InvestorPlace » Calls, Puts & Options Trades http://investorplace.com Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Tiffany Stock Still Looks Lackluster http://investorplace.com/2013/09/credit-spread-tiffany-co-tif/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/credit-spread-tiffany-co-tif/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:22:25 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=397597 Tiffany & Co. stock has shown weakness ever since its latest earnings report, and technical resistance could keep TIF down. Consider this options trade.

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Tiffany & Co. stock has shown weakness ever since its latest earnings report, and technical resistance could keep TIF down. Consider this options trade.

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NYSE:TIF Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Small-Caps Look Due for a Stumble http://investorplace.com/2013/09/small-caps-look-due-for-a-stumble/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/small-caps-look-due-for-a-stumble/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:26:32 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=397196 An ominous pattern is emerging in the Russell 2000 -- selling call spreads lets you take advantage of the coming swoon.

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An ominous pattern is emerging in the Russell 2000 -- selling call spreads lets you take advantage of the coming swoon.

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NYSEARCA:IWM Calls, Puts & Options Trades Trading Trading Advice
Profit From the Bondpocalypse http://investorplace.com/2013/09/profit-from-a-regression-in-bonds-tlt/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/profit-from-a-regression-in-bonds-tlt/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:40:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=396739 While the next year for bond prices might not be as bleak as the past one, it is fair to say the path of least resistance is decisively down.

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While the next year for bond prices might not be as bleak as the past one, it is fair to say the path of least resistance is decisively down.

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INDEXCBOE:TNX NYSEARCA:TLT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Bet on Big Blue’s Bleed Continuing http://investorplace.com/2013/09/credit-spread-international-business-machines-ibm/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/credit-spread-international-business-machines-ibm/#comments Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:23:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=396243 With the market and IBM currently not looking very bullish, it might be a tall order for IBM stock to move past resistance at $190 before this spread expires.

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With the market and IBM currently not looking very bullish, it might be a tall order for IBM stock to move past resistance at $190 before this spread expires.

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NYSE:IBM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
BRIC Weakness Weighs on Dr. Copper, FCX http://investorplace.com/2013/08/bric-weakness-weighs-on-dr-copper-freeport-mcmoran/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/bric-weakness-weighs-on-dr-copper-freeport-mcmoran/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:38:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=395318 Weakness in emerging markets is weighing on copper -- which likely will drag Freeport-McMoRan down with it. Consider this options trade to profit.

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Weakness in emerging markets is weighing on copper -- which likely will drag Freeport-McMoRan down with it. Consider this options trade to profit.

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NYSEARCA:JJC NYSE:FCX NYSEARCA:DBC NYSEARCA:BKF Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Use Baidu to Search for Options Gold http://investorplace.com/2013/08/baidu-options-debit-spread-bidu/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/baidu-options-debit-spread-bidu/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:57:09 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=394925 Baidu -- the "Chinese Google" -- has been on a tear for much of 2013, and though it has slowed in August, it has been forming a bullish base.

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Baidu -- the "Chinese Google" -- has been on a tear for much of 2013, and though it has slowed in August, it has been forming a bullish base.

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NASDAQ:BIDU NASDAQ:GOOG Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Is Mean Reversion Looming for Bonds? http://investorplace.com/2013/08/is-mean-reversion-looming-for-bonds/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/is-mean-reversion-looming-for-bonds/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:55:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=394606 Given how much interest rates have already rallied, it’s certainly worth pondering how much of the Fed’s taper has already been baked into the cake.

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Given how much interest rates have already rallied, it’s certainly worth pondering how much of the Fed’s taper has already been baked into the cake.

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NYSEARCA:TLT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Get Bullish on Hoppy Williams-Sonoma http://investorplace.com/2013/08/williams-sonoma-earnings-options/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/williams-sonoma-earnings-options/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:29:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=394241 It looks like any bad news that Williams-Sonoma (WSM) might report tonight is already being anticipated. Go contrarian with this bull call spread.

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It looks like any bad news that Williams-Sonoma (WSM) might report tonight is already being anticipated. Go contrarian with this bull call spread.

