Articles tagged with "bullish"

Long Collar – Free Trade Idea

OPPORTUNITY There is an attractive long collar trade in Twitter (TWTR). Currently it is trading for $18.48. CHARACTERISTICS There is a 61.3% chance the stock will close above 17.50 on 03-24-2017, and you will earn your target return of $237.95. There is a 68.0% chance the stock will close above 16.89 on 03-24-2017, and you […]

Don’t Forget About Put Options When Getting Long

The stock market is often compared to the casino. All too many times, some traders have found themselves wildly speculating about a potential stock or move in the broader market. This speculation essentially boils down to a bet on whether stocks will go up or go down. When it comes to the options market, there […]

Long Straddle – Free Trade Idea

OPPORTUNITY There is an attractive long straddle trade in Cisco Systems (CSCO). Currently it is trading for $30.51. CHARACTERISTICS There is a 61.8% chance the stock will close above 31.30 or below 29.71 on 02-10-2017, and you will earn your target return of $3,851.10. There is a 73.5% chance the stock will close above 31.04 […]

Protect and Profit: How a Collar Trade Can Do Both

Like the long straddle trade – which involves traders purchasing both a call and a put on the same security, at the same strike price on the same expiration date anticipating a high-volatility event – the collar trade is often overlooked. The long collar trade – which involves owning a chunk of stock, selling calls […]

Cash Secured Put – Free Trade Idea

OPPORTUNITY There is an attractive cash secured put trade in Go Pro (GRPO). Currently it is trading for $9.18. CHARACTERISTICS There is a 72.7% chance the stock will close above 8.00 on 02-10-2017, and you will earn your target return of $171.15. There is a 77.3% chance the stock will close above 7.71 on 02-10-2017, […]

Can’t Decide, Long or Short? Saddle Up for a Straddle Trade

We’ve all been there. We have a feeling the market or a particular stock is going to make a big move, but we can make a viable case for each direction. The stock market is overbought, so a pullback seems reasonable. That said, what catalyst will stop the indices from powering higher? How about when […]

Covered Call – Free Trade Idea

OPPORTUNITY There is an attractive covered call trade in Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Currently it is trading for $10.61. CHARACTERISTICS There is a 70.4% chance the stock will close above 9.50 on 02-03-2017, and you will earn your target return of $141.90. There is a 75.0% chance the stock will close above 9.21 on 02-03-2017, […]

Picking Your Perfect Trade Is Easier Than You Think

Picking Your Perfect Trade Is Easier Than You Think Earlier this month, we looked at how important it is for an investor to zoom out, in order to zoom in when it comes to trading. Meaning that in order to find the best trade for a given bias, it would be most prudent to first […]

Down the Rabbit Hole With Options: Searching for Profits

Imagine this: You’re either long or looking to get long equities and in order to lower your cost basis, collect some income and limit your downside risk to a certain extent, you plan to sell calls against your stock position. But instead of pulling up the nearest options chain and picking a random strike price, […]

How Bullish Traders Can Use Probabilities to Maximize Return

Do you ever find yourself in the situation where, you have a lot of conviction that the stock market, or at least a particular industry or sector, will make a notable move to the upside? Timing these moves can be difficult and even when traders are able to do so, buying the physical stock may […]

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