Trade the Big Players with Options as a Stock Replacement

Posted by Jason Ayres on Dec 17, 2013 9:06:00 AM

One of the challenges retail investors face is having the capital resources to participate in many of the Wall Street darling stocks.  With billions of dollars at the disposal of hedge fund and money managers, it doesn't take long for stocks with a promising future to be bid up to levels that exceed the reach of the average investor. 

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Topics: option trading strategies, learn how to trade and invest, call options

Weekly Market Forecast for the Active Investor - June 24, 2013

Posted by Jason Ayres on Jun 24, 2013 10:49:00 PM

The selling continues across the board as stocks, bonds and commodities take a much anticipated breather.  At this point we are calling this a correction rather than a crash for U.S. and Canadian equities however key support levels are being tested.  Much like a small hole in a dam, once there's a trickle, the risk of an all out collapse is always a concern.  Both the S&P 500 and the S&P/TSE Composite are at levels that are testing the resolve of the most dedicated bulls.  We were watching for the "buy on dippers" to filter in today, however at the time of the close Monday we had only seen a moderate snap back of off the lows.  This was most likely short covers then bargain hunters but another day of price action should give us some more evidence.  Take a few minutes to watch today's Market Forecast to see what we think is in store for the rest of the week. 

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Topics: Market Forecast, option trading strategies, learn to trade stocks

Option Trading Strategies for a Bet on Barrick

Posted by Jason Ayres on Apr 25, 2013 9:13:00 AM

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Topics: option trading strategies, LEAP, covered leap, barrick gold, abx

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