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NYSE:WSM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
War Drums Awaken the Oil Bulls http://investorplace.com/2013/08/war-drums-awaken-oil-bulls/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/war-drums-awaken-oil-bulls/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:20:35 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=394164 The deep thrum of Washington's war drums unleashed a herd of bulls into the energy market, driving up oil (USO) upside volatility. Exploit this with options.

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The deep thrum of Washington's war drums unleashed a herd of bulls into the energy market, driving up oil (USO) upside volatility. Exploit this with options.

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NYSEARCA:USO NYSEARCA:XLE NYSE:MRO NYSE:HES NYSE:CVX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Expect No Joy From Joy Global’s Earnings http://investorplace.com/2013/08/joy-global-options-earnings/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/joy-global-options-earnings/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:27:59 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=393548 Joy Global is set to report earnings tomorrow, and the likely outcome is the same pain that's haunted heavy mining equipment operators for some time.

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Joy Global is set to report earnings tomorrow, and the likely outcome is the same pain that's haunted heavy mining equipment operators for some time.

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NYSE:JOY NYSE:CAT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Let Raytheon Build Your Bottom Line http://investorplace.com/2013/08/debit-spread-raytheon-co-rtn/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/debit-spread-raytheon-co-rtn/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:44:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=392549 Raytheon has been right alongside defense stocks in their upward march of 2013, and with resistance recently falling, the sky's the limit. Consider this options trade.

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Raytheon has been right alongside defense stocks in their upward march of 2013, and with resistance recently falling, the sky's the limit. Consider this options trade.

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NYSE:RTN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
2 Options Trades to Bail on Facebook http://investorplace.com/2013/08/2-options-trades-to-bail-on-facebook-stock/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/2-options-trades-to-bail-on-facebook-stock/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:22:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=392394 Original Facebook shareholders who are glad to see Facebook stock near its first-day highs but are ready to get the heck out should consider one of two options plans.

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Original Facebook shareholders who are glad to see Facebook stock near its first-day highs but are ready to get the heck out should consider one of two options plans.

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NASDAQ:FB Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Exxon Stock Plunge Beckons the Bulls http://investorplace.com/2013/08/exxon-stock-plunge-beckons-the-bulls/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/exxon-stock-plunge-beckons-the-bulls/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:49:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=391533 The oversold conditions in Exxon Mobil are just begging for a trade. Consider this simple play to take advantage of surprisingly inexpensive options.

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The oversold conditions in Exxon Mobil are just begging for a trade. Consider this simple play to take advantage of surprisingly inexpensive options.

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NYSE:XOM NASDAQ:AAPL Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Sit Back and Trade Netflix Stock http://investorplace.com/2013/08/credit-spread-netflix-stock-nflx/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/credit-spread-netflix-stock-nflx/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:39:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=391172 Netflix is turning the $260 area from resistance into potential support, which should help prop up this NFLX credit spread.

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Netflix is turning the $260 area from resistance into potential support, which should help prop up this NFLX credit spread.

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NASDAQ:NFLX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
A Lesson in Swapping Large-Premium Options http://investorplace.com/2013/08/large-premium-options-naked-put-pcln/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/large-premium-options-naked-put-pcln/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:59:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=390453 Rolling over expensive options several months out can yield more than holding the underlying stock.

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Rolling over expensive options several months out can yield more than holding the underlying stock.

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NASDAQ:PCLN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Amazon Stock Could Be Stabilizing http://investorplace.com/2013/08/amazon-stock-could-be-stabilizing/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/amazon-stock-could-be-stabilizing/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:50:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=390663 If the broader market discontinues its bearish behavior and Amazon stock is able to hold this support level, a bullish play could be worth a shot.

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If the broader market discontinues its bearish behavior and Amazon stock is able to hold this support level, a bullish play could be worth a shot.

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NASDAQ:AMZN INDEXRUSSELL:RUT INDEXSP:.INX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
2 Trade Blueprints for Home Depot Options http://investorplace.com/2013/08/2-trade-blueprints-for-home-depot-options/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/2-trade-blueprints-for-home-depot-options/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:03:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=389333 If you're inclined to make a Home Depot options bet heading into earnings, I suggest mitigating your risk with a vertical spread. Consider these two trades.

