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Today’s Trade with Davis Martin: SOXX

Today’s Trade with Davis Martin: SOXX

Today’s trade: iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) The set-up:  The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF has been hot – it was up 1.9 percent Monday and is up nearly 60 percent over the last 12 months – but just like much of what is out there in these market conditions,...
Today’s Trade with Davis Martin: Walmart

Today’s Trade with Davis Martin: Walmart

   Why I’m watching it as a long play today: Wal-Mart went in to a red freefall Friday, along with most grocers and retailers. Of all names taking the hit, WMT surprised me most due to their large market cap. Now, while it’s early, the stock is up pre-market, in...
Three Ways You Can Hedge Stock Into Earnings

Three Ways You Can Hedge Stock Into Earnings

Consider this scenario: A swing trader buys Tesla shares in January of 2017, when the stock was trading around $225 per share. Now, with the stock trading north of $310 per share, and earnings around the corner, they are wondering if there is a way to protect their...
How Options Work Around Earnings Season

How Options Work Around Earnings Season

Some traders like options during earnings season, it allows them to manage risk more effectively. However, because the market is anticipating greater volatility around an earnings announcement, the price of options get more expensive. Take a look at Twitter options...
Muddy Waters Strikes Again: Put Buyers Feast

Muddy Waters Strikes Again: Put Buyers Feast

Make no mistake about it… trading is not easy. Especially shorting stocks in one of the longest running bull markets in history. However, as stock prices rise, valuations grow more and more out of line, eventually causing demand for stocks to dry up. When will that...
Time To Sell Your Facebook Stock Ahead of Earnings?

Time To Sell Your Facebook Stock Ahead of Earnings?

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) is heading into its Q1 2017 earnings at 52-week highs. With shares trading north of $150 per share, traders are looking into the options market, for a cheaper and less risky way to play the earnings event, which is scheduled for May 3, 2017....
Option Trader Makes Cool $1M in LYB Puts

Option Trader Makes Cool $1M in LYB Puts

 LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE: LYB) shares were down just over 2.50% today, potentially due to the company indicating it might not satisfy analysts’ estimates. Moreover, the company noted it would be evaluating acquisition opportunities in its existing value...