InvestorPlace » Tim Biggam http://investorplace.com Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Look for Amazon’s Lofty Multiple to Shrink http://investorplace.com/2012/07/look-for-amazons-lofty-multiple-to-shrink/ http://investorplace.com/2012/07/look-for-amazons-lofty-multiple-to-shrink/#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:30:35 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=193700 As competition rises, especially in the increasingly crowded e-book and small tablet market, margins will likely suffer -- then, watch out.

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As competition rises, especially in the increasingly crowded e-book and small tablet market, margins will likely suffer -- then, watch out.

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NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:NFLX NASDAQ:GMCR Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Research In Motion: A Bounce After Earnings? http://investorplace.com/2012/06/research-in-motion-a-bounce-after-earnings/ http://investorplace.com/2012/06/research-in-motion-a-bounce-after-earnings/#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:34:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=188952 With RIMM having put in new lows, it'll take an earnings debacle to push it down further. Here are some options strategies that bet on a relief rally.

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With RIMM having put in new lows, it'll take an earnings debacle to push it down further. Here are some options strategies that bet on a relief rally.

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With Fed Announcements Behind Us, the Great Wait Begins http://investorplace.com/2012/06/with-fed-announcements-behind-us-the-great-wait-begins/ http://investorplace.com/2012/06/with-fed-announcements-behind-us-the-great-wait-begins/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:30:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=187337 Given this lackluster environment, I expect the S&P 500 to be range-bound through September. To prep for that event, consider these options trading ideas.

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Given this lackluster environment, I expect the S&P 500 to be range-bound through September. To prep for that event, consider these options trading ideas.

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NYSEARCA:SPY NYSE:KO NYSE:PG NYSE:PEP Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Effective Management, New Business Should Drive Exxon Mobil http://investorplace.com/2012/06/effective-management-new-business-should-drive-exxon-mobil-xom-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/06/effective-management-new-business-should-drive-exxon-mobil-xom-options/#comments Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:44:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=183670 XOM's strong management team and bevy of new deals should help the stock move forward through October. Consider these options plays to profit.

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XOM's strong management team and bevy of new deals should help the stock move forward through October. Consider these options plays to profit.

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NYSE:XOM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Tiger’s Memorial Win: A Boon for Nike? http://investorplace.com/2012/06/tigers-memorial-win-a-boon-for-nike-nke/ http://investorplace.com/2012/06/tigers-memorial-win-a-boon-for-nike-nke/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:32:41 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=179620 Overly bearish sentiment on Nike (NKE) finally is starting to wane, and swoosh-bearer Tiger Woods' re-emergence could help things improve in coming months.

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Overly bearish sentiment on Nike (NKE) finally is starting to wane, and swoosh-bearer Tiger Woods' re-emergence could help things improve in coming months.

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NYSE:NKE Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Playing a Possible Facebook Bounce http://investorplace.com/2012/05/playing-a-possible-facebook-bounce/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/playing-a-possible-facebook-bounce/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 11:45:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=175976 Think the social network giant is getting oversold in the post-IPO backlash? Here are some options strategies that will score if it rebounds.

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Think the social network giant is getting oversold in the post-IPO backlash? Here are some options strategies that will score if it rebounds.

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NASDAQ:FB Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Computing an Options Play on Dell http://investorplace.com/2012/05/computing-an-options-play-on-dell/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/computing-an-options-play-on-dell/#comments Thu, 24 May 2012 11:15:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=173345 The stock is so low now that a bounce is due soon, here are some possibilities for options strategies.

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The stock is so low now that a bounce is due soon, here are some possibilities for options strategies.

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NASDAQ:DELL Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Apple Due for Some Institutional Support http://investorplace.com/2012/05/apple-due-for-some-institutional-support-options-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/apple-due-for-some-institutional-support-options-aapl/#comments Fri, 18 May 2012 10:15:02 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=170489 Apple (AAPL) has mostly struggled since reporting earnings in April. Explore these options plays for a potential boost by institutional buyers.

