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An Option Strategy For All Seasons

By Jodie Lane / February 2, 2016

In the heart of the hot, lazy days of summer it’s easy to imagine that the warmth will last forever, and all you will ever need are t-shirts and shorts. Bull markets are like summer days. They lull you into believing that they will last forever; that all you will […]

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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 […]

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Investing in Times of Turbulence : How Options Keep You In the Game

By Karen Smith / March 27, 2015

It should surprise no one when I confidently make the statement that someday the great bull market of the past six years will come to an end. The question we all want to know is – when? While I do not have a crystal ball providing that answer, I can […]

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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 […]

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Don’t Be Surprised!

By Jodie Lane / March 19, 2015

Every time Lucy pulls the football away from Charlie Brown, I get angry….at Charlie Brown. After all this time, shouldn’t Charlie know better? Isn’t it his fault if he is continually surprised by things that he should be able to predict? I do not like to be surprised, especially by […]

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Calendars and Diagonals

By OptionsANIMAL / March 7, 2015

2015-03-05 12.00 Calendars and Diagonals 2015-03-05-2pm_001 Presented by Jeff McAllister and Karen Smith.

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How Can Implied Volatility Affect My Trades?

By Emilu Bailes / February 25, 2015

We provide some outside-the-box classes at OptionsANIMAL for members who have come to learn about options behavior, so that they can make a nice profit in their accounts. These classes are in the educational level 8 (top of the curricula) and are labeled “Vegas Trades.” Although we spend some time […]

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my trading equities for 2015

My Trading Equities For 2015

By Emilu Bailes / January 27, 2015

We are having our annual equity plan in January here at OptionsANIMAL. When I take a look at the tracking of the equities that were named by OA staff this time last year, I found that they were ranked according to how bullishly they performed during the 2014 year. Other […]

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New Year's Market Goals: What Is Your Benchmark?

New Year’s Market Goals: What Is Your Benchmark?

By Jodie Lane / January 19, 2015

Have you noticed that as soon as we ring in a new year, the commercials on TV change? Gone are the decadent advertisements urging us to splurge on food, jewelry and cars – replaced by ads for weight watchers, gym memberships and ways to monitor our credit scores. The beginning […]

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Volatility with Jeff McAllister and Eric Hale 1-15-2015

By OptionsANIMAL / January 16, 2015

2015-01-15 12.00 Volatility 2015-01-15-2pm Presented by Jeff McAllister and Eric Hale.

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