Is TRIP Headed South?


by Steven Sarnoff

Markets don’t move down a one-way street. The news of record-setting stock prices Mr. Trump is so fond of touting hasn’t been booked by this Internet darling. As you can see by my daily candlestick chart of TripAdvisor shares, the online travel brand company settled today’s session pointing south.

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Flash Sale: 16% Off Options Hotline Through This Sunday Promo Code SWEET16


by Steven Sarnoff

I’m not big on promotions, but thought of this one as a salute to Chuck Berry, the progenitor of Rock ‘n’ Roll and to basketball, the sport I love, down to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

If anyone you know is interested in subscribing to our service, feel free to pass along this promo.

Attention Traders, Sweet 16 FLASH SALE: 16% Off OPTIONS HOTLINE, Through This Sunday. Enter code SWEET16 to subscribe and receive Steve’s next Option Trading recommendation.

During March Madness, our readers have already seen:

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+82% in 9 days on the Russell 2000 index
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Crazy Like A Fox


Crazy Like A Fox, art by Terry Fan

by Steven Sarnoff

Today was the worst day of the year for stocks, but not too shabby for OPTIONS HOTLINE subscribers. The Superleverage power of my method was on display, as our recommended Citigroup May $60 put, triggered 03-20-17 at $2.00, traded 03-21-17 at $3.30, +65% in 1 day, on a 3% move in the underlying shares, with an always known and strictly limited risk!

On Sunday, 03-19-17, I emailed my readers, “Professionals have seen the recent sector underperformance and are fading the financials. Some may call that crazy, but it may just end up being crazy like a fox.”

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Don’t Suffer Paralysis From Over-Analysis In Your Trading


by Steven Sarnoff

                    “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” — Bruce Lee

This week, with more earnings and big mergers on parade, there is plenty for traders to digest.  Add to that, the myriad of technical tools available at your mouse-clicking fingertips and you can see how traders can easily be bogged down and confused by conflicting indicators and information overload.

As a technical analyst, aka a “chartist,” you have the ability to overlay a veritable smorgasbord of studies on your chart.  That can quickly clutter the picture and cause indecision.

So Sarnoff, what is your solution?

The answer is to study the technical indicators, pick a handful you like best, and use them.

I want my chart to paint a vivid picture, depicting  the human behavior (buying and selling) that drives the direction of market price movement.  I prefer to look at a clean and clear chart, one that readily reveals which side (buyers or sellers) has the advantage.  I can then go about determining when and where the balance of power is likely to shift. Continue reading

Are Bears Ready To Get Fat Quick?


Bear getting into “get fat quick” phase, h/t natgeotravel

by Steven Sarnoff

When temperatures start to fall, bears are known to move into a “get fat quick” phase.  They gorge on anything edible to fatten up and survive their lengthy winter slumber.

When asked why the market was up or down on a particular day, my dad would reply in his Brooklynese, “Sometimes the bulls gotta get fed and sometimes the bears gotta get fed.” One of the lengthiest bull markets on record has left beleaguered bears hungry for a turn.

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Surfing Silver With The Superleverage Power Of Options Hotline


by Steven Sarnoff

My Options Hotline subscribers doubled their money in just one day, today!  Here’s how they did it.

Option buyers are the only ones who have the Superleverage power to use OPM (other people’s money) to profit from changing prices, with an always known and strictly limited risk at all times.  Options also allow sensible speculators the opportunity to profit from stock moves both up and down.

Such has been our experience this year, using shares of silver streaming company Silver Wheaton (SLW) as our proxy for the precious metal. Continue reading

Bonds, T-Bonds — Shaken, Not Stirred


by Steven Sarnoff

No, not that Bond.  I’m talking US Treasury bonds! In today’s session staid T-bonds sold off a little over 1%, as investors fret over future central bank monetary largesse.  Interest rates move inverse to bond prices, so falling bond prices mean higher yields.

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Shares of SUN Setting


by Steven Sarnoff

The power of our Superleverage method is shining as shares of SUN (Sunoco) are setting back.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016 I recommended that our Options Hotline subscribers buy the Sunoco September $30 put for $50 or less.  That recommendation was triggered at the opening on Monday, August 22, 2016 for $40, with SUN shares trading at  $30.72.

We call this an “el cheapo” option play, because each option gives you the right to control 100 shares of stock for less than $100.  The reasons the option was inexpensive are that, with SUN at $30 or above, the option had no intrinsic (real) value and there wasn’t much time until expiration (the third Friday in September). Continue reading

Hi-Yo Silver, +107% in a Month!


by Steven Sarnoff

Long-tarnished metals miners have been shining in 2016.  Central bank shenanigans are weakening the US dollar and spurring precious metals prices.  Over the short-term, silver may need a pause to refresh.  But the overall character of the behavior of share price movement tells me silver is setting up for a nice long run.

In my Valentine’s Day missive to Options Hotline subscribers, I recommended readers get on-board a silver streamer via a call option on Silver Wheaton Corp. (SLW).  This morning, I sent an Alert to take multiplier profits of +107% in just over a month, with an always known and strictly limited risk!

Let’s take a look at how that trade developed.  As you can see on my weekly candlestick chart of SLW, February saw price break above the negative, debilitating influence of a downtrend line.  That positive price action fortified underlying support (demand) and set the stage for higher prices down the road.


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Is A Wedge Being Driven Into Buyers’ Bliss?


The focus of my studies on markets is to determine which side is stronger (buyers or sellers), along with where and when the balance of power is likely to shift.  We then use my knowledge and judgement based on experience to put the Superleverage power of options to work, helping Options Hotline subscribers stay a step ahead of the crowd as they vie for fun and profit.  Today, I’d like to share my view of the market’s current condition.

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