Tag Archive for IBM

Zacks – Earnings ESP for the Coming Week

Print Share IBM | CCBG | ZIP | KKR The second week of earnings season continues to give me mixed emotions.  On one hand you have cautious outlooks coming from about 60% of companies and yet on the other there are some strong relative numbers sending stocks mostly higher.  These conflicting messages can make trading extremely difficult. It’s not just about…

Social Media Distortion

  Special Report- I remember it like it was yesterday, September, 1998 just after my birthday and the dot-com bubble was in full inflation mode.  Stocks were going public left and right. Many of them had never made a penny of profit and yet drew millions from investors.  Bubbles were nothing new to the markets,…

Buy or Sell: IBM Reports Earnings Monday

Written by Jared Levy, Editor, Options Strategy Weekly IBM (IBM:NYSE) is one of the few tech companies that have been able to reinvent themselves. With the fast-paced evolution of technology, many of its early peers are long gone. IBM has a history of strong earnings growth, and the stock has been on a tear over…

How to Make Money in This Mess

How to Make Money in This Mess Written by Jared Levy, Editor, Option Strategies Weekly Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:10 Investors are scrambling to figure out which way is up and what the market’s next move will be. The one thing that we can bet on in the near term is more volatility. Savvy investors…

Bear Market: The Strategy to Avoid the Pain

Jared Levy, Editor, Option Strategies Weekly Friday, 05 August 2011   I often say the stock market is always looking three to six months ahead with tunnel vision. But from time to time, the market stops to take a look around. When the blinders were removed last week, the market realized it was no longer…

Expiration Friday – Are you Prepared?

by Jared Levy on September 16th, 2010 After Steve Claussen and I wrapped up our weekly webinar on expiration risks , I thought it might be helpful to highlight what we discussed and offer a couple of other important pointers to remember for this monthly (and now weekly and quarterly) event. Expiration for professional traders…

Why Marry a Put?

By Jared A Levy Options jargon can easily drive people nuts, whether they are novice or seasoned.  Some names for certain strategies are certainly more intuitive than others. I’d like to think that the “Married Put” term is in the quasi-intuitive category.  Regardless, I am going to spend the next dozen or so paragraphs addressing…