Tag Archives: Straddles

Be Patient – Earnings Has Only Just Begun

Well that was a bit of a damp squib of a first week of earnings, but be patient, it’s only just begun and there’s plenty of time for the fun to begin. Microsoft gapped up before coming straight back down for a marginal gain, while Netflix gapped down and is a couple of bars from […]

All focus now on earnings

As I mentioned last week, stocks have continued to drift upwards into this earnings season, indeed with new records being made. Also like last time, many of our previously-mentioned stocks have reached their first profit targets. And I’m still inclined to say that there’s more positive movement to come, but as ever we will only […]

Earnings Gems and Railroad Tracks

So we’re in the thick of earnings now and there are indeed several gems, both with the pre- and post-earnings OVI setups, though the straddles are a little more elusive right now. Your job is to stick with the most obvious setups and manage risk accordingly as per my trading plan.  Do this and you’ll […]

OVI Sentiment Got It Right

Last week I was clear that the markets were facing an uptick in volatility, and that you should only consider conditional orders or straddles. Along with the OVI Sentiment Indicator (OVIsi) having turned red on the 28th September, this gave you an invaluable insight at exactly the right time … and not for the first […]

Earnings Coming – Be Patient

As I’ve commented numerous times recently, the market remains as a “higher risk” prospect that would be ideal, and we’re now approaching what I anticipate will be a bumpy and unpredictable earnings month. The big lesson here is to be patient and extremely picky.  If in doubt, stay out.  Otherwise only get involved with the […]