Category: Current Events

Where Options Trader are Hanging Out the Week Ending 2023-07-21

Posted on July 21st, 2023

Options Traders should be making good money with the equities markets running as bullishly as they have been since the March 2023 low. To say we picked the low or that bottom is NOT what I am saying. If someone says they always pick the top and or bottoms of markets that is probably not […]

Tom’s Market Week in Review – May 19th, 2023

Posted on May 19th, 2023

Friday saw the end of the week for the financial markets listening in on a conference with Fed Chair Jerome Powell at the “Perspectives on Monetary Policy” panel in Washington, D.C. hosted by the central bank. All the Fed chairs are not unanimous in what they feel is the best approach in getting their target […]

Energy and Oil Sector Could be Poised for a Bullish Run

Posted on February 14th, 2023

Happy Bullish Energy and Oil Day! Wait, what?  Isn’t it Valentines Day you may be asking?  Yes it is. But it is also the start date for what I have studied and come to know as a seasonal pattern I deem the Bullish Energy and Oil Pattern. It isn’t so much a day, but rather […]

Trade Today E Newsletter July 22nd, 2022

Posted on July 22nd, 2022

Sector ETF Performance and Money Calendar Continued Let’s stick with the process brought to light to you all last week. We looked at the 1-month sector performance seeing which sector had weakness and then looked for a security with a bearish Money Calendar pattern for which we would try and find a bearish option opportunity. […]

It’s Tough to Want to Trade Ahead of the Fed

Posted on June 14th, 2022

When one gets in to options trading and even for those that have traded options for any length of time, it is tough sometimes to sit on ones hands and NOT trade. But, as the more seasoned options traders know, there are times where NOT trading is the best choice. The markets are bearish, and […]

An Approach to Earnings Season with Money Calendar 

Posted on April 22nd, 2022

We are in earnings season so what one has to manage is their expectations on Money Calendar patterns keeping the earnings date in mind. We are not advocates of holding an options trade over an earnings announcement, even a straddle has rules as my Operation Surge Strike colleague and friend Mike Wade teaches in his […]

Market Insights: Airline Stocks are Expecting Things to Soar in Coming Quarters

Posted on April 20th, 2022

What headline concerning doesn’t have some feeble attempt at a pun by using the word ‘soar’ or ‘soaring’ right? But that is what airline stock CEO’s are kind of forecasting when they speak of their companies outlook in the coming quarters which will take us through the summer. Many airline stocks have reported their 1st […]

Elon Musk Taking a 9% Stake in Twitter Helping the NASDAQ Today

Posted on April 4th, 2022

Take a look at the share price of Twitter, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWTR) today. It is up over 25% thanks to the decision of Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, to purchase 73.5 million shares of TWTR stock. That equates to a 9.2% ‘passive’ stake that he is taking in the social media company. As for the […]

The Federal Reserve to Make a Decision on Short-term Interest Rates This Week 

Posted on March 15th, 2022

Expectations of the Fed this Week There seems to be much more anticipation for this weeks Fed Meeting than in recent ones. Large in part because it is expected the Fed will raise the short-term interest rates by at least a quarter of a point. They are also expected to give an update on their […]

An Option Trade Education with the Stock Market Volatility 

Posted on February 17th, 2022

Stock Market Volatility Tensions between Russia and Ukraine remains an important story that is playing out over the financial news networks continuously. The markets have more to deal than that such as pending rate hikes due to high inflation risk. In one sense it seems the markets are pricing in the story on rate hikes, […]