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Apple (AAPL) has mostly struggled since reporting earnings in April. Explore these options plays for a potential boost by institutional buyers.

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NASDAQ:AAPL Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Finding Value in Vale http://investorplace.com/2012/05/finding-value-in-vale/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/finding-value-in-vale/#comments Wed, 16 May 2012 12:00:32 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=168876 This Brazilian basic materials company has been unduly punished, and you can use any of several option strategies to take advantage of that.

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This Brazilian basic materials company has been unduly punished, and you can use any of several option strategies to take advantage of that.

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NYSE:VALE Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Options Trades for Cisco’s Crawl Back http://investorplace.com/2012/05/options-trades-for-ciscos-crawl-back/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/options-trades-for-ciscos-crawl-back/#comments Mon, 14 May 2012 12:19:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=167728 The reaction to Cisco's earnings and guidance has been overdone. Expect CSCO to slowly make its way back up, and use these plays to profit.

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The reaction to Cisco's earnings and guidance has been overdone. Expect CSCO to slowly make its way back up, and use these plays to profit.

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NASDAQ:CSCO Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Green Mountain Drops Into Value Range http://investorplace.com/2012/05/green-mountain-drops-into-value-range-gmcr/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/green-mountain-drops-into-value-range-gmcr/#comments Wed, 09 May 2012 12:24:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=165862 Green Mountain (GMCR) recently got knocked back into more reasonable valuations. Put these option strategies into play going forward.

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Green Mountain (GMCR) recently got knocked back into more reasonable valuations. Put these option strategies into play going forward.

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NASDAQ:GMCR Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Goldcorp: A Value Play in Gold? http://investorplace.com/2012/05/goldcorp-a-value-play-in-gold/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/goldcorp-a-value-play-in-gold/#comments Thu, 03 May 2012 12:37:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=163493 Goldcorp has been battered by recent news and is trading at an all-time low to spot gold. Now's the time to choose between several bullish option strategies.

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Goldcorp has been battered by recent news and is trading at an all-time low to spot gold. Now's the time to choose between several bullish option strategies.

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NYSE:GG Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Amazon Spikes After Earnings, But Details Breed Caution http://investorplace.com/2012/04/amazon-spikes-after-earnings-but-details-breed-caution/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/amazon-spikes-after-earnings-but-details-breed-caution/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:32:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=161674 Amazon earnings surprised the Street, but further upside may be hard to come by.

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Amazon earnings surprised the Street, but further upside may be hard to come by.

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NASDAQ:AMZN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Is it Time to Buy Chesapeake Energy? http://investorplace.com/2012/04/is-it-time-to-buy-chesapeake-energy/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/is-it-time-to-buy-chesapeake-energy/#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:51:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=159619 Option strategies to consider if Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has reached a bottom.

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Option strategies to consider if Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has reached a bottom.

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NYSE:CHK Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Apache Trading at a Sizable Discount to its Peers http://investorplace.com/2012/04/apache-trading-at-a-sizable-discount-to-its-peers/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/apache-trading-at-a-sizable-discount-to-its-peers/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:29:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=156320 Apache has found technical support amid a strong fundamental backdrop, and there are option strategies that can help traders benefit.

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Apache has found technical support amid a strong fundamental backdrop, and there are option strategies that can help traders benefit.

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NYSE:APA Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Options Plays If Starbucks Cools Off http://investorplace.com/2012/04/options-plays-if-starbucks-cools-off/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/options-plays-if-starbucks-cools-off/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:30:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=154754 Using $57 as a target price and the July 20 expiration, here are some strategies to consider.

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Using $57 as a target price and the July 20 expiration, here are some strategies to consider.

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NASDAQ:SBUX NASDAQ:DNKN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Market May Stall Amid Lower Earnings Expectations http://investorplace.com/2012/04/market-may-stall-amid-lower-earnings-expectations/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/market-may-stall-amid-lower-earnings-expectations/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:37:09 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=152748 Consider these options strategies for a rangebound broader market.

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Consider these options strategies for a rangebound broader market.

