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Growth Stocks On The Move, How To Capitalize

Hey traders!  This week, I wanted to highlight analysis from my friend and well-respected colleague, Mary Ellen McGonagle! She primarily focuses on stocks with a 2-week to 9-month horizon depending on market conditions. She has some great tips on how to capitalize on the current uptrend taking place! Check out her guest newsletter below to … Read more

How to Day Trade the SPX Using Butterflies

For today’s Five Star episode, I wanted to highlight what my colleague and fantastic trader, Allison Ostrander has been up to. She has been crushing it in our Simpler Options trading room, and her own Mastery service, using day trading butterflies on the SPX. I’ve loved watching what she’s doing, especially because, as you know, … Read more

AMD: Earnings in Focus

FAANG Earnings is Through: Is the FAANGover Next? We made it through FAANG Earnings Week, and saw volatile, market moving reports from the likes of Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), and Microsoft (MSFT). However, these moves, while significant, need to demonstrate follow-through for more continuation to the upside. Whether or not we will actually get that, … Read more

Amazon and Apple: An Earnings Preview

Is it Friday yet? Not so fast! There are still many market-moving events up on the calendar today. First of all, we have the post-Fed move. While we can oftentimes see massive Fed-induced market rallies, they haven’t lasted. Will today be different? There are some signs of that, but until I get follow-through, I’m not … Read more

FAANG Earnings – We’re Here!

Well, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. This week is likely to be the most volatile week of the summer. Why? Between mega-cap tech reporting earnings, Walmart lowering its quarterly and full-year profit forecast,  and the Federal Reserve 2-day meeting, one thing is for sure – it shan’t be dull! There are so many … Read more

To Fail or Not to Fail?

Index Price Action Over the course of the last month, after the last quick down move at the end of May, the indexes have continued to chop. All of this chop, while not too exciting to trade, has created a lot of consolidation. Consolidation that will, sometime soon, breakout. However, at this juncture, it’s not … Read more

Trading Tractor Supply on Earnings

Earnings Focus As we dive deeper into earnings season, it’s critical to understand the impact that individual companies, particularly the effect that crucial stocks in major sectors have on the stock market itself. Even if you’re not interested in trading options on earnings, it’s still important to have a gauge on when and where these … Read more

Bank Earnings Options Ideas

Hey 5-Star Trader, today I joined “TraderTV Live” to discuss why I was bearish on bank earnings and my thoughts on JP Morgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS). We also discuss the Energy Sector (XLE) and important levels in the overall market. Check the segment out HERE.  

State of the Market: Q2 Earnings Deep Dive Replay

Hey traders!   Thank you so much to everyone who could join me yesterday for the quarterly Earnings Deep Dive! I had a fantastic time reviewing some of my favorite options trading setups going into earnings, top tickers with high probability directional moves, favorite tools, and more. To check out the replay, click on the … Read more

Welcome to July

Happy Tuesday and happy holidays! I hope those who celebrated were able to enjoy a fun and relaxing holiday weekend with friends and family. I am so grateful that I was able to travel to Washington state to visit my family that I haven’t been able to see in quite awhile! It has been a … Read more