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If you're inclined to make a Home Depot options bet heading into earnings, I suggest mitigating your risk with a vertical spread. Consider these two trades.

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NYSEARCA:ITB NYSE:HD NYSE:LOW Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Perk Up With a Green Mountain Trade http://investorplace.com/2013/08/credit-spread-green-mountain-coffee-roasters-gmcr/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/credit-spread-green-mountain-coffee-roasters-gmcr/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:29:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=389084 Green Mountain (GMCR) has technical support at $70 and plenty of bullish headlines to keep it afloat -- a perfect storm for this options trade.

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Green Mountain (GMCR) has technical support at $70 and plenty of bullish headlines to keep it afloat -- a perfect storm for this options trade.

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NASDAQ:GMCR Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Buying the Dip? Make Priceline One of Your First Plays http://investorplace.com/2013/08/dip-buying-priceline-pcln-options/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/dip-buying-priceline-pcln-options/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:01:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=388816 Don't fear market corrections — embrace them. They reveal stocks that are likely to lead the way when the bull returns. Like Priceline, for instance.

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Don't fear market corrections — embrace them. They reveal stocks that are likely to lead the way when the bull returns. Like Priceline, for instance.

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NASDAQ:PCLN NASDAQ:AAPL NYSE:MA INDEXSP:.INX NYSE:LNKD Calls, Puts & Options Trades
THIS Apple Will Climb Back Up the Tree http://investorplace.com/2013/08/debit-spread-apple-inc-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/debit-spread-apple-inc-aapl/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:08:18 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=388499 Apple (AAPL) is looking to mow down resistance around the $500 mark, which would help this debit spread profit.

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Apple (AAPL) is looking to mow down resistance around the $500 mark, which would help this debit spread profit.

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NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:QCOM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Join the Dow Jones Dive Via the Diamonds http://investorplace.com/2013/08/dow-jones-dive-diamonds-dia-options/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/dow-jones-dive-diamonds-dia-options/#comments Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:52:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=388254 The market was overdue for a downturn, and the Dow Jones is showing the weakest hand. Consider this bearish spread on the DIA exchange-traded fund.

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The market was overdue for a downturn, and the Dow Jones is showing the weakest hand. Consider this bearish spread on the DIA exchange-traded fund.

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NYSEARCA:DIA NYSEARCA:SPY INDEXCBOE:TNX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Opportunities Await Amid the Rubble in Cree http://investorplace.com/2013/08/cree-stock-bull-put-spread/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/cree-stock-bull-put-spread/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:13:28 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=387509 If you think the selling frenzy in Cree stock is a bit overdone, selling an out-of-the-money bull put spread is a trade worth consideration.

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If you think the selling frenzy in Cree stock is a bit overdone, selling an out-of-the-money bull put spread is a trade worth consideration.

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NASDAQ:CREE Calls, Puts & Options Trades
2 Options Trades for a Golden Bottom http://investorplace.com/2013/08/a-golden-bottom/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/a-golden-bottom/#comments Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:35:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=386838 If digging for profits in gold appeals to you, consider these two plays -- one conservative, one aggressive.

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If digging for profits in gold appeals to you, consider these two plays -- one conservative, one aggressive.

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NYSEARCA:GLD NYSEARCA:GDX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Deere Could Get the Benefit of the Doubt http://investorplace.com/2013/08/deere-earnings-de-options/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/deere-earnings-de-options/#comments Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:59:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=386625 With a weak ag environment already priced in, any optimism from Deere's earnings report could be met with a swift rally.

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With a weak ag environment already priced in, any optimism from Deere's earnings report could be met with a swift rally.

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NYSE:DE Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Housing Stocks: Tripping … or Falling? http://investorplace.com/2013/08/housing-stocks-stumbling/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/housing-stocks-stumbling/#comments Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:43:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=386606 The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) is flashing an ominous-looking chart pattern right now. Keep these options trades in mind in the coming days.

