Author: Rick Rouse

ARCADIA, CA/USA - NOVEMBER 22, 2015: Western Union sign and logo. The Western Union Company is an American financial services and communications company.

Getting Paid Dividends While Trading Western Union Options

With stock market valuations sitting near 20-year highs, investors are hoping corporate results and profit outlooks will help determine to what degree the valuations are justified. The catalyst that will drive the market to higher highs over the near-term will be the current fourth-quarter earnings season that will carry over into mid-February and a month […]

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 9: Nasdaq Marketsite in 4 Times Square on September 9, 2016 in New York. This is the marketing presence of the Nasdaq stock market.

Five Key Indicators for Landing Top Profits

I make stock and options recommendations based on what the charts—not the talking heads and suit-and-ties on financial TV networks—tell me. I spend many hours every week analyzing stock charts, support and resistance levels, moving averages, and numerous other technical indicators of the major indices and stocks to ensure that I’m bringing you recommendations that […]

What is Volatility Predicting for the Stock Market?

What is Volatility Predicting for the Stock Market?

Stock market volatility is arguably one of the most misunderstood concepts in investing but can be an extremely important technical tool when it is used to analyze the stock market. To start, volatility is often referred to as the fear gauge, and the range of price change the stock market can experience over a given […]

Aug 1, 2019 San Jose / CA / USA - CISCO sign in front of the headquarters in Silicon Valley; Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate

Cisco Systems Setting up for a Possible Breakout

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has struggled throughout 2020 after shares came in at $48 and are down 7% despite the strong gains observed throughout the tech sector and on the Nasdaq this year. CSCO was once considered one of the “four horseman” of the tech sector throughout the 1990s—along with Dell, Microsoft, and Intel—and one of […]

Eight Easy Rules That Can Lead to a Killer Option Win Rate

Eight Easy Rules That Can Lead to a Killer Option Win Rate

There are many profitable option trading strategies, but none of them work unless you are willing to stick to a set of guiding principles. I employ a number of rules that are helpful in maximizing profits, limiting losses and, most importantly, taking the emotion out of trading that all of my subscribers should take the […]

Papa John’s Shows Signs of Breaking Out

Papa John’s Shows Signs of Breaking Out

Papa John’s (PZZA) is up 33% in 2020 overall, but still down 18% from its early September all-time high of $102.25. Following a recent consolidation period between $80-$82.50, shares are showing signs of breaking out and could be setting up for a return to the high $90s over the next few months. In early November, […]

Marion - Circa April 2017: AT&T Corporate logo and signage on a downtown central office. AT&T now offers Uverse, VoIP, Cell Phones and DirecTV XVI

This Trade on AT&T Could Yield 200% in Just Over a Month

Shares of AT&T (T) have struggled throughout 2020 after coming into the year just above the $39 level. The current 25% pullback has pushed the dividend yield above the 7% level despite the company’s fundamentals remaining quite strong. Over the past four quarters, AT&T has reported solid profits 76, 79, 85 and 87 cents a […]

supermarket vegetable store food grocery background

Make This Bullish Call Trade On a Grocery Store Meeting the Needs of Cash-Strapped Consumers

Shares of Grocery Outlet Holding (GO) have dropped over 20% since reaching a 52-week peak of $48.87 in early November. Some of the selling pressure came ahead of the company’s third-quarter earnings announcement and continued afterwards despite an impressive quarter. Grocery Outlet reported third-quarter earnings of 50 cents a share on revenue just north of […]