More TRUE Call Sellers appeared first on The Options Insider.
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St. Judys Comet

Feb 13 4:33pm Slope of Hope
Shooting star pattern on the Russell 2000……… ……and an accompanying song by Mr. Paul Simon:...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 13, 2017 MSFT, TWTR, BAC, AAPL, INTC, PFE

Feb 13 4:11pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 13, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 13, 2017 – MSFT, TWTR, BAC, AAPL, INTC, PFE appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Victory for the Squid

Feb 13 3:11pm Slope of Hope
Since the lowest point of the financial crisis (whose name itself  is a joke – – turns out it was a financial opportunity for the investment banks), Goldman Sachs has increased nearly 500\% in value, making Lloyd a billionaire. In addition, the federal government is crammed at the very highest levels with GS alumni. If […]...
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Earnings Growth Creates Stock Growth

Feb 13 3:03pm PowerOptions WeBlog
Earnings are an important indicator of stock price appreciation. In general, if you expect to earn 10\% on your stock investments, the stock you choose should have their earning grow at 10\% or more.  Certainly there are exceptions.  Buying a stock because of some short term news event, a new technology that is being developed, or a rumored merger are all exceptions.  But over the long run, you should select companies for stock purchase that have a steady earnings growth so they will tend to rise in stock price in line with that earnings expectation. When company selections are made for long stocks or married puts, we generally screen for companies that have good earnings growth.  On the PowerOptions site the parameter we like to display and search by for earning growth is \%EPSG.  \%EPSG is and abbreviation for \% Earnings Per Share Growth.  If \%EPSG is not displayed in your searc...
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Unending Lifetime Highs

Feb 13 1:52pm Slope of Hope
To the last I grapple with thee. From hell’s heart I stab at thee. For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
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Hot Options Report For Midday February 13, 2017 TWTR, BAC, INTC, AAPL, FTR, HDB, FB

Feb 13 1:49pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday February 13, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday February 13, 2017 – TWTR, BAC, INTC, AAPL, FTR, HDB, FB appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Volatility Views 242: The Godfather of VXX

Feb 13 1:00pm The Options Insider
When you want the real story, talk to the Godfather. The post Volatility Views 242: The Godfather of VXX appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Blowout Earnings, Plunging Price

Feb 13 12:04pm Slope of Hope
I don’t think I ever traded a share of NVDA in my life until a few days ago (and I did this post). Nvidia came out with oh-my-Lord blowout earnings last week……..and the stocks been pooing all over itself ever since. I’ve tightened up the stop and am hanging on.
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This Week in Futures Options 40: Is WTI Paying the Rent?

Feb 13 11:45am The Options Insider
Is WTI getting a great deal on the rent this week? The post This Week in Futures Options 40: Is WTI Paying the Rent? appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Silicon Laboratories Inc Realized Volatility Hits An Escalated Level

Feb 13 11:21am The Options Insider
This is a proprietary realized volatility rating created by Capital Market Laboratories (CMLviz) based on a large number of data interactions for Silicon Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:SLAB). The post Silicon Laboratories Inc Realized Volatility Hits An Escalated Level appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Trumps Twitter Outbursts Cant Drown Out the Law, Denmark Says

Feb 13 11:19am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-12/trump-s-twitter-outbursts-can-t-drown-out-the-law-denmark-says The post Trump’s Twitter Outbursts Can’t Drown Out the Law, Denmark Says appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Weekend Review of Russell 2000 Options and Volatility 2/6 2/10

Feb 13 10:21am The Options Insider
http://www.cboe.com/blogs/options-hub/2017/02/12/weekend-review-of-russell-2000-options-and-volatility---2-6---2-10 The post Weekend Review of Russell 2000 Options and Volatility – 2/6 – 2/10 appeared first on The Options Insider.
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February 2017 Core Trades Analysis (Rolling Updates)

Feb 13 10:09am Blog – Options-Intelligence
The post February 2017 Core Trades Analysis (Rolling Updates) appeared first on Options-Intelligence.
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Next Big Test for Gold

Feb 13 9:56am Slope of Hope
Since I did my “short gold” post for Slope Plus members on February 8th (which turned out to be the exact peak), I’ve been anxiously watching both the metal and its miners. So far, so good, and it’ll get even better if we can violate the $1210 level (approximately) to the downside, which I’ve tinted […]...
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Calls Are Making Money - Manage Your Profits - Move the Stop Up

Feb 13 9:32am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:30 AM ET - If you followed my advice last week you are long calls and you're making great money. We bought calls when the SPY rallied above $228.60 and we added when the market traded at a new all-time high. We have follow-through and the momentum is strong. Stocks are up before the open and this should be a good day for us. Let's move our market stop up to SPY $230 on a closing basis. The breakout from a few weeks ago was tested and validated. We bounced off of SPY $227 and rallied through the all-time high. …...
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Deutsche Bank Under Scrutiny in Russia Over Tax Practices

Feb 13 9:22am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-13/deutsche-bank-under-scrutiny-in-russia-over-tax-practices The post Deutsche Bank Under Scrutiny in Russia Over Tax Practices appeared first on The Options Insider.
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