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The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) is flashing an ominous-looking chart pattern right now. Keep these options trades in mind in the coming days.

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NYSEARCA:ITB Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Ride the Ryder Rebound http://investorplace.com/2013/08/ride-the-ryder-rebound-call-r/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/ride-the-ryder-rebound-call-r/#comments Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:17:36 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=385913 Ryder is dancing along its trendline, which should send the stock back higher eventually. Go long R calls to capitalize.

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Ryder is dancing along its trendline, which should send the stock back higher eventually. Go long R calls to capitalize.

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NYSE:R Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Tapering Talk Should Keep Toppling REITs http://investorplace.com/2013/08/the-taper-talk-toppled-reits/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/the-taper-talk-toppled-reits/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:40:49 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=385137 Rising interest rates haven't done the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) any favors. If you expect the trend to continue, try this options trade on for size.

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Rising interest rates haven't done the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) any favors. If you expect the trend to continue, try this options trade on for size.

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NYSEARCA:IYR INDEXCBOE:TNX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
2 Options Plays Before Priceline Earnings http://investorplace.com/2013/08/priceline-earnings-pcln-options/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/priceline-earnings-pcln-options/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:42:19 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=384889 Traders can use options to take advantage of a potential post-earnings rally out of Priceline, as well as high near-the-money premiums.

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Traders can use options to take advantage of a potential post-earnings rally out of Priceline, as well as high near-the-money premiums.

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NASDAQ:PCLN Calls, Puts & Options Trades
The Summer Doldrums Take Hold http://investorplace.com/2013/08/what-of-the-summer-doldrums/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/what-of-the-summer-doldrums/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:40:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=384808 Trading patterns so far this month have certainly supported August’s low-volume reputation. Now, we get to see whether volatility will stay low, too.

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Trading patterns so far this month have certainly supported August’s low-volume reputation. Now, we get to see whether volatility will stay low, too.

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INDEXCBOE:VIX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Clean Up With Whirlpool Spreads http://investorplace.com/2013/08/credit-spread-whirlpool-whr/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/credit-spread-whirlpool-whr/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 10:00:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=384729 Whirlpool (WHR) is sitting above a number of technical support lines that should help this credit spread trade pan out.

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Whirlpool (WHR) is sitting above a number of technical support lines that should help this credit spread trade pan out.

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NYSE:WHR Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Tesla Might Bounce If It Clears the Low Bar http://investorplace.com/2013/08/tesla-earnings-options/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/tesla-earnings-options/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:35:49 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=384238 Tesla's expected to post a significant loss when it reports earnings tonight, but a larger favorable view toward TSLA fundamentals might tame the bearish crowd.

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Tesla's expected to post a significant loss when it reports earnings tonight, but a larger favorable view toward TSLA fundamentals might tame the bearish crowd.

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NASDAQ:TSLA Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Get Defensive With Apple Options http://investorplace.com/2013/08/apples-ascension/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/apples-ascension/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:25:40 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=383651 Apple stock is facing several technical hurdles including a big point of overhead resistance. Consider getting protective via Apple options.

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Apple stock is facing several technical hurdles including a big point of overhead resistance. Consider getting protective via Apple options.

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NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:QQQ Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Afraid to Chase? Try a Play in Steel http://investorplace.com/2013/08/steel-options-nucor-nue/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/steel-options-nucor-nue/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:42:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=383002 Not everyone has arrived to the bull party on time. Commodities are just pulling up, including a potential breakout candidate in Nucor. Consider this options trade.

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Not everyone has arrived to the bull party on time. Commodities are just pulling up, including a potential breakout candidate in Nucor. Consider this options trade.

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NYSE:NUE NYSEARCA:SLX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Let Philip Morris Burn Itself Out http://investorplace.com/2013/08/credit-spread-philip-morris-international-pm/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/credit-spread-philip-morris-international-pm/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:22:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=382486 Philip Morris has suffered a painful few months and currently is fighting overhead resistance -- a nice setup for this options spread trade.

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Philip Morris has suffered a painful few months and currently is fighting overhead resistance -- a nice setup for this options spread trade.

