John Kmiecik
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John Kmiecik has been in the trading arena for well over 20 years and has worked for several firms, including Goldman Sachs and First Options of Chicago, and has traded professionally for hedge funds.

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Citigroup: Go Bearish as C Stock Limps Along

Feb. 3, 2014, 8:45 am EST – Citigroup hasn't been able to shrug off negative momentum from its earnings report and general market weakness. Consider this options trade on C stock. More 

Bet on Visa Stock Charging Higher

Jan. 31, 2014, 9:17 am EST – The U.S. has a big problem with people living beyond their limits and paying for things with credit — not that credit doesn’t have a useful role in society, but it’s easy to overdo it. Apparently if you look at the results of Visa’s (V) latest earnings announcement, it doesn’t appear that people are slowing... More 

Trade Options for a High-Percentage Shot on Boeing Stock

Jan. 30, 2014, 8:39 am EST – Boeing (BA) took a big hit this week, and now traders and investors are set to pondering when and whether the stock will move higher again. Of course, one of the nice elements to options trading is there’s a bullish strategy that can still profit — even if the stock declines. Here is a trade... More 

Use a Butterfly Spread to Catch NFLX Stock

Jan. 24, 2014, 8:47 am EST – The quick money has been made thanks to the 16% surge in NFLX stock yesterday. But this butterfly spread only needs Netflix to slowly melt up from here. More 

Make a Guarded Bull Play on GMCR Stock Before Earnings

Jan. 23, 2014, 9:16 am EST – Green Mountain reports at the end of February, but you only need GMCR stock to hold out a week for this credit spread to pay off. More 

Bet on Resilient GS Stock With This Credit Spread

Jan. 21, 2014, 8:47 am EST – Disappointing trading revenues pushed GS stock down last week. But near-term resistance should keep this credit spread profitable. More 

Trade DG Stock While Consumers Continue to Struggle

Jan. 17, 2014, 11:45 am EST – The economy isn't improving quickly enough to hinder Dollar General, so consider these February credit spreads to profit on a stable or rising DG stock. More 

ADSK Stock: Put the Spread on Smoothly Surging Autodesk

Jan. 16, 2014, 9:05 am EST – Autodesk's consistent march north has come on acquisitions and strong performance -- and that should be enough to keep ADSK stock trudging ahead in coming months. More 

Visa Stock: Trade It for Credit

Jan. 13, 2014, 8:41 am EST – Exploit Visa's slightly overpriced options and sturdy technical support with this put credit spread idea on Visa stock. More 

Profit on the Recent SNDK Surge With This Debit Spread

Jan. 10, 2014, 9:02 am EST – SNDK stock jumped on Wednesday after SanDisk broke through resistance on news of an upgrade. This debit spread lets you profit on the new strength in SNDK. More