Covered Calls: Why Non-Option Traders Should Still Use Options to Hedge

The term sounds complicated... maybe even intimidating. But, it's not. In fact, covered calls are in most regards less risky, and more predictable, than straightforward option trades. Investors that...

Morning Briefing with Scott Bauer – 03/02/2018

Markets are showing a very low open this morning. A continuation of yesterday’s sell off following President Trump’s comments on possible new tariffs. CEO Scott Bauer gives...

Spooky Message Being Sent By Banks To The S&P This Week?

How Banks perform in the long-term has historically been important to the S&P 500. Are Banks sending a spooky message to the S&P 500 this week? Could Be! This chart looks...

[Vault] What the EPS? France and Germany

First, a quick point of clarification... "What the EPS?" is an experimental new blog series I am going to be running which will be focusing on earnings. As a...

Key Market Strategies Issue Flash Alert: Exit SPY at market

Key Market Strategies Issue Flash Alert: Exit SPY at market 5 June 2018/10:41 p.m. ET­­ We suggest if you are long SPY, you exit at the market.  We are expecting a push...

Chart Of The Week: Gold Positioning – Back To Bearish

Gold has taken a beating in the last couple of months, and predictably traders have jumped on the bandwagon - pushing net futures positioning to the shortest since the...

S&P Is Testing 28-Year Resistance And Key Fibonacci Level At The...

Is the S&P facing a 28-year breakout/resistance test as well as an important Fibonacci extension level at the same time? Looks like it! The chart looks at the S&P 500...

5 Largest Companies by Market Capitalization

As of the market close on January 7, 2019, the five largest companies by market capitalization are: (1) Amazon – $797 billion (2) Microsoft – $784 billion (3) Alphabet (Google) – $746...

Charts: America’s Political Divide, 1994–2017

Politics can be a hot button topic in America. With rising tensions on both sides of the political spectrum, some claim that bipartisanship is dead. Recent research shows that...

Microsoft (MSFT) – Cloud Leader – June 20th, 2019

The bullish DailyPlay we chose for Thursday, June 20th is Microsoft (MSFT). MSFT is part of the Technology Sector (XLK). XLK has rallied 5.06% higher over the past month and its 1m and...

SPY Trends and Influencers August 17, 2019

Last week’s review of the macro market indicators saw heading into August options expiration the equity markets took a blow to the head but shook it off and recovered...

S&P 500 Double Topping At Dual Resistance?

Is the S&P Kissing the underside of “Dual Resistance” for the first time in history? Looks like it! Does that mean the market is topping here? Too soon to tell. The...