TK All-Star’s Blog posts

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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4 Juicy Technical Shorts: 2min Video

TK All-Star posted on 02/08/10 at 01:37 PM

Quint Tatro checks in with 4 technical setups he's tracking closely. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro holds no posit... more

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Fine-tuning your calendar: Part 1

TK All-Star posted on 02/05/10 at 01:29 PM

Jonathan "Doc" Maher shows you how to adjust a live calendar trade, in a 2-part series. It's not just important to tee up your trades correctly; often the real difference is made by successfully... more

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Newest All-Star: Jeff Augen!

TK All-Star posted on 02/04/10 at 10:24 AM

Nicole Wachs introduces Jeff Augen, the latest All-Star on the TradeKing team. We're on a roll these days, beefing up our TradeKing All-Star commentary. In addition to latest All-Stars, Rob Smith... more

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Tickerville Video: This Week's 2Min Tape Talk

TK All-Star posted on 02/02/10 at 04:41 PM

Quint Tatro walks through 4 promising technical setups. Regards, Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Star Commentator Disclosure: Quint Tatro holds no p... more

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Birds of a Feather (Stocks)

TK All-Star posted on 02/02/10 at 10:04 AM

Rob Franklin Smith spots 3 interesting sells in the energy sector. If you read my blog last week, you'll recall I was looking for a decline in some momentum names. That plan worked very well, s... more

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Options Movers: MSFT, QCOM, AMZN, USU, MOT, DE, AAPL

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

Fred Ruffy finds emerging options trends in the latest trading session. Unusual Volume Movers Microsoft (MSFT) is seeing 3X average daily trading volume, with 417,000 contracts traded and call... more

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Tickerville Weekly Charts Recap

TK All-Star posted on 01/26/10 at 04:05 PM

Quint Tatro sees sell opportunities in ADM, BR and WAT. Until next time! Quint Tatro Founder, Tickerville.com TradeKing All-Stars Commentator Any strategies discussed and examples u... more

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The Death of Momentum

TK All-Star posted on 01/26/10 at 02:47 PM

Rob Franklin Smith charts 3 stocks where profit-taking may be in order. In the aftermath of last week's sell off, we may finally be witnessing the end of runs in some momentum names. The early... more

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High-Quality Dividend Paying Stocks

TK All-Star posted on 01/26/10 at 09:44 AM

Alan Brochstein screens for dividend-payers with staying power   For the last few years I've screened to identify companies that pay sustainable dividends in excess of the market, that are also ... more

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Double your calendar fun

TK All-Star posted on 01/21/10 at 09:18 AM

Jonathan "Doc" Maher dives into double calendars in this advanced series. Back to calendar spreads, folks. So far in this series we've looked at two popular flavors of calendars, "straight" and "d... more

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Finding '09 Laggard Stocks

TK All-Star posted on 01/19/10 at 12:25 PM

Alan Brochstein looks for value stocks to bounce back. I try to be a bit contrarian in my approach to stock-picking. You may recall my post from November, Hunting for Turkey (Stocks), in which I l... more

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Options Movers: MED, EK, MSFT, INTC, BIDU, CBY

TK All-Star posted on 01/15/10 at 09:07 AM

Fred Ruffy finds emerging options trends in the latest trading session. Unusual Options Volume Movers Real-time at WhatsTrading.com Microsoft (MSFT) is seeing 2X average trading volume, with 193,... more

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What drives options exercise?

TK All-Star posted on 01/13/10 at 03:04 PM

Mark Wolfinger corrects a common misconception among new options sellers Recently I came across a forum thread discussing a very common, very tempting trap that many novices fall into. Imagine the... more

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Making your calendar spread directional

TK All-Star posted on 01/12/10 at 03:54 PM

Jonathan "Doc" Maher explains a handy spin on the calendar trade. Lately I've been blogging about calendar spreads as a market-neutral trade - that is, a trade that works best when the unde... more

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4 Technical Swing Trading Ideas

TK All-Star posted on 01/11/10 at 04:34 PM

Rob Franklin Smith serves up 4 interesting charts for swing traders. As this is my first post, allow me to start with stating what an honor it is to be able to write for y'all. I pride myself o... more

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Can time decay kill this position?

TK All-Star posted on 01/08/10 at 04:04 PM

Mark Wolfinger addresses a trader's worry about time decay on a long ITM call I came across an interesting question in the forums from TK client tampajake: is time decay likely to torpedo the pri... more

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Optimizing a straddle

TK All-Star posted on 01/05/10 at 10:11 AM

Doc Maher checks out captaincranky's JBL straddle TK client captaincranky entered a 17.50 March straddle on JBL recently and asked us All-Stars what we'd suggest to optimize his trade. Here ar... more

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