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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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From the Mouth of The MONSTER: tradeMONSTER’s Strategy Seek

From the Mouth of The MONSTER: tradeMONSTER’s Strategy Seek

Have you seen tradeMONSTER’s strategySEEK tool? It is an innovative trading tool that can help you find the best strategies for your forecast and risk priorities. With one click, tradeMONSTER’s strategySEEK will scan live market data and perform over 1,000,000 calculations to find and display a series of strategies appropriate for your forecast and risk
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Mid Market Update 4-7-2014

Mid Market Update 4-7-2014

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: Monitor Today’s Expiring Options

From the Mouth of The MONSTER: Monitor Today’s Expiring Options

 tradeMONSTERS, This announcement affect accounts that hold options that are set to expire today April 4, 2014. On Expiration Fridays our general policy is to avoid any potential violation of our margin policy in the customer accounts due to an assignment or an auto-exercise.  Remember that options that are “in-the-money” by .01 are eligible for
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Mid Market Update 4-4-2014

Mid Market Update 4-4-2014

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: Emerging Markets ETF Strategy: “EEM is halfway to somewhere!”

Katz’s Call: Emerging Markets ETF Strategy: “EEM is halfway to somewhere!”

Do straddles or strangles make sense in an emerging markets ETF strategy? Elliot Katz explores one scenario using the tradeMONSTER Spectral Analysis tool. By my calculations, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) advanced 4.5% last week, besting the almost .5% decline in the SPY by 500 basis points. Certainly, emerging markets have been, and
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