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Derivatives: A Survival Guide (NASDAQ)

By Greg Jensen / September 17, 2012

By Greg Jensen I would wager that before 2007 most mainstream investors had not even heard the word “derivative” other than as a dismissive description of a song or movie. During the financial crisis, however, the word was everywhere, usually with scare quotes. There were articles, seemingly every day, claiming […]

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2 catalysts could boost Arena before 2013

By Greg Jensen / September 13, 2012

After FDA approval of its obesity drug, the biotech now awaits a DEA letter and the final decision from the EMA. Pharmaceuticals continue to be a strong point for the health care sector. Since the approval of its the obesity drug Belviq, Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA -0.60%) shares have lived up […]

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Apple’s Push to $800

By Greg Jensen / March 19, 2012

Apple’s (AAPL) stock has been on fire the last couple of weeks, moving from $500 to $600.  The product release was as expected, iPad with improvements. Right? The excitement that surrounds new product release events for AAPL is historic dating back to its first release of the Macintosh.   So why does […]

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Use Options to Ease the Pain of Rising Gas Prices

By Greg Jensen / March 6, 2012

Will increased gas prices turn 2012’s bullish run into another 2011? The market continues to creep higher in 2012 in spite of news-driven headwinds. It feels refreshing, yet something feels amiss. There have been several comparisons over the past few weeks to last year’s rally. The year 2011 started off […]

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Greek Debt Default: Nominated for Best Drama

By Greg Jensen / February 28, 2012

The story of the woes in Europe has seemed like one of those awful movies that gets nominated for best picture. I am not insinuating that the Academy members pick awful movies, but rather that the storylines of many Academy Award-nominated films are not always cheerful. The hero is facing […]

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OptionsANIMAL’s Insight on Implied Volatility, Sports, Apple, and Facebook

By Greg Jensen / February 21, 2012

If you’ve been following the media this past week, you would think the only thing happening is that the New York Knicks got a new all-star caliber point guard in Jeremy Lin.  The Harvard grad, who currently, is even more popular than that other Harvard guy who is planning on […]

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Learn About Option Pricing

By Greg Jensen / February 15, 2012

By Greg Jensen OptionsANIMAL CEO and Founder The Greece situation is resolved right?  The market is headed higher right? The VIX says the market is bullish, then another shoe drops and the market drops along with it.  Trading this market can be difficult in the good times and impossible in […]

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Facebook Stock – Why it’s not another Dot-Com

By Greg Jensen / February 13, 2012

To invest or not to invest? That is the question, surrounding the news of Facebook’s upcoming IPO. The argument, of course, is reminiscent of the Dot-com IPO’s of the late 90’s and the hype involved with the Dot-com bubble.There is fear that Facebook is a new Dot-com, and that is […]

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Collar Trade with A Dynamic Twist

By Greg Jensen / February 7, 2012

By Greg Jensen OptionsANIMAL CEO & Founder If you’ve ever traded options, you’ve probably heard of the Collar Trade. The standard collar strategy is a great way to protect your investments in an unsure market. But what if you could make 25-30% more without taking on any additional risk? You […]

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Option Credit Spread Strategy: An Opportunity For Success

By Greg Jensen / February 3, 2012

By Greg Jensen Founder and CEO, OptionsANIMAL Every trade has a personality. Every trade represents an opportunity for success and an opportunity for failure. The choices you make about what, when, and how much define your success. You make those choices based on the personality of the particular trade. Options […]

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