Category: Daily Report

Laying Low Ahead of the Fed Announcement Due out Tomorrow 

Posted on September 20th, 2022

There really isn’t much more we can say today that we didn’t say yesterday.  We are not going to promote day=trading per se in these daily educational articles.  Our time duration for our option trades are typically option tht expire out 45-days on average and the patterns we look at are up to 30-days out. […]

Fed Week! Be Careful Ahead of the Fed’s Decision on Interest Rates

Posted on September 19th, 2022

This week the Federal Reserve announces its decision on what to do with interest rates. The question isn’t IF they are going to raise or not, as that is a forgone conclusion. The questions isn’t even so much as to how much they are going to raise. Most it seems are expecting another 3/4-point hike. […]

The Hunt for a Stock Market Bottom Continues

Posted on September 16th, 2022

The major indexes continued their downward slide today. The question posed to many investment pros on a major financial news network is will the market simply end up finding a place to stop the slide and bounce or do more and trade higher OR will it need to retest the recent lows? Today’s price action […]

Stocks At or Near Their 52-Week High Even in a Bear Market

Posted on September 15th, 2022

This year has been a struggle for the Bulls as many will tell you we have been in a bear market year-to-date. This doesn’t mean EVERYTHING is being sold and going down in share price. There are still a stocks that are trading at or near their 52-week highs despite the overall bearish trend for […]

Major Stock Market Averages Have their Worst Day since June of 2020

Posted on September 13th, 2022

If you want to see what a bludgeoning looks like in the stock market, as in the markets got bludgeoned today, look no further than today’s price action. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 1276-points. It’s been a long time since I saw the NASDAQ down over 4% let lone the 5.16% it was […]

How to Use Headline News to Find Option Trading Opportunity

Posted on September 12th, 2022

There are a variety of financial news networks that you can find on TV. There are what seems like an infinite number more websites that cater to those interested in what’s going on with the Stock Market. This educational piece isn’t going to recommend which ones to watch and or read. Nor are we going […]

The Stock Market was Bullish Even with the Fed Chairman’s Comments Today

Posted on September 8th, 2022

‘Until the Job is Done.’  That is what Federal Reserve Chairman Powell said as to how long they will continue to use all the tools necessary and at their disposal to fight inflation. The equities markets, which I use the SPY to represent equities in these educational articles, are continuing the bounce started yesterday. It […]

Price Volatility in the Equities Market a Wild Ride Today 

Posted on September 6th, 2022

A simple explanation of price volatility for a stock is one that hits new highs and lows or moves in a manner that isn’t necessarily in  an orderly fashion. This type of activity classifies that stock as highly volatile. A stock that trades more orderly and trades at a much more stable / consistent price […]

The Stock Market Selling Continues for a Third Day in a Row 

Posted on August 30th, 2022

The prospects of a bounce of any kind following last Friday’s sell off is nowhere to be found as the financial markets sold off for a third day in a row (Friday is included in those three days). The S&P 500 fell 1%. The Nasdaq Composite lost 1.2%. Lastly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded […]

Option Activity Helps Ascertain Directional Sentiment on Stocks

Posted on August 18th, 2022

Some people are purely stock investors, and they never touch options. Some only trade options as long-term investing drives them crazy. For those in the ‘former’ category they can still gain perspective on potential future direction for a stock based on the options activity on stocks. When looking at the Morning Reports lists one can […]