October 3, 2016 by riskreversal • Trade Ideas

When it comes to running your computer, smartphone or gaming console you have the CPU (central processing units) and the GPU (graphic processing units). While there are lots of other components, these are the workhorses. The first basically …

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September 30, 2016 by riskreversal • Trade Ideas

The biggest news in tech this week was merely rumor, that Qualcomm (QCOM) is in talks to pay $30 billion for NXP Semiconductor (NXPI), a company which just last year spent $12 billion to buy Freescale …

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September 29, 2016 by riskreversal • Trade Ideas

Earlier today I had some thoughts on Costco (COST) into tonight’s earnings results (MorningWord 9/29/16: COST’$ Cut).  The crux of it is becoming painfully obvious, Amazon.com (AMZN) is eating brick and mortar retail’s lunch quarter …

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September 28, 2016 by riskreversal • Trade Ideas

We’re not getting to hear much policy discussion in this strange presidential election cycle but one topic that sometimes gets through is healthcare. A hot button issue over the past year on the Democratic presidential …

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September 27, 2016 by riskreversal • Trade Ideas

The last time I took a look at Chipolte (CMG) was late December (here) as the company’s e.coli / norovirus crisis was emerging. The stock had declined from its all time highs made in August 2015 …

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September 27, 2016 by riskreversal • Trade Ideas

Earlier this year, hard disk drive maker Western Digital (WDC) closed its $16 billion acquisition for nand flash storage maker Sandisk. The date of the deal closing was May 16th,  a three and a half year …

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September 26, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Event: Pepsi (PEP) is scheduled to report its Q3 results Thursday morning prior to the open. The options market is implying about a 2%* one day post earnings move which is rich to the 4 …

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September 23, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Event: Nike (NKE) reports fiscal Q1 results Tuesday after the close. The options market is implying about a 4.25% one day post earnings move. With the stock at $55.50, the Sept30th weekly 55.50 strangle (the …

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September 22, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

We seem to be in the midst of a bubble in financial and tech media coverage of autonomous and electric cars. It makes sense when you consider the last great personal technology innovation, mobile devices, …

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