Where is the Implied Volatility Risk

Where is the Implied Volatility Risk Where does the market see the higher implied volatility risk? It's surprising to see that despite earnings announcements next week and a FOMC meeting that the SPX implied volatility remains low. You look at other markets like the XLF, the ETF of the financials and QQQ, the Nasdaq 100…

Why is the Stock Market Down Today

Why is the Stock Market Down Today The stock market was down today after an incredible 300 point rally in the SPX in a very short period of time. Think of the rally like you're running up a hill. At first your sprinting up the hill, but then you start to get tired. As you…

Trading Google Options on Earnings

Trading Google Options on Earnings Google the next big company to report earning on Thursday after the close. Trading Google options on the earnings announcement can be tricky. Let's first talk about which stock symbol to trade earnings on. Then let's look at a few possible options strategies you may want to utilize tomorrow.

Dow Jones Futures Chart

Dow Jones Futures Chart The Dow Jones Futures Chart is the leading index because of all the dividend paying stocks. With negative interest rates taken hold in the EU and Japan many investors are looking to put their money in dividend paying stocks. Let's also look at some key signs that may point to this…

Options Earnings Strategies

Options Earnings Strategies Learn the best options earnings strategies. Most investors are trading options during earnings season wrong. In this video I'm going to show you the 3 best options strategies for trading earnings announcements. You may know what earnings are, but less know about the different strategies to use when trading options in a…

OPEC Meeting April 2016

OPEC Meeting April 2016 With an unscheduled OPEC meeting in April 2016 let's take a look at what the stock market expects to come out of the meeting. Although implied volatility is low in the SPX there still seems to be a lot of concern in the financial sector. Many financials lowered there expectations and…

Value Area in Stocks

Value Area in Stocks The market has rallied to the value area in stocks. What happens next will set the tone for the rest of 2016. Let's take a look.

Intraday Trading

Intraday Trading When the market makes no sense it's time for some intraday trading. Today was a day all my intraday trading was "gold, Jerry, gold!" No, I wasn't trading gold, but everything else. I caught nearly a full point move in ZB bonds futures. Got some great action oil futures. I was intraday trading…

Bull Flag Pattern

Bull Flag Pattern A bull flag pattern is setting up in the SPX. What does today mean for the market trend? Bulls will need to see one big green candle to tell them this is the start of the next move higher. A move that could take us to new highs. Bears will be looking…

Straddle Option

Straddle Option With volatility low buying a straddle option in the SPY is one way to play an expected increase in volatility. Tonight let's review a few trades that have turned profitable for us. Also, we are going to set up a trade that you have heard about called buying gamma. A straddle option is…