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China, Taiwan and Biden

Hi Shoppers,   My trade idea today is in Taiwan Semiconductor (Ticker:  TSM), which got me thinking about what is…

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Girls’ Weekend

Hi Shoppers,   It’s Girls’ Weekend! Woo hoo!     What is it about seeing the people you know so…

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October Surprise

Hi Shoppers, Hard to believe we are mid-October already. How is your trading year going? We only have the last…

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Debate Settled

Hi Shoppers,   Hi Shoppers,   I just want to say thank you to my readers who set me straight…

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80 Miles an Hour

 Hi Shoppers, Today I am looking at the Lowes Companies (Ticker:  LOW) stock chart: As you can see LOW has…

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Go Places

Hi Shoppers, Norwegian Cruise Lines (Ticker: NCLH) looks like it has just bounced off a supporting line: Monday’s candle is…

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A Chicago Institution

Hi Shoppers,   I am just hearing that a Chicago institution is closing soon … for good.   Yes, our…

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Have Your Wine Delivered

Hello Shoppers,   My trade idea today is in United Parcel Service (Ticker: UPS) which reminds me of my favorite…

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Sayonara September

Hi Shoppers, I think Apple (Ticker: AAPL) will trade higher from here, and here’s why: See that hammer? It’s a…

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Head and Shoulders Pattern

Hi Shoppers,   I am seeing an inverse head and shoulders pattern in Delta Airlines (Ticker:  DAL):     I…

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Missing Football Sunday

  Hi Shoppers,   Let’s take a look at the MGM Resorts (Ticker:  MGM) stock chart:     I am…

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Show Me the (Big) Money!

Hi Shoppers, I am looking at the Draftkings (Ticker: DKNG) stock chart and I see a doji in Friday’s candle…

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Which Way Will We Go?

Hi Shoppers,   There is a lot going on in the markets this week.   We have had a somewhat…

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Last Chance + My Pfizer Play

  Hi Shoppers, At the time of this writing, the market is down significantly. Looking at the Pfizer (Ticker: PFE)…

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Toot Your Horn

Hi Shoppers,   If you don’t toot your own horn, who will, right?   So I need to brag a…

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Free Video Collection + Trade Idea

Hi Shoppers, I am seeing a few things in the daily Twitter (Ticker: TWTR) stock chart: On Friday, TWTR closed…

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We All Remember

Hi Shoppers, Check out the daily stock chart in JP Morgan Chase (Ticker: JPM): Friday’s candle is a bearish engulfing…

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DKNG Breakout

Hey There Shoppers,   Where will you be this Thursday (tomorrow!) at happy hour?   Let me clue you in…

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Two-Trade Monday

Hi Shoppers, I hope you’re enjoying your long Labor Day weekend. We are on our way to axe throwing today…

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Stock Gaming?

Hi Shoppers, After PayPal (Ticker:  PYPL) reiterated on Monday that they are considering adding stock trading to their platform, the…

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Save Money. Live Better.

Hi Shoppers,   I am seeing a bullish candle in the Walmart (Ticker: WMT) stock chart:     Friday’s candle…

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Choosing the Right Expiration

Hi Shoppers, I think Coca-Cola is ready for a change in trend. Check it out: KO has been in a…

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Japanese Stock Idea

 Hi Shoppers,   Hi Shoppers,   I dug deep this weekend to find an interesting candlestick formation in the iShares…

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It Takes a Trading Village

Hi Shoppers, Check out this beauty of a stock chart shown to me by one of our Option Pit members:…

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Land of Opportunity

Hi Shoppers, I think Peloton (Ticker: PTON) could benefit from the latest mask mandates and vaccine regulations. Here is the…

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This Stock Is Ready to Bounce Back

Hi Shoppers,   Look at the stock chart below.   It has gotten pounded recently, especially this week.    …

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Corona Chaos

Hi Shoppers, Covid isn’t the only thing in the news.   Oil has been making headlines, too.   Demand worries…

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Better Know the Fed

Hi Shoppers, After reading Bill Griffo’s fascinating piece on Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s potential ouster, I took a look…

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Travel

Hi Shoppers, I’m back from the Maldives, so let’s get to it! Check out the stock chart in Twitter (Ticker:…

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11,000%!

