Take Advantage of the New Bull Market…in Volatility!

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Bull Market in Volatility   Another bull market is upon us…this time in volatility. The IV rank graph below shows just how high volatility is at the moment in comparison to the last 10 years. Typically, when the IV graph is shaded pale green or higher, options selling strategies become far more appealing. But when we see… Read more »

A Potential Earnings Play in Disney (DIS)

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. Disney (DIS) is due to announce after the close next Wednesday. So, as always, let’s go through the exercise… Read more »

My Favorite Trading Tool When Setting up a Trade

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. One of my favorite trading tools as a statistically based trader is the Expected Move, also known as the Expected Range.… Read more »

Another Bearish Trade to Hopefully Pad the Coffers

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It amazes me how many people, some professional options traders included, run from challenging markets. The beauty of options is that we have the ability to make money in any type of market, bull, bear or sideways.  I mean, come on, it’s been an incredible environment for bear call spreads and numerous other options strategies… Read more »

A Potential Earnings Trade in CVS Health (CVS)

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. CVS Health (CVS) is due to announce before the open next Wednesday. So, as always, let’s go through the… Read more »

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (5/2 – 5/6)

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We are moving through the heart of earnings season with a few more of my favorite stocks due to announce next week. Pfizer (PFE) and CVS Health (CVS) will garner most of my attention with a few other considerations as well. Next week offers far fewer opportunities than this past week, but the slowdown is… Read more »