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Trade of the Week: INTC

Trade of the Week: INTC

Although normally an active options stock, there was significantly more volume than usual in Intel (INTC). The semiconductor giant saw almost 500,000 options trade on a big day last week, with 72% of the action on the call side. One interesting trade from the day was a very bullish three-legged spread where a put was […]

Trade of the Week: INTC

Trade of the Week: SLV

Last week was a big option week for iShares Silver Trust (SLV).  The popular physical silver ETF got a boost as inflation concerns bubbled to the surface following a larger than expected jump in CPI.  Over 460,000 options traded in one day last week, with calls making up nearly 90% of the volume.  Calls tend […]

Stop Trading Options Like Stocks (Gamestop Example)

Stop Trading Options Like Stocks (Gamestop Example)

“Options are the same as stocks, just cheaper!” Ever heard a pitch start like that? Well, it’s wrong. Crazy wrong. Options trade much differently than stocks, and thus why it’s easier to lose money with options. (and this is coming from a 20+ year options trader). One key difference is options use of “implied volatility.” […]

A One Day NVDA Trade

A One Day NVDA Trade

Nvidia (NVDA), the graphics card giant, was up 12% one day last week. The company announced it would be creating a platform for metaverse technology, and the stock took off. The metaverse is the latest buzzword in the investment space and refers to collaboration in the virtual world. An interesting, out-of-the-box trade idea is to […]

Trade of the Week: SPACs

Trade of the Week: SPACs

Unusual options volume can help you find trading opportunities, but also trades to avoid. Sometimes, instead of looking for the most action, the best course is to look at relative action. For instance, if a stock has options that are trading 100x the normal amount, it may be worth looking into. In the case of […]

Biggest Mistake New Options Traders Make

Biggest Mistake New Options Traders Make

Every time I send out a trading alert for 11-Day Trader, I always get comments & questions like: “Well, Serge, you could’ve done this trade… or that trade…why didn’t you?” And yes, with options you have a dozen different strategies at your disposal. But none of the strategies will make you money. In fact, you’re […]

Trade of the Week: EEM

Trade of the Week: EEM

Sometimes, a useful method for finding good trades to make is looking at what other people are doing. For instance, we can easily search for large covered call trades in order to get trade ideas. One interesting covered call trade in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) will boost the return from holding the ETF […]

Trade of the Week: INTC

Trade of the Week: Airlines

Looking at block trades and unusual options volume can be very enlightening. For instance, a big trade in US Global Jets ETF (JETS) can possibly give us clues towards what to expect for the airline industry in November. By looking closely at what trades hit the tape, you can often determine if a strategist is bullish or […]