InvestorPlace » Beth Gaston Moon http://investorplace.com Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:40:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Monster Beverage Options Spike on Takeover Buzz http://investorplace.com/2012/05/monster-beverage-options-spike-on-takeover-buzz/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/monster-beverage-options-spike-on-takeover-buzz/#comments Tue, 01 May 2012 12:40:19 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=162219 Option players opt for Monster call options and Coca-Cola put options as rumors spin of a massive beverage buyout.

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Option players opt for Monster call options and Coca-Cola put options as rumors spin of a massive beverage buyout.

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NASDAQ:MNST NYSE:KO NYSE:PEP Calls, Puts & Options Trades
4 Stocks to Watch as Debt Drops and Spending Rises http://investorplace.com/2012/04/4-stocks-to-watch-as-debt-drops-and-spending-rises/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/4-stocks-to-watch-as-debt-drops-and-spending-rises/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:28:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=159136 Household debt is at multi-year lows and consumer spending is rising. These names are ones to watch amid these trends.

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Household debt is at multi-year lows and consumer spending is rising. These names are ones to watch amid these trends.

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NASDAQ:AMZN NYSE:SHW NYSE:HVT NYSE:WSM Stock Picks
Now It’s Dollar Stores Vs. Drugstores http://investorplace.com/2012/04/now-its-dollar-stores-vs-drugstores/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/now-its-dollar-stores-vs-drugstores/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:41:19 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=157415 If Dollar Tree's move into pharmacy services becomes a trend, drugstores face a serious challenge.

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If Dollar Tree's move into pharmacy services becomes a trend, drugstores face a serious challenge.

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NYSE:WAG NYSE:CVS NYSE:WMT NASDAQ:DLTR NYSE:FDO Hot Stocks
What’s the Deal With Safeway Options Activity? http://investorplace.com/2012/04/whats-the-deal-with-safeway-options-activity/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/whats-the-deal-with-safeway-options-activity/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:44:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=156928 Options volume has surged in Safeway as speculative traders attempt to buy in before the company's next strategic announcement.

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Options volume has surged in Safeway as speculative traders attempt to buy in before the company's next strategic announcement.

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NYSE:SWY NYSE:KR Calls, Puts & Options Trades
What are Options Contracts? http://investorplace.com/2012/04/what-are-options-contracts/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/what-are-options-contracts/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:26:09 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153481 When you purchase options contract, the price quoted will be per share and not per contract. Here's a simple calculation to determine options contract price.

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When you purchase options contract, the price quoted will be per share and not per contract. Here's a simple calculation to determine options contract price.

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Options 101
Choosing an Options Broker http://investorplace.com/2012/04/choosing-an-options-broker/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/choosing-an-options-broker/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:25:12 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153593 Before you open an options trading account here are a few considerations you'll encounter when choosing an options broker. Getting approval for trading options.

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Before you open an options trading account here are a few considerations you'll encounter when choosing an options broker. Getting approval for trading options.

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Options 101
Options Trading Strategies http://investorplace.com/2012/04/options-trading-strategies/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/options-trading-strategies/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:23:28 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153575 There are many fairly complex options trading strategies. Here's a listing of options trading strategies for novice and seasoned options traders.

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There are many fairly complex options trading strategies. Here's a listing of options trading strategies for novice and seasoned options traders.

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Options 101
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Options http://investorplace.com/2012/04/common-mistakes-to-avoid-when-trading-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/common-mistakes-to-avoid-when-trading-options/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:21:59 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153566 In addition to risk, time decay, and overly aggressive positions, there are a few other common mistakes that option traders make. Avoid these Options Mistakes.

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In addition to risk, time decay, and overly aggressive positions, there are a few other common mistakes that option traders make. Avoid these Options Mistakes.

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Options 101
Understanding Options Risk http://investorplace.com/2012/04/understanding-options-risk/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/understanding-options-risk/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:20:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153553 By understanding options risk, you can become a better and more profitable options trader. While big returns are achievable savvy traders understand the risk.

