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Is there a "safe" Implied Volatility (IV)?

TK All-Star posted on 03/18/10 at 10:27 AM

Mark Wolfinger answers a client's question from his webinar on covered call writing. Is there a "safe" level of implied volatility (IV) when trading options? The IV (implied volatility) of an o... more

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Is Tech in Play this Week?

TK All-Star posted on 03/16/10 at 12:40 PM

    Rob Smith features BMC, CSC, HK, MLM, PWR. Happy Trading, Robert Franklin Smith Founder, SmithsintheBlack.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Rob Smith holds ... more

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ERJ, HAL, INTC, PWRD in Motion

TK All-Star posted on 03/15/10 at 02:27 PM

Quint Tatro still has these on his radar. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro exited INTC and went long PWRD. After th... more

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Options Movers: C, VLO, AIG, STI, MSFT, ZION

TK All-Star posted on 03/12/10 at 09:42 AM

Fred Ruffy finds emerging options trends in the latest trading session. Unusual Volume Movers Citi (C) saw 5X average daily trading volume Wednesday, with 1.8 million contracts traded and call ... more

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VIDEO: 4 Bullish Longs: ERJ, HAL, INTC, PWRD

TK All-Star posted on 03/09/10 at 12:01 PM

Quint Tatro is eyeing these 4 buys this week. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro is long INTC. Options involve risk an... more

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5 Snortin' Bull Stocks: FFIV, SNBC, WFR, TMX, EMC

TK All-Star posted on 03/09/10 at 12:00 PM

Rob Smith zeroes in on 5 potential longs. Happy Trading, Robert Franklin Smith Founder, SmithsintheBlack.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Rob Smith holds no positions in ... more

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Dodging a naked position in covered calls

TK All-Star posted on 03/05/10 at 05:19 PM

Mark Wolfinger answers a client's question about balancing a covered call with an open trailing stop order. Here's an interesting question Janosik posed in the forums: "I'm guessing I can't writ... more

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Combining calendars with collars

TK All-Star posted on 03/02/10 at 12:39 PM

Mark Wolfinger explains risks and rewards from an options strategy combining calendars and collars. Thanks for the great turnout during my last webinar, Covered Calls From a Different Perspectiv... more

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Make Money Where Warren Buffett Couldn't

TK All-Star posted on 03/01/10 at 06:10 PM

Jeff Clark explains why airlines may be shaping up as a sell I'm not sure what is worse, traveling on an airline or operating one. There is nothing enjoyable about flying. You have to get to th... more

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What's the best straddle adjustment?

TK All-Star posted on 02/26/10 at 11:21 AM

Mark Wolfinger weighs how to tweak a straddle once you've put the trade on.   Once you've bought a straddle and the market starts to move, what's your next step? A TK client (with the excellent u... more

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Tape Talk Video: ADM, CBS, SMG

TK All-Star posted on 02/25/10 at 10:30 AM

Quint Tatro checks in with the technical set-ups he's been eyeing. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro is short CB... more

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3 More Range-Rider Plays

TK All-Star posted on 02/22/10 at 03:57 PM

Rob Smith checks out more range-bound stocks that may be poised for breakout. Happy Trading, Robert Franklin Smith Founder, SmithsintheBlack.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disc... more

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3 Tempting Charts (Video): ADM, DLM, PDLI

TK All-Star posted on 02/22/10 at 03:56 PM

Quint Tatro shares the technical set-ups he's following this week. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro holds no pos... more

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Follow these 4 market hammers

TK All-Star posted on 02/19/10 at 06:41 PM

Quint Tatro examines 4 big-cap stocks to see where they may lead the broader trend next. The first few days of 2010 continued 4Q09's hot streak, giving many investors a giddy feeling about thei... more

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Tip-toeing into stock trading

TK All-Star posted on 02/18/10 at 01:02 PM

Mark Wolfinger provides some pointers to a newbie ready to get started right.  Recently I read a post from TK client Timber, telling an all-too-common tale of the new stock trader. In a nutshel... more

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3 Range-Bound Stock Plays

TK All-Star posted on 02/17/10 at 10:20 AM

Rob Franklin Smith reviews 3 range-bound stocks that may be poised for breakout. As we've been experiencing somewhat of a trading range since the extreme weakness at the end of January, here a... more

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2 Shorts and a Long: 3min VIDEO

TK All-Star posted on 02/16/10 at 05:38 PM

Quint Tatro hones in on 3 promising technical set-ups. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro holds no positions in the s... more

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Fine-tuning your calendar: Part 2

TK All-Star posted on 02/12/10 at 02:13 PM

Jonathan "Doc" Maher shows you how to adjust a live calendar trade, in a 2-part series. Entering your trade correctly is only half the battle; it's often smart trade adjustments and the right ex... more

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2 Killer Yield Plays

TK All-Star posted on 02/10/10 at 12:15 PM

Rob Franklin Smith zeroes in on 2 long-term yield buys. Hi, everybody! The recent market weakness has brought two of my favorite longer-term plays to the forefront. As the prices drop, the divi... more

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Recession-Ready Stock Picks

TK All-Star posted on 02/09/10 at 09:59 AM

Alan Brochstein screens for low-debt, low-valuation stocks poised to ride this sideways market  As the past fews weeks have shown, this market no longer allows stocks to go up indiscriminately. W... more

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