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Serge Rips Into Meme Stock ‘Analysts’

Serge Rips Into Meme Stock ‘Analysts’

Reading Time: < 1 minute There’s a scene in the movie, “The Big Short”, where Brad Pitt’s character berates his two partners. His partners are parading through a Las Vegas casino celebrating shorting the market. “Don’t dance! You just bet against the American economy. If we’re right, people lose homes, jobs. For every 1% unemployment goes up, 40,000 people die, […]

McAfee (MCFE) Reemerges as a Solid Cybersecurity Play

McAfee (MCFE) Reemerges as a Solid Cybersecurity Play

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]

Don’t Trade This Market Right Now

Don’t Trade This Market Right Now

Reading Time: < 1 minute Let me share with you one of the best tips on making money in the market… Good traders know WHEN to trade — Great traders know when NOT TO TRADE. Nothing is worse than seeing a huge run-up in your account only to give it all back when the market isn’t working. (a lot of […]

When Not to Sell Call Options

When Not to Sell Call Options

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m often asked, “what are stock options?” by some of my newer readers. Stock options are derivatives based on the value of the stock and offer the trader the opportunity to buy or sell the stock at a stated price within a specific time. The most common option trades, especially for beginners, are covered calls. […]

Jumping In With Vizio Holdings Just Above IPO Offering

Jumping In With Vizio Holdings Just Above IPO Offering

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shares of VIZIO Holdings (VZIO) are trading near its March initial public offering (IPO) of $21, down from a late April peak of $28.80. The company priced just over 12 million shares at $21-$23 in its debut after the deal size was reduced from 15 million shares. In VZIO’s first day of trading, shares opened […]

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Is There Still Time To Be Bullish On Bonds?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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, […]

Where I See a Potential 10% Upside Going Into the Summer

Where I See a Potential 10% Upside Going Into the Summer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Growth stocks have seen some momentum in the past couple weeks… but I believe that will be capped in the short-term.  I’m actually looking at another opportunity no one is really talking about.  An opportunity for a potential 10% upside.  As many large cap stocks (think Apple) cool off, another trade could see a breakout […]