Eric Hale – OptionsANIMAL
An Accredited Education
1-888-297-9165

The OptionsANIMAL Blog

Content created by the OptionsANIMAL Instructors

Six Ways to Trade a $420 Buyout on Tesla (TSLA)

By Eric Hale / August 8, 2018

Let’s suppose for a moment that Elon Musk is serious about a Tesla buyout at $420, how could you trade it? 1) Long Stock The first and most obvious approach for most traders is to buy shares. As of this writing, the stock is trading at $373.70. That gives you […]

Read More

The Anatomy of a Short Squeeze – Tesla (TSLA)

By Eric Hale / June 15, 2018

Last Christmas, my wife and I received a full case of fresh Florida oranges as a gift from my parents. You can only eat so many delicious orbs of citrus goodness. With a dozen or so fresh oranges left, we broke out the juicer and squeezed them into a sweet […]

Read More

Implied Volatility – Important Component to Options Pricing and Tool for Sentimental Analysis  

By Eric Hale / April 29, 2018

Implied Volatility is metaphorically like an onion. There’s a lot of layers. Once you peel a layer, there’s another one. Let’s start with the basics. The rest of the details come with more experience and understanding. Simply stated, Implied Volatility is the risk component in option pricing. Let’s take an example […]

Read More

Trading the VIX – CBOE Volatility Index and XIV ETF

By Eric Hale / February 8, 2018

If you really understood the VIX you would not trade it. On top of all the risks, which are frightening, it can be easily manipulated. You – and I mean YOU – can move the VIX with as little as $50. Only two kinds of people make money on the […]

Read More

OptionsANIMAL Raises Target Price for Apple (AAPL) to $190.75 and Expects Implied Volatility to Rise – Pleasant Grove, UT

By Eric Hale / December 8, 2017

OptionsANIMAL Raises Target Price for Apple (AAPL) to $190.75 and Expects Implied Volatility to Rise – Pleasant Grove, UT Despite technical warning signals, Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares still have some room for growth.  Volatility behavior indicates there may be opportunities for options traders. OptionsANIMAL’s proprietary approach to trading begins by […]

Read More
Stock with Options Seatbelt (Large)

Buckle-Up! Why Your Stocks Need The Safety of Options

By Eric Hale / April 15, 2016

When I tell people that I trade options, I often get the same response: options are risky. Frankly, options are the opposite of risky – when they are used properly – they give traders the ability to limit risk and also increase their odds of winning. You wouldn’t drive your […]

Read More
Bull Picture: End of the Bull Market (Medium 1)

The End Of The Bull Market?

By Eric Hale / January 8, 2016

There has been no doubt that since March of 2009, the market has been in a consistent uptrend. This has been driven, in large part, by the Federal Open Market Committee’s quantitative easing (QE) through various mechanisms, including maintaining the Effective Federal Funds Rate at near zero – Zero Interest […]

Read More
Apple on White Background: Aapl's Wild Move

AAPL’s Wild Move into the Close on Friday March 20

By Eric Hale / March 21, 2015

What the heck happened to AAPL in the last few minutes of trading on Friday? If you were watching AAPL at the close on Friday, March 20, 2015, you would have noticed that there was a neck-breaking snap in direction. The stock was chugging along sideways and then, at exactly […]

Read More
partial gridlock washington good for market

Looming Partial Gridlock in Washington – Good for the Market

By Eric Hale / October 13, 2014

The market can be fickle. Some days, there are “hurricanes” of bad news and the market seems to chug along. Other days, a whisper of a wind seems to send the market into turmoil. What is moving the market today is most likely due to investor fears around weakness in […]

Read More
the Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Bull Call Spread

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Bull Call Spread

By Eric Hale / October 1, 2014

A lot of options traders have a common path when it comes to their understanding of options strategies. The first trade that they will typically do is a long call. The long call gives them the potential to make a lot of money with a relatively small amount of risk. […]

Read More

Join 500,000+ Investors

Get the latest class invites delivered straight to your inbox.

Scroll to Top