Weekend Portfolio Analysis (September 16, 2017)

Market Analysis As tensions continued to escalate this past week between North Korea and the rest of the world, U.S. stocks had another banner week. The S&P 500 conquered 2,500 while recording its largest weekly gain since January and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also recorded a new all-time high. News that an outline of…

Continue Reading →

Weekend Portfolio Analysis (September 3, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks finished higher for the second week in a row despite some midweek volatility surrounding North Korea’s missile launch over northern Japan. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose less than expected, adding only 156,000 new jobs versus estimate for a 180,000 rise. History shows that August is traditionally one of the slowest months of the…

Continue Reading →

Weekend Portfolio Analysis (December 5, 2015)

Market Conditions Volatility returned to the stock market briefly this past week as the VIX rallied to 19.35 on Thursday. Economic data was released all through the week, but the main drivers of the market activity were… you guessed it… economic stimulus and interest rates. Thursday morning, Mario Draghi announced that the ECB would expand…

Continue Reading →

Weekly Credit Spread Strategy

I am frequently emailed by readers with questions regarding specific trades, my trading methodology, etc. In the past couple of weeks, I have received several emails regarding the weekly credit spread strategy that I have employed. It became apparent to me that the level of interest (and confusion) about how I trade this strategy warrants…

Continue Reading →

Two Trades for April 13, 2015

Today I entered two new trades, a credit put spread in SPX and an earnings trades in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). In the Weekend Portfolio Analysis I indicated that I would be looking at several earnings trades this week. JNJ reports earnings before the bell tomorrow morning and offered favorable risk/reward potential. Just sold a…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 3