Options Trading FAQs

Options Trading FAQs

Stocks are raging higher today… and trying to finish out the week on a positive note. Despite weak retail sales numbers and jobless claims on Thursday. The market seems to be striding higher on hope… Hope that we’ll reach a trade deal with China that doesn’t...
Preparing for a Bear Market

Preparing for a Bear Market

Compromise. It’s what every happy and healthy relationship needs. And stocks look stronger today because of it. So what’s changed over the last 24 hours? Lawmakers have reached a temporary deal to prevent the government from shutting down (it looks like the Wall might...
Jump on the Week – Macro Risks and Volatility

Jump on the Week – Macro Risks and Volatility

Despite stocks closing on a 3-day losing streak, all three major indices managed to close positive on the week. Which makes it 7-straight positive weekly closes for the Dow.  What’s been pushing stocks lower recently? Renewed trade tensions between the U.S. and China...
How to Use Options Straddle for Expected Move

How to Use Options Straddle for Expected Move

It’s going to be a slow week in terms of economic data releases. However, tomorrow, we’ll have the State of the Union Address. It has the potential to be a catalyst, pay attention to mentions of specific sectors like infrastructure and defense, which could send these...