Wow – we had a sensational run this week after last week’s 4+% correction – and we went right to the charts and technicals during this week’s webinar to see more clearly what happened. Volatility had also been swinging up, but it managed to come down hard, creating some nice trading opportunities. Boris Schlossberg of…Details
When the markets get wobbly and stocks start to get flustered, I tend to look for the best performing names via the RSI, or the relative strength index. This indicator captures the best names on a relative price basis vs an index. While money flows from stocks during a distribution phase, not all stocks retreat…Details
During today’s webinar, we tried to make heads or tails of the crazy action in the markets, especially as volatility rises – a troublesome situation. Luckily, I was joined by financial journalist Herb Greenberg of Real Money’s Reality Check. He is an exhaustive researcher looking for the truth in companies, and he gave a great synopsis…Details
We had quite an exciting week here at Explosive Options! Bob Lang appeared live on Mad Money with Jim Cramer on Monday, August 4, and then immediately followed it up with an appearance on T3 Live with Scott Redler on Tuesday, August 5. Check out the videos below!
Before we jump into a discussion about market confidence, let’s make one thing clear: The market was not only fed liquidity by the Federal Reserve over the past 5-6 years, but it was also given a major shot of confidence. After the 2008/09 financial crisis, there was little reason to get involved with anything equity-related.…Details
As the markets have continued to climb higher, it has become increasingly uncomfortable for options traders to stay in for too long. For many, no doubt, it is safer to stay on the sidelines and avoid a major storm – though they keep asking, Where and when does the market stop climbing and correct? But…Details
During this week’s webinar, I covered everything options traders need to know about the VIX. It’s a super important indicator, so if you’re new to options trading, definitely take a listen to the webinar. I also covered futures, recent options trading plays, and what to make of the big down day on Thursday.
Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU), an Internet and mobile security provider in China, has been a Jekyll-and-Hyde stock this year, moving up sharply early in 2014 only to crash and burn. It has recently built a nice base and may have found its footing. The resistance line comes in around 101 or so. Though the stock…Details
In options trading, there is something that I call the guacamole dilemma. It centers around whether too much of a good thing is really that good. When the markets drop 2-3%, which we have seen can happen within a week’s time, is it a good time to buy that dip? If you look at the…Details
After kicking off this week’s webinar with my state of the market update and talking about some great plays, I introduced my good friend Brian Gilmartin, a strategist at Trinity Asset Management. He shared his words of wisdom around the upcoming earnings season and the best play ideas and gave a great synopsis of what…Details