August 24, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Like a drive-thru Sausage McMuffin and hashbrown order at 10pm, the euphoric rush for investors surrounding McDonald’s (MCD) addition of all day breakfast (last year) has given way to regret and self loathing.  In 2015, …

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August 24, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

The Gold Miners’ etf, the GDX is having one of its worst days in months, down 4.5% as I write, with the etf trading below the uptrend that has been in place since mid January. …

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August 23, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Event: Workday Inc. (WDAY) reports their fiscal Q2 results tomorrow after the close. The options market is implying about a 8% one day post earnings move, which is rich the 4 qtr and 15 qtr (since …

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August 22, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Event: Toll Brothers (TOL) reports their fiscal Q3 results tomorrow before the open. The options market is implying about a 4% one day post earnings move, which is shy of the average move following the …

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August 19, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Two weeks ago we looked at Nike (NKE) stock and thought that it offered good risk reward for those looking for a catch-up trade, especially given the international exposure that comes from Olympic Games time. …

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August 18, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

In case you missed the headline: *WTI CRUDE CLOSES IN BULL MARKET, UP 22% FROM EARLY AUGUST LOW – Bloomberg That was a fairly epic short term bounce right from the nice round number and level …

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August 18, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

This may be getting old by now, asking yourself questions like why does Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) trade at 18x expected 2016 eps?  Yeah defensive (medtech, pharma & shampoo) with that buyback and 2.66% dividend yield, …

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August 17, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Back in late May I made the case why NetApp (NTAP) could find itself in the sights of potential acquirers (here): investors are already speculating who can be on HPE’s shopping list.  NTAP has long …

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August 17, 2016 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Earlier, Dan previewed Cisco’s Q4 results due after the close. As Dan mentioned, the options are implying about a 1.25 move in either direction. That helps inform potential trade structures dependent on your prior or …

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