UUP

Stronger Dollar Spells Bad News for Stocks, Oil & Gold

The dollar has risen sharply in the year to date, causing much concern for investors. Oil and gold stocks are in particular danger. More 

Dollars Are Makin’ the Bulls Holler

Traders looking for a way to exploit higher prices in the U.S. dollar could purchase call options on UUP, but let the technicals have some time to play out. More 

Previously Ignored Sector Exploding Higher

A breakout from a major cup-and-handle formation has drawn in buyers. More 

Trade of the Day: General Motors (GM)

Markets have turned right back around to march up, so options traders should shift to a more bullish focus. I've got an undervalued call option to get you started. More 

Trade of the Day: Penn West Petroleum (PWE)

The market has turned bearish--which is no problem at all for options buyers. With the Fed propping up the market somewhat, puts are cheap and I have one to get you started. More 

Where to Turn When the Dollar is Strong

Tensions in the Eurozone and Asia have increased demand for the U.S. dollar--but that's usually not a good sign for U.S. stocks. I'll explain which sectors to favor and which to avoid. More 

Trade of the Day: Pitney Bowes (PBI)

The indexes look like they're ready to pause to refresh--but until they reach certain levels, keep your options trading tilted toward calls. Here's one inexpensive option in a familiar name. More