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NYSE:PM Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Beware the Bear Raid in Ags http://investorplace.com/2013/08/profit-from-agricultural-ugliness-with-monsanto-options/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/profit-from-agricultural-ugliness-with-monsanto-options/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:55:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=382108 The meat might have been fully stripped from the carcass of agribusiness stocks most directly exposed to potash prices, but Monsanto still looks beefy.

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The meat might have been fully stripped from the carcass of agribusiness stocks most directly exposed to potash prices, but Monsanto still looks beefy.

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Bet on the Yen Finding Its Zen http://investorplace.com/2013/08/bet-on-the-yen-finding-its-zen/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/bet-on-the-yen-finding-its-zen/#comments Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:51:02 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=381210 The decline in the yen has relented, and the yen more recently has struck a neutral-to-mildly bullish posture. Spreads on FXY look appealing.

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The decline in the yen has relented, and the yen more recently has struck a neutral-to-mildly bullish posture. Spreads on FXY look appealing.

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NYSEARCA:DXJ NYSEARCA:FXY Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Keep Your Eyes on Western Digital’s Chart http://investorplace.com/2013/08/long-calls-western-digital-wdc/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/long-calls-western-digital-wdc/#comments Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:29:09 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=381070 Western Digital has pulled back from all-time highs, but appears to have reversed back up and still is in an uptrend. Go long with this simple call trade.

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Western Digital has pulled back from all-time highs, but appears to have reversed back up and still is in an uptrend. Go long with this simple call trade.

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NASDAQ:WDC Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Dig for Golden Profits With GDX Puts http://investorplace.com/2013/07/dig-for-golden-profits-with-gdx-puts/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/dig-for-golden-profits-with-gdx-puts/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:34:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=380604 Be ready with this trade on gold-mining fund GDX in case Bernanke lights a fire under gold this afternoon.

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Be ready with this trade on gold-mining fund GDX in case Bernanke lights a fire under gold this afternoon.

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NYSEARCA:GLD NYSEARCA:GDX Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Rock Retail With These XRT Calls http://investorplace.com/2013/07/rock-retail-with-these-xrt-calls/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/rock-retail-with-these-xrt-calls/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:30:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=380315 The Retail SPDR (XRT) has outperformed the S&P 500 with nary a hiccup this year and is now building a base from which it could break out to the upside.

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The Retail SPDR (XRT) has outperformed the S&P 500 with nary a hiccup this year and is now building a base from which it could break out to the upside.

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NYSEARCA:XRT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Crude Pullback Spells Options Opportunity http://investorplace.com/2013/07/crude-pullback-spells-options-opportunity-in-uso/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/crude-pullback-spells-options-opportunity-in-uso/#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:30:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=379772 Crude oil is at an ideal spot for dip-buyers to come out of the wordwork, which would help set up this high-probability play in USO for success.

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Crude oil is at an ideal spot for dip-buyers to come out of the wordwork, which would help set up this high-probability play in USO for success.

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NYSEARCA:USO Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Paint Your Pockets Green With SHW Options http://investorplace.com/2013/07/credit-spread-sherwin-williams-shw/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/credit-spread-sherwin-williams-shw/#comments Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:23:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=379045 While Sherwin-Williams is reeling from an earnings miss, it still has enough technical support to make this bullish options trade successful.

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While Sherwin-Williams is reeling from an earnings miss, it still has enough technical support to make this bullish options trade successful.

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NYSE:SHW Calls, Puts & Options Trades
More Sorrow Ahead for Joy Global http://investorplace.com/2013/07/sorrow-for-bulls-in-joy-global/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/sorrow-for-bulls-in-joy-global/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:51:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=378789 Basic materials stocks have been dismal this year ... and the pain isn't over for Joy Global. Here's a conservative way to play for more downside.

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Basic materials stocks have been dismal this year ... and the pain isn't over for Joy Global. Here's a conservative way to play for more downside.

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NASDAQ:AAPL NYSEARCA:XLB NYSE:JOY NYSE:CAT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Options: Back in the Straddle http://investorplace.com/2013/07/options-back-in-the-straddle/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/options-back-in-the-straddle/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:06:07 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=378451 Using a short straddle -- selling both calls and puts against a position -- can give you solid income and a solid hedge even if the options execute.

