Trading Advice

Protect the Fast Gains Made in Occidental Petroleum

With the downside target in Occidental Petroleum (OXY) hit, it's time to place a trailing stop. Read Article

Trade of the Day: iPath VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX)

The S&P was down 2.3% last week, and the VIX zoomed 32.6% higher. Yet the reality is that the recent pullback is unlikely to signal the start of a new bear market. Read Article

INTC: This Trade on Intel Stock Has Big Potential

Intel stock should be able to overcome the negativity doled out by Microchip Technology last week -- if INTC can post an earnings beat. Read Article

Netflix: How to Trade NFLX Stock After Earnings

Active investors and traders will be all over Netflix's third-quarter earnings report this week. Here are the key levels to watch for in NFLX stock. Read Article

Don’t Let Your Gains in This Winner Evaporate

Sanmina (SANM) has fallen 25% in the three weeks since my short sale recommendation. Read Article

3 Financials to Trade Before Earnings (JPM, WFC, C)

Big financials step up to the earnings plate soon, and we look at trades to make ahead of reports from JPMorgan (JPM), Citigroup (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Read Article

Trade of the Day: Mattel (MAT)

With stock indexes remaining bearish, options traders should continue to lean toward buying put options and reducing call holdings. Read Article

Bed Bath Headed to $70 and Beyond (BBBY)

After a weak first half of 2014, BBBY stock in recent months has showed promising relative strength that looks set to continue. Read Article

Put Amgen Back on Your Buy List

The broad-based market correction has driven Amgen (AMGN) to just above its 50-day moving average. Read Article

Trade of the Day: General Motors (GM)

The General Motors chart work was ultimately pointing toward a drop below $30, possibly $28. Read Article

Monsanto: Look for a Bounce in MON Stock

After flirting with a break of key resistance, MON stock on Wednesday firmly planted a bullish reversal for traders to pounce on. Read Article

This Biotech’s Chart is the Picture of Health

Gilead Sciences (GILD) consistently surpasses my technical targets. Read Article

Trade of the Day: E Trade (ETFC)

A short position in E Trade makes sense as a hedge within a long portfolio if buyers step into stocks again on the dips. Read Article

Get Bearish on Fastenal Stock Ahead of Earnings

Bearish sentiment on an underperforming company is par for the course, and Fastenal stock has done little to inspire a shift in analyst opinions. Read Article

How Low Can the SPY ETF Go?

After a quick and sharp oversold bounce in the S&P 500 late last week, the SPY ETF quickly reversed gears this week. Look toward this support level. Read Article

Don’t Be Fooled by a Dead Cat Bounce in This Oil Stock

Short Occidental Petroleum (OXY) on a rebound to its 200-day moving average. Read Article

Trade of the Day: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) fell 0.1% on Monday, but the CounterPoint Options system expects stocks to rebound back toward highs and volatility to abate. Read Article

Make This Bull Trade on AA Stock Before Alcoa Earnings

Traders looking to position themselves ahead of the Alcoa earnings report might want to consider this options play on AA stock. Read Article

FedEx Feeds the Bears as FDX Stock Reverses

After a great 15-month run, FDX stock looks exhausted. Monday's bearish reversal might give bears an opportunity to pounce on. Read Article