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Is Apple Going To Lead the Market Lower?

Is Apple Going To Lead the Market Lower?

Can you name the biggest stocks in the U.S. markets? It probably won’t take you long to pick out the highest market cap companies, with well-known names like Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Microsoft (MSFT). What’s interesting is that the five largest U.S. companies, and several others near the top, are all primarily tech companies. […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Uber

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Uber

The market may be focused on the coronavirus, but that didn’t stop an usual amount of trade activity from occurring in Uber (UBER) options. The ride share company is known for losing lots of money, but the most recent earnings were quite optimistic. The CEO expects the company to turn a profit by the end […]

Will Stocks Continue To Rally Despite The Coronavirus Scare?

Will Stocks Continue To Rally Despite The Coronavirus Scare?

The stock market can be a crazy place. The unpredictability of the financial markets is what makes them so exciting and challenging for traders (and investors). While the long-term direction of stocks has always been up, there are definitely significant periods of volatility over shorter time frames. For instance, this year we’ve already had a […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Amazon

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Amazon

Despite the market selling off, there was an unusual amount of options activity in Amazon (AMZN). The online retail giant crushed earnings and the stock was actually up over 7% on a day when most major stock indices were down 2%. The selloff was due to fear over the coronavirus and what impact it may […]

Here’s What A One-Year Covered Call In Microsoft Looks Like

Here’s What A One-Year Covered Call In Microsoft Looks Like

In the era of ultra-low interest rates, yield enhancement strategies have become prolific. Actually, let’s take a step back. It used to be that you could generate a reasonable yield from fixed interest investments, like government or corporate bonds. However, with interest rates approaching zero, those types of investments just don’t provide robust yields. So […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Silver

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Silver

In recent days, there has been unusual options activity in iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV). SLV is the one of the most popular ways for investors to trade silver. Precious metals have become a popular investment lately as interest rates return to ultra-low levels. Gold has seen quite the run higher, and as it gets […]

Is Sprint Stock About To Get a Boost?

Is Sprint Stock About To Get a Boost?

While 2019 wasn’t exactly a banner year for mergers and acquisitions, there is a potential giant merger in the telecom sector coming up this year. Of course, I’m talking about the proposed merger between Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS). A combined S and TMUS entity would have a market cap of around $100 billion and […]