You’ve got to love a stock breaking out of a seven-year base and doing so with options pricing in the lowest volatility levels all year. And when it is in a strong sector that has been among the leaders all year, I’m licking my chops. [Read more…]
In elementary school, nothing was more interesting to me than Space. And a quick look at my Lego collection would confirm this in two seconds flat. I was obsessed. But more in the “great unknown” way. So many questions. So many possibilities.
As an adult, I’m still fascinated by people (Elon Musk, Richard Branson, etc) and companies who are involved in trying to bring humanity into space and further exploration. And it makes me happy to see the stocks that represent these endeavors do well, because its often a clue that they are on to something, that they are making headway.
In recent days, the US Aerospace & Defense ETF, which tracks all the biggest names in this space, showed signs of making new discoveries — of all-time high price territories. [Read more…]
Sometimes we spot an opportunity, but we have to be quick to capitalize on it. Fading volatility spikes is one of those situations. If we’re willing to take on a little more risk in favor of a high probability setup and we act quick, nice profits can be earned. We’ve got a play in Gold developing right now that offers up this potential. [Read more…]
With markets pointing higher (if you follow price and ignore the headlines, like a responsible trader), it makes sense to take good looks at stocks coming out of strong bases. One hospital stock recently caught our attention as it is beginning to quietly emerge out of a 4-year base. [Read more…]
Imagine being in a business where you take a nearly risk-free slice of every transaction, world-wide. That would be a lot of money. Well, companies which do just that do exist, and they likely take up some real estate in your wallet…
And it just so happens the charts agree with this sentiment, so much so that $VISA is fixing on (another) significant breakout. So let’s see if we can take a slice out of the toll collectors ride. [Read more…]
The headlines certainly haven’t been kind to any stock whose company does business in China. You wouldn’t be faulted for being cautious in this space. That said, there is one very familiar name that in spite of it all has continued to hang in there, setting up for what could quite possibly become a headlines grabbing upside move of its own. [Read more…]
We’re checking through an online car reseller to find a new ride for another journey to our favorite destination — The Hundred-Dolla-Roll! [Read more…]
It’s that time of the cycle where we begin to evaluate our open positions that are soon expiring. We had a number of September expiration trades that have already closed — either because their profit target was achieved ($XLB $XLE) or their stop loss level was violated ($AVGO $CSX $HFC $XLY), but we still have four open positions that require our attention as the calendar transitions to September.
We’ll talk more about these in our upcoming monthly All Star Options conference call, but I’ll give you a head start on our current thinking here: [Read more…]