Hi Shoppers, We all know Congress creates laws for us but has been known to exempt its members from the…

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Population Freak Out

Hi Shoppers, For the first time on record, the U.S. could experience a decrease in population, according to reports Apparently…

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They Know Their Stuff

Hi Shoppers, Timing is everything right? Especially in trading. Well, it’s the perfect timing for the debut of our dynamic…

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Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs

Hi Shoppers, I am seeing a bullish engulfing candle from Thursday which means Pinterest (Ticker: PINS) could be ready to…

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Did I Hear Her Correctly?

Hi Shoppers, Someone please pick my jaw up from off the floor. Did I really hear the White House Press…

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Expand Your Trading Horizons

Hi Shoppers, Check out this ugly chart in Bank of America (Ticker: BAC): I am seeing a head-and-shoulders formation, which…

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Government Flip-Flop

Hi Shoppers, I am still not sure about the net neutrality dilemma, but I have two good trading ideas in…

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Highway to Hell?

Hi Shoppers, Check out the stock chart for Ford Motors (Ticker: F): F has traded down since June 4, when…

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China, China, China!

Hi Shoppers, This market really does seem unstoppable. My goodness, what a rally after the slight pullback on Thursday. (That…

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Who is in Charge?

Hi Shoppers, Chinese stocks took a beating yesterday, but this Chinese stock, NIO (Ticker:  NIO),  managed to maintain its uptrend…

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My LUV of Country

Hey there Shoppers, O  say can you see … The daily chart of Southwest Airlines (Ticker: LUV): I am seeing…

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Don’t Fear the SPY Downturn

Hi Shoppers, Let me show you what I am seeing on the SPDR S&P 500 (Ticker:  SPY): There is a…

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On the Road Again?

Hi Shoppers, I had a leisurely Sunday lunch with some friends yesterday. Before the meal started, I asked the waiter…

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Retirement Dreaming

Hi Shoppers, Check out the Pinterest (Ticker: PINS) stock chart: PINS has had quite a runup since trading a low…

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Possible Crypto Reversal?

Hi Shoppers, Wow, who doesn’t love time off? I have to say, it’s not easy to come back to work…

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Mid Year Reminder: My 7 Rules of Trading

Hi Shoppers, We’re just about midway through 2021 (!!!). It’s amazing how fast it goes. And now is a great…

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Blockchain’s Back (Alright!)

Hi Shoppers, Is blockchain back in favor? It’s starting to look like it. I have been watching Riot Blockchain (Ticker:…

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Walmart: Falling Prices, Rising Stock

Hi Shoppers, Let’s go shopping! I am seeing a bullish engulfing candlestick formation in … Walmart (Ticker:  WMT): Thursday’s candle…

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More Ammo from Amazon

  Hi Shoppers,   I think Amazon (Ticker: AMZN) is due for a pullback after its little run from a…

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Two-for-One Trades Inside!

Hi Shoppers,   Let me show you two charts that I believe are heading into reversals.   They are both…

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Raging Bull (Flag)

Hi Shoppers, Let’s roll right into it on a Monday! Rocket Companies (Ticker: RKT) is bull flagging: A bull flag…

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A Great Trade (In)

Hey Shoppers, I need to keep it short and sweet today because I’m driving my husband, Scott, to the airport…

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!Warning!

Hi Shoppers,   You’ve heard the saying that once a stock trades past a certain point and is almost to…

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Let’s Not Forget

Hi Shoppers, Today is the 50th anniversary of Memorial Day as an official federal holiday, and, sadly, it’s the first…

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AMD Going Up

Hi Shoppers,   The school year is almost over — woo-hoo!   You know what that means, right?   Time…

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AMC Breakout?

Hi Shoppers, AMC Entertainment (Ticker: AMC) is back on the “stonks” radar. A look at the chart shows it broke…

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Cryptos and Oil

Hi Shoppers, Crypto currencies have been in a freefall since mid-May, when Elon Musk announced Tesla (Ticker: TSLA) would no…

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I’m Buzzing About This (New to Me) Stock

Hi Shoppers, If you joined Mark Sebastian and I on Thursday for my live event, you heard us talk about…

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JPM is Going Lower

Hi Shoppers, Look at what I am seeing in the JPMorgan Chase (Ticker: JPM) stock chart: A bearish engulfing pattern…

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Reefer Madness!

