Calls, Puts & Options Trades
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.
While Sherwin-Williams is reeling from an earnings miss, it still has enough technical support to make this bullish options trade successful.
By Lawrence Meyers, InvestorPlace Contributor
Using a short straddle -- selling both calls and puts against a position -- can give you solid income and a solid hedge even if the options execute.
Regional financial stock BB&T (BBT) is showing a straightforward chart and is getting fuel from strong fundamental performance. Don't overthink this. Go long.
Bulls and bears alike will be watching gold's $1,350 zone with rapt attention. Those with a negative view could front-run a potential breakdown with this simple options play.
The crossroads of Wall Street optimism for Facebook earnings and FB's history of disappointment is reason for caution, but aggressive traders might consider this contrarian play.
All eyes are on Apple earnings tonight -- but options traders should be sitting on their hands headed into what looks to be a ho-hum event.
Chipotle's recent sunny earnings news and technical support should keep CMG afloat long enough to make this bullish put spread profit.
The sentiment backdrop to Netflix's Monday afternoon earnings report is awash with negativity -- but a surprise would be the spark this options trade needs.
Google stock's post-earnings reaving might be short-lived, if Friday's quick bounceback is any indication. Consider this options spread trade for a further rebound.
I wouldn't expect McDonald's to move much around its upcoming earnings report ... but it doesn't need to for these options plays to put coin in your pocket.