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Options Recap - 9/16/09

TK All-Star posted on 09/17/09 at 10:43 AM

Fred Ruffy recaps emerging trends from the latest trading session. Market Sentiment Stocks were trading broadly higher late Wednesday. The stage was set for steady trading in the US after markets... more

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Stock up, but option’s down?

TK All-Star posted on 09/16/09 at 10:54 AM

Mark Wolfinger explains one trader’s conundrum.  Whenever you see something in the options market that defies explanation, it usually signals you’re missing a piece of the puzzle. Case in point: ... more

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Tires, chicken, and US-China trade

TK All-Star posted on 09/15/09 at 12:13 PM

Nicole Wachs explores the potentially explosive US-China tariff fight Financial press was chock-full of headlines Monday about a simmering trade fight between the U.S. and China and its potential... more


Blame options buyers, not market makers

TK All-Star posted on 09/14/09 at 01:48 PM

Mark Wolfinger corrects a misconception about what drives up options prices. I like digging into the discussions on the TradeKing forums, but every once in a while I stumble on a misconception th... more

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Hot Buys in the Citi (C)?

TK All-Star posted on 09/11/09 at 09:17 AM

Mark Wolfinger offers pointers to a trader mulling a bullish Citi strategy. My rookie series continues today with a forum thread post from DClark1. This trader was intrigued by a recent run-up in... more

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Options Recap – 9/9/09

TK All-Star posted on 09/10/09 at 08:54 AM

Fred Ruffy recaps emerging trends from the latest trading session. Market Sentiment Stocks are holding modest gains in a relatively uneventful market Wednesday. After a 56-point gain Tuesday, the... more

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The Stock Repair Strategy

TK All-Star posted on 09/08/09 at 02:22 PM

Dan Passarelli outlines a useful strategy to combat falling stock losses. The Stock Repair Strategy After the beating most stocks took last fall and winter, a lot stocks seem to be staging their... more

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Call assigned or buy-to-close?

TK All-Star posted on 09/04/09 at 03:04 PM

Mark Wolfinger helps resolve one trader’s exit dilemma If your covered call sale gets in danger of being assigned, what’s your next move? Should you let yourself get assigned at a small profit, o... more


Options Recap – 9/3/09

TK All-Star posted on 09/03/09 at 04:40 PM

Fred Ruffy recaps emerging trends from the latest trading session. Market Sentiment Stocks are holding modest gains in a day of relatively quiet market action Thursday. Stock index futures edged... more

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Iron Condors: Weighing Odds of Success

TK All-Star posted on 09/02/09 at 09:46 AM

Doc Maher continues his advanced series on ICs.  Welcome yet again to my series on iron condors. In my last post I started to talk about the probability and odds of an iron condor’s success. This... more

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Options Recap

TK All-Star posted on 09/01/09 at 10:58 AM

Fred Ruffy recaps emerging trends from the latest trading session. Sentiment The major averages slipped Monday morning amid concerns about weakness in China and cautious trading ahead of key eco... more

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Should I Buy Stock X?

TK All-Star posted on 08/31/09 at 09:09 AM

It’s the classic conundrum: if you want to get started investing, your first thought is usually, “Okay, which stock should I buy?” But smart investing requires a little more homework than this. Whe... more

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Fred Ruffy of WhatsTrading Joins TK All-Stars

TK All-Star posted on 08/27/09 at 10:52 AM

Nicole Wachs announces even more All-Stars bench strength We’re super-excited to introduce Frederic Ruffy as the latest member of the TradeKing All-Stars crew. Fred is the Senior Options Strate... more

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Don’t Forget About Gold

TK All-Star posted on 08/26/09 at 09:30 AM

Pinnacle Digest’s Alex Smith explains why he’s still a goldbug.    First, let’s recap recent economic and market activity: Stocks rebounded, erasing just about all of last week's losses and risi... more


What’s up with oil vs. natural gas?

TK All-Star posted on 08/24/09 at 02:08 PM

Nicole Wachs explores why oil is up and natural gas tanking. Here’s today’s burning question: why are oil prices and related stocks climbing while natural gas drops like a rock? As CNBC reported ... more

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Dan Passarelli / Markettaker Joins TK All-Stars

TK All-Star posted on 08/24/09 at 11:08 AM

Nicole Wachs welcomes a Greeks specialist to the All-Star team Got another All-Star to welcome to the TradeKing team today, folks: Greeks specialist and all-around options market watcher Dan Pass... more

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More pointers for options newbies

TK All-Star posted on 08/20/09 at 11:05 AM

Mark Wolfinger helps start another options rookie off right. I’m on a roll in this blog lately, helping would-be options traders get started on the right foot. My recent posts How do options real... more

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Yes, Manuf. IS on a Comeback

TK All-Star posted on 08/18/09 at 11:33 AM

Pinnacle Digest’s Alex Smith responds to a reader’s critique.   My post Have we turned the corner? prompted TK client Persia to write a detailed (and heated) critique of my belief that global man... more


The Dangers of Wall St.'s Garbage

TK All-Star posted on 08/17/09 at 09:17 AM

Jeff Clark questions a market comeback fueled by speculative junk. When garbage floats to the surface, it's time to get out of the water. That was the warning from a manager at the Caribbean re... more

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How wide should your Iron Condor be?

TK All-Star posted on 08/12/09 at 09:39 AM

Doc Maher continues his advanced series on ICs. Welcome back to my series on iron condors. We’ve covered lots of ground already. In part 1, Credit Spreads on the Russell 2000 index (RUT), we expl... more

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