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By understanding options risk, you can become a better and more profitable options trader. While big returns are achievable savvy traders understand the risk.

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Options 101
How to Read Options Quotes http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-read-options-quotes/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-read-options-quotes/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:18:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153534 How to read options quotes and make sense of open interest, volume and expiration cycles.

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How to read options quotes and make sense of open interest, volume and expiration cycles.

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Options 101
How to Price Options http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-price-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-price-options/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:17:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153511 The price of an option is influenced by the stock price, time left until the option expires, and the volatility of the stock. Learn how to price options.

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The price of an option is influenced by the stock price, time left until the option expires, and the volatility of the stock. Learn how to price options.

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Options 101
How to Read Options Symbols http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-read-options-symbols/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-read-options-symbols/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:16:09 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153500 All options symbols are 21 characters long. While this seems like it would make the symbology difficult to understand, the uniform options symbol format is easy to understand.

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All options symbols are 21 characters long. While this seems like it would make the symbology difficult to understand, the uniform options symbol format is easy to understand.

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Options 101
Price of Options http://investorplace.com/2012/04/price-of-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/price-of-options/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:14:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153492 Strike price is an important part of the options contract and the only static variable that contributes to option’s pricing. Learn which factors impact the price of options.

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Strike price is an important part of the options contract and the only static variable that contributes to option’s pricing. Learn which factors impact the price of options.

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Options 101
What are Options? http://investorplace.com/2012/04/what-are-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/what-are-options/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:10:19 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153477 An option is a securities contract, a “call” or a “put,” that gives you the right to buy (call) or sell (put) the underlying equity, index, or ETF.

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An option is a securities contract, a “call” or a “put,” that gives you the right to buy (call) or sell (put) the underlying equity, index, or ETF.

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Options 101
4 Ways Target Can Grow Without Growing http://investorplace.com/2012/04/4-ways-target-can-grow-without-growing/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/4-ways-target-can-grow-without-growing/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:00:40 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=152546 Target turns 50 this year, and may be getting too big to grow further. Here are four ways the chain hopes to attract new customers without expanding.

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Target turns 50 this year, and may be getting too big to grow further. Here are four ways the chain hopes to attract new customers without expanding.

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NYSE:TGT NYSE:WMT NASDAQ:AAPL NYSE:BBY Hot Stocks
Best Buy CEO Drama Inspires Options Traders http://investorplace.com/2012/04/best-buy-ceo-drama-inspires-options-traders/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/best-buy-ceo-drama-inspires-options-traders/#comments Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:44:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=152385 Short-term calls and puts ignite with activity as CEO leaves the building.

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Short-term calls and puts ignite with activity as CEO leaves the building.

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NYSE:BBY Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Q1 Earnings Outlook Looks Dubious http://investorplace.com/2012/04/q1-earnings-outlook-looks-dubious/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/q1-earnings-outlook-looks-dubious/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:46:12 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=151358 First-quarter earnings growth is expected to be stagnant, but we should be thankful for these low expectations.

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First-quarter earnings growth is expected to be stagnant, but we should be thankful for these low expectations.

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NYSE:AA NYSE:PGR NASDAQ:GOOG NYSE:JPM NYSE:WFC Market Outlook
Same-Store Sales Growth Springs Up Again http://investorplace.com/2012/04/same-store-sales-growth-springs-up-again/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/same-store-sales-growth-springs-up-again/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:40:07 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=150795 An early Easter and warm weather keep the happy streak going (for some), including upside surprises at Target, Macy’s and others.

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An early Easter and warm weather keep the happy streak going (for some), including upside surprises at Target, Macy’s and others.

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NASADAQ:BBBY NYSE:TGT NYSE:M NYSE:GPS NASDAQ:COST Hot Stocks
Bulls Expect a Breakout in Disney http://investorplace.com/2012/04/bulls-expect-a-breakout-in-disney/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/bulls-expect-a-breakout-in-disney/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:34:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=150516 Disney shares are trading lower Wednesday, providing an entry point for bullish option traders using both call and put options.

