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Tuesday May 11th Market – Day after the huge Run UP !!!

By OptionsANIMAL / May 11, 2010

When I think about why the market moves I remember a “catchy” little phrase. Fundamental’s trump Technical’s, BUT Sentiment trumps ALL !!! I would expect the market to give back some of yesterday’s gains. It probably should not slide down a couple hundred points because the fundamentals do not call […]

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Learn the tools to protect your portfolio, Part 2

By Jeff McAllister / May 5, 2010

Trading Options by using “The Covered Call” strategy In this post, I will discuss the second element of a collar trade – the covered call (often called the buy-write). Stock ownership can be a very profitable approach to long-term investing. All you have to do is pick a stock with […]

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Learn the tools to protect your portfolio, Part 1

By Jeff McAllister / May 3, 2010

How can I diversify and protect my portfolio? I’m often asked, “How should I go about protecting my assets? Should I diversify across asset classes? Should I allocate large portions of my assets into annuities or insurance products?” With so much uncertainty in these times as we struggle to revive […]

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Market Expert Interview – OptionsANIMAL introduces 2 New Experts to our community

By OptionsANIMAL / April 26, 2010

FRIDAY Market Expert Interview – OptionsANIMAL introduces 2 New Experts to our community The Friday Market Expert Interview is where we are going to interview Experts from around the Stock Market and Options Industry. This gives us, as investors, a look at what is happening in the industry and what […]

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“You cannot go broke taking a profit.”

By Eric Hale / April 26, 2010

Remember this quote: “You cannot go broke taking a profit.” When is your primary exit not your primary exit?When you consider the annualized rate of return. Last Thursday, I posted a JCG Bull Put MAY 45/47.50 as an Options Animal Plus Trade. Max Risk: $1.48 Max. Profit: $1.02. My primary […]

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UAUA, CAL, LCC, AMR, DAL – who wants to merge with whom?

By Jeff McAllister / April 23, 2010

A sign of health returning to the economy, and most notably to us in the markets, is the resurgence of mergers and acquisitions. You’ve probably been hearing a lot about them lately. Microsoft (ticker: MSFT)looking for companies to acquire, Google (GOOG) reportedly about to “buy up stuff” and most recently […]

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Market Expert Interview – Marty Kearney CBOE Instructor

By OptionsANIMAL / April 16, 2010

The Friday Market Expert Interview is where we are going to interview Experts from around the Stock Market and Options Industry. This gives us, as investors, a look at what is happening in the industry and what the experts are seeing and saying. Marty Kearney: Mr. Kearney is the co-author […]

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Intel Corporation Destroyed Earnings Estimates – ticker (INTC)

By Jeff McAllister / April 13, 2010

What can I say? Intel (ticker symbol INTC) absolutely destroyed estimates. Check out this recap of Intel’s earnings… With businesses and individuals alike looking to update computer systems (and thanks to Microsoft for Win7), it looks as though tech is really getting ready to roll. As exciting as this earnings report […]

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Intel Corporation Destroyed Earnings Estimates – ticker (INTC)

By Jeff McAllister / April 13, 2010

What can I say? Intel (ticker symbol INTC) absolutely destroyed estimates. Check out this recap of Intel’s earnings… With businesses and individuals alike looking to update computer systems (and thanks to Microsoft for Win7), it looks as though tech is really getting ready to roll. As exciting as this earnings report […]

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Earnings season is here…will the market sell off like the last two times?

By Charan Singh / April 13, 2010

Over the last two earnings seasons in Oct 2009 and then in Jan 2010 the markets sold off initially after results started to come in. Could that bearish trend return to the markets despite Intel’s earnings? Traders and investors have reason to worry in the short-term, but the overall picture […]

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