Calls, Puts & Options Trades
Bitcoin may be the first global bubble, but there is still significant risk for cryptocurrency traders.
An ominous pattern is emerging in the Russell 2000 -- selling call spreads lets you take advantage of the coming swoon.
With the market and IBM currently not looking very bullish, it might be a tall order for IBM stock to move past resistance at $190 before this spread expires.
Baidu -- the "Chinese Google" -- has been on a tear for much of 2013, and though it has slowed in August, it has been forming a bullish base.
It looks like any bad news that Williams-Sonoma (WSM) might report tonight is already being anticipated. Go contrarian with this bull call spread.
Joy Global is set to report earnings tomorrow, and the likely outcome is the same pain that's haunted heavy mining equipment operators for some time.
Original Facebook shareholders who are glad to see Facebook stock near its first-day highs but are ready to get the heck out should consider one of two options plans.
Netflix is turning the $260 area from resistance into potential support, which should help prop up this NFLX credit spread.
By Lawrence Meyers, InvestorPlace Contributor
Rolling over expensive options several months out can yield more than holding the underlying stock.
If the broader market discontinues its bearish behavior and Amazon stock is able to hold this support level, a bullish play could be worth a shot.
Green Mountain (GMCR) has technical support at $70 and plenty of bullish headlines to keep it afloat -- a perfect storm for this options trade.
Don't fear market corrections — embrace them. They reveal stocks that are likely to lead the way when the bull returns. Like Priceline, for instance.