Hi Shoppers, My teenage self would never have imagined there would be pot stores all over the place. Sure, there…

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Let’s Learn Something New

  Hey Shoppers,   You have all seen me use my three favorite candlesticks: the doji, the hammer and the…

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Warp Speed Into the Future (If We Have the Chips)

Hi Shoppers,   I’m amazed every day at how different my son’s world is than mine was at that age…

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Option Pit Gold

Hey There Shoppers,   I sure hope you are all reading Option Pit CEO Mark Sebastian’s free newsletter VIX Edge.…

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I Just Did A Spit Take

Hi Shoppers,   Everyone and their mother is moving to Florida, it seems.   (Heck, even Option Pit Head Income…

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The Nanny State Strikes Again

Hi Shoppers,   I find it amazing that there are so many things for me to complain about these days…

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Trading Lessons Learned — Again

Hi Shoppers, Wow, what a week for my trading And not in a good way! Peloton (Ticker: PTON) took a…

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Living to 120

Hi Shoppers,   Guilty as charged .. Yes, I am one of those people. Guilty of having a Peloton bike…

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No Coke, Pepsi!

Hi Shoppers, “No Coke, Pepsi!” Remember that? If you’re older, you probably do. It’s a classic from Saturday Night Live,…

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XPEV Trade Idea

Hi Shoppers,   While browsing the stock charts, I found a very interesting trade idea in Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer…

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A Quick Cheap Shot

Hi Shoppers, Take a look at what I am seeing in the Vaneck Vectors Gold (Ticker: GDX) daily chart: I…

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Has the World Gone Mad?

Hi Shoppers, Sorry not sorry — I am ranting again! I just feel like there isn’t any REAL information out…

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Cool Planes, Cool Plan

You don’t need to be a pilot or an airplane buff to get goosebumps when the Blue Angels fly over.…

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Bill Gates Wants to Do What!?

Hey Shoppers, Have you heard about this? Bill Gates would like to “cool the earth” … so he has a…

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eBay Sales

Hey Shoppers, Have you ever bought or sold anything on eBay (Ticker: EBAY)? I have, just once — and that…

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A Facebook Move on the Open

Hi Shoppers, If you know me at all, you know I am NOT a fan of Facebook. At the risk…

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Enjoy Your Family

Hi Shoppers,   My Dad always used to say, “You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but…

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Today’s Culture Crisis

Hi Shoppers, Have you heard about — and I can’t believe I’m writing this — these new “Satan Shoes?” Only…

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Twitter Bounce?

Hi Shoppers, I hate to be the person grousing and complaining, but when it comes to both Congress and the…

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Your (Belated) Free Gift

Hi Shoppers, I am so very sorry I missed everyone at Thursday’s big event! From all I’ve heard, it was…

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Too Much Pop

Hey there Shoppers, What are you up to on Thursday? I’ll tell you! You will be joining all of us…

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Spring Has Sprung for Retail

Hey Shoppers, Have you been to the mall lately? WOW! Be careful because it is mobbed. People are out and…

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French Fries and Foie Gras

Hey there Shoppers,   I am making myself hungry for french fries looking at the McDonald’s stock chart.   The…

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Taking Shots for St. Paddy’s Day Green

Hi Shoppers, With the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting this afternoon, I think there is a high probability that…

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Another Shot at AMD

Hi Shoppers, Trading depends SO much on timing.   You may have a great trade idea, but if the timing…

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Lessons from the (not-so-distant) past

Hi Shoppers, It isn’t an easy topic to talk about … Yet it’s what we should be doing: talking about…

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Spring Is in the Air

Hey Shoppers, I’m sure Chicagoans aren’t the only ones chomping at the bit to get out and get away. There…

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Do You See What I See?

Hi Shoppers, I’m kicking off the week talking about the chip shortage crisis — again. Sorry, but I think it…

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Pass the Chips

Hey Shoppers, Well, I was wrong. But that’s OK — because I have discipline and I cut my losses when…

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop … GameStop?

Hi Shoppers, Did you see that yesterday? We have another GameStop/Reddit/meme stock situation on our hands. Kind of … Only…

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Out of Chips

Hi Shoppers, If you have a teenage son, like I do, odds are these days that he’s a gamer. When…

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Delta Delta Delta

Hi Shoppers, My son is just beginning the college application process … So that means I am also beginning the…

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Charging Up on This Stock

Hi Shoppers, Let me show you what I am seeing in the American Express (Ticker: AXP) candlestick chart: What is…

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A Golden Opportunity

Hi Shoppers, So we missed my last recommendation in the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (Ticker: GLD) … I was right…

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Synthetic Options, Real Food

Hi Shoppers, As a (growing!) trading education firm, a healthy portion of our clients here at Option Pit are fairly…

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A Blizzard … of Oil

Hi Shoppers, I owe you at least one trade idea. Today I have TWO. My first is a cheap call…

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Feeling Sorry for Myself (But There’s A Gift for You!)

