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How To Trade Intel Earnings

Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) shares have slightly outperformed the broader market in 2014, up a modest 3% so far year to date.  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $21.42-$27.12, having hit its low of $23.05 on February 5, the same time as the...

The Journey To Profitable Trading: A Checklist

The path to consistently profitable trading can be a long and winding road for many traders. There are many lessons to be learned —both about the markets and one's own personal psyche. Traders who have a passion for the markets and persistence can...

A Secret For Directional Option Plays

What is vega and how does implied volatility effect it?  Vega is an option's sensitivity to changes in the volatility of the underlying asset. Vega represents the amount that an option contract's price changes in reaction to a 1 percentage point change...

Why The Fed Matters Today (And Looking Back)

Back in 2000-2003, we had a very hawkish Fed concerned about asset bubbles (1996 was Greenspan's 'Rational Exuberance' speech), a flooded system with liquidity due to the Y2K scare (turned out to be nothing and that liquidity was removed quickly), sky...

Don't Look Away Now: Earnings Season Is Here

Next week kicks off the start of earnings season for first quarter 2014 and certainly expectations are downbeat. In fact, due to the blustery weather for the first two months results may put a 'chill' into the markets. However, with all that said and...

Will Earnings Trip Up LULU?

Vancouver, BC-based Lululemon Athetlica Inc. has long been a favorite for traders who enjoy earnings catalysts —and for good reason— the stock has moved an average of 8.4% over the past eight quarters.  Directionally speaking, LULU has been less...

Risk/Reward Favors Bulls In Groupon

Groupon’s stock has run from the 2013 low at $4 to highs above $12 before this recent downturn.  The midpoint support of the move sits at $8 which has held strong on a weekly over the last month of trading.    Cheap on any stock is relative, with the...

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