Trading Advice

IBM Preview: 2 Trades for IBM Stock Ahead of Earnings

IBM stock faces a wall of pessimism ahead of earnings, but the company has little to offer Wall Street to change the bears' mind. Read Article

U.S. Steel: X Stock Marks the Spot

U.S. Steel stock is ready to bounce back. Naked puts on X stock are a good way to profit from Wednesday's burst. Read Article

3 Energy Stocks the Charts Say Will Pop

Rising crude oil is pulling energy stocks out of the doldrums, and the charts of these three energy stocks in particular are screaming "buy!" Read Article

NKE: Steal a Bearish Fourth Base in Nike Stock

Despite a recent earnings beat and upgrades, NKE stock has lost technical momentum and long puts look attractively priced. Read Article

Freeport-McMoRan Inc: Why You Should Buy FCX Stock Soon

Mining stocks like Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) are sporting strong technical support just in time for earnings season. Here's our target on FCX stock. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Start Shopping in the Oil Services Sector

Put the Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) and its top holdings on your buy list. Read Article

GS Earnings Preview: Trade Goldman Sachs Stock With Iron Condors

Goldman Sachs stock appears ready to challenge the $200 barrier before its quarterly earnings report. Trade GS stock with iron condors before the earnings announcement. Read Article

General Electric Earnings: 2 Trades for an Extended GE Stock Rally

Wall Street waits for additional data on General Electric's restructuring as GE prepares to release its first-quarter earnings report. Read Article

Google Inc: An Easy Search for a GOOGL Bear Call Spread in Google Stock

Limit your risk with a GOOGL bear vertical and take advantage of Google stock’s earnings-related tendencies and underlying volatility. Read Article

Caterpillar Inc.: When Will We See the Next Big Move in CAT Stock?

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) faces an important test on April 23 when it faces earnings. Oddly, a rally OR a selloff could be bullish for CAT stock. Read Article

MCD Earnings Preview: Should You Bet on the Burger Wars?

Analysts are predicting an earnings shortfall when MCD reports its quarterly earnings next week. Is this an opportunity to profit from the burger wars? We'll look at the options chain. Read Article

3 Trades With Naked Puts on Blue-Chip Stocks

Naked puts can be a great way to add to a long position and earn money in the process. Here are three blue-chip stocks with attractive prices on naked puts. Read Article

NFLX Earnings: 2 Trades For Betting Against the Grain

Netflix earnings still face bearish sentiment headwinds despite the recent positive attention in the financial media. Read Article

CRUS Stock: Trade the Chart and Earnings with a Bull Vertical Spread

Investors in Cirrus Logic can use a CRUS bull vertical to get through earnings with less risk and capture anticipated technical momentum. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Jabil Circuit (JBL)

JBL’s 10-year chart shows a possible run to $30, and with today's call option we will double our money on a move past $25–$25.25. Read Article

Hewlett-Packard Company: Expect HPQ Stock to Start Playing Catch-Up

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and other "old" tech stocks have struggled in '15, but an earnings season bounce could be in store for HPQ stock. Read Article

XOM: A Breakout Looms for Exxon Stock

Following a dive that dropped XOM stock by 18%, Exxon Mobil appears poised for a breakout. Capture a return with this bullish option trade. Read Article