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Disney shares are trading lower Wednesday, providing an entry point for bullish option traders using both call and put options.

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NYSE:DIS Calls, Puts & Options Trades
3 Options Trades on Volatile Stocks http://investorplace.com/2012/04/3-option-plays-on-volatile-stocks-lvs-pir-aig/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/3-option-plays-on-volatile-stocks-lvs-pir-aig/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:00:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=150187 A look at the 10 optionable U.S. stocks that currently have the highest beta rankings, and bullish option strategy ideas on three high-volatility names.

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A look at the 10 optionable U.S. stocks that currently have the highest beta rankings, and bullish option strategy ideas on three high-volatility names.

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NYSE:AIG NYSE:PIR NYSE:LVS NYSE:MGM NYSE:KOG Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Call Buyers See Further Upside in the Gap http://investorplace.com/2012/04/call-buyers-see-further-upside-in-the-gap/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/call-buyers-see-further-upside-in-the-gap/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:00:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=149717 Option traders take an aggressive stance with a conservative strategy: Bull call spread bets on Gap moving up to 13% higher in next six weeks.

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Option traders take an aggressive stance with a conservative strategy: Bull call spread bets on Gap moving up to 13% higher in next six weeks.

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NYSE:GPS Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Put Sellers Give Groupon a Halfhearted Vote of Confidence http://investorplace.com/2012/04/put-sellers-give-groupon-a-halfhearted-vote-of-confidence/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/put-sellers-give-groupon-a-halfhearted-vote-of-confidence/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:49:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=149411 The options-trading community saw a silver lining to Groupon’s recent stock decline and industrious put sellers took a chance.

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The options-trading community saw a silver lining to Groupon’s recent stock decline and industrious put sellers took a chance.

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NASDAQ:GRPN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
5 Things Wal-Mart Has That Amazon Doesn’t http://investorplace.com/2012/04/5-things-wal-mart-has-that-amazon-doesnt/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/5-things-wal-mart-has-that-amazon-doesnt/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:30:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=149086 Amazon is threatening Wal-Mart as the No. 1 shopping destination. But Wal-Mart succeeds in some areas where Amazon fails. Take a look.

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Amazon is threatening Wal-Mart as the No. 1 shopping destination. But Wal-Mart succeeds in some areas where Amazon fails. Take a look.

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NYSE:WMT NYSE:TGT NASDAQ:AMZN Hot Stocks
One Woman’s Take on Augusta National’s Old-Fashioned Rule http://investorplace.com/2012/03/one-womans-take-on-augusta-nationals-old-fashioned-rule/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/one-womans-take-on-augusta-nationals-old-fashioned-rule/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:00:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=148403 The all-male Augusta National Golf Club typically has offered membership to its corporate sponsors -- but now one of these sponsors is a woman, making for a sticky situation.

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The all-male Augusta National Golf Club typically has offered membership to its corporate sponsors -- but now one of these sponsors is a woman, making for a sticky situation.

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NYSE:IBM NYSE:T NYSE:XOM Hot Stocks
6 Biggest Market Surprises of the First Quarter http://investorplace.com/2012/03/6-biggest-market-surprises-of-the-first-quarter/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/6-biggest-market-surprises-of-the-first-quarter/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:00:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=148146 Six stories caught the market off guard in early 2012. Here's a review of those headlines that surprised investors over the last three months.

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Six stories caught the market off guard in early 2012. Here's a review of those headlines that surprised investors over the last three months.

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INDEXSP:.INX NASDAQ:SBUX NASDAQ:SHLD NASDAQ:AAPL NYSE:XLF Hot Stocks
Call Buyers Think AIG Is Ripe for a Rally http://investorplace.com/2012/03/call-buyers-think-aig-is-ripe-for-a-rally/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/call-buyers-think-aig-is-ripe-for-a-rally/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:15:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=146831 Can the infamous insurer rise 50% in the next 10 months? Heavy call activity in the January series shows that some traders are betting big that it will.

