Author: Jay Soloff

McAfee (MCFE) Reemerges as a Solid Cybersecurity Play

McAfee (MCFE) Reemerges as a Solid Cybersecurity Play

Well-known cybersecurity company McAfee (MCFE) has been around for decades and trades on the major stock exchanges. However, new investors might not know that more than a decade ago, Intel (INTC) bought the company for $7.7 billion in a surprise deal. In September 2016, Intel decided to sell a majority stake in McAfee to private […]

Trade of the Week: XLF

Trade of the Week: XLF

On the day of the FOMC meeting results last week, there was quite a bit of unusual options activity in Financial Select Sectors SPDR Fund (XLF). XLF, the most heavily traded financial sector ETF, traded about 2.5x its normal options volume. 67% of the activity was in calls, which is generally a bullish signal. The […]

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Is There Still Time To Be Bullish On Bonds?

As low as interest rates have been lately, it doesn’t seem to have diminished investors’ appetite for government bonds.  A yield under 1.50% for 10-year Treasury notes is not a detriment, apparently, when the rest of the developed world is also in an ultra-low rate cycle. Bond investors may have assumed the looming threat of […]

Trade of the Week: RBLX

Trade of the Week: RBLX

While the meme stocks have been getting most of the headlines lately, Roblox (RBLX) continues to have very active options.  One day last week, around 140,000 options traded, with 70% of the activity on the call side.  That tends to be a bullish signal.  Several of the larger trades looked to be bullish as well, […]

Trade of the Week: AMC

Trade of the Week: AMC

It a was big week for meme stocks, with AMC Entertainment (AMC) leading the way. Over a two-day period, AMC traded over 8 million options contracts and 1 billion shares. While a lot of the action was from retail traders buying calls in AMC, there was also clearly institutional trading in the options. Some of […]

Is Uranium the Next Green Energy Play?

Is Uranium the Next Green Energy Play?

This past week may have been pivotal for green energy investors. Major breakthroughs in the courts and boardrooms hit three different major oil companies. Fossil fuel companies are under significant pressure to reduce their reliance on oil and gas in favor of green alternatives. Most investors think about solar and wind when it comes to […]

Trade of the Week: AMC

Trade of the Week: AMC

AMC Entertainment (AMC) is back in the spotlight again as the meme stock jumped over 35% in one day last week. Pushed by Reddit users, AMC skyrocketed from a low of around $18 to a high of nearly $30 before closing at 26.52. Over 3 million options traded on the day, 6x the average daily […]

How To Make Buying A Banking Stock More Interesting

How To Make Buying A Banking Stock More Interesting

It’s not often that you hear investors talking about a bank stock as exciting. Well, it may be more accurate to say, it’s not often you hear investors talk about a bank stock at all. Bank stocks don’t tend to be all that interesting in terms of growth (although they can be excellent dividend stocks). […]

A Possible 456% Winner From This Gambling Stock

A Possible 456% Winner From This Gambling Stock

The financial markets got something of a shock last week, with a higher-than-expected consumer price index (CPI) print. The CPI is a popular measure of consumer prices, so a spike in CPI suggests inflation. On the day of the CPI print, stocks sold off sharply. Clearly, investors were spooked by the specter of looming inflation. […]