September 22, 2017 by CC • Big Printin'

Both Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) stocks are higher this week after word of a potential merger hit. Here’s CNBC’s David Faber on Tuesday reporting from “people close to the situation”: T-Mobile and Sprint are …

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September 21, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

In July we detailed a call calendar in the energy etf XLE. From July 18th: XLE ($64.90) Buy the Aug/ Dec 68 call calendar for 1.15 Sell 1 Aug 68 call at 17 cents Buy …

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September 20, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

In early August we checked in on consumer staples etf XLP and offered a way to play for some downward pressure into year end. We did that by financing December puts with the sale of …

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September 19, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

Last week we took a look at the breakouts in online payment companies and the new highs in credit card companies and wondered why American Express (AXP) hadn’t joined the party. We detailed a simple …

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September 18, 2017 by CC • Big Printin'

As we get closer to the approval of AT&T’s (T) $85.4 billion acquisition of media company Time Warner (TWX). If the deal is on track, it might make sense to keep one’s antennas up for …

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September 15, 2017 by CC • Trade Ideas

Recent breakouts to new all time highs in online payment stocks like Paypal (PYPL), Square (SQ) and Shopify (SHOP) got us looking around. For instance, is the good news in payment processors also good new …

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September 14, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

On Monday we took a look at Home Depot (HD) stock after it had backed off a bit after its run into Hurricane Irma that had taken it to resistance. Following the storm the stock …

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September 13, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

In late August (and all the time really) we discussed beaten up retailers and which might have a good defense strategy vs Amazon. Williams Sonoma stuck out as an interesting example. From August 23rd: it’s …

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September 11, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

Going into (Broadcom) AVGO earnings on August 24th, we detailed a fairly simple over-write for those long the stock. Following the earnings, the stock was lower, with the call sale providing a little bit of …

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September 7, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

In July we wrote about the energy sector, focusing particularly on its relationship to the dollar. We also detailed a call calendar in the Energy etf XLE as it neared the upper band of its …

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