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NYSE:DIA Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Post-earnings rally not likely for Monsanto http://investorplace.com/2012/04/post-earnings-rally-not-likely-for-monsanto/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/post-earnings-rally-not-likely-for-monsanto/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:20:53 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=150167 Three bearish option strategies to consider surrounding Monsanto’s earnings report.

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Three bearish option strategies to consider surrounding Monsanto’s earnings report.

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NYSE:MON Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Will the Demise of Priceline’s Negotiator Spur a Sell-Off? http://investorplace.com/2012/03/will-the-demise-of-priceline-coms-negotiator-spur-a-sell-off/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/will-the-demise-of-priceline-coms-negotiator-spur-a-sell-off/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:30:18 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=143607 Priceline.com has been on a recent tear but several signs point to an impending pullback. Here's how to prepare for downside.

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Priceline.com has been on a recent tear but several signs point to an impending pullback. Here's how to prepare for downside.

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NASDAQ:PCLN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Dig up Profits in Newmont Mining Options http://investorplace.com/2012/03/newmont-mining-nem-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/newmont-mining-nem-options/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:15:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=141694 As gold finds support, look for mining stocks like Newmont Mining (NEM) to rebound.

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As gold finds support, look for mining stocks like Newmont Mining (NEM) to rebound.

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NYSE:NEM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Is the China Dragon Running Out of Breath? http://investorplace.com/2012/02/is-the-china-dragon-running-out-of-breath-fxi/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/is-the-china-dragon-running-out-of-breath-fxi/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2012 13:34:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=131856 China may be focusing on inflation more than stimulating growth.

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China may be focusing on inflation more than stimulating growth.

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NYSEARCA:FXI Calls, Puts & Options Trades
‘Apple Love’ Won’t Fade, but More Profit-Taking is Probable http://investorplace.com/2012/02/apple-love-wont-fade-but-more-profit-taking-is-probable-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/apple-love-wont-fade-but-more-profit-taking-is-probable-aapl/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:21:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=131004 AAPL won't likely fall sharply, or even fall much at all, but I do look for the momentum to fade and some profit-taking to ensue.

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AAPL won't likely fall sharply, or even fall much at all, but I do look for the momentum to fade and some profit-taking to ensue.

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NASDAQ:AAPL Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Groupon Sells Off After First Post-IPO Earnings http://investorplace.com/2012/02/groupons-revenue-doubles-but-stock-flops-after-q4-earnings-grpn/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/groupons-revenue-doubles-but-stock-flops-after-q4-earnings-grpn/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:13:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=129915 Grab GRPN's online deals ... and these bearish plays.

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Grab GRPN's online deals ... and these bearish plays.

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NASDAQ:GRPN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Play the Coming Pullback in the Market, Metals With FCX Puts http://investorplace.com/2012/02/while-precious-metals-soar-fcx-starts-to-stall/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/while-precious-metals-soar-fcx-starts-to-stall/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:35:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=129084 FCX has recently shown a little weakness, stalling out at the $46 level.

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FCX has recently shown a little weakness, stalling out at the $46 level.

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NYSE:FCX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Tempur-Pedic Shares Set to Hit ‘Snooze’ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/tempur-pedic-shares-hit-the-snooze-button-tpx/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/tempur-pedic-shares-hit-the-snooze-button-tpx/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:15:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=127801 Although TPX had a small beat on earnings, the stock price would imply that it crushed expectations.

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Although TPX had a small beat on earnings, the stock price would imply that it crushed expectations.

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NYSE:TPX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Pan American Silver’s Stock Can Shine With Minefinders Takeover http://investorplace.com/2012/01/pan-american-silvers-stock-can-shine-with-minefinders-takeover/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/pan-american-silvers-stock-can-shine-with-minefinders-takeover/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:55:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=124905 Before yesterday’s bullish movement, PAAS was trading at its lowest level in relation to spot silver since the financial crisis of 2008.

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Before yesterday’s bullish movement, PAAS was trading at its lowest level in relation to spot silver since the financial crisis of 2008.

