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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Recent Articles

Spread the Love With CELG Stock Options

Dec. 12, 2013, 9:20 am EDT – Celgene has drawn the favor of several analysts of late, but right now it's the charts that make this options trade on CELG stock look attractive right now. More 

Straddle Hard-to-Read GRPN Stock, Then Hang On!

Dec. 9, 2013, 8:56 am EDT – Unsure about which direction GRPN stock will head in coming weeks? Us, too. But thanks to the options straddle, we don't need to know to profit. More 

BA – Spread Your Options Wings on Boeing Stock

Dec. 6, 2013, 7:00 am EDT – Since the beginning of November, Boeing stock has never closed below $130. For this trade idea to profit, BA's streak needs to continue. More 

AAPL – Use Credit Spreads for a Sweet Bite of Apple Stock

Dec. 5, 2013, 10:53 am EDT – Apple stock has gotten a lot of attention -- and a lot of trades -- in 2013. This credit spread will get you a sweet taste of AAPL. More 

Stuff Some GOOG Options In Your Stocking

Dec. 2, 2013, 8:52 am EDT – Ever since Google handily beat earnings back in October, GOOG stock has been on quite the run. Now, technical support is making the case for this options trade. More 

SINA – Buy Sina Stock Spreads for a Holiday Profit

Nov. 27, 2013, 6:59 am EDT – Sina stock has come down to a previous pivot level where it reversed and moved higher. This potential rebound signal sets up a SINA butterfly spread play. More 

Trade Spreads as DOW Remains Aloft

Nov. 25, 2013, 8:29 am EDT – Dow Chemical moved over $38 back in September, and hasn't fallen below that mark since. Consider spreads to play a continuation of DOW's strength. More 

EXPE – Make Some Long, LONG Calls on Expedia Stock

Nov. 22, 2013, 8:16 am EDT – The sky seems to be the limit for Expedia stock right now after a respectable earnings showing. Consider this long options play on EXPE. More 

LAMR – A Credit Spread So Good, It Doesn’t Need Advertising

Nov. 21, 2013, 8:10 am EDT – Lamar Advertising (LAMR) is coming off encouraging earnings, and overhead resistance is out of sight. Look to this credit spread trade to profit. More 

Make a Cooldown in YUM Stock Work for You

Nov. 18, 2013, 8:20 am EDT – Yum Brands has run hot of late, but is beginning to flirt with some persistent resistance. Consider this options trade on YUM stock. More