Oil Service Update

Quick update on the Oil Service sector…primarily the two heavyweights, Schlumberger (SLB) and Halliburton (HAL). Been a very tought sector for quite some time, but interest appears to be perking up with the recover in oil prices. Two of the bigger single name...

Holiday Missive From Options Land

As a full time options trader, one of the most important tools I use is the option flow monitor from Trade Alert (www.trade-alert.com). Anyone who is an active options trader should investigate their product offerings. And I have to give them full credit for the...
Maybe I Should Work the Nightshift?

Maybe I Should Work the Nightshift?

From the folks at BeSpoke Investments, one of the finest research shops I subscribe to: Interesting factoid…. Had you only owned the market from each day’s close to the open the following session, you would be up 3.3% through last Friday’s close.  On...

Conagra (CAG): Oversold??

Per Gary’s tweet in the sidebar to the right, can’t find many uglier stocks than Conagra (CAG) which has simply gotten destroyed. In options land however people are taking a significant shot that perhaps all this selling activity is a bit overdone. With...

NIKE: Flipping Coins Per the Street

Lots of market commentary on the heels of Nike’s (NKE) positive Q3 earning report. Stock is quoted higher at $73 (+ $5.5 from the close). However had to chuckle when scanning my early morning research reports: Merrill Lynch: NKE is an “underweight”...