Author: Jay Soloff

This Clean Energy Trade Could Give a Max Gain of 1,686% By Summer

This Clean Energy Trade Could Give a Max Gain of 1,686% By Summer

Clean energy—whether in the form of solar, wind, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, or something else—has been discussed as an investment opportunity by financial talking heads for what seems like ages. Some of the industries mentioned above have gone through significant periods of growth. At other times, companies in these spaces have seen considerable volatility […]

Trade of the Week: SMH

Trade of the Week: SMH

On an active day this past week we saw double the normal amount of options activity in VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH). SMH is a popular gauge of the semiconductor market and also generally is actively traded by options traders. It appears someone rolled a massive in-the-money covered call in SMH, from May to August. […]

Using Options To Protect The Downside In ARKK

Using Options To Protect The Downside In ARKK

Almost any trading or investment strategy can be improved with options. This may seem like a controversial statement, but it very much depends on how you define “improved.” While many would assume “improved” means the ability to produce higher returns, I believe it means the ability to generate more stable returns. In other words, options […]

Trade of the Week: BAC

Trade of the Week: BAC

On a day when the markets were down, banking stocks like Bank of America (BAC) generally had positive performances. BAC traded almost 2.5x the usual number of options with about two-thirds of the action in calls. This is generally a bullish sign for the stock (which was up 2% at the time). One very large […]

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ARKK Implosion: Using Options to Profit From It

Over the past few weeks, the theme in the stock market has been a selloff in the tech sector. Several high-fliers from 2020 and early this year have taken a beating. While many buzzworthy tech names seemed to be overvalued, they didn’t look like they would experience a pullback…that is, until they did. Perhaps the […]

Trade of the Week: GE

Trade of the Week: GE

General Electric (GE) options saw a massive amount of volume last week, with over 1 million contracts trading in one day. The industrial giant was in the news for the divestiture of its jet leasing business for $30 billion. Investors hoped for improved guidance from GE management after this transaction, but did not get it. […]

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Why Are Investors Focused on Bonds?

After what had been mostly smooth sailing for the month of February, the markets have been a lot more volatile in March. In particular, the bond market has been quite active for the first time in a while. Moreover, bond market volatility appears to be spilling over into stocks. Thirty-year bond prices are down more […]

Trade of the Week: ARKK

Trade of the Week: ARKK

One of the most popular ETFs in 2021 is Cathie Wood’s Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK). ARKK invests in several of the most popular tech-related stocks like Tesla (TSLA) and Square (SQ). The ETF had done quite well until a recent bout of selling. On a big market down day last week, ARKK traded 7x the […]

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 […]