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NYSEARCA:PAAS NYSEAMEX:MFN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
As Oil Prices Trend, Tap This Driller for Energy Gains http://investorplace.com/2012/01/as-oil-prices-trend-tap-this-driller-for-energy-gains-weatherford-wft/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/as-oil-prices-trend-tap-this-driller-for-energy-gains-weatherford-wft/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:25:16 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=123563 Drill for options gains in oil and natural gas driller/producer WFT.

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Drill for options gains in oil and natural gas driller/producer WFT.

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NYSE:WFT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
After a Fast Start in 2012, Citi Could Fall Even Faster http://investorplace.com/2012/01/after-a-fast-start-in-2012-citi-set-to-fall-even-faster/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/after-a-fast-start-in-2012-citi-set-to-fall-even-faster/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:55:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=90400 With bank stocks generally up over 20% just this year, sentiment readings are getting rather frothy.

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With bank stocks generally up over 20% just this year, sentiment readings are getting rather frothy.

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NYSE:C Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Overbought Caterpillar Set to Sell Off … Again http://investorplace.com/2012/01/overbought-caterpillar-set-to-sell-off-again/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/overbought-caterpillar-set-to-sell-off-again/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:45:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=89262 CAT is trading at the most overbought level on a 9-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) since last April.

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CAT is trading at the most overbought level on a 9-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) since last April.

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NYSE:CAT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
This Stock Could Get a Consumer Electronics Show Boost http://investorplace.com/2012/01/this-stock-could-get-a-consumer-electronics-show-boost/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/this-stock-could-get-a-consumer-electronics-show-boost/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2012 14:15:43 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=88448 Global technology-based company Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) produces optical fiber, cable, and photonic components for the telecom industry. It also makes glass panels, funnels, liquid crystal display glass and projection video lens assemblies for the information display industry. So, why do we need to have this company on our radar now? That’s because Corning is set...

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Global technology-based company Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) produces optical fiber, cable, and photonic components for the telecom industry. It also makes glass panels, funnels, liquid crystal display glass and projection video lens assemblies for the information display industry. So, why do we need to have this company on our radar now? That’s because Corning is set...

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NYSE:GLW Calls, Puts & Options Trades
McDonald’s Shares Ready to Lose Some Weight http://investorplace.com/2012/01/mcdonalds-shares-ready-to-lose-some-weight/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/mcdonalds-shares-ready-to-lose-some-weight/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:52:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=87618 MCD was the best-performing stock of 2011, rising over 30% in 2011. But early this week saw positions being unwound.

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MCD was the best-performing stock of 2011, rising over 30% in 2011. But early this week saw positions being unwound.

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NYSE:MCD Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Cloud Computing Edge Can Lead VMware Sky-High http://investorplace.com/2011/12/cloud-computing-edge-can-lead-vmware-sky-high/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/cloud-computing-edge-can-lead-vmware-sky-high/#comments Wed, 28 Dec 2011 13:15:02 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=85927 After the recent Oracle earnings debacle, VMW is gaining back most of its losses.

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After the recent Oracle earnings debacle, VMW is gaining back most of its losses.

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NYSE:VMW NASDAQ:ORCL Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Valero Fuels up for an Early 2012 Run http://investorplace.com/2011/12/valero-fuels-up-for-an-early-2012-run/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/valero-fuels-up-for-an-early-2012-run/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:15:09 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=85217 Expect VLO to move back toward the 200-day moving average of $24.50 by June expiration. Get the trade.

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Expect VLO to move back toward the 200-day moving average of $24.50 by June expiration. Get the trade.

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NYSE:VLO Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Mosaic Offering a Tapestry of Returns http://investorplace.com/2011/12/mosaic-offering-a-tapestry-of-returns/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/mosaic-offering-a-tapestry-of-returns/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:30:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=84108 Once the recent bout of risk aversion in the overall market tempers, I look for a multiple expansion and for MOS to head back to the $58 level by June options expiration.

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Once the recent bout of risk aversion in the overall market tempers, I look for a multiple expansion and for MOS to head back to the $58 level by June options expiration.

