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Unusual Options Activity: KORS, LUV, GE, And More

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. It’s time to get ready for the shortened market week. As we do each week, let’s review some 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 my weekly recap of 10 stocks that saw unusual

3 Trading Ideas For Twitter (TWTR) Over The Short-Term

Twitter Inc. (TWTR) closed at $36.60 on Friday. So sellers of the May 22nd 37 cash-secured puts are now long the stock, which I discussed on May 19th. The $0.39 premium earned makes it an effective long at $36.61. So what’s next? Here are a few options for how I would approach trading Twitter. 1.  Stay put.  The stock has taken a 29-percent pounding in the wake of 1Q15 earnings. Management

Intel Corp (INTC) Stock Update: Base Building

When I last looked at Intel Corp. (INTC), the stock had just put out strong earnings and was attempting to bounce after a 3 month decline of around 25 percent. At that time, the setup and earnings report looked good but we were waiting to see if the “big money” felt the same. As well, the stock price (at that time) was below it’s 50 day moving average and downtrend. Here’s an

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chart Update: Price Pattern Still In Play?

Apple’s stock has spent the past few months consolidating some big gains. And the consolidation range has been wide and tradable for those that are more active. But as Apple Inc. (AAPL) nears its all-time highs again, investors are busy debating whether slowing momentum will lead to a top. That’s a valid question and long-term investors will need to watch price indicators closely to determine exposure. This past February, I

Twitter (TWTR) Options Trading Idea: A Cash Secured Put

Not much has changed fundamentally since we last discussed Twitter stock (TWTR). That was Monday last week. Except President Obama has his own Twitter account now. In the past week, Twitter earnings estimates for the second and third quarters have remained unchanged at five and six cents respectively, as have for 2015 and 2016, at $0.34 and $0.67, in that order. The stock is still trying to digest the earnings-induced

Silver Price Targets For Current Corrective Wave Higher

Silver prices have gotten a boost lately so I think it’s time to provide an update on what the charts are saying. But today I’m going to do something a little different and actually start from a shorter time frame to demonstrate why I think (the operative word “think” – not – “know”) that this move in Silver will go higher in over near term BUT ultimately make it back

Trading Idea: Cash Secured Put On TLT (20+ Treasury Bond ETF)

It is an understatement to say that trading in Treasury bonds was volatile – just check out the action on various yields last week. From intra-day low to high, the 10-year yield swung 20 basis points, but closed out the week essentially unchanged – trading down one basis point, to 2.14 percent. The 30-year had a range of 19 basis points, but rose two basis points, to 2.92 percent. Bonds

Can The Biotech Sector (IBB) Regain Its Swagger?

The once left for dead Biotech Sector has re-awakened. The group is experiencing some of the same ‘this is it, it’s over’ sentiment that the U.S stock market has faced for the last 3 years. Biotech stocks have been lagging the markets and its popular sector ETF, Biotech iShares (IBB), is at a crucial price and relative strength level. At the same time, it’s rallying and retracing some of those losses. To get a