Two Options Trades To Play The Upside In Amazon

After the pop in Amazon shares earlier this year, the stock has aroused my interest, but I've been patiently waiting for an entry. Overall on the longer term charts, AMZN continues to hold its long-term uptrend. Price has increased since January 2015, moving from $300 to above $385. Price in my opinion is consolidating and I am looking for AMZN to break out of this consolidation range to the upside.

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Getting Action With Options As Alibaba Pulls Back

Whether you are paying attention to the news headlines, the CEO or the charts, all signals point to a buy for Alibaba. Since it went public in September at $68, BABA has skyrocketed. With the beginnings of a long trend emerging on the weekly chart, we are seeing an entry point for a trade in BABA using options.

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Options Play To Ride Facebook To New Highs

Since its May 2012 initial public offering, Facebook's shares have more than doubled from $38 to price above $76 on September 22, 2014.

The long trend higher in n Facebook continues to offer decent entry points. It pulled back to $74.58 last Monday and has rebounded more than 3.5% over the past six days.

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An Options Play Going Into Apple Earnings

Apple has an upcoming earnings announcement scheduled for July 22. Upcoming earnings announcements would normally mean that I would not be trading this stock, but thanks to the recent split and the current technical set-up, AAPL is providing what I think to be a good buying opportunity. Using options as my vehicle to trade, this is how I am be trading AAPL prior to the news release next Tuesday afternoon.

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Google Vs. Yahoo: Which One Should You Trade?

As companies, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) are tech firms that represent more than just search engines. Both have built household brands; Google has even influenced our everyday language, making "googling" a verb.

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Options Play For Tapping Into Strength Of Netflix

From a technical point of view, the evidence from trend, price action and high beta are signs of strength for Netflix NFLX and an opportunity to place a long trade to take advantage of a push higher in coming months.

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3 Stocks With Premium to Trade Into the Summer

The stock market goes through cycles of volume tied to the time of year. The saying "sell in May and go away" has long been an adage shared by many traders. As the weather is getting warmer and many investors' thoughts begin to shift to the beach, options traders like myself will begin to adjust their trading plans to accommodate for the lower summer trading volume. While I listen to half of this popular saying by "selling in May," I don't think traders need to "go away."

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3 Beer Stocks to Watch This Summer

With summer just around the corner, the appeal of a cold beer on the patio becomes ever more enticing. As we move into warmer weather for many states, it seems natural to think that the consumption of beer will increase during the summer -- after all, it's a refreshing staple of the backyard barbecue or get-together on the patio.

From an investing perspective, there's an important question to pose: Is it better to drink the beer or buy the stock? Below is my analysis of three beer stocks and my best pick to trade. As always, my commentary is aimed at both novice traders and active investors.

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3 Signs the Market Is Not About to Crash

With increased volatility in the markets, many investors have become too focused on impending doom and gloom. In the same way that a broken clock will have the correct time twice per day, market analysts predicting a crash any day now will eventually be right -- but more often than not, they're wrong. In my opinion, rather than worrying about a major correction, investors would be smart to focus on what's actually happening now and not try to outsmart the market.

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Apple: 3 Reasons Why I Won't Trade It

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has traded more than 8 million shares per day over the past three months. While Apple might be a popular stock to trade, it's also stock that has three key disadvantages that should make investors question its popularity. Every trader should consider the following when deciding whether Apple really is the best stock pick for his or her portfolio.

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