February 24, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Event: SalesForce.com (CRM) reports Q4 results tonight after the close. The options market is implying about a 9% one day move, which is rich to its 4 qtr average one day move of about 5.5% …

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February 24, 2016 by CC • Trade Ideas

You may have noticed a trend in some of our trading lately, buying outright puts near what we feel are inflection points adter market bounces/rallies and not spreading them right away, but rather waiting to …

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February 23, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) had been a pretty boring trading vehicle for a while, as some of its large components had been in a fairly complacent upward trajectory for what felt like years. But then …

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February 23, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

In early February we expressed a bearish view in shares of The Home Depot (HD) and closed for a profit after a drop in the stock (read here). Following this morning’s very strong earnings results …

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February 22, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Shares of Twitter hit a new all time low on February 11th, after reporting Q4 results that for the most part disappointed investors. Since then, shares have rallied roughly 30%. Despite the recent gains, the …

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February 22, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Shares of Intel (INTC) are down 15% on the year and down about 17.5% from its 52 week high made in the last week of 2015.  The stock declined 9% on January 15th following their …

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February 19, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Earlier in my MorningWord (Seeing the Forest For the Trees) I tried to explain why the relative out-performance in defensive stocks and sectors like U.S. telco, utilities, consumer staples and sectors like energy and materials (that …

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February 19, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Retail earnings for the holiday period have gotten underway in earnest this week, which for the most part were disappointing when you consider Walmart’s (WMT) guide down for the current year and Nordstrom’s (JWN) disaster this morning. …

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February 17, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Event: Walmart (WMT) reports their Q4 results tomorrow before the open. The options market is implying about a 3.25% one day move, which is just shy of the average one day move following the last four …

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