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The way I see it is, that September low in the XLF was about $24. Looks to me like a little bit of an air pocket down to the breakout level from late 2016 after the election. This is a dollar-cheap way to make a bet for a pullback, round-tripping the whole move from postelection.feedback
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Oct 18 2017
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Jul 31 2017 - Tesla

This is a stock, if we have a five-to-six-year chart of it ... almost every year, almost like clockwork, there's been a 30, 35 percent peak-to-trough decline in this thing.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Snapchat

People are expecting a lot of downside volatility, and sentiment is horrible.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Facebook

I think you could have a similar sort of move that Google had [on earnings]. I think it's a digestion of that [upside] move.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Amgen

Biotech has underperformed [the Nasdaq] for about a year and a half. They just picked up. I think it's important to remember that these stocks move around [on earnings].feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Costco

If that is an outright bearish bet, it seems pretty peculiar given how far out of the money it is. If you're long the stock, it's not a particularly good hedge either.feedback

May 31 2017 - Oil

That's telling you something about how investors feel about the stocks in general.feedback

May 25 2017

Options prices [on U.S. Steel] are relatively low, but they're still high relatively compared to other sectors.feedback

May 17 2017 - Cisco

That's actually a little rich to the average over the last four quarters. It's been about three percent.feedback

May 03 2017 - Ford

I really think you're going to have a check back to around the $300 level – the breakout level from just a couple of weeks ago.feedback

May 03 2017 - Tesla

There's a lot of good news with [Tesla].feedback

Apr 10 2017

This looks like a dollar cheap way to make a near-term bearish bet ... I think there's a good chance that between now and April 21, you're going to have a 1 percent down day.feedback

Apr 10 2017

Year to date, the S&P is up about 5 percent, and the XLF is only up about 2 percent. [It's showing] very poor relative performance.feedback

Apr 07 2017

Call volume [on Thursday] was two times that of puts.feedback

Apr 07 2017

$10 is kind of interesting here when you think about it.feedback

Mar 29 2017

This is a stock that on earnings over the last few years has moved about 5 percent in either direction. So this is one way to continue to play the momentum, define your risk to the downside.feedback

Mar 29 2017

You may want to consider a defined risk strategy, and that's buying a call. Options prices are relatively cheap in Apple right now.feedback

Mar 17 2017

If you go all the way back to 2012, we're getting to some levels here [that could climb back to those 2012 highs in FXI, suggesting] there's some room to run in this thing.feedback

Mar 10 2017

Retail is a train wreck.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - French election 2017

There was buying of puts looking out to May. That's clearly targeting, what I suspect is, the French election.feedback

Mar 01 2017 - Costco

This looks like some sort of protection.feedback

Jan 25 2017 - Tesla

Options activity [Tuesday] was very short dated.feedback

Nov 29 2016

This thing is in a very nice uptrend, I expect this trader is waiting for a move kind of back to those recent lows.feedback

Nov 29 2016 - OPEC

It looked to be short-term hedging in front of this OPEC meeting on Nov. 30.feedback

Nov 22 2016

There was one trade that caught my eye.feedback

Nov 22 2016

Maybe this thing can get back up to those highs and have a little bit of a breakout into year end.feedback

Nov 17 2016

That's a long ways from here, especially if you consider how well these stocks are acting.feedback

Nov 17 2016

What's really interesting about oil and gas stocks is that they show really strong relative strength.feedback

Nov 10 2016

This is a stock that trades with a 3.5 percent dividend yield or so. This is one where you could probably see above $90 with stable crude over the next month.feedback

Oct 26 2016 - Tesla

This level down here at $200 that it's kind of been holding on here – it really has to hold here.feedback

Oct 26 2016 - Tesla

And they need to see some traction there – that's the future of the company.feedback

Oct 21 2016 - AT&T

The likelihood of this deal getting done is not particularly great.feedback

Oct 12 2016

But I think it does make sense if you're playing for further upside in Qualcomm to be long calls rather than stock right here.feedback

Oct 05 2016

You see that the ETF has gotten hit over the last month and a half. The breakeven is back towards those August highs here, so this trader is possibly looking for a move back to that level.feedback

Oct 05 2016

[The trader could be] looking for exposure in a bounce in Mexican stocks if Trump were to continue to slide in the polls.feedback

Sep 20 2016

Maybe you want to buy some protection into what could be headwinds with these presidential debates coming out.feedback

Aug 25 2016 - Walmart

[Wal-Mart is] up 18 percent, that's nearly double the performance of the XRT in 2016.feedback

Aug 25 2016 - Walmart

I wouldn't be looking at September, I'd be looking out and I want to capture that analyst meeting and possibly their earnings that are going to happen in mid-November.feedback

Jul 08 2016

It's up about 30 percent since late December, which was the 52-weeks lows. We know that $140 would be a massive breakout level. Listen, this is not the sort of trade you want to do if you think gold is going higher. You're not going to look 15 percent out of the money a year out.feedback

Jul 08 2016

That is a massive bet. It's about eight times your money.feedback

Jun 30 2016 - McDonald's

There was a buyer of the January 2017 expiration 125 calls paying $3.15 to open. Those break even at $128.15.feedback

Jun 30 2016 - McDonald's

There's a gap down to about $110. That's the breakout level. That may be a good reason to define your risk looking out to the end of the year.feedback

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