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Can the infamous insurer rise 50% in the next 10 months? Heavy call activity in the January series shows that some traders are betting big that it will.

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NYSE:AIG Calls, Puts & Options Trades
U.S. Retailers Go Global (With Some Technical Support) http://investorplace.com/2012/03/u-s-retailers-go-global-with-some-technical-support/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/u-s-retailers-go-global-with-some-technical-support/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:41:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=146171 Tapping lucrative international markets is a necessity for growth, but that's not so easy without major improvements to e-commerce software.

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Tapping lucrative international markets is a necessity for growth, but that's not so easy without major improvements to e-commerce software.

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NYSE:M NYSE:ANF Hot Stocks
A Bearish Play on Sirius? http://investorplace.com/2012/03/a-bearish-play-on-sirius/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/a-bearish-play-on-sirius/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:54:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=145309 Here's why an investor might buy a long stock position and a long put position at the same time.

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Here's why an investor might buy a long stock position and a long put position at the same time.

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NASDAQ:SIRI Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Starbucks & Green Mountain Are Still a Team http://investorplace.com/2012/03/starbucks-green-mountain-are-still-a-team/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/starbucks-green-mountain-are-still-a-team/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:52:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=144607 A new deal ensures that Starbucks' K-Cups will be usable in Green Mountain's new, enhanced machines even as Starbucks preps its own machines for a fall launch.

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A new deal ensures that Starbucks' K-Cups will be usable in Green Mountain's new, enhanced machines even as Starbucks preps its own machines for a fall launch.

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NASDAQ:SBUX NASDAQ:GMCR Hot Stocks
The Battle of the Athletic Apparel Retailers http://investorplace.com/2012/03/nike-lululemon-battle-of-athletic-apparel-retailers/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/nike-lululemon-battle-of-athletic-apparel-retailers/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:36:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=143806 Nike and Lululemon report earnings Thursday. Who'll win with investors as both of these stocks sit near all-time highs?

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Nike and Lululemon report earnings Thursday. Who'll win with investors as both of these stocks sit near all-time highs?

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NASDAQ:LULU NYSE:NKE Hot Stocks
Is It Finally Time to Sell Sears? http://investorplace.com/2012/03/is-it-finally-time-to-sell-sears-holdings-shld/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/is-it-finally-time-to-sell-sears-holdings-shld/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:08:40 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=143565 Sears has multiple strikes against a continued uptrend. Here's why it might be time to bow out of SHLD.

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Sears has multiple strikes against a continued uptrend. Here's why it might be time to bow out of SHLD.

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NASDAQ:SHLD NYSE:GGP NYSEARCA:RTH Stocks to Sell
Options Buyers Lick Their Chops Ahead of ‘Hunger Games’ Opening http://investorplace.com/2012/03/options-buyers-lick-their-chops-ahead-of-hunger-games-opening/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/options-buyers-lick-their-chops-ahead-of-hunger-games-opening/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:00:25 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=143462 Option bulls expect big box-office receipts to lift Lion’s Gate shares.

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Option bulls expect big box-office receipts to lift Lion’s Gate shares.

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NYSE:LGF Calls, Puts & Options Trades
4 Reasons Why Wendy’s Will Never Top McDonald’s http://investorplace.com/2012/03/4-reasons-why-wendys-will-never-top-mcdonalds/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/4-reasons-why-wendys-will-never-top-mcdonalds/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:53:53 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=143378 Wendy’s ekes past Burger King to take the No. 2 spot -- but it’s a hollow victory. It can never go beyond that.

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Wendy’s ekes past Burger King to take the No. 2 spot -- but it’s a hollow victory. It can never go beyond that.

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NYSE:WEN NYSE:MCD NASDAQ:SBUX Hot Stocks
Options Volume Spikes on High-Fashion Names http://investorplace.com/2012/03/options-volume-spikes-on-high-fashion-names/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/options-volume-spikes-on-high-fashion-names/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:40:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=142954 Options traders are bullish on Michael Kors, but bearish on Ralph Lauren. Both saw unusually heavy action on Monday.

