Nicole Wachs warns you to strap on your helmet this week while trading. This week the market will be rockin’ and rollin’ under two major influences: quarterly earnings plus options expiration for... more
Doc Maher reviews how his RUT condor may’ve played out. Welcome back to my series on iron condors, a handy tool for generating income in sideways markets. I began this series back in March, star... more
Mark Wolfinger provides the full scoop. What happens when you’re holding a long or short options position, and your underlying stock splits? How is your option affected? I came across this quest... more
Jeff Clark sees what may be your best shot at a cheap gold buy in 2009. Gold stocks have been taking it on the chin lately. And that's bad news for anyone who owns gold. Gold stocks often move ... more
Aaron Hoddinott evaluates short-term oil trends. Lately lots of Pinnacle members have been inquiring about oil and where we see its price going. I blogged on oil back in December 2008 with what ... more
Angelo Benedetto explains Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. If you’re one of many investors waiting nervously for inflation to kick in, then maybe you’re shopping for ways to protect your... more
Mark Wolfinger tackles this frequently asked question. TK client alsol asked this question in a recent forum thread: “What happens if one has an option contract on a stock, and then this underlyin... more
Jeff Clark spies a diamond-buy in the midst of this selling rubble.
We are approaching what I believe may be the best oil-stock buying opportunity of the year.
I know that sounds ridiculous. Af... more
Mark Wolfinger talks through these choices in a down market. Long-term investors often like to accumulate more shares on market dips, but sometimes a real bear market provides too much opportuni... more
Mark Wolfinger helps a TK client re-consider his options strategy. Have you ever felt like you’re banging your head against a wall, trying and trying to make good profits on a good-sounding optio... more
Nicole Wachs explains how One Cancel Other orders work. After my recent post on market, limit and stop orders, I got an interesting question from a TK client named Jim. (These basic types of orde... more
Jim Crimmins explains why becoming an S-corp may not be best for traders
Generally, I’m bullish on business entities. Trading under a limited or general partnership, limited liability company or... more
Jeff Clark reminds you why stock rallies are like buses: miss this one, you can always catch the next one "Act now," warns the mattress salesman on a late-night TV commercial, "before this deal go... more
Nicole Wachs talks to Leaderboard entrants on what’s working now I’m always on the lookout for new Leaderboard entrants, curious to learn how they’ve managed to catapult their performance stats to... more
Jeff Clark hunkers down in the sellers’ camp for the near-term. My Saturdays always start off the same way... I wake up a couple hours before the rest of my family, fire up the computer, and spen... more
Pinnacle Digest's Alex Smith is keeping one peeled for trouble in these markets. We’ve been consistently amazed at this market’s resilience. Despite a few days of weakness last week, the markets ... more
Nicole Wachs explains the difference between two forms of corporate financing through public markets.
Why would a company choose to issue stock to investors versus bonds? What parts of the deal ma... more
Nicole Wachs tackles the difference between these order types. What’s the difference between a stop and a limit order? What about a stop-limit, trailing stop or market order? It’s easy to get con... more