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Using a short straddle -- selling both calls and puts against a position -- can give you solid income and a solid hedge even if the options execute.

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NASDAQ:EZPW Calls, Puts & Options Trades
GOOG Volatility Is Making Options Silly-Cheap http://investorplace.com/2013/07/goog-volatility-getting-silly-cheap/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/goog-volatility-getting-silly-cheap/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:47:28 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=378135 Even if you don't have a particularly strong stance on Google, its options are getting too cheap to ignore. Consider this straddle covering the next two months.

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Even if you don't have a particularly strong stance on Google, its options are getting too cheap to ignore. Consider this straddle covering the next two months.

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NASDAQ:GOOG Calls, Puts & Options Trades
BB&T: A Simple Trade for a Simple Chart http://investorplace.com/2013/07/long-calls-bbt-corp/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/long-calls-bbt-corp/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:35:35 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=378055 Regional financial stock BB&T (BBT) is showing a straightforward chart and is getting fuel from strong fundamental performance. Don't overthink this. Go long.

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Regional financial stock BB&T (BBT) is showing a straightforward chart and is getting fuel from strong fundamental performance. Don't overthink this. Go long.

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NYSE:BBT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Amazon: Primed for a Post-Earnings Pop? http://investorplace.com/2013/07/amazon-options-earnings/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/amazon-options-earnings/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:31:36 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=377965 A controlled pullback from all-time highs indicates that Amazon has baked in warnings from GOOG and EBAY. That could help AMZN after earnings, fueling this options trade.

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A controlled pullback from all-time highs indicates that Amazon has baked in warnings from GOOG and EBAY. That could help AMZN after earnings, fueling this options trade.

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NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:EBAY NASDAQ:GOOG Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Gold Likely Will Turn South at This Crossroads http://investorplace.com/2013/07/gold-approaching-a-crossroads/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/gold-approaching-a-crossroads/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:22:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=377591 Bulls and bears alike will be watching gold's $1,350 zone with rapt attention. Those with a negative view could front-run a potential breakdown with this simple options play.

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Bulls and bears alike will be watching gold's $1,350 zone with rapt attention. Those with a negative view could front-run a potential breakdown with this simple options play.

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NYSEARCA:GLD Calls, Puts & Options Trades
If You Want to Play Facebook Earnings, You’ll Need Guts http://investorplace.com/2013/07/if-you-want-to-play-facebook-earnings-youll-need-guts/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/if-you-want-to-play-facebook-earnings-youll-need-guts/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:10:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=377340 The crossroads of Wall Street optimism for Facebook earnings and FB's history of disappointment is reason for caution, but aggressive traders might consider this contrarian play.

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The crossroads of Wall Street optimism for Facebook earnings and FB's history of disappointment is reason for caution, but aggressive traders might consider this contrarian play.

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NASDAQ:FB Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Apple Earnings — Shrewd Options Plays Are Tough to Come By http://investorplace.com/2013/07/apple-earnings-shrewd-options-plays-are-tough-to-come-by/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/apple-earnings-shrewd-options-plays-are-tough-to-come-by/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:05:23 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=376840 All eyes are on Apple earnings tonight -- but options traders should be sitting on their hands headed into what looks to be a ho-hum event.

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All eyes are on Apple earnings tonight -- but options traders should be sitting on their hands headed into what looks to be a ho-hum event.

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NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:INTC NASDAQ:MSFT Calls, Puts & Options Trades
2 Options Plays Going Into Apple Earnings http://investorplace.com/2013/07/apple-earnings-options/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/apple-earnings-options/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:44:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=376753 Amid a dearth of product launches, Apple's Q3 earnings report could end up being a yawner. Consider these options plays for just such an event -- and an AAPL slide.

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Amid a dearth of product launches, Apple's Q3 earnings report could end up being a yawner. Consider these options plays for just such an event -- and an AAPL slide.

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NASDAQ:AAPL Calls, Puts & Options Trades