TK All-Star’s Blog posts

Can you bear to sell your losers?

TK All-Star posted on 05/11/10 at 04:44 PM

Mark Wolfinger underlines the importance of letting those dogs go. I was checking out the TK forums lately and came across a stray comment that has nagged me ever since I read it. A trader re... more

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5 Cash-Rich Value Stocks

TK All-Star posted on 05/10/10 at 11:45 AM

Alan Brochstein shares a strategy for picking value stocks with high inside ownership In early February, the last time the market dipped, I took a look at value stocks as I discussed “Recession-R... more

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Options Movers: AMR, CX, ADM

TK All-Star posted on 05/07/10 at 04:57 PM

Fred Ruffy reports on options trends from the latest trading session. Bullish Options Flow AMR is seeing action in August calls Friday. Shares are up 1 cent to $6.76 and it appears that 74 ce... more

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Have YOU opened the kimono?

TK All-Star posted on 05/05/10 at 08:41 AM

Mark Wolfinger enters the debate on opening your portfolio and trades to public view. After checking out Mobywhite's forum post Why don't you show your portfolio?, I had quite a few thoughts on ... more

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Options Movers: C, AA, DRYS, HOG, DIS, TGT

TK All-Star posted on 05/03/10 at 08:16 AM

Fred Ruffy finds emerging options trends in the latest trading session. Unusual Options Volume Movers British Petroleum (BP) options volume is running 14X the usual, with 221,000 contracts tra... more

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3 "Primal Forces" Behind Options Prices

TK All-Star posted on 04/28/10 at 04:36 PM

Dan Passarelli explains the 3 drivers behind most options price movement In an attempt to understand the complexities of the world they observed, ancient Babylonian philosophers considered all ... more

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4 Stealth Bullish Picks

TK All-Star posted on 04/27/10 at 09:42 AM

Quint Tatro reveals 4 stocks he thinks are ready for long-side breakout. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro is currently... more

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7 Stocks Marching Higher

TK All-Star posted on 04/26/10 at 01:16 PM

Rob Smith reviews 7 stocks with apparently strong upward movement in channel patterns. Hello Tradekingers! This market just doesn't want to go down. As I pointed out previously, there are many n... more

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Newbie Tips on Call Options

TK All-Star posted on 04/23/10 at 12:37 PM

Mark Wolfinger discusses ways to trade smarter using call options. TK client Honest Mike outlined an interesting hypothetical in the forums lately. It's worth reading the whole setup, then cons... more

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3 Shooting Stars to Short

TK All-Star posted on 04/20/10 at 09:38 AM

Rob Smith watches 3 shooting-star patterns for possible shorts. Greetings, TradeKingers! After last Friday's sell off, the weekly charts are in bit of a pickle. Let's begin with a chart of the ... more

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3 Trend Bellwether Stocks

TK All-Star posted on 04/19/10 at 11:15 AM

Quint Tatro singles out 3 stocks likely to signal the market's next move. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro is no... more

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Equivalent Options Position: Homework Answers!

TK All-Star posted on 04/19/10 at 09:52 AM

Mark Wolfinger provides the answer key for questions raised during his 4/13 webinar. Thanks to everybody who attended my webinar this week, Equivalent Options Positions. During that session I ... more

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5 Bullish Channel Plays

TK All-Star posted on 04/14/10 at 03:43 PM

Rob Smith shares stocks that could break upwards from technical channels. Hello, Tradekingers! It's been a few weeks since I posted due to spring break and all, but I'm back! One thing is fo... more

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Bulls under the Radar: NYT, HAL, ENTG, COGT

TK All-Star posted on 04/13/10 at 09:32 AM

Quint Tatro singles out longs the broader market hasn't noticed yet. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro is long COG... more

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Options Movers: C, AA, DRYS, HOG, DIS, TGT

TK All-Star posted on 04/12/10 at 08:15 AM

Fred Ruffy finds emerging options trends in the latest trading session. Unusual Options Volume Movers Alcoa (AA) options volume is running 2X the usual Friday, with 139,000 contracts traded and... more

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A Rare Trading Signal from the Volatility Index

TK All-Star posted on 04/09/10 at 08:13 AM

Jeff Clark sees the VIX signaling sharp declines in stocks soon. Traders witnessed a rare event on Tuesday. For only the fourth time in two years, the Volatility Index traded below its lower B... more

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Another angle on options and dividends

TK All-Star posted on 04/06/10 at 10:14 AM

Mark Wolfinger expands on a recent Options Guy post on options and dividends. I was reading Brian Overby's latest post What's up with Options and Dividends? and I wanted to expand on one poin... more

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How could an OTM option still get you assigned?

TK All-Star posted on 04/05/10 at 07:53 AM

Mark Wolfinger explains how surprise-assignments can (and do) happen. TK client JS4Dividends had an unpleasant surprise that hits all options traders at some point or another: an option that ap... more

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How do stock splits affect options holders?

TK All-Star posted on 03/30/10 at 04:11 PM

Mark Wolfinger delves into some very confusing territory. In a recent forum post, TK client AlaskanKnight asked for help understanding how stock splits affect option holders, such as AK. Turns ... more

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Options Movers: C, TLB, WFR, UBS, EMC, IOC

TK All-Star posted on 03/29/10 at 09:38 PM

Fred Ruffy finds emerging options trends in the latest trading session. Unusual Volume Movers Talbot's (TLB) options volume is running 3X the usual, with 50,000 traded and call volume represent... more

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