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Of all the dilemmas that option traders face, the question of when to take profits or cut losses is frequently at the top the list. Here, Michael C. Thomsett shows you how to best navigate options trading with specific goals and a bailout point in mind.
Just like with any type of trading, there are inherent risks associated when using option strategies to trade around earnings reports. And in the case of Research in Motion, here are two things to consider.
An extremely high volumes of calls traded hands on Biotechnology company BioCryst Pharmaceuticals earlier in the week. Inquiring minds might wonder what types of option trading setups would make sense in a situation like this. Consider these strategies.
When volatility is excruciatingly low, try these option strategies that can produce outsized gains while mitigating the potential for future volatility increases.
The streak of positive days for AIG extended into mid-week with another outstanding performance. Understandably, traders are scrambling to get in on some of this action with March call options seeing the greatest activity.
McDonald’s February comparable sales topping the consensus estimate has proven too much for options traders to resist, as both heavy put and call activities on MCD have changed hands. See what’s in store for McDonald’s today in the option pits.
Downgraded by three brokerages midweek, Netflix fell under the scrutinizing eye of the options pit.. Either way the movie rental firm is one to watch over the next couple of days. Read why.
Following testimony on Capitol Hill, Toyota’s stock increased on the day, which prompted option buyers to load up on the automaker’s call options. Dan Passarelli explains the action in the option pits.