Calls, Puts & Options Trades

THIS Apple Will Climb Back Up the Tree

Apple (AAPL) is looking to mow down resistance around the $500 mark, which would help this debit spread profit.

Join the Dow Jones Dive Via the Diamonds

The market was overdue for a downturn, and the Dow Jones is showing the weakest hand. Consider this bearish spread on the DIA exchange-traded fund.

Opportunities Await Amid the Rubble in Cree

If you think the selling frenzy in Cree stock is a bit overdone, selling an out-of-the-money bull put spread is a trade worth consideration.

2 Options Trades for a Golden Bottom

If digging for profits in gold appeals to you, consider these two plays -- one conservative, one aggressive.

Deere Could Get the Benefit of the Doubt

With a weak ag environment already priced in, any optimism from Deere's earnings report could be met with a swift rally.

Housing Stocks: Tripping … or Falling?

The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) is flashing an ominous-looking chart pattern right now. Keep these options trades in mind in the coming days.

Ride the Ryder Rebound

Ryder is dancing along its trendline, which should send the stock back higher eventually. Go long R calls to capitalize.

Tapering Talk Should Keep Toppling REITs

Rising interest rates haven't done the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) any favors. If you expect the trend to continue, try this options trade on for size.

2 Options Plays Before Priceline Earnings

Traders can use options to take advantage of a potential post-earnings rally out of Priceline, as well as high near-the-money premiums.

The Summer Doldrums Take Hold

Trading patterns so far this month have certainly supported August’s low-volume reputation. Now, we get to see whether volatility will stay low, too.

Clean Up With Whirlpool Spreads

Whirlpool (WHR) is sitting above a number of technical support lines that should help this credit spread trade pan out.

Tesla Might Bounce If It Clears the Low Bar

Tesla's expected to post a significant loss when it reports earnings tonight, but a larger favorable view toward TSLA fundamentals might tame the bearish crowd.

Get Defensive With Apple Options

Apple stock is facing several technical hurdles including a big point of overhead resistance. Consider getting protective via Apple options.

Afraid to Chase? Try a Play in Steel

Not everyone has arrived to the bull party on time. Commodities are just pulling up, including a potential breakout candidate in Nucor. Consider this options trade.

Let Philip Morris Burn Itself Out

Philip Morris has suffered a painful few months and currently is fighting overhead resistance -- a nice setup for this options spread trade.

Beware the Bear Raid in Ags

The meat might have been fully stripped from the carcass of agribusiness stocks most directly exposed to potash prices, but Monsanto still looks beefy.

Bet on the Yen Finding Its Zen

The decline in the yen has relented, and the yen more recently has struck a neutral-to-mildly bullish posture. Spreads on FXY look appealing.

Keep Your Eyes on Western Digital’s Chart

Western Digital has pulled back from all-time highs, but appears to have reversed back up and still is in an uptrend. Go long with this simple call trade.

Dig for Golden Profits With GDX Puts

Be ready with this trade on gold-mining fund GDX in case Bernanke lights a fire under gold this afternoon.

Rock Retail With These XRT Calls

The Retail SPDR (XRT) has outperformed the S&P 500 with nary a hiccup this year and is now building a base from which it could break out to the upside.