How to Trade Earnings with Options

How to Trade Earnings with Options With earnings season coming up everyone wants to know how to trade earnings with options. There seems to be big returns to be made from the move in the stock that after earnings are reported. Let's take a look into the truth around how to trade earnings with options.

Low Volume Pullback

Low Volume Pullback A low volume pullback in today's stock market led lower by the energy sector. With the short week and a Thursday expiration let's review some of our current positions. Here's what we expect for tomorrow before the market takes a long weekend. Is today's pull back the start of something more?

Stock Screener

Stock Screener Using the stock screener to find trade ideas will save you time, money, and stress. Tonight let's look at the thinkorswim scan tab and some of the numerous stock screeners I use to scan for trade set ups I like.

Expected Move thinkorswim

Expected Move thinkorswim The expected move in thinkorswim is showing us the SPX is not expected to move much this week. The market is closed on Friday, March Madness has started, and volatility is as low as it gets right now. We can look across the board even with AAPL and there big news announcement…

Dividend Paying Stocks

Dividend Paying Stocks Dividend paying stocks are on the move. Fund managers are shifting their asset allocation around to put more money into stocks that are paying at least a 3% dividend. No matter what dividend paying stocks you pull up they are all near 52 week highs with many at multiple year highs. This…

Stock Market Correlations

Stock Market Correlations Stock market correlations are all wrong right now as the market continues to process the Fed announcement from yesterday. Bonds continue to march higher with all the commodities and the stock market. The weaker dollar is driving commodity prices higher. The Fed signaling a reduction in rate increases this year seems to…

Stock and Bond Market Correlation

Stock and Bond Market Correlation The stock and bond market correlation will dictate what happens next. If the bond market explode higher we can see a sell off in the stock market. However, if the bond market breaks down further you could see a bigger move higher in the stock market. Although I remain bearish…

Put Debit Spread Strategy

Put Debit Spread Strategy Today I used a put debit spread strategy in GOOGL. As I mentioned over the weekend I was looking for GOOGL to trade up to 750 today. That is where I want to set up a put debit spread. Let's review specifically what I did if you decide the trade is…

Implied Volatility Expected Move

Implied Volatility Expected Move Every week we need to look at the implied volatility and expected move for the week. Comparing the implied volatility and expected move to the previous week will tell us if there is more risk in the market. For next week the oil production report is coming out and the FOMC…

Volatility is Your Friend

Volatility is Your Friend Volatility is your friend and it's back! Today's market saw more than a 40 point move in the SPX and 100 point move in the NDX from high to low intraday. This sets up some great trading opportunities for us. Today I was able to intraday date FB and QQQ short.…