Options Trading

Big Tech Won’t Hold up the Market

Yesterday's parade of news about Syria, Larry Summers and the debt limit wasn't kind to QQQ's biggest holdings. Read Article

Expect No Joy From Joy Global’s Earnings

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. Read Article

10 Must-See Charts in the Retail Sector

The retail sector is looking shaky -- with the charts of some key stocks in dangerous territory -- but three retailers have the potential for a breakout. Read Article

Traders Should Move Quickly on 3D Systems

3D Systems (DDD) broke from a compound top on high volume. Read Article

Facebook Investors Might Not Bail Despite New Highs

You might expect Facebook stock to suffer as holders who got in early can finally cash out on a profit ... but there's a few things that could prop up FB instead. Read Article

Let Raytheon Build Your Bottom Line

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. Read Article

Under $10 Cloud Stock Looks Set to Soar

8x8 Inc. (EGHT) formed a bull channel following its breakout in late May. Read Article

2 Options Trades to Bail on Facebook

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. Read Article

It’s Time to Cash In on This Huge Biotech Winner

NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP) has risen 159% since my initial recommendation. Read Article

Exxon Stock Plunge Beckons the Bulls

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

Stocks Are Nearing Bounce Territory

Correction achieved -- the S&P 500 and Dow Jones have taken a pretty hard tumble in the past few days. But important support is nearing. Read Article

Sit Back and Trade Netflix Stock

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

This Miner’s Stock Will Keep Digging the Hole Deeper

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) is on the verge of issuing a sell signal after its latest failed rally attempt. Read Article

A Lesson in Swapping Large-Premium Options

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

Amazon Stock Could Be Stabilizing

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. Read Article

Exxon Mobil: Oversold, But Still Wobbly

Exxon Mobil (XOM) has receded quite sharply over the past three weeks, but the shorts still might have additional opportunity in the coming days. Read Article

Delete This Software Stock From Your Portfolio Now

Autodesk's (ADSK) breakdown from an ominous head-and-shoulders formation was followed by a death cross. Read Article

Qihoo Investors Can Keep Looking North

Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU) is a momentum stock and should be treated with caution, but it's showing few signs that it's ready to escape its broader uptrend. Read Article

Traders Should Pass on a Piece of CAKE

The Cheesecake Factory appears to be topping with selling pressure building. Read Article

2 Trade Blueprints for Home Depot Options

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. Read Article