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NYSE:MOS Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Get a Longer-Term Lift out of Lockheed http://investorplace.com/2011/12/get-a-longer-term-lift-out-of-lockheed-lmt/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/get-a-longer-term-lift-out-of-lockheed-lmt/#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:59:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=83707 Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is a global security company engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products. It also provides a range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistic and information services. It serves both domestic and international customers with products and services that have defense, civil and commercial...

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is a global security company engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products. It also provides a range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistic and information services. It serves both domestic and international customers with products and services that have defense, civil and commercial...

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NYSE:LMT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Apache Primed to Climb Above $100 http://investorplace.com/2011/12/apache-primed-to-climb-above-100/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/apache-primed-to-climb-above-100/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:40:18 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=82508 Apache has underperformed its peer group by 20% and could break above $100 in short order.

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Apache has underperformed its peer group by 20% and could break above $100 in short order.

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NYSE:APA Calls, Puts & Options Trades
General Motors Gunning for Higher Prices in 2012 http://investorplace.com/2011/12/general-motors-gunning-for-higher-prices-in-2012/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/general-motors-gunning-for-higher-prices-in-2012/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 13:30:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=81742 GM has been under siege lately, with the share price nearly being cut in half this year.

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GM has been under siege lately, with the share price nearly being cut in half this year.

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NYSE:GM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Will Yahoo! Say ‘I Do’ to One of These Suitors? http://investorplace.com/2011/12/will-yahoo-say-i-do-to-one-of-these-suitors/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/will-yahoo-say-i-do-to-one-of-these-suitors/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2011 14:00:20 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=81043 Shares are trading well-below the $22 level where many anticipate the bidding will begin.

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Shares are trading well-below the $22 level where many anticipate the bidding will begin.

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NASDAQ:YHOO NYSE:BX NASDAQ:MSFT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
An Options Trade Fit for a Presidential Hopeful http://investorplace.com/2011/12/an-options-trade-fit-for-a-presidential-hopeful-tiffany-tif/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/an-options-trade-fit-for-a-presidential-hopeful-tiffany-tif/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:40:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=80474 Wednesday's big market run-up didn't make much of an impact on TIF shares, but that doesn't mean Tiffany's isn't a good company or stock.

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Wednesday's big market run-up didn't make much of an impact on TIF shares, but that doesn't mean Tiffany's isn't a good company or stock.

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NYSE:TIF Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Pick up a Black Friday Bargain in Microsoft Calls http://investorplace.com/2011/11/pick-up-a-black-friday-bargain-in-microsoft-calls-msft/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/pick-up-a-black-friday-bargain-in-microsoft-calls-msft/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:15:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=79263 We think the recent selloff is Microsoft is overdone -- and we'll tell you how to catch some of MSFT's upside with an options play.

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We think the recent selloff is Microsoft is overdone -- and we'll tell you how to catch some of MSFT's upside with an options play.

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NASDAQ:MSFT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Windows Opens up Qualcomm to Continued Growth http://investorplace.com/2011/11/windows-opens-up-qualcomm-to-continued-growth/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/windows-opens-up-qualcomm-to-continued-growth/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:30:23 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=78312 QCOM looks like the winner in the smartphone chip war

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QCOM looks like the winner in the smartphone chip war

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NASDAQ:QCOM NASDAQ:INTC NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:AMZN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Wal-Mart’s Earnings Miss May be Target’s Gain http://investorplace.com/2011/11/wal-marts-earnings-miss-may-be-targets-gain-wmt-tgt/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/wal-marts-earnings-miss-may-be-targets-gain-wmt-tgt/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:00:36 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=77638 TGT has held support at the key $50 level and seems poised to make a move to close the gap between $55 and $59 by April options expiration.

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TGT has held support at the key $50 level and seems poised to make a move to close the gap between $55 and $59 by April options expiration.

