SPX and SPXPM Options

SPX and SPXPM Open Interest

What are SPXPM Options You may have heard of SPX and SPXPM options. They are both Options on the S&P 500 Index. The SPX is the regular version, and the SPXPM options is a variant that expires at the close of business after Friday. Whereas the SPX Options close at the opening print on Friday. You…

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Are Stock Buybacks a good sign

Stock buybacks

Stock Buybacks – Good or Bad Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about stock buybacks, and in fact, stock buybacks are at historically high levels. Many US companies, holding large amounts of cash are putting it to use by buying back their own stock. But what exactly does Stock buybacks tell us, and are they…

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Stocks versus Options costs

Comparing Stocks versus Options Many traders and investors may not fully understand the capital benefits when you compare Stocks versus Options. If you’re new to Options, one of the first features you should understand is that Options can be very cost-effective to implement your outlook for a stock. In this example, let’s look at a…

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NFLX Earnings trade (Post earnings)

Learn to trade Options with Hari Swaminathan from OptionTiger.com

NFLX earnings Trade   Netflix (NFLX) came out with very good earnings, and is moving up 15% in the premarkets.   Index Futures are down a bit, so there is a very good trade opportunity over the next 2 to 3 weeks.   The NFLX trade opportunity is discussed in this video.      …

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DayTradeMAX trades – Feb 3 thru 7

DayTradeMAX trades – Feb 3 thru 7   The DayTradeMAX system generates powerful intra-day signals to create massive returns. Of course the key is the strength of the signal itself. This week’s trade videos are below. To know, more, please register for the webinar held every Wednesday evening. [aweberform list=”daytrademax” webinar=”1119494508518061570″]   DayTradeMAX trades Wednesday…

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IncomeMAX builds small accounts quickly

Options Trading Strategies

When trading Options, most people constantly “fish” for new stocks, new chart patterns and new trades on a daily basis. This method of finding good trading opportunities can be a hit-or-miss.

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The On Balance Volume Indicator (OBV)

The indicator is the On Balance Volume (OBV). To explain it simply, it tries to measure if money is coming into a stock or going out. It adds the current day’s volume to the a running cumulative total if the day was up (which means there was more buying activity). And it subtracts a day’s volume from the running total if it was a down day. By doing this, it adds a layer of analysis that combines price and volume in one indicator.

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Priceline Bear Call trade – Update

Trading Options

We put the Priceline Bear Call Trade (PCLN) on Dec 3. At that time, PCLN had stuck its head above the upper Bollinger Band. Just because a stock goes above or below the 2-Standard Deviation bands does not automatically trigger a trade. However, we noted that Priceline had already made an impressive move up of 25%. When these two factors combined, it provided a strong entry signal. This was going to be a “mean reversion” play.

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QE and Interest Rates – The Fed needs to be called on this bluff

Trading Options

One of the most widely used reason (or excuse) for Quantitative Easing (QE) is that it keeps interest rates low. This is in fact a myth or a bluff and it’s surprising not more people call this bluff. In fact, with the Fed buying mortgage-backed securities or Treasury Bonds, interest rates have to go up. Why is this the case – let’s break it down in simple terms.

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Apple – a Growth or Value stock

Investing and Trading

The world’s largest company, Apple (AAPL) has been smashing one record after another. But the one record it smashed this year maybe the most telling of all. The iPhone alone generates more revenues than the once-almighty Microsoft (MSFT) Corporation. That includes Windows, Office, X-Box, Hotmail, Bing, Windows Live, Windows mobile, and a gazillion other things that MSFT produces. A single product that did not exist 5 years ago makes more sales than all of MSFT. That is simply an astounding fact.

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