Trade Of The Week

Options Trade Of The Week 7/12/19 – VXX

Happy new all time market highs! What an impressive run this market has been on the last few weeks. With so many markets at new all time highs it’s no surprise that volatility has been completely sucked out of this market. In fact, we are going to close the week... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/28/19 – GLD

GLD is one of the few ETF’s in this market that has good volatility. As a result, the options are more expensive giving us more opportunity as an options seller rather than a buyer. For this week’s Options Trade Of The Week we are going to take a look at... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/21/19 – LYFT

The new IPO’s that we have seen over the last year have shown some amazing returns. Names like BYND, LYFT, and now SLACK have been extremely active since they have started trading which makes them ideal candidates for us to trade.   LYFT – Bearish Trade Opportunity With the entire... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/14/19 – EBAY

After selling a call spread on AMD in last week’s Options Trade Of The Week, we are going back to the well by selling another call spread this week. This time we will be doing so on EBAY. We have continued to see a strong market again this week which... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/7/19 – AMD

The market has produced one of the biggest 5 day rallies in a long time here this week. We have seen 5 days in a row of impressive gains to the upside and as a result, the market is overbought in the near term. If you are like me your... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 8/31/18 – NVDA

For most of the summer months the market has been making new all time highs on a weekly basis. The move higher has been lead by many of the tech names like AAPL, AMZN, FB, NVDA. With so many names at all time highs, there are many opportunities to place... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 8/10/18 – QQQ

Markets have continued their impressive move higher so far this summer. During that move higher, the Nasdaq has been the leader with names like AAPL, FB, AMZN, and GOOGL leading the charge. As we head into the end of summer, we are expecting the market to slow down and potentially... Read moreread more

Handling an Options Trade Gone Bad

Expecting 100% of your trades to go as planned sets you up for disappointment. Many Options traders know that so one question that I get asked a lot is, “what do you do when a trade goes bad?” Asking that question shows that these traders have their expectations in check... Read moreread more

Selling Iron Condor Trade Of The Week – Options

For this week’s Options Trade Of The Week we will look to sell an Iron Condor on Target (Symbol: TGT). Target released their quarterly earnings this past week which can often times lead to a period of consolidation – sideways market. One way to make money from a choppy stretch... Read moreread more

Options Trades Of The Week – GLD and XLE

Our Options Trade of the Week usually has one focus but given the big moves in both gold and oil, this week we are going to take advantage of the moves they have made. Here is how it breaks down: GLD (Gold) A large move to the downside makes us consider... Read moreread more

AAPL Sell Call Spread – Trade Of The Week

Apple has moved higher 9 days in a row over the last 2 weeks and as a result, we are extremely overbought in the near term. While this doesn’t mean the stock has to move lower immediately, there is a good chance we see a period of consolidation over the... Read moreread more

XLE – Options Trade Of The Week

In this week’s Options Trade Of The Week we are going to take a different approach from what we have done the last few months. We are going to take a close look at the XLE Iron Condor that we sold a few weeks ago in a previous trade of... Read moreread more

IWM – Options Trade Of The Week

We continue to see a very volatile market right now with many big moves back and forth and as a result, the prices of the options are more expensive. To take advantage of the expensive options, we will look to sell a call spread on IWM which is the Russell 200... Read moreread more

Selling USDCAD – Spotlight Trade of the Week

Our new Spotlight Trade of the Week (TOTW) is a short on the USDCAD.  It’s the same trading plan that just stopped out for a +208 pip gain. This weeks trading setup for a short trade. Forex is going through some market conditions that we are fortunate to stay out... Read moreread more

Iron Condor Options Trade – XLE

In this week’s NetPicks Options Trade Of The Week,  we will take a look at an Iron Condor on XLE which is the energy ETF that we trade. Looking at the chart below, we can see that XLE has been stuck in a sideways range for the last number of... Read moreread more

Spotlight Power Trader – Short HYG

This is the week ending March 23 2018 and our custom made trading system, Spotlight Power Trader, has highlighted a trade in the  iBoxx High Yield Bond Fund ETF, symbol HYG. The trade setup is a short and instead of selling the actual shares, we are going to use the... Read moreread more

Twitter – New Options Trade Of The Week

For this week’s options Trade Of the Week we will take a look at Twitter (Symbol: TWTR). Over the past 3 months, we have seen some big moves back and forth on many of the tech names. TWTR first saw a big move higher to start the year from $22... Read moreread more