Bottom Fishing in Energy
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Energy prices have been on a wild ride in the past year, pulled between efforts by OPEC to cut production and by the re…

Helmerich & Payne: "No Payne, No Gain"
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Top oil rig contractor Helmerich & Payne (HP) reports quarterly earnings Thursday morning, and I’m not expec…

Tickers: HP
Options Expert Eyes Iron Condor Trade
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I am going with a conservative trade in our Iron Condor portfolio, notes technical expert Andy Crowder in Options Advan…

Tickers: SPY
A Cabot Primer: How to Write Covered Calls
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Writing covered calls is a great way to boost your yield on stocks you already own, and involves a lot less risk than m…

Tickers: KO
Canadian National Railway: Covered Calls
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Here is our Top Pick for this month — a covered call position on a leading Canadian railway stock, explains Rich…

Tickers: CNR:CA
Kroger: Stay Put with Put Positions
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Our put position Kroger (KR) continued to drop as the stock moved higher, explains Linda McDonough, editor of the spec…

Tickers: KR
Options Play on ACI Worldwide
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ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW) is in the forefront of growing demand by merchants to receive payments from customers in re…

Tickers: ACIW
Bear Call Spread for QQQ
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It’s time to add another PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) trade to the portfolio. We locked in a nice 15.6% gain in o…

Tickers: QQQ
What to Do Now?
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In sideways trending markets, Kerry Given, PhD suggests you choose stocks with a sideways price pattern and reasonably …

Tickers: SPX | RUT | VIX | BA
Surveys Are Useless for Economic Forecasting
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Investors who examine sentiment by consumers and business owners can follow more useful indicators like the VIX and ten…

Tickers: VIX | BAC
The BLS Report Bombs
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Weak earnings growth and weak jobs growth will hurt the stock market because the Fed has taken away some of the alcohol…

Tickers: AMZN | TSLA
Massive Deleveraging is Coming from Debt
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Don Kaufman, founder of TheoTrade, asserts that spending cuts are healthy, but when the economy is growing at less th…

Option Trading: What Is Theta?

Since option traders seeking out top returns with minimal risk should familiarize themselves with the Greeks…

Tickers: GE
A Beginner's Guide to Options Trading Strategies

For the benefit of all newbies still learning about options, Fred Oltarsh at Options Strategy Network breaks…

These Concepts Are Essential for Any Options Trader

Fred Oltarsh at Options Strategy Network explains that by understanding liquidity, implied and historical …

Why Is Vega a Critical Concept for Option Traders to Master?

Since option prices-puts as well as calls-tend to be higher when the underlying instrument's volatility is g…