Trading Advice

3 Covered Calls for Slam-Dunk Income

Selling covered calls on volatile, undervalued stocks can yield solid income. Consider these options trades on AAPL, SBUX and CONN. Read Article

Lumber Liquidators Trade Is Taking Shape (LL)

On Monday, beaten-down shares of Lumber Liquidators got a technically sound boost. Expect the rally in LL stock to continue. Read Article

5 Red-Hot Biotech Stocks

The bricks are coming off the market's shoulders, and these five hot biotech stocks are among the top beneficiaries. Read Article

Gilead’s Chart Scores Another Victory Following a Legal One

Gilead Sciences (GILD) gapped higher after a favorable verdict in a patent infringement case. Read Article

Trades of the Day: SPDR Gold ETF (GLD)

The waters are too murky to confidently sit on the side of the bulls or the bears in the short term, but it’s no secret that gold is a safe haven during tumultuous times. That’s why for today’s Trades of the Day I’m recommending three gold trades you can make now. Read Article

TGT – 2 Trading Ideas Ahead of Target Earnings

The bears are the louder party ahead of Target earnings, but that does make for a high-risk, high-reward neutral trade on TGT stock. Read Article

Estee Lauder – EL Stock Makes Progress on Its 2014 Makeover

Estee Lauder's positive earnings got EL stock back into positive territory for 2014, and shares are poised to break out further to the upside. Read Article

Trade of the Day: iShares South Korea Fund (EWY)

With stock indexes, including the S&P, regaining momentum, options traders should weight toward a neutral balance between calls and puts. Read Article

Home Depot – Stock Up on HD Stock Spreads Before Earnings

Wall Street is cautiously optimistic about Home Depot earnings, so this bull call spread on HD stock looks like the right approach. Read Article

Short Sellers Should Bite Into Walmart Stock (WMT)

Walmart reported marginally better-than-expected Q2 results but cut its outlook. WMT stock itself looks weak and due for a shorting. Read Article

It Just Doesn’t Get Any Better Than Amgen’s Chart

Amgen (AMGN) executed a powerful breakout supported by a strong buy signal. Read Article

Generate Robust Returns With Volatility Options (UVXY)

Despite an iffy geopolitical situation in several parts of the world, volatility is low -- but it won't be for long. This bull put spread on UVXY should pan out once volatility rears its ugly head again. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Exact Sciences (EXAS)

I hit my options targets – and then some – on Aug. 12 when EXAS announced it had received FDA approval for Cologuard. Read Article

How to Play the AT&T-DTV Merger

DirecTV's stock price suggests risk the proposed merger with AT&T will fail. Here's how DTV stock holders should proceed. Read Article

Twitter Stock – A Quick Nap for Now, Then Another Push?

Twitter stock made an aggressive post-earnings rally at the end of July, and now TWTR looks rested enough to make another move higher. Read Article

Celgene on the Verge of Buy Signal, New Highs

Celgene (CELG) is in a long-term bull channel with support at its 50-day moving average. Read Article

2 Ways to Play SINA Stock Before Earnings

With Wall Street seemingly undecided on how Sina stock will fare after earnings, traders could consider either of these two options plays. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)

For good and bad, a Master Limited Partnerships is not like a regular stock. Read Article

Salesforce.com – CRM Stock Is Feeling the Pinch Into Earnings

Salesforce.com has approached a critical longer-term support level with earnings just one week away. CRM stock offers opportunity to tactical traders -- now, and after earnings. Read Article