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NYSE:TGT NYSE:WMT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
United Technologies Shares Preparing for Take-Off http://investorplace.com/2011/11/united-technologies-utx-shares-preparing-for-take-off/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/united-technologies-utx-shares-preparing-for-take-off/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:00:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=76935 Embraer's news that it will upgrade its existing plane fleet should benefit UTX revenues.

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Embraer's news that it will upgrade its existing plane fleet should benefit UTX revenues.

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NYSE:UTX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Inflation Pressures Likely to Put Brakes on Any Treasury Rally http://investorplace.com/2011/11/tlt-inflation-pressures-likely-to-put-brakes-on-any-treasury-rally/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/tlt-inflation-pressures-likely-to-put-brakes-on-any-treasury-rally/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:00:08 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=76067 TLT moved up to $124 at the time of Operation Twist, only to fall back to the present level around $117 in Tuesday's trading.

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TLT moved up to $124 at the time of Operation Twist, only to fall back to the present level around $117 in Tuesday's trading.

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NYSE:TLT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Salesforce.com’s Cloud Bubble Is About to Burst http://investorplace.com/2011/11/salesforce-cloud-bubble-is-about-to-burst-crm/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/salesforce-cloud-bubble-is-about-to-burst-crm/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2011 14:00:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=75415 Paying over nine times sales for a $17 billion market cap company seems a little difficult to swallow.

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Paying over nine times sales for a $17 billion market cap company seems a little difficult to swallow.

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NYSE:CRM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Expect Gold Prices to Rise as Euro, USD Come Under Pressure http://investorplace.com/2011/11/gld-gdxj-gold-prices-to-rise-as-euro-usd-come-under-pressure/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/gld-gdxj-gold-prices-to-rise-as-euro-usd-come-under-pressure/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2011 11:30:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=74402 GDXJ is down 25% YTD, while gold has rallied nearly a like amount. We look for this gap of nearly 50% to close, with GDXJ being a relative outperformer to gold.

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GDXJ is down 25% YTD, while gold has rallied nearly a like amount. We look for this gap of nearly 50% to close, with GDXJ being a relative outperformer to gold.

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NYSE:GDXJ NYSE:GLD Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Copper Wired for a Short-Term Correction http://investorplace.com/2011/10/copper-wired-for-a-short-term-correction/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/copper-wired-for-a-short-term-correction/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:07:55 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=73755 Copper prices have just put in their best five-day performance ever, and SCCO has rallied nearly 16% in that time frame.

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Copper prices have just put in their best five-day performance ever, and SCCO has rallied nearly 16% in that time frame.

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NYSE:SCCO Calls, Puts & Options Trades
High-Flying Utilities Losing Power http://investorplace.com/2011/10/high-flying-utilities-losing-power/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/high-flying-utilities-losing-power/#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:57:07 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=72012 Investors have become defensive in seeking safety and yield. And utilities, via the XLU, are nearing an intermediate-term top.

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Investors have become defensive in seeking safety and yield. And utilities, via the XLU, are nearing an intermediate-term top.

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AMEX:XLU Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Big Blue’s Shares Tumble After Decent Earnings http://investorplace.com/2011/10/big-blue-shares-tumble-after-decent-earnings/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/big-blue-shares-tumble-after-decent-earnings/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:03:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=71415 While the actual numbers were in line, there was no earnings surprise, so the stock was taken out to the proverbial woodshed.

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While the actual numbers were in line, there was no earnings surprise, so the stock was taken out to the proverbial woodshed.

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NYSE:IBM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Time to Get Bearish on the Nasdaq-100 via this ETF http://investorplace.com/2011/10/get-bearish-on-the-nasdaq-100-via-this-etf/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/get-bearish-on-the-nasdaq-100-via-this-etf/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:14:20 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=70830 The chase for higher-volatility names has never ended well, so I'm looking for the QQQs to pull back to the 50-day moving average of $54 by year-end.

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The chase for higher-volatility names has never ended well, so I'm looking for the QQQs to pull back to the 50-day moving average of $54 by year-end.

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NASDAQ:QQQ Calls, Puts & Options Trades