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M&A Conductors – SMH

May 23, 2017 2:06 pm by Dan • Trade Ideas

After massively outperforming the Nasdaq in 2016 (up 35% vs up 7%), the semiconductor space (via the etf SMH) is doing it again in 2017 (up 18% vs 14%) despite any participation by the second largest …

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May 19, 2017 by CC • Trade Updates

Before Apple (AAPL) reported its FQ2 earnings, we previewed the event and offered some trade ideas. After the stock moved higher, I updated the bullish/stock alternative with trade management breakdowns and what to look for. …

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May 18, 2017 by CC • Chart of the Day

What a difference a day makes. As we discussed in the last Volatile Compounds (May 8th), we’d recently been seeing levels of volatility that we haven’t seen in decades. In early May the VIX danced …

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May 17, 2017 by CC • Trade Ideas

Earlier we previewed Cisco’s (CSCO) earnings, due after the bell. I wanted to go over a couple of option strategies dependent on intent or whether already long the stock. First, let’s check back in on …

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May 17, 2017 by Dan • Morning Word

Tonight after the close Cisco Systems (CSCO) will report their fiscal Q3 results. The options market is implying about a $1.25, or 3.7% move in either direction between now and Friday’s close. That can be …

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May 16, 2017 by Dan • Trade Ideas

Target (TGT) is scheduled to report their fiscal Q1 results tomorrow before the open. The options market is implying about a 6.5% move in either direction, which is shy of the average the stock has …

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