ETFs

Trade of the Week: GLD

Trade of the Week: GLD

This week we are highlighting the most popular gold ETF which tracks the physical asset.  What we see here are multiple trades placed in the same week by different traders. Both of these trades are indicating very bullish expectations from traders.  Is this simple 4 letter code the secret to 100% gains in 72 hours? […]

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For Preferred Income, This Active ETF is the Only Way to Go

Recently I received a note from a long-time subscriber asking what was going on with the Dividend Hunter recommended preferred stock ETFs. During the Covid crash, these ETFs and preferred shares in general were a great buy. With lower risk than regular shares, pre-fixed dividends, and fire-sale prices, those of my Dividend Hunter subscribers who […]

This ETF Could Catch Bid As the Dollar Shows Weakness

This ETF Could Catch Bid As the Dollar Shows Weakness

The recent strengthening of the U.S. Dollar has put pressure on risk assets.  Looking at recent momentum of the dollar we may be approaching a top.  A reversal could benefit sectors that have been getting crushed by a stronger dollar. In today’s video we look at one sector and on equity in particular that could […]

A Cheap Way To Hedge Stock Market Risk

A Cheap Way To Hedge Stock Market Risk

Options are commonly used as hedging instruments, especially options on indexes and ETFs.  The iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA) is a popular asset allocation ETF which invests in stocks in developed countries ex US.  As such, it makes for a good product to hedge with (using options), since it tracks the global equities market fairly […]

Is The Bottom In For The Retail Sector?

Is The Bottom In For The Retail Sector?

It was the most challenging week in recent memory for blue chip retailers, with inflation and supply chain constraints hurting earnings and scaring away investors. Options action was mixed in Consumer Staples Select SPDR ETF (XLP), the leading retail sector ETF.  One massive put spread that traded in XLP options during the week appears to […]

Trade of the Week: ARKK

Trade of the Week: ARKK

The market has been in a significant downtrend this year, but the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) has been hit even harder.  ARKK is down 60% year-to-date as it holds some of the most speculative stocks from the past several years.  However, several options trades last week appear to be from traders opening up bullish positions […]

Trade of the Week: Gold Miners

Trade of the Week: Gold Miners

With all the global uncertainty in the financial markets these days, gold has been a popular investment.  One way to gain gold exposure  is by using VanEck Gold Miners ETF (GDX).  Gold miners are expected to thrive with gold trading around $1,900 per ounce. One trader sold a large block of puts last week in […]

Three ETFs Going Up While the Market Crashes

Three ETFs Going Up While the Market Crashes

Markets are in disaster mode. Since the end of April, the Dow is down about 3,000 points thanks to fears of inflation, recession, and rate hikes; the war in Ukraine; and nervous traders running for the exits. Unfortunately, should the Dow fail to hold support dating back to February, there’s no support until we drop […]

Trade of the Week: QQQ

Trade of the Week: QQQ

The Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) is a heavily traded ETF that tracks the Nasdaq-100. It’s been a tough year for QQQ as the predominantly tech-weighted index has seen plenty of selling of its largest components. QQQ is down almost twice as much for the year as the S&P 500. However, a covered call trader made […]