Starbucks (SBUX) Offering Possible 20.77% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days

Starbucks (SBUX) Offering Possible 20.77% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days

Starbucks’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Starbucks is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $94.00 short call and a strike $99.00 long call offers a potential 20.77% return on risk over the next 15 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More

A Pretty Darn Good Option Trade Setup

A Pretty Darn Good Option Trade Setup

I suspect most subscribers to trading and investment newsletters stick with just basic stock trades, even if they have some knowledge of and experience with option trading. For option trades to be successful, it takes more ducks in a row, more planets lining up, than with just stock trades. But sometimes option trade setups come → Read More

PNC Financial (PNC) Offering Possible 6.38% Return Over the Next 18 Calendar Days

PNC Financial (PNC) Offering Possible 6.38% Return Over the Next 18 Calendar Days

PNC Financial’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on PNC Financial is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $95.00 short call and a strike $100.00 long call offers a potential 6.38% return on risk over the next 18 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread → Read More

Has the S&P 500 Changed?

Has the S&P 500 Changed?

While many financial press articles analyzing recent market activity and possible near-term movement fall into the category of ‘the sky is falling’, an analysis of the S&P 500′s chart shows there isn’t a lot to be worried about. The S&P has been cycling up and down, forming an ascending channel. The up cycles have been → Read More

Bend It Like Buffett

Bend It Like Buffett

Take a moment to examine this chart of investment performance closely[1].  Please ignore the precise X Axis titles and presume (for the moment) that my personal average investment performance between 1994 and 2013 is represented by the fourth column from the right (in red)… and is herein compared with the investment performance of a wide-range → Read More

If The Dollar Goes Down, What Goes Up?

If The Dollar Goes Down, What Goes Up?

The dollar gave back a little ground in the past week. Seasonally, the dollar usually falls back a bit over the next 4 to 6 weeks. It’s not much, only about 0.4% on average. But the US dollar index has fallen over the next 5 weeks in 15 out of the past 23 years. So → Read More


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