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Unusual Options Activity: MCD, FAST, OIH, HOT, And More

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…

Dow Jones Industrial Average Nearing Critical Resistance Level

Monday was pretty scary for traders. Whether that’s just a trading bottom or a more meaningful bottom, no one knows just yet. But it does appear that the rally out of Monday’s deep decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has reached a critical technical resistance level for traders. That…

Random Thoughts And Market Insights

After digging through charts and reading the wires, here are a few random thoughts and market insights for today. A WSJ article this morning highlights the flood of money into Money Market accounts. If I remember correctly, on the precipice of the 2008 collapse money was fleeing MM accounts; On…

Unusual Options Activity: FCX, POT, QCOM, XOM, And More

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…

Unusual Options Activity: BXLT, GPS, LB, And TIF

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…

Trading Setups: 5 Stocks To Watch (AMAG, CHGG, OZRK, SCSS, ULTA)

Another day, another surprise in the financial markets. Following yesterday’s fairly broad stock market rally and a strong close under fairly bearish sentiment conditions, I fully expected to see continuation higher today and a push on the S&P 500 through the 2110-2115 level. As often happens, the market did not…

Unusual Options Activity: TGT, GPS, FAST, URBN, And More

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…