Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Options Recap: Traction for Major Automaker?

Is a well-known automaker ready to regain traction after skidding lower? One big investor seems to think so. A massive put sale was detected yesterday in Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), apparently reflecting a belief further downside...

Are Buyers Returning to This Forgotten Corner of Tech?

Disclosure: This post is intended for educational purposes only and isn't intended as a trade recommendation. Most traders love technology stocks. Did you know that a long-forgotten group in the space is ripping higher this...

Oil and Currencies in Play as China Stumbles

Oil, China and currencies: They’re all in play today as a slew of global events sweep markets. Market Insights recently detailed how President Trump’s trade policies weakened business confidence overseas. Last week we cautioned the...

Consumer Stocks Drift Higher Before Events

Consumer stocks on the rise, just in time for a series of important news events. Of all the major sector-tracking SPDR ETFs, consumer discretionary (XLY) is closest to its 52-week high. (See RadarScreen® below.) That...

How to Manage Risk in a Teetering Giant: Options Recap

Disclosure: This post is intended for educational purposes only. Options may not be suitable for all investors. What happens if you want to own a stock but are worried about short-term volatility? Use options -- that...

Don’t Forget about Iranian Sanctions Early Monday

President Trump's trade spat with China has gained a lot of attention this week, but don't forget U.S. sanctions on Iran take effect on Monday, August 6. The measures will obviously have an impact on...

Riding a megabank on the cheap: Options recap

One big investor is riding a megabank on the cheap, thanks to the leveraging power of options. Bank of America (BAC) has been on the move since late 2016. A large call roll yesterday seemed...

Are Stocks Headed for a Breakout?

We've written a lot about the S&P 500 holding a bullish trend line. Now another potentially key level could be at play for the index. A resistance level around 2800 has been in play since...

Just How Bad Is the Mess Overseas?

Just how bad is the mess overseas? Pretty bad and likely getting worse. Global stocks are lagging domestic small caps by their worst ratio since late-2008. Just look at the TradeStation chart below comparing the iShares...

Is Dorsey the new Bezos?

Technology's all about change. There's even change in the hottest CEO. Sure Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com (AMZN) might be the richest man in the world. And, sure, Tim Cook of Apple (AAPL) may run the...
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