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
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
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
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
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
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
Doc Maher takes a closer look at IV's impact on calendar spreads. Last
time in Calendars and the “Big 3” Option Factors, I talked about IV's impact on calendar spreads. You will remember that ri... more
Happy holidays, everyone. TK client (and options rookie) captaincranky entered a 17.50 March straddle on JBL
recently and wondered what the All-Stars and Trader Network folks would
suggest to man... more
Mark Wolfinger explains how to pick the size of your next covered call sale. In one of my recent posts, Get smart on covered calls, I offered tips for optimizing the effectiveness of your covered... more
Mark Wolfinger answers a newbie option trader's questions.
Say you bought your first option contract, a long call. How do you exit the trade? Are you REQUIRED to exercise the option? I came acro... more
Brian Overby welcomes our latest All-Star commentator. While Nicole’s out on maternity leave, it’s my pleasure to introduce our latest new All-Star commentator, Quint Tatro of Tickerville.com. Qu... more
Fred Ruffy finds emerging options trends in the latest trading session. Unusual Options Volume Movers Research In Motion (RIMM) saw 3X average daily trading volume, with 496,000 contracts traded... more
Brian Overby welcomes our latest All-Star commentator.
As Nicole’s pinch-hitter while she’s on maternity leave, I’m excited to announce our latest All-Star commentator, Rob Franklin Smith!
Rob ... more
Mark Wolfinger offers tips for optimizing your covered call strategy. Recently I came across this forum thread in which TK client Horseyonz shares a plan to get started trading options. Horseyonz... more
Alan Brochstein takes a closer look at utility stocks At a time when everyone seems focused on yield, one sector I think makes sense is Utilities. The sector has lagged the market this year, incr... more