Here we are starting the second half of the year and so much has transpired. Markets are up strong, double digits or more through the end of June amid some recent turmoil. When most were expecting a slew of selling after a scorching first few months all we had were some brief bouts of fear. …Details
Today, Bob talked about the market movements of late and the jobs report. He also mentioned some recent plays and talked about strategy called selling premium.
One of the four fears of trading is the fear of missing out. Oh, the regret we feel when a trade goes away from us. I’ve felt it many times, so have you. The pain from not participating seems worse than that of getting punished on a bad trade. In options trading you can easily…Details
Although the thesis seems logical, before putting money to work, Cramer always likes to consult the charts to see if they confirm the thesis. For insights on regional banks Cramer turned to technical analysis from Bob Lang, the founder and senior strategist at Explosive Options.net. Looking at the chart of the KBW Regional Banking Index,…Details
Bob talked about the changes in the market character, volatility and what we might expect. He touched upon some recent options trading plays. Bob then introduced Alan Farley, a private trader and master technician. Alan talked about how to trade gaps and gave some great lessons about markets.
Chicken one day, feathers the next. That’s what we saw past week, and really has been the case since May 22 when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke first hinted about a potential scaling back of bond purchases, or QE. The FOMC had a meeting this past week and in the followup press conference the Chairman did…Details
Late this week I was in NYC for a couple of days attending thestreet/optionmonster conference, a wonderful collection of traders, investors, managers and analysts to help guide investors in the markets via option trading and other strategies. I was accompanied by my good friend and Realmoney Pro Contributor Tim Collins. The headliners were…Details
Earlier in the week I told you of some ways to take advantage of the great option leverage to gain an edge. The option trading focus we are discussing is on selling option premium. Don’t be afraid to use options as a tool in your investing/trading toolkit. They are powerful if used correctly. Time decay…Details
Many look at the options world as a high-risk gambling hall, not much different than Las Vegas or Atlantic City. Take your chances on a low percentage outcome where the house has a constant advantage, let the chips fall where they may. I suppose there are some with a huge risk appetite that needs to…Details
Bob chatted about the recent market activity and went over some recent plays. He took some questions and fired out some analysis of audience picks.