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Options traders are bullish on Michael Kors, but bearish on Ralph Lauren. Both saw unusually heavy action on Monday.

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NASDAQ:KORS NYSE:RL Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Target Aggressively Targets a Dividend Hike http://investorplace.com/2012/03/target-aggressively-targets-a-dividend-hike/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/target-aggressively-targets-a-dividend-hike/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:00:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=142673 Flush with cash -- and with a solid history of raising dividends, Target says it's aiming to pay a $3 annual dividend by 2017.

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Flush with cash -- and with a solid history of raising dividends, Target says it's aiming to pay a $3 annual dividend by 2017.

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NYSE:TGT Hot Stocks
Staples Bulls See Long-Term Upside http://investorplace.com/2012/03/staples-bulls-see-long-term-upside/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/staples-bulls-see-long-term-upside/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:37:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=141536 Option players buy long-dated call options in hopes of a prolonged rally in Staples shares.

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Option players buy long-dated call options in hopes of a prolonged rally in Staples shares.

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NASDAQ:SPLS NYSE:ODP Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Why Investors Needn’t Fear the ‘Patent Cliff’ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/why-investors-neednt-fear-the-patent-cliff/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/why-investors-neednt-fear-the-patent-cliff/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:00:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=141333 Expiring drug patents can cost pharma stocks billions of dollars, but companies and investors alike can prepare themselves well in advance.

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Expiring drug patents can cost pharma stocks billions of dollars, but companies and investors alike can prepare themselves well in advance.

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NYSE:PFE NYSE:FRX NYSE:MRK NYSE:BMY NASDAQ:TEVA Hot Stocks
What Apple’s Charts May Be Telling Us http://investorplace.com/2012/03/what-apples-charts-may-be-telling-us/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/what-apples-charts-may-be-telling-us/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:30:29 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=140994 Apple's ascent leaves even most technical analysis gasping. Its very high RSI might hint at near-term consolidation, but that's hardly a sure thing.

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Apple's ascent leaves even most technical analysis gasping. Its very high RSI might hint at near-term consolidation, but that's hardly a sure thing.

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NASDAQ:AAPL Hot Stocks
Office Depot Options Activity Spikes http://investorplace.com/2012/03/office-depot-options-activity-spikes/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/office-depot-options-activity-spikes/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:00:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=140137 Option traders bet on Office Depot’s long-term upside potential, with unusually heavy volumes of long calls and long straddles.

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Option traders bet on Office Depot’s long-term upside potential, with unusually heavy volumes of long calls and long straddles.

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NYSE:ODP Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Overall Retail Sales Hit New Record http://investorplace.com/2012/03/overall-retail-sales-hit-new-record/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/overall-retail-sales-hit-new-record/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:45:18 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=139939 Retailing performed across the board in February, slightly exceeding analysts’ estimates, with vehicle and apparel sales particularly strong.

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Retailing performed across the board in February, slightly exceeding analysts’ estimates, with vehicle and apparel sales particularly strong.

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NYSE:RTH NASDAQ:PSUN NYSE:LOW NYSE:GPS Hot Stocks
Put Buyers Target PulteGroup http://investorplace.com/2012/03/put-buyers-target-pultegroup/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/put-buyers-target-pultegroup/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:59:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=139816 They're betting that the home builder's stock will topple in the next few weeks even amid tentative signs of improvement in housing.

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They're betting that the home builder's stock will topple in the next few weeks even amid tentative signs of improvement in housing.

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NYSE:PHM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
American Eagle Flies Into Resistance http://investorplace.com/2012/03/american-eagle-flies-into-resistance/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/american-eagle-flies-into-resistance/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 17:31:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=139533 Options activity shows confidence in AEO shares post earnings.

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Options activity shows confidence in AEO shares post earnings.

