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Apple Options: Expect Volatility Expansion Ahead

Apple Options: Expect Volatility Expansion Ahead

The beauty of options trading is that you can have a position on volatility without caring about the direction.Apple Inc. (AAPL) has a price range that has been compressing for the past few months and is nearing the apex of a triangle. When volatility compression persists for this long, expecting volatility expansion is a reasonable bet.The problem is, which way? It will probably be up...

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Stocks That Gap Up: Buy High And Sell Higher

Stocks That Gap Up: Buy High And Sell Higher

When I first started day trading back in 2001 I told myself I am a pullback trader and will never consider buying the highs and look to sell higher.  Over the years, I have evolved into a trader that does buy high and sell higher.  There is a method to the madness in buying high and selling higher.  I am going to go over a stock that I called live to my Twitter Followers on October 7, 2014....

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Trader Focus is on Weak World Economic Growth

*OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS* European and Asian stock markets sold off Wednesday, following the lead of sharp losses in the U.S. stock indexes Tuesday. There are increasing concerns about anemic world economic growth. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its 2015 world economic growth estimate from 4.0% to 3.8%. The IMF said the European Union would be the main drag on world...

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Grain Market Bulls Gain Some Momentum this Week

GRAINS: December corn futures closed up 8 3/4 cents at $3.41 1/4 today. Prices closed near the session high again today and hit a three-week high. More short covering was featured. A lower U.S. dollar index this week has also aided the corn market bulls. While corn bears still have the overall near-term technical advantage, the bulls are making a move this week. A bullish weekly high close...

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Sit Tight For Now, But Strap In

The market wants to go down, clearly. Why else would it fade at the peak yesterday and then open with a clear downside bias today? It is clear that the major indices are in a corrective mode at the present time. Didn’t I just write that? Actually (truthfully), I didn’t just write that exactly, but I did say the market wants to go down. I should have written it though, because it is true, to...

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December British Pound Futures: Trading Idea October 7, 2014

December British pound futures a selling opportunity on more price weakness. See on the daily bar chart for the December British pound futures that prices have resumed a downtrend and the bears have regained momentum. See, too, that the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator has just produced a bearish line crossover signal, whereby the thick blue MACD line crossed below the...

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Small Cap Stocks Losing Strength

The Small Cap Russell 2000 Index/Large Cap Relative Strength Ratio (IWM/SPY) fell below its lows of the previous 22 months on 10/6/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting bearish trend. The S&P Mid Cap 400/Large Cap Relative Strength Ratio (MDY/SPY) fell below its lows of the previous 23 months on 10/6/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting bearish trend. U.S. Treasury Inflation...

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Use Weekly Options For Leverage

Use Weekly Options For Leverage

Option trading has become very popular over the last five years. Options are based off of time and price. So if you are trading IWM (iShares Russell 2000 ETF) and you believe it is going to head higher, you could buy the call options. There are different time frames one has to choose from, weekly or monthly options and the more time you buy, they more expensive that call option will cost...

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Unusual Options Activity: Penn West Exploration

Unusual Options Activity: Penn West Exploration

Penn West Exploration Ltd. (NYSE: PWE, 5.93) is a Calgary, Alberta based oil and natural gas production company.  Penn West’s operational area is concentrated in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, an area considered to house some of the world’s largest petroleum reserves. A Little Background 2014 has not been a bright year for Penn West investors - PWE shares are down over 31%. ...

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NASDAQ 100 Futures: Still A Dip-Buying Market

NASDAQ 100 Futures: Still A Dip-Buying Market

The decline in equities since mid-September has flashed a yellow light for those positioned for gains. Particularly concerning is the price structure of the major small-cap indices, something I'll address in a separate comment. That said, there isn't any evidence of a major top in the large-cap indices. And we're coming to the seasonally strong November-January period for stocks. I'm...

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