Alan Knuckman

Analyst Articles

Last month, a combination of high volatility and drastic long-term price decline made BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) a great candidate for a cash-secured put strategy. Specifically, I recommended selling to open the RIMM Aug 7 Puts at 50 cents or better. With RIMM trading… Read More

It can be especially gratifying to purchase some of the finer things in life when they are on sale. This is true for big-ticket items like cars and televisions, or for smaller, shiny things that come in those little robin’s egg blue boxes. It can also be true for deeply… Read More

“Never short a quiet market” is a trading axiom that alludes to a price bottom being formed, and you won’t find a much quieter market than gold these days. #-ad_banner-# The metal has made new higher highs to find a base near… Read More

We’re about to get paid for not buying shares of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). What’s more, there is a similar opportunity setting up right now. I recently recommended that readers sell a cash-secured put on FB in hopes that we could get into… Read More

Q2 earnings season is upon us, and earnings announcements can be catalysts for large directional moves in stocks. That makes the options straddle the perfect trading tool for the weeks ahead. This strategy involves buying both a… Read More

Q2 earnings season is upon us, and earnings announcements can be catalysts for large directional moves in stocks. That makes the options straddle the perfect trading tool for the weeks ahead. This strategy involves buying both a… Read More