Be Proactive and Edge Is Still There

Another mixed day in the market with the Dow and Nasdaq 100 making new all time highs. The S&P and Russell still drifting sideways. Volatility remains near record lows. In tonight's video let's look at where you can still find an edge...

Buy and Bail Straddles are in Play

A quiet post Super Bowl trading session saw stocks mixed and treasuries rise.  The one and half point rise in the 30 year is a significant move; however, the reaction from stocks was muted.  In tonight's video let's review one of my favorite weekly options strategies for markets like this...

Deregulation Rally in Financials Fails to Breach New Highs

Stocks rallied on Friday led by the deregulation talk in the financial sector and a better than expected jobs report.  The major indexes and market sectors were unable to hit new post election highs on the good news.  Volatility remains suppressed across the board despite the sell off in big tech stock names. These are…

AMZN Spooks Afterhours, Jobs on Tap

After a quiet day in the market AMZN missed earnings expectations and lowered guidances. AMZN was sent lower by 1 standard deviation after hours. In tonight's video we take a long term view of AMZN. Is this the start of a reversal or a dip to be bought? Tomorrow's news of the day will be…

The Underpinnings in the Market Begin to Slip, Are you Ready?

Equities looked to snap its recent losing streak this morning and then ended the day flat. This morning saw very strong economic data (ADP private jobs and manufacturing data), coupled with a big earnings beat out of Dow component and tech giant Apple (AAPL) overnight. The Fed ended their 2 day meeting with no interest-rate…

People Aren't Buying Highs; They Are Buying Dips

U.S. equities slide for a fourth consecutive session on mixed earnings although stocks parred losses to end the day nearly unchanged. One of the top stories today was President Trump meeting with various heads of top Pharma companies (LLY, MRK, etc.), and the group has seen a bounce (biotech as well) following commentary he will…

Signs of Volatility Emerging?

Stocks started lower…finishing there as well…with major averages posting one of their worst sessions in months amid uncertainty following the immigration policy enacted by the Trump administration this weekend. The news weighed heavily on transportation stocks - airlines specifically. President Trump today signed an executive order to slash regulations and said will reveal his Supreme…

A Low Volatility/High Risk Marketplace with Plenty of Opportunities

Stocks ended the day little changed, trading in a very narrow range throughout (an 8-point range for the S&P 500), as markets felt “tired” given the recent surge to all-time highs this week. The Dow Industrials topped the 20K level for the first time on Wednesday and the S&P 500 the 2,300 level yesterday, holding…

Tech Earnings Season Fireworks, Correlations and Complacency

Just a day after major averages trade to new all-time highs, stocks moved sideways on Thursday amid another earnings barrage for investors to digest. The Dow Industrials held above the 20K level, day after topping it for the first time ever (high of 20,125 today), while the S&P 500 index briefly touched the 2,300 level…

With Markets at ALL time Highs What are YOUR Risks?

U.S. stocks advanced today, with the Nasdaq, S&P 500, Russell 2000 and Dow each posting new all-time highs. The Dow finally topped the 20,000 level on a continued rally that has been propelled by expectations of stronger economic growth and government spending under the new Trump’s administration. It was a similar picture in Europe as…