Stocks & Bonds

5 Stocks With Unusual Options Activity (MVRL, EBAY, COP)

Unusual Options Activity for May 28 2015 A quick look at 5 stocks showing unusual options activity with some color around their trading setups as well as recent news and happenings. 1.  ConocoPhillips (COP)- The June 26 weekly $62.50/$60.50 1×2 ratio bear put spread was put on 2,888 times for…

Goldman Sachs Stock: Wait For The Coming Pullback (GS)

I recall tweet replies of the unkind nature when I suggested that selling Goldman Sachs stock (GS) near $170/share (a hair above tangible book of $166/share) didn’t seem like a very good idea to me. Fast forward a few months and GS stock is almost $210, and printing a number of…

S&P 500 Market Update: The Forever Bid?

The bid under the S&P 500 has been relentless this year. Or so it seems. The S&P 500 is up just 3.1 percent but it seriously feels like it should be up 10 percent or more. Simply because it won’t go down, even when it feels like it should. Odd,…

Dogs Of The Dow 2015 Performance Update

Earlier this year, I published a post on the Dogs of the Dow and trading off that theory. Given that we are fast approaching the mid point of 2015, I thought it would be a good time to provide a Dogs of the Dow 2015 performance update. Here’s a quick reminder about which…

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA): Technical Chart Update

Similar to other major U.S. stock market indexes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has been moving higher amidst a considerable amount of market chop. As we near the end of May and the end of a seasonally favored market period, I thought it would be good to update readers…

Are Gasoline Prices About To Take Another Leap Higher?

RBOB Gasoline prices increased 69 percent from the January low, while Crude Oil only moved higher by 41 percent. The so-called boon to consumers of cheaper gas prices is slowly whittling away. What’s interesting is the apparent relative strength of gasoline prices versus Crude Oil if you look a bit…

The Rotation Report: Preparing For The Week Ahead

Well, it’s time to hunker down and get ready for another week of market action. I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! The good times always go by too fast don’t they? Be sure to check out my favorite reads of the week from around the financial web. This week’s…