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Bottom Fishing in Energy

OPTIONS

Energy prices have been on a wild ride in the past year, pulled between efforts by OPEC to cut production and by the resurgence in US production…

Helmerich & Payne: "No Payne, No Gain"

OPTIONS Tickers: HP

Top oil rig contractor Helmerich & Payne (HP) reports quarterly earnings Thursday morning, and I’m not expecting an immediate gusher, explains…

Options Expert Eyes Iron Condor Trade

OPTIONS Tickers: SPY

I am going with a conservative trade in our Iron Condor portfolio, notes technical expert Andy Crowder in Options Advantage, an…

A Cabot Primer: How to Write Covered Calls

OPTIONS Tickers: KO

Writing covered calls is a great way to boost your yield on stocks you already own, and involves a lot less risk than most investors think, explains…

Kroger: Stay Put with Put Positions

OPTIONS Tickers: KR

Our put position Kroger (KR) continued to drop as the stock moved higher, explains Linda McDonough, editor of the specialized…

Bear Call Spread for QQQ

OPTIONS Tickers: QQQ

It’s time to add another PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) trade to the portfolio. We locked in a nice 15.6% gain in our QQQ trade yesterday and now…

Options Play on ACI Worldwide

OPTIONS Tickers: ACIW

ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW) is in the forefront of growing demand by merchants to receive payments from customers in real time, suggests Mark…

What to Do Now?

OPTIONS Tickers: SPX, RUT, VIX, BA, CELG

In sideways trending markets, Kerry Given, PhD suggests you choose stocks with a sideways price pattern and reasonably high levels…