Joseph Hargett
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Despite hailing from the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area, Joseph Hargett has spent nearly the past decade elbow-deep in Wall Street.  Specializing in financial writing, options strategies and stock-market analysis, Joseph cut his teeth in the research department of Cincinnati-based Schaeffer's Investment Research.

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Recent Articles

Monday’s Vital Data:, Inc. (AMZN), Bank of America Corp (BAC) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)

Feb. 1, 2016, 9:16 am EST – Bank of America (BAC) gets a buy call on shareholder activism speculation, (AMZN) puts are popular on earnings and Gilead’s (GILD) CEO steps down. More 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. – 2 Spicy Trades for CMG Stock

Jan. 29, 2016, 10:03 am EST – Chipotle faces a wall of worry heading into next week's earnings report, but selling CMG premiums may be the better (and safer) options play. More 

Friday’s Vital Data: Facebook Inc (FB), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM)

Jan. 29, 2016, 9:28 am EST – Options traders flooded Facebook (FB) and Microsoft (MSFT) with call activity following strong earnings, while Qualcomm (QCOM) calls got popular despite poor guidance. More 

Alphabet Inc – 2 Profitable Options for GOOGL Stock

Jan. 28, 2016, 10:05 am EST – Expectations are high for Alphabet earnings on the options front, but selling GOOGL puts ahead of the event may end up being more profitable More 

Thursday’s Vital Data: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook Inc (FB) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)

Jan. 28, 2016, 9:21 am EST – Apple Inc. (AAPL) guidance whiffs Street view, Facebook Inc (FB) posts its first $1 billion profit quarter and Alibaba (BABA) blows past consensus expectations. More 

Facebook Inc (FB) Earnings: 2 Trades to Make

Jan. 26, 2016, 10:13 am EST – Facebook bulls are out in force, and guidance could be reinforced by the red-hot Oculus Rift. These FB trades are your best bets ahead of the report. More 

Tuesday’s Vital Data: Facebook Inc (FB), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) and Twitter Inc (TWTR)

Jan. 26, 2016, 9:22 am EST – Facebook (FB) options mixed ahead of earnings, Netflix (NFLX) calls jump as NFLX breaches $100, Twitter (TWTR) downgraded on exec exodus More 

Monday’s Vital Data: Apple Inc. (AAPL),, Inc. (AMZN) and American Express Company (AXP)

Jan. 25, 2016, 9:25 am EST – Apple (AAPL) losses its electric car project leader, (AMZN) traders gear up for earnings and American Express (AXP) offers up poor guidance. More 

Don’t Believe the Bears: 2 Trades for an Apple Stock Earnings Rally (AAPL)

Jan. 25, 2016, 9:15 am EST – Apple (AAPL) earnings are on tap, iPhone sales will be the key. Here's why you shouldn't let the bears talk you into abandoning AAPL stock. More 

Boeing Co Earnings Preview: 2 Trades for BA Stock

Jan. 25, 2016, 8:53 am EST – Whispers point to a strong quarter for Boeing, but guidance could scuttle any rally hopes for BA stock bulls. More