May 23, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

Last week we previewed Cisco Q3 earnings. Here’s what we had to say: So what we have here is a cheap stock, strong balance sheet, a company willing to make acquisitions to diversify from legacy …

Continue reading
May 19, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

Before Apple (AAPL) reported its FQ2 earnings, we previewed the event and offered some trade ideas. After the stock moved higher, I updated the bullish/stock alternative with trade management breakdowns and what to look for. …

Continue reading
May 18, 2017 by CC • Chart of the Day

What a difference a day makes. As we discussed in the last Volatile Compounds (May 8th), we’d recently been seeing levels of volatility that we haven’t seen in decades. In early May the VIX danced …

Continue reading
May 17, 2017 by CC • Trade Ideas

Earlier we previewed Cisco’s (CSCO) earnings, due after the bell. I wanted to go over a couple of option strategies dependent on intent or whether already long the stock. First, let’s check back in on …

Continue reading
May 16, 2017 by CC • Morning Word

Yesterday we previewed 3 big retail earnings The Home Depot (HD), TJ Maxx (TJX) and Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS). In HD we detailed defined risk longs/ stock alternatives with both stocks near highs, and in …

Continue reading
May 8, 2017 by CC • Chart of the Day

The big news in today’s options trading world is that the VIX has fallen below 10. That’s just the 20th time that’s happened since 1990 and it’s the lowest the index has been since February …

Continue reading
May 4, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

At the end of Mach we pointed out crude oil’s break of trend: Two weeks ago Crude Oil broke its year-long uptrend, and is now down more than 10% on the year and nearly 14% …

Continue reading