Q: Why’d You Make The Switch? Today I wanted to answer a question I got on my e-letter last week about bank earnings. One of our Options Gold members, Vol, wrote, “Last week you wrote about being bullish banks after bank earnings were positive. I believe the week before, you were bearish banks. Am I missing something?” To answer your question, you’re correct. I was bearish, and now I’m bullish. Let’s talk about when and why that shift occurred… 1) … Read more
How I’m adding to my Stock Portfolio With the long weekend now behind us, to open up the trading week, I’m stepping back from my normal macro analysis for this issue. I want to take some time to tell you a little more about my favorite strategy, but also the exciting new twist I’ve added to it given the current market conditions — you’ll love it. Plus, I’m including some helpful charts near the bottom and as always, trade ideas… … Read more
This Monday I had the opportunity to appear again on the podcast “How To Trade Stocks and Options” by 10minutestocktrader.com. This time I talked all about this earnings season — the “run into earnings” season, what to expect, how I normally play earnings, and what I’m looking at trade-wise. You can check out my segment below titled “Earnings Expectations and Trade Ideas”: As for trades during earnings season, what I try and look for is the 8 21 Moving Average … Read more
From tariff wars to the government shutting down to China’s economy, what kind of an impact do all these issues have on the market? What circumstances would set up a rally, if a rally is even possible? Will that rally be shorter-term or longer-term? Those are the questions I discussed alongside Steve Malzberg on “Boom Bust” today. I think that a lot of the effects that we’re going to see from all of these issues (i.e. the government shutdown) … Read more
And why you should especially care about them around earnings season. In Monday’s issue, I went through a few various sectors and identified the strength and weakness I was seeing, and demonstrated that I’d focus on these sectors in ‘if, then’ situations. Why? Because, from week to week, especially during earnings season when the market can behave like a 5 year old that’s had too many donuts, we have to do our preparation and know where to focus. In today’s … Read more
With the trading week wrapping up I joined “Boom Bust” alongside Adam Mesh to talk all about earnings… specifically how the earnings reports beat the odds (surprising investors everywhere). The big talk around the water cooler? JPMorgan crushing earnings, Boeing’s potential, and what to look for next week. Looking forward one of the major issues in the previous monthly slides was increased interest rates, but now with these big financials and banks (like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs) … Read more
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