August 17, 2018 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Alibaba (BABA), the Chinese e-commerce giant is scheduled to report their FQ1 results on Thursday, August 23rd before the open. The options market is implying about an $11 move in either direction between now and the …

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August 15, 2018 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Cisco Systems (CSCO) will report their fiscal Q4 results after the close. The options market is implying about a 4.5% move tomorrow, which is basically in line with the average one-day post-earnings move over the last …

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August 14, 2018 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Semiconductor stocks (as measured by the SMH, the etf that tracks the group) have nearly doubled the performance of the Nasdaq Composite (CCMP) and more than doubled the S&P 500 (SPX) since the start of 2016, …

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August 13, 2018 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Back in mid-May, we detailed a bearish strategy in the etf that tracks emerging market stocks, EEM (Emerging Volatility?) addressing  commentary from the WSJ on the on the impact of rising U.S. rates for emerging …

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August 9, 2018 by Dan • Trade Ideas

There was an interesting options trade today in Macy’s (M) prior to next week’s Q2 earnings announcement that highlights why lots of options market commentary is accompanied by technical analysis. First, let’s look at the event, due Wednesday, …

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August 7, 2018 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Disney (DIS) will report their fiscal Q3 earnings today after the close. The options market is implying about a 4.5% move in either direction post results which is rich to its average one-day post-earnings move …

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