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NYSE:AEO Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Doritos Taco Keeps YUM Looking Tasty http://investorplace.com/2012/03/doritos-taco-keeps-yum-looking-tasty/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/doritos-taco-keeps-yum-looking-tasty/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:25:19 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=139209 YUM Brands' new Taco Bell Dorito taco is one more thing the fast-food chain has going for it. And here's a low-cost way to play YUM.

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YUM Brands' new Taco Bell Dorito taco is one more thing the fast-food chain has going for it. And here's a low-cost way to play YUM.

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NYSE:PEP NYSE:YUM Hot Stocks
Options Players Were Ready for Starbucks http://investorplace.com/2012/03/options-players-were-ready-for-starbucks/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/options-players-were-ready-for-starbucks/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:13:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=138826 Option traders bought SBUX call options and traded a bearish options spread in Green Mountain Coffee ahead of Starbucks' new-product reveal.

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Option traders bought SBUX call options and traded a bearish options spread in Green Mountain Coffee ahead of Starbucks' new-product reveal.

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NASDAQ:SBUX NASDAQ:GMCR Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Option Volume Spikes in DR Horton Shares http://investorplace.com/2012/03/option-volume-spikes-in-dr-horton-shares/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/option-volume-spikes-in-dr-horton-shares/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:30:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=138501 Homebuilder DR Horton shares were higher Thursday, providing put buyers with a trade opportunity. And they jumped on it big-time.

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Homebuilder DR Horton shares were higher Thursday, providing put buyers with a trade opportunity. And they jumped on it big-time.

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NYSE:DHI NYSE:HOV Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Retail Earnings: A Mixed Bag http://investorplace.com/2012/03/retail-earnings-a-mixed-bag/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/retail-earnings-a-mixed-bag/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:24:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=138380 Hot Topic, Buckle, and others surprise to the upside, while Stein Mart slips.

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Hot Topic, Buckle, and others surprise to the upside, while Stein Mart slips.

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NASDAQ:HOTT NYSE:BKE NYSE:WSM NYSE:MW NYSE:RTH Hot Stocks
Traders Expect Downside in Yahoo http://investorplace.com/2012/03/traders-expect-downside-in-yahoo-yhoo/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/traders-expect-downside-in-yahoo-yhoo/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:10:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=137994 Will Yahoo drop 18% in the next four months? Some option traders seem to think so.

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Will Yahoo drop 18% in the next four months? Some option traders seem to think so.

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NASDAQ:YHOO Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Williams-Sonoma: Pre-Earnings Options Plays http://investorplace.com/2012/03/williams-sonoma-pre-earnings-options-plays/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/williams-sonoma-pre-earnings-options-plays/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:40:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=137412 Why was Tuesday's put volume for Williams-Sonoma nine times the average one-month volume?

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Why was Tuesday's put volume for Williams-Sonoma nine times the average one-month volume?

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NYSE:WSM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
3 Outperforming Dow Stocks With High Put/Call Ratios http://investorplace.com/2012/03/3-outperforming-dow-stocks-with-high-putcall-ratios/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/3-outperforming-dow-stocks-with-high-putcall-ratios/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:51:41 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=137150 Put traders have been notably active on these rallying stocks. Is that a sign of trouble? Turns out, it's not so clear-cut.

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Put traders have been notably active on these rallying stocks. Is that a sign of trouble? Turns out, it's not so clear-cut.

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NYSE:DIS NYSE:HD NASDAQ:MSFT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Bulls Keep Charging as Liz Claiborne Hits New Highs http://investorplace.com/2012/03/bulls-keep-charging-as-liz-claiborne-hits-new-highs/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/bulls-keep-charging-as-liz-claiborne-hits-new-highs/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:30:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=136903 Call buying and put selling continues in LIZ as traders expect further upside following a S&P debt rating upgrade.

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Call buying and put selling continues in LIZ as traders expect further upside following a S&P debt rating upgrade.

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NYSE:LIZ NYSE:JCP NYSE:KSS Calls, Puts & Options Trades