Oct 20, 2018 - Some may balk at the idea of a multi-legged option strategies -- too hard, too complex, too many trades, not my style. It isn't any of those things -- and in the S&P 500, there's only so long the results can be ignored when the market hits a volatility zone -- or when it doesn't.
Oct 18, 2018 - October is upon us and that means volatility, which has really become code for "down market." But it will turn around, the answer we seek today is, when will it happen for Alphabet.
Oct 16, 2018 - Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) reports earnings on 10-16-2018 after the bell. There are two patterns for this stock following earnings -- one that has worked well on an earnings miss, the other that has worked well on an earnings beat. Today we look at both, in anticipation of either.
Snap Up Volaitlity to Avoid Bear Market Risk: The Secret to Option Trading Before Earnings in JD.com Inc
Oct 13, 2018 - With the market's direction becoming tenuous, and the Chinese giants getting clobbered (BABA, BIDU, JD), we can explore option trading opportunities in one of them, the e-commerce giant JD.com Inc (NASDAQ:JD), that does not rely on stock direction.
Oct 11, 2018 - There is a bullish momentum pattern in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) that has persisted for 3-straight years, but it requires a condition to be met first. That condition has been met -- and that means the trigger is set.
Oct 08, 2018 - As we looked at with Intel, volatility is tradable and in Nasdaq 100 component DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc (NASDAQ:XRAY), it has been tradable, and profitable during the bull market and during the Great Recession.
Oct 05, 2018 - October is historically the most volatile month of the year for stocks and 2018 is proving to be no different. But volatility has in fact created a pattern for Intel.
Oct 03, 2018 - There is a bullish momentum pattern in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock 1 trading day after earnings, if and only if the stock showed a large gap up after the actual earnings announcement and it has never lost in 5-years, and has shown a 110% return during the 2007-2009 period that includes the Great Recession.
Oct 01, 2018 - The pattern of optimism right before earnings has been strong in technology -- and it has persisted throughout even the bear market in 2007-2009. But with Nvidia, the results are simply staggering.
Sep 28, 2018 - Before optimism based momentum can run a stock higher in a short window before earnings, there is a full month before then where a large cap tech company that has delivered in the last few quarters is worth testing. Today, we see the phenomenon with Apple -- and it is very compelling.
Sep 26, 2018 - The Big three Chinese tech companies have been caught in the trade war cross hairs, but Baidu has an interesting position -- it is primarily an advertising driven business and it is insular to China. So, tariffs wouldn't directly impact the company perhaps as much as others.
Sep 24, 2018 - The September and October period can be a particularly volatile period for stocks. But there's a way to test strategies that work well with that volatility. On 2018-09-18 we penned The Trading Pattern in Netflix Right Before Earnings
Sep 20, 2018 - Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a pattern of optimism and momentum before earnings, and in particular it has shown overwhelming strength over the last year and a half.
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