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Trade Idea: How I’m Approaching Intel Earnings

Short Strangle Earnings Trade As I’ve said numerous times in the past, statistically speaking, when it comes to options strategies it doesn’t get much better than a short strangle. A short strangle is a neutral, range-bound options strategy (short call and short put) that has undefined risk and limited profit potential. Typically, a short strangle… Read more »

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (8/9 – 8/13)

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Here are the top earnings options plays for next week (8/9 to 8/13). Courtesy of Slope of Hope Of the 71 stocks above, I’ve chosen to highlight seven stocks, with highly liquid options in the table below. Earnings season is winding down so we should see less and less opportunities over the next several weeks.… Read more »

What is the Best Stock for Credit Spreads?

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I’m often asked, “What’s the best stock for credit spreads?” Admittedly, as a quant-based options trader, I’m dumbfounded by the question because it would require me to have a crystal ball, and unfortunately, my crystal ball broke decades ago. So, I can’t answer the question with any accuracy. However, I can tell you how to… Read more »