Earnings in Focus: The Week Ahead

February 13th – February 17th Each week, I dwindle the extensive list of companies reporting earnings to focus on a much smaller list in which I look for trading opportunities. The companies that fit within my focus list must: Must trade in the options market Must have weekly options series available (if not, the earnings … Read more

Earnings in Focus – DOCS & ENPH

Enphase Energy Earnings

The Bearish Nasdaq Head & Shoulders Pattern We made it through FAANG earnings relatively unscathed. However, most often, a big move comes post-tech earnings. That move is likely coming this week into next week. Based on the bearish patterns all over the place, the path of least resistance remains to the downside. But just because … Read more

The Fed + FAANG Earnings

‘Disinflationary’ It’s finally happened, traders. Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve have used the word ‘disinflationary,’ the Fed has slowed the pace of rate hikes two meetings in a row, and the market has reacted incredibly well to earnings thus far. I anticipated a bullish move in Tesla (TSLA) and Microsoft (MSFT). These are two … Read more

I’m Back

Hi, Five Star Traders! It’s me again! I’ve been on maternity leave for the past three months, and it’s crazy because, on the one hand, it seems like everything has changed, but on the other hand…nothing has changed.  While I’m finally feeling like myself again and ready to get back in the game, at the … Read more

The Long and The Short

Story of the Week Bulls have made substantial progress across many parts of the market. This is the most aligned the bull setup has been in over a year. This ideal reversal set is now running into the minefield of megacap tech earnings with the theater of the debt ceiling in the background. This will … Read more

Watchlist: Week of Mega Cap Tech Earnings

This week, Sam Shames, VP of Options at Simpler Trading, shares his bullish and bearish sector and stock watchlists ahead of a busy week of tech earnings. Sectors To Focus LONG XLB, XLC, XLE, XLK, XBI, XME, SMH, OIH, ITB SHORT XLP, XLV ____________________________________________________ Stock Watchlist LONG: MATERIALS: CAT, XOM, HAL, SLB, FCX, NUE, VALE, X, … Read more

How Volume Profile Makes Better Entries and Targets

Kody Ashmore, the Director of Weekly Options Strategies, covers how he started using Volume Profile to make better entries and targets on his trades. Here’s what Kody covers in the video below: Discussed an actionable trade setup that can offer 10x on risk IF it plays out. Demonstrated how I have also been using Volume … Read more

Long vs Short Watchlist Ahead of CPI

This week, Sam Shames, VP of Options at Simpler Trading, shares his bullish and bearish sector and stock watchlists for the week ahead of the highly anticipated CPI report. Looking to trade the action on the CPI report? Sign up for Allison’s free webinar tonight (1/11) at 7:00pm Central to hear Allison’s actionable trade idea heading … Read more

Thursday CPI Report

Allison Ostrander reviews how she has traded the CPI and other volatile data throughout the last year and this week, as CPI is coming out on Thursday. Allison will introduce a new strategy she’s been using that has a smaller risk tolerance but still allows for great profit potential. For actionable trade ideas heading into … Read more

Bulls Need a Squeeze

Story of the Week Not much change from last week to this week. A bit less coverage this week given the holidays. We will be back to full coverage with next week’s report. Holidays are over and the charts look similar to the previous two weeks as we enter 2023. The stage remains the similar … Read more