Trading Advice

Trade of the Day: Avon (AVP)

Avon has had its share of issues over the past few years. We think the stock will lose the gains from Thursday and fall through support before earnings next month. Read Article

Monday’s Vital Data: Apple Inc., Bank of America Corp and Yahoo! Inc.

What options contracts are saying about Apple Inc. (AAPL), Bank of America Corp (BAC) and Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO). Read Article

Kansas City Southern (KSU): Bears Are Traveling by Rail

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) reported earnings last Friday that sparked a pivotal selloff. Now, KSU stock is ripe for shorting. Read Article

Trade of the Day: KMI Stock Bucking Oil’s Bear Market

Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) has appreciated 40% despite the massive drop in crude. Read Article

2 CAT Stock Earnings Trades for a Short-Term Bounce

CAT stock has been beaten down by plunging oil prices, but lowered expectations could work in traders' favor ahead of Caterpillar earnings Read Article

LULU: Stretch Into Profits With Lululemon Options

Strong price action coupled with low volatility in Lululemon Athletica inc. (LULU) spells opportunity for call buyers. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Merck (MRK)

With major U.S. stock indexes returning to bullish trends, today's trade is a call option in "Big Pharma" stock Merck (MRK). Read Article

UnitedHealth Group Inc.: UNH Stock Could Be a Healthy Short

UnitedHealth Group Inc. surged after this week's earnings, adding to an already steep run. Now, UNH stock looks considerably overweight. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Bottom Fishers Should Cast a Line for CVX Stock

Chevron Corporation has exhibited renewed strength with significant accumulation. Read Article

Like Options? 3 Long Plays for Profit in 2015

The use of options to hedge a portfolio may come in handy, as 2015 gets off to a rocky start. Here are three to consider. Read Article

LUV: Southwest Airlines Soars After Earnings

The technicals of LUV stock are pointing soundly higher, so let's turn to the options market to see if there are any trades to be had. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Barrick Gold (ABX)

It's reasonable that gold prices will continue to rise but I prefer looking at very specific situations rather than playing gold broadly. Read Article

Netflix, Inc.: Does NFLX Have Even More Gas?

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) beat earnings expectations, sparking a rally in NFLX stock on Wednesday. And there's more upside momentum left in the tank. Read Article

McDonald’s Shareholders Are Interested in the Latest Options

Investors in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) saw new options begin trading today, for the Sept. 18 expiration. Read Article

Boost Your Time Warner Dividend Using Options

Shareholders of Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) looking to boost their incomes beyond TWX stock's 1.6% annualized dividend yield can sell the January 2017 covered call at the $100 strike and collect the premium based on the $2.87 bid. Read Article

Trade of the Day: A Defensive Play Even Traders Can Love – PFE Stock

From a technical point of view, Pfizer Inc. is appealing to short- and long-term investors. Read Article

Play the Biotech Boom With IBB

Biotech bulls continue to charge forward, sending IBB higher. Capitalize on the biotech sector breakout with call spreads in the IBB ETF. Read Article

Play Starbucks (SBUX) Earnings With Options

Although revenue has slacked in recent quarters, I believe Starbucks (SBUX) will announce a blowout quarter when it steps up to the podium after Thursday’s close. Read Article

SBUX: Take 2 Shots at Starbucks Stock

Options traders and analysts bet bullish on Starbucks stock ahead of earnings, and you can too with the right trading strategy Read Article

Trade of the Day: Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX)

We like a new bearish position in RSX here as a play on instability in Europe and the potential for further declines in energy. Read Article