From Smartphone App To Ticker

From Smartphone App To Ticker

Consider the intersection of these various and sundry themes:  1) An investment vehicle that started as a smartphone app; 2) The phone app turned into an investment Index; 3) The investment Index became a publicly available ETF; 4) The original phone app has just been upgraded (to 2.0);[1] 5) These developments were initiated … not → Read More

Schlumberger (SLB) Offering Possible 29.87% Return Over the Next 17 Calendar Days

Schlumberger (SLB) Offering Possible 29.87% Return Over the Next 17 Calendar Days

Schlumberger’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Schlumberger is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $85.50 short call and a strike $90.50 long call offers a potential 29.87% return on risk over the next 17 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More

Time To Consider Gold Trades?

Time To Consider Gold Trades?

The major U.S. stock indexes are ripe for a pullback. With the evidence of institutional accumulation in many stocks, it is likely to be of minor extent. If that indeed happens, contrarian strategies, such as buying protective puts or inverse ETFs as insurance, may not work out well. How about diversifying in the longer term → Read More

Amazon (AMZN) Offering Possible 53.85% Return Over the Next 18 Calendar Days

Amazon (AMZN) Offering Possible 53.85% Return Over the Next 18 Calendar Days

Amazon’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Amazon is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $385.00 short call and a strike $390.00 long call offers a potential 53.85% return on risk over the next 18 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More

Time For A Cycle Low?

Time For A Cycle Low?

The S&P 500 has a very consistent cycle. Looking at its daily chart over many years, with few exceptions you’ll find a short-term low set every 1 to 3 months, averaging out around 1-1/2 to 2 months. The Stochastics indicator on the S&P’s daily chart helps identity the short-term lows. Matching up the indicator lows → Read More

Expedia (EXPE) Offering Possible 33.33% Return Over the Next 22 Calendar Days

Expedia (EXPE) Offering Possible 33.33% Return Over the Next 22 Calendar Days

Expedia’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Expedia is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $94.00 short put and a strike $89.00 long put offers a potential 33.33% return on risk over the next 22 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to → Read More

Helping You Cope With Rate Uncertainty

Helping You Cope With Rate Uncertainty

As one reviews the current stock and bond markets, it would be natural to think about the concept of “Inflection Point”[1]. I don’t think that many readers would quibble with me if I observed that markets have been a bit peculiar lately.  For example: 1) Last week, the Dow, S&P 500, and Russell 2000 all → Read More

VF Corp (VFC) Offering Possible 16.28% Return Over the Next 24 Calendar Days

VF Corp (VFC) Offering Possible 16.28% Return Over the Next 24 Calendar Days

VF Corp’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on VF Corp is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $75.00 short put and a strike $70.00 long put offers a potential 16.28% return on risk over the next 24 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread → Read More

Are Diamonds Your Best Friend?

Are Diamonds Your Best Friend?

The major indexes have staged breakouts that are hard to miss. Focusing on the ETFs that are easy to trade, the NASDAQ Composite, represented by QQQ, has marched upwards for 8 straight sessions, nearing the all-time highs set back in 2000: The S&P 500, represented by SPY, set a new high: The smaller cap Russell → Read More

United Tech (UTX) Offering Possible 6.38% Return Over the Next 25 Calendar Days

United Tech (UTX) Offering Possible 6.38% Return Over the Next 25 Calendar Days

United Tech’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on United Tech is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $120.00 short put and a strike $110.00 long put offers a potential 6.38% return on risk over the next 25 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread → Read More


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