Trading Advice

2 Trades to Sell the S&P 500 in May

The bulls’ story is different than in days past, but seasonal weakness and growing optimism mean the S&P 500 is ripe for a bear vertical. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

The dollar was mostly lower on Monday, precious metals were the upside stars of the session and crude oil took a break by finishing flat. Read Article

Exxon Mobil Earnings: 2 Trades for XOM Stock

Exxon Mobil (XOM) faces a fair amount of pessimism ahead of its first-quarter report, lowering the bar and setting up the potential for an earnings surprise. Read Article

VMware, Inc.: Visualize a Rally in VMW Stock

VMware, Inc., rallied after its latest earnings report and broke above an important technical level. Better yet: VMW stock still has more upside. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Jump on VMW Stock for a Quick Ride Up

VMware, Inc. sliced through a resistance line on a classic breakaway gap. Read Article

ABX Preview: How to Trade Barrick Gold Before Earnings

An earnings release and possible turnaround in ABX shares and Barrick Gold are reasons to use a vertical call spread for bullish positioning. Read Article

A Pair of TWTR Option Plays Before Twitter Earnings

Guessing gap direction for TWTR stock looks to be a crapshoot, based on its stock price history. But either of these option spreads should be profitable. Read Article

Trade of the Day: TiVo (TIVO)

A takeover of TiVo is pure speculation on my part, of course, but it has become more valid with the Arris Group/Pace marriage. As far as its suitors, Apple Inc. (AAPL) makes the most sense. Read Article

Johnson Controls Inc: JCI Stock Flashes a Big, Bullish Signal

Johnson Controls (JCI) just broke out of a 17-month-long technical base, which should have soundly bullish implications for JCI stock. Read Article

Trade of the Day: NKE Stock Could Run 10% Higher on Breakout

Nike Inc is in a powerful bull market supported by a recent "W" consolidation. Read Article

Royal Caribbean: Sail South With RCL Stock

Bearish investors can take advantage of Royal Caribbean’s worsening forecast and deteriorating RCL stock with an in-the-money bear vertical. Read Article

VZ: Verizon Stock Broadcasts Clear Buy Signal

After a long period of inactivity, VZ stock is breaking the $50 barrier. Answer Verizon's breakout with a long call play. Read Article

Pfizer Earnings Preview: 2 Ways to Trade PFE Stock

The rise of generic competition has seen PFE’s revenues founder in recent years, so anything Pfizer says about new drugs will be critical for the company's earnings next week. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Bank of New York Mellon (BK)

Our internal indicators are confirming the break out for the Nasdaq. Read Article

QQQ: Nasdaq Scores Big With Record Close

Options are being offered on the cheap on the QQQ, which makes it an attractive long play for an options trade as the Nasdaq Index shows its strength. Read Article

AAPL Stock – The Trader’s Guide to Apple Inc.’s Q2 Earnings

Apple (AAPL) stock is constructively positioned heading into Monday's Apple earnings report. Traders, focus on these price levels. Read Article

3 Oil and Gas Stocks That Demand to Be Bought

Oil and gas stocks are mounting a comeback. Here are three of the best opportunities -- and how to trade them. Read Article

AAPL Earnings Preview: 2 Ways to Trade Apple Stock

Apple's sales numbers for its iPhone will be heavily studied when AAPL reports earnings this week. Here are two ways to trade the stock before Apple earnings. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Banco Santander (SAN)

Right now Banco Santander looks close to oversold with its relative strength index (RSI) below 40. Read Article