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Trade Of The Week

Buy Call Options Or Sell A Put Spread?

Markets continued their historic run of extreme volatility this past week due to the spread of the coronavirus. We are in the midst of a global economic slowdown that looks to be in place for the next few months at a minimum. While talk of a recession is no fun to go through,... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – VXX

Over the last 2 weeks we have seen global markets get crushed due to coronavirus. We are in the midst of a historic move lower in equities and move higher in the volatility products. Markets are pricing in extreme fear due to the spread of the coronavirus. To take advantage... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – DIA

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 To take advantage of a potential move lower in the market, we are looking at buying Put Options on DIA for our Options Trade Of The Week. Buying Put Options is an aggressive trade looking for a move lower. It’s a break from the... Read moreread more

Options Call Spread Trade – Pinterest

Last updated on March 25th, 2020 We are finally starting to see market selling this week for the first time in a number of months. We have been talking about this move in our last few Options Trades Of the Week. With the selling starting to pickup, it will begin... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NFLX

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 Are the big swings in this market this week causing doubt as to what trades you should be placing? I have heard from numerous traders just over the last few days that are frustrated with the big volatility that seems to come out of... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – UAL

Last updated on February 13th, 2020 We continue to see markets driven by headlines here this week. Everyone’s focus is on the trade war with China, new tariffs ready to kick in over the weekend, and the Trump tweets that seem to come out every few hours. As a result,... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NKE

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 We have finally seen the news cycle start to settle down this week. After seeing headlines dominate trading the last 4-5 weeks with news out of the China/US trade war, new stimulus announced from the Fed, and an announced Brexit deal we are finally... Read moreread more

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

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

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

Last updated on February 13th, 2020 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.... Read moreread more

DIA – Iron Condor Options Trade

Last updated on April 20th, 2020 “An iron what?” I distinctly remember that being my reaction over a dozen years ago when I first learned what an Iron Condor options trade was. Trading long calls and puts at that point were my only strategies that I used. However, my mentor... Read moreread more

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

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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 –... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – ROKU

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 We saw the market make another run up towards all time highs this week. Over the last few years we have seen every market selloff bought up quickly with very little damage being done for any length of time. As a result we continue... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week Feb 3 – NFLX

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 We have been talking about how volatility was due to move higher and that has certainly happened in a big way the last few weeks. The market has been trading in big ranges in both directions which has left many traders scratching their heads... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – COST

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 With the latest rally extending up almost to new all time highs, we are left with a market that is pricing in perfection. The latest move higher over the last few weeks has left many stocks that we look at in overbought territory. As... Read moreread more

Handling an Options Trade Gone Bad

Last updated on April 26th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

GLD and XLE Options Trade

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

IWM – Options Trade Of The Week

Last updated on April 26th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

Iron Condor Options Trade – XLE

Last updated on May 7th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

QQQ – Your New Options Trade Of The Week

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 QQQ is the Nasdaq ETF that we trade on a regular basis inside our Options Fast Track program (send me an email to learn more – mike@netpicks dot com). Using our custom indicators as part of our trading approach, we focus on reversals in... Read moreread more