Trading

GRPN Earnings Preview: 2 Trades for Groupon Stock

Wall Street has low expectations for Groupon stock, even as GRPN call options grow in popularity ahead of earnings. Read Article

Bank of America Corp: Earn a Better Rate of Return With a BAC Stock Buy-Write

Excessive pessimism, aggressive selling into technical support and recession-like pricing add up to a buy-write in Bank of America. Read Article

International Business Machines Corp. – Profit From a Failed Rally in Big Blue (IBM)

IBM stock is poised to rollover ... again. Here's an IBM stock option trade to score big on its downfall. Read Article

Whole Foods Market, Inc. Half-Off Sale (WFM)

With WFM stock making fresh lows and analysts mixed on its current status, traders could consider this strangle trade to cover a move either way. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Marathon Oil (MRO)

Now that oil has broken below $29 per barrel, we expect MRO to be subjected to even more bearishness. Read Article

How to Earn a Bullish Payment From PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL)

An earnings beat, solid growth prospects and a show of support by investors bode well for bulls in PayPal stock. Read Article

Traders: Profit From Volatility With These VXX Options

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is soaring again. Bet on its eventual downfall with this bearish VXX trade. Read Article

Investing Playbook: Denver Showed the Best Offense Is a Good Defense

The best offense is a good defense. I don't know who first said that, but the Denver Broncos just demonstrated it. Here's how to "defense" your portfolio Read Article

Trade of the Day: American Water Works (AWK)

American Water Works is in an excellent position to help with infrastructure improvements, which are especially prominent right now as people work to ensure that issues like the lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan do not happen again. Read Article

LinkedIn Corp: Volatility Is Your Best Connection in LNKD Stock

LNKD stock got hammered after earnings, and with IV up, now may be a great time to make money on February puts. Read Article

Home Depot Inc (HD) Stock: Buy a Bounce, But Buy It Quick

Home Depot stock is developing a concerning topping pattern ... but in the shorter-term, there's enough selling pressure to generate an oversold bounce in HD. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Visa’s Stock Chart Isn’t Pretty

Visa Inc formed a rounding top and fell through its bullish support line. Read Article

5 Moments When “Stay the Course” is the Wrong Investment Advice

The worst January start for U.S. stocks since 2009 should get your attention. Use this guide to manage big long-term mistakes Read Article

Trade of the Day: Momentum in Salesforce.com (CRM)

CRM has topped or matched estimates during the past four quarters, and the "whisper" earnings number is as high as $0.22 a share on sales of $1.81 billion. Read Article

Walt Disney Co: 2 Trades for Disney Stock Ahead of Earnings

Despite record-breaking Marvel and Star Wars properties, Disney stock may have its hands full as the corporation battles a growing cord-cutting movement. How should you play it? Read Article

Trade of the Day: STLD Stock Breaks Downtrend Line

High volume confirms the change in trend in Steel Dynamics, Inc. Read Article

5 Teetering Tech Stocks You MUST Watch

Tech stocks are great in bull markets, but when volatility strikes, it's time to let these losers go. Read Article

3 Bearish Bank Stocks to Short: WFC, TLMR, STBZ

Bank stocks are struggling to start the year, and these three look particularly vulnerable. Read Article

A Tasty Trade Awaits You in McDonald’s Corporation Stock (MCD)

Profit taking is providing a low-risk entry in McDonald's stock. Order up an MCD call spread to play. Read Article