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Mid Market Update 4-23-2014

Mid Market Update 4-23-2014

Everybody knows that most tradeMONSTERs tend to get a little hungry for a big helping of Market Data at about this time every day. We thought that you might be hungry for a little market snack, so we have put together the tradeMONSTER Mid Market Update to satisfy that market data craving. Here is today’s
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Katz’s Call: Earnings Report for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) This Thursday, April 24th

Katz’s Call: Earnings Report for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) This Thursday, April 24th

A Bull Call Spread May Balance Risk and Reward I’m not one to talk about extremely short-term option strategies. In fact, I am uncomfortable teaching them. Inexperienced traders often take these strategies that should be used sparingly and instead, throw caution to the wind, taking risks that are over their heads. Unfortunately, many experienced traders
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Mid Market Update 4-21-2014

Mid Market Update 4-21-2014

We have been watching the market all morning so that you didn’t have to. You know that things have changed in the market since you started your day. tradeMONSTER knows it as well. That is why we prepare the Mid-Market Update to give a tradeMONSTERS a quick look at unusual option volume and the top
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From the Mouth of the MONSTER: Expiration Today – Off Tomorrow

From the Mouth of the MONSTER: Expiration Today – Off Tomorrow

Because tomorrow is a market holiday, today is the Expiration Day for April Monthly Options. If you have expiring April options, you should have seen this message when you first logged into your tradeMONSTER Account today: According to our records your account is holding position(s) set to expire today 04/17/2014.  Please be advised that our general policy is
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Mid Market Update 4-16-2013

Mid Market Update 4-16-2013

Everybody knows that most tradeMONSTERs tend to get a little hungry for a big helping of Market Data at about this time every day. We thought that you might be hungry for a little market snack, so we have put together the tradeMONSTER Mid Market Update to satisfy that market data craving. Here is today’s
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Investor Inspiration Online Trading Conference

Investor Inspiration Online Trading Conference

Market Predictions: Expert Insights Into Upcoming Market Movements Renowned options trader (and tradeMONSTER extraordinaire) Chuck Hughes is one of six experts sharing key insights and market predictions in the upcoming free Investor Inspiration Online Trading Conference.   Bolster your online trading education and register now to hear Chuck’s take on upcoming movements in the options
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Katz’s Call: GM stock, GM options: thoughts on positioning for an uncertain, near-term future

Katz’s Call: GM stock, GM options: thoughts on positioning for an uncertain, near-term future

I was listening to Bloomberg Radio one day last week and heard an interview with legendary bond manager Dan Fuss, the 80-year old Vice Chairman of Loomis Sayles and manager of the $20+ billion Loomis Sayles Bond Fund. I can assure you that this column is not about fixed income, but when a legend speaks,
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Mid Market Market 4-15-2015

Mid Market Market 4-15-2015

Everybody knows that most tradeMONSTERs tend to get a little hungry for a big helping of Market Data at about this time every day. We thought that you might be hungry for a little market snack, so we have put together the tradeMONSTER Mid Market Update to satisfy that market data craving. Here is today’s
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Katz’s Call: Michael Kors (KORS) – Could a fashion house be a silver bullet in your options trading strategy?

Katz’s Call: Michael Kors (KORS) – Could a fashion house be a silver bullet in your options trading strategy?

Late last week, Bloomberg reporter Cotten Timberlake filed a story on the American luxury brand Michael Kors (symbol: KORS). I read it with interest, given that the company’s recent successes are tied to its aggressive expansion of retail shops in the extremely competitive European market. According to the article, Kors CEO John Idol has said
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Mid Market Update 4-8-2014

Mid Market Update 4-8-2014

Everybody knows that most tradeMONSTERs tend to get a little hungry for a big helping of Market Data at about this time every day. We thought that you might be hungry for a little market snack, so we have put together the tradeMONSTER Mid Market Update to satisfy that market data craving. Here is today’s
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