What Is AAPL Likely To Do After Earnings?

What Is AAPL Likely To Do After Earnings?

Apple (AAPL) will announce earnings after today’s close. I won’t speculate on iPhone sales or likely Apple Watch orders. There are countless articles on the web covering those topics. I do look at patterns and ask questions like ‘how has Apple stock responded to past earnings reports’. Time to crunch some numbers. Let’s take AAPL → Read More

Does The Oracle Of Omaha Have An Achilles Heel?

Does The Oracle Of Omaha Have An Achilles Heel?

The Boston-based consulting firm, DALBAR, has just released the 21st (annual) edition of its coveted Qualitative Analysis of Investor Behavior (QAIB).   Alas, the study confirms that the “average investor”[1] continues to shoot herself (himself) in the foot on a regular basis! Specifically, while the S&P 500 Index offered a return during 2014 of 13.69%, the → Read More

Baidu (BIDU) Offering Possible 47.06% Return Over the Next 18 Calendar Days

Baidu (BIDU) Offering Possible 47.06% Return Over the Next 18 Calendar Days

Baidu’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Baidu is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $212.50 short put and a strike $207.50 long put offers a potential 47.06% return on risk over the next 18 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to → Read More

A Seasonal Trade Hands Us 30% and 184% Gains

A Seasonal Trade Hands Us 30% and 184% Gains

On March 10th I notified readers of a good trade setup in Skechers USA (SKX). I emailed: I’ll provide the justification in tomorrow’s newsletter, but it has a good seasonal pattern for the next 7 weeks, a good track record of earnings and revenue growth, and the stock has just broken above previous highs and → Read More

Andarko (APC) Offering Possible 41.24% Return Over the Next 22 Calendar Days

Andarko (APC) Offering Possible 41.24% Return Over the Next 22 Calendar Days

Andarko’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Andarko is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $94.00 short call and a strike $99.00 long call offers a potential 41.24% return on risk over the next 22 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More

Is This The “New” Buffett?

Is This The “New” Buffett?

Here is a thought for you:  When was the last time you purchased $160,000 worth of equity Calls on a U.S. stock because it was rumored as a potential “Warren Buffett Acquisition”? Oh, you’ve never done that? Well, there’s one more thing you and I have in common!! If I tried to place an order for → Read More

What Might September Bring?

What Might September Bring?

This weekend I was reading William J. O’Neil’s How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short. I’ve owned his How to Make Money in Stocks for years and still find new gems every time I open it. His company, William O’Neil & Co., has produced some of the most extensive and useful research ever for institutional → Read More


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