Author: Jay Soloff

A Fascinating Way To Trade GameStop

A Fascinating Way To Trade GameStop

One of the great things about options is that there are so many ways they can be used. There are endless iterations when it comes to implementing options trades. This flexibility is one of the primary reasons why options have become so popular in recent years. GameStop (GME) has been in the news a lot […]

Trade of the Week: TWTR

Trade of the Week: TWTR

On a day when the S&P 500 dropped 2.5%, Twitter (TWTR) climbed 4% with heavy options volume. The company announced a program for “super users” to charge for their content. While many were skeptical of this plan, investors appeared to give it a thumbs up. One huge options trade that hit the tape on the […]

Make This ARKK Trade if You Think Tech Looks Toppy

Make This ARKK Trade if You Think Tech Looks Toppy

It’s no secret that investors love tech stocks. After all, the most exciting innovation takes place in tech. (When’s the last time an exciting innovation in supply chain management caused a stock price to spike?) Of course, innovation often leads to growth. And growth… well, it makes shareholders money. No company has tapped into the […]

Trade of the Week: AMC

Trade of the Week: AMC

The options action continues to run hot in AMC Entertainment (AMC). AMC was one of the stocks targeted as a short squeeze candidate by the Wall Street Bets crowd. The movie theater business has suffered quite a bit from the pandemic, but there’s a case for it bouncing back later this year. It looks like […]

Z Stock Price Going To Keep Running Higher?

Z Stock Price Going To Keep Running Higher?

You know your company has made it when it’s parodied on Saturday Night Live. Recently, Zillow (Z) became the latest company to be parodied on SNL with a funny, already-viral skit—go look it up if you haven’t seen it yet. More importantly, Z has become even more popular among investors—and its popularity has nothing to […]

Trade of the Week: SNDL

Trade of the Week: SNDL

There was some crazy unusual options activity last week in Sundial Growers (SNDL). Sundial is a cannabis grower based in Canada that had 3 billion shares trade in one day last week, along with over 2.5 million options contracts. Cannabis companies have been in the spotlight for multiple reasons, including lots of attention on Reddit […]

The Options Trade If You Think Interest Rates Are Going Up

The Options Trade If You Think Interest Rates Are Going Up

For the moment, short-term craziness in the market has evaporated. Volatility is returning to more normal levels—well, normal for the last year anyhow. Most of 2020 as well as January 2021 were anything but ordinary. Nevertheless, we can’t ignore the future…and the future certainly includes potential interest rate movement. After the pandemic hit, the Federal […]

Trade of the Week: XLF

Trade of the Week: XLF

Last week, there was some unusually large options activity in Financial Select SPDR ETF (XLF). XLF tracks financial stocks such as banks and asset management companies in the S&P 500. On a particularly brisk day for options trading, XLF had about 2x more options volume than normal. A large chunk of the volume came in […]

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Here’s What’s Going On With GME and AMC

In investing, history can be a useful guide to what to expect moving forward. However, its usefulness only goes so far. There’s always something new and surprising in the financial markets that investors have never seen before. Last year it was negative oil prices. This year, it’s the stock squeezes occurring with names like GameStop […]

Trade of The Week: AAL

Trade of The Week: AAL

American Airlines (AAL) saw plenty of options action last week, along with several other stocks that have been heavily shorted. Airlines have struggled with the ongoing pandemic so they’ve attracted plenty of short-sellers. However, traders have been targeted these down and out stocks for heavy out-of-the-money call buying in an effort to squeeze the stock […]