Stocks Calm Amid Deflation, Profit Threats

It's almost forbidden to say this out loud with sentiment so bubbly, but things are looking recession-y on several measures. More 

What to Do in an Abnormally Inactive Market

It may be worthwhile to study the possible impact of other markets on stock prices. More 

3 Reasons to Short the Rebound in Oil Prices (And How to Do It)

The bullish case for oil prices is looking threadbare as the fundamental factors keep stacking against it. Short oil and profit. More 

USO: Join the Bulls’ Charge Back Into Oil

The bulls have established a foothold in the United States Oil Fund LP (ETF), and option premiums remain expensive. Use puts to profit in USO. More 

Don’t Call a Bottom for Oil Just Yet

Oil prices are enjoying a significant bounce after months of deterioration, but it's too early to say whether we've hit a low-water mark. More 

USO ETF: Oil Volatility Is Gushing

Oil volatility has surged to a 3-year high. Capitalized on elevated option premiums with short strangles on the USO ETF. More 

Don’t Bottom Fish the Oil and Energy Sectors

Crude oil prices, as tracked by the United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (NYSEARCA:USO), have crashed 50% over the past nine months, and energy stocks, as tracked by the Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLE), were the only stocks in the S&P 500 to post losses in 2014. More