Call & Put Option Buys

The recent decade-long-plus highs in technology stocks have left out some old standbys that need to tweak and reinvent their business plan. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has dropped from highs near $50 in 2011 to trade at the lowest levels since 2004. The three-month trading channel shown on the chart below… Read More

Traders sometimes overreact to bad news. One of the most common occurrences of this is when a company reports lower-than-expected earnings or guidance, which causes the stock to sell off sharply. If the earnings miss is isolated to that quarter, the sell-off… Read More

Traders sometimes overreact to bad news. One of the most common occurrences of this is when a company reports lower-than-expected earnings or guidance, which causes the stock to sell off sharply. If the earnings miss is isolated to that quarter, the sell-off… Read More

It’s often said that what is past is prologue, and that’s usually true when it comes to financial markets. And when we look at past performance for the markets in September, we get a gloomy sense of prologue. That’s because, historically, September is the worst-performing month of the year for… Read More