The REAL Threat to the Markets This Summer

Can U.S. stocks hold up if China's economy is as weak as some market segments are indicating? Don't bet on it. More 

What’s Next for the Emerging Markets?

Slowing growth and a stronger U.S. dollar have contributed to severe underperformance for the emerging markets so far in 2013. Is this a buying opportunity, or is more pain in store? More 

Trade of the Day: Mattel (MAT)

Cheap calls in this toymaker stock are a good way to ride through a dip in the market with limited downside risk. More 

Trade of the Day: Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX)

Market indicators are still bullish, but it's wise to assume the rally won't last forever. Here's an undervalued put trade you can use as insurance. More 

Trade of the Day: Lowes (LOW)

All signs point to a risk-on environment. I'd recommend going overweight calls in a 2:1 ratio to your put buying, so here's a cheap call to get you started. More 

Emerging Markets’ Volatility Is Too Rich

While the VIX took a swan dive, volatility hasn't been so quick to drop in some non-U.S. markets. Consider this options trade on the EEM. More 

A Spot for Your Money Until the Fiscal Cliff is Resolved

We can't hide from all the Fiscal Cliff discussions. However, we can take action and move our money to investments that are performing and help mitigate risk More