Hi, Shoppers, Last year, we drove up to Boyne Mountain in Michigan, where the kids learned an expensive but valuable…

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The Crypto Craze

Hi Shoppers, In a very 2021 turn of events, my son, Grant, recently asked me if he could buy Dogecoin.…

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Going (Long) for the Gold

Hi Shoppers, I’ll keep today’s trading idea quick … in case anyone is nursing a Super Bowl hangover. You’re welcome!…

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The Magic of the Doji

Hi Shoppers, In my last column, I showed you why I thought Amazon (Ticker: AMZN) could trade lower … Even…

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My Last Rant (Maybe)

  So Amazon made a killing last quarter, to the tune of $125.56 billion. But according to this CBS News…

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I’m Piling on With the Little Guys

Hey Shoppers, I just can’t help myself. After researching Wells Fargo (Ticker: WFC), I just have to jump on the…

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Just a Nibble

Hi Shoppers, The market is looking a bit toppy to me, it could use a bit of a breather. I…

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Back to Disney

After DIS had run up $15 to $181 in eight days, I thought it was primed for a pullback I recommended the…

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Check Out My Research On Silver

I think we can all agree, as traders, one of the most challenging aspects of being a profitable trader is finding good…

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Mark Sebastian … Great Guy

I met Option Pit CEO Mark Sebastian in 2017, when a great old friend from my trading days told me…

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The Wonderful World of Disney

When I think of Disney I think of pure perfection.   Disney World in Orlando is just done so well.  Everything…

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My 7 Core Principles for 2021

No one wants to be anything less than their best. But are you willing to put in the work to…

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Weird Week?

Hi Shoppers, This is kind of a weird week, right? We just finished Christmas … Gifts are opened and bellies…

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Merry Christmas!

Hi Shoppers, I know we are all scrambling with our last minute shopping and cooking, I am a pro at…

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Decay the Halls!

The VIX has been over 20 for a staggering 10-STRAIGHT MONTHS. Have you made the most of it? Option Pit's…

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FedEx Mess Up = Trade

Hi Shoppers, It’s funny how just one experience, good or bad, will stick with you and form a lasting impression…

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Etsy AND My Son

Hey there Shoppers, How’s all your shopping coming along? So I am a huge lover of books. When my son…

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Teen Drama!

Janet Yellen’s appointment as the US Treasury’s first female secretary is historic, but more importantly for investors it's a HUGE…

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Tick, Tick, Tick

Shoppers! How the hell is it December 2nd??!! We’ve been living in lockdown hell and the time is still flying…

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Thanksgiving Piñata

Happy Thanksgiving Shoppers! I can’t remember the last time we spent Thanksgiving at home.  We always  go to my in-laws'…

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What Was Your First Car?

Hey there Shoppers! Remember the first car you drove?  Mine was my Dad’s 1971 Buick Electra 225 four door in…

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A Quick Short Cheap Shot

Hi Shoppers, I think it is safe to say none of us likes the early sunset the winter brings.  Even…

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Market’s Choice

Hey Shoppers! What’s up? I'll tell you what’s up… Options volume!! This Friday, “Market-wide option volume of 34.2m contracts was…

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Another Bob!

Hi Shoppers, So one of the inconveniences of the lockdown, for us girls, is getting our hair done. You know,…

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HUGE Mistake!

Shoppers! In my last writing, I recommended a put spread in UBER based upon a doji I saw on the…

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Government Keep Out

Hi Shoppers, Wow!  Hard to believe election day has come and gone, but sadly, not over.  Way too much for…

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Social Arbitrage Can Be Real

Hi Shoppers! Today I am going to recommend a call spread in SNAP which is Snapchat, the communication app all…

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Don’t Forget Your 20% Off Coupon!

Hey there shoppers! As I was scouring through stocks to find the proper implied volatility versus historical volatility that I…

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Did You Take Your Meds?

Hey there my options younglings, Today I have a trade for a great change in our culture... If you are…

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Hot Off the Presses-Profits in Pumps

It was so amazing to see you at the fantastic Women in Wealth event last week! Thank you so much…

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