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We have many choices when buying a new tablet or smartphone including the technology of the display itself. This is becoming a more important decision as streaming media becomes ubiquitous. In regard to the display, there are two competing technologies: AMOLED and LCD.
AMOLED technology is considered “next-generation.” Compared to conventional LCD screens, which have about 70% color reproduction accuracy, Super AMOLED screens reproduce colors that match nearly 90% of nature’s palette.
Russia has offered no shortage of headlines in 2015, and events don’t suggest any reversal to this trend in the near-term.
Indeed, the stability the entire Russian economy is being called into question with the possibility of $30/barrel crude looming on the horizon
Many, Goldman Sachs and myself included, are calling for mild winter in 2016 that only serve to exacerbate the oversupply of the commodity…
Russia has declined to send delegates to Friday’s OPEC Meeting, with pressure mounting on ...Read More
Hey, Traders from around the world! I trust you are doing sensational. What a beautiful trading season it has been. In this article, I’m covering a semi-advanced option strategy. Let’s get into it.
What: A bear put spread is a non-directional strategy involving two option legs: a call that you purchase and one that you sell. What I like about bear call spreads is it’s a limited return, limited risk strategy. It requires much less margin than selling a naked call and can be done as an ITM or ...Read More
Pfizer is the hot stock at the moment with a reverse merger with Allergan going ahead and a possible split of the combined behemoth in a couple of years’ time.
A 10% recent stock price drop has allowed Pfizer to come on the radar for a short term quick trade or even a longer term investment.
Please note, I am both a long-term deep value investor as well as a medium-term trader who utilizes the combination of both fundamental and technical analysis to form a view of every investment I make. ...Read More
Today we are going to consider an American Eagle Outfitters AEO) earnings play in slow motion. AEO is an apparel and accessories retailer. The Company offers clothing, accessories and personal care products. The Company operates under the American Eagle Outfitters and aerie by American Eagle Outfitters brands. The American Eagle Outfitters brand offers denims, pants, shorts, sweaters, fleece, outerwear, graphic t-shirts, footwear and accessories. Quite frankly, the chart is really nothing t...Read More
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The S&P e-Mini is one of my preferred trading markets. Because it is so actively traded, this market typically has excellent structure. What is structure, you might ask? It’s the areas of support and resistance that the market creates and reveals by its own actions on the chart. When a market is actively traded like the S&Ps, it is usually well-behaved and creates obvious market structure, which can then be traded. This is what makes the S&Ps such a good trading market.
Trading Market S...Read More
Despite the lack of broker approval, short option trading can be a high probability strategy
In last month’s article, we focused on the risks and challenges of short option trading, but now let’s center on the positive. The primary advantage of an option selling strategy is its ability to generate profits regardless of market direction. Further, an option seller can be wrong in regards to market direction and still make money. It is the only strategy that I’m aware of that offers such a hi...Read More
On Wednesday night, mobile payment processing company Square is expected to price its 27.0 million share IPO within a range of $11-$13, equating to total gross proceeds of $324.0 million, based on the mid-point of the proposed price range. As followers of the IPO market are keenly aware, high-profile deals – particularly from the technology sector – have been few and far between over the past several months. There will be no shortage of hype surrounding this deal, though, and the scarcity o...Read More
If you’re looking to put some high percentage option premium in your holiday gift bag, taking the opposite tack of the public in Natural Gas could be a great bet this year.
A popular notion among the public is that you buy natural gas ahead of winter. Gas prices, they reason, will have to rally once it gets cold out, right?
It sounds great but as with many things in investing, what sounds logical is often misleading folklore. The reality of it is this. Cold weather will indeed increase deman...Read More
Financial media and the financial industry pepper us with advice and recommended choices for “properly” diversifying our portfolios.
Almost without fail, this magic formula consists of a mix of stocks, bonds and cash. The more adventurous may go as far as recommending a real estate investment trust or Master Limited Partnership .
Yet, CNBC.com ran an insightful article several months back entitled “The Top 5 Mistakes Made by High Net Worth Investors”
Most telling was the #1 mistake on the li...Read More