Good Trades

Long 3D Systems Corp (DDD), $30.5 Apr 17 Calls

3D Systems Corp (DDD) is at it again, pushing against a descending 100MA. DDD has been basing for some time now and we’re starting to see some signs of a rounding bottom coming into play. I don’t think we’ll be able to confirm that until we close the huge October, 2014 gap up to $44. […]

Bad Trades

How to Make a Bad Trade

Last night, ANTH popped up on one of my scans and I found the heavy selling candle interesting for a number of reasons. One, the MA alignment was very bullish while ANTH closed on the lower band. I like these patterns but only when I see follow through. So, this morning, ANTH gapped up which […]

Trade Plans

Twitter (TWTR) – Risking $295 to Profit +130% with a Bull Call Spread Ratio

Twitter (TWTR) reports earnings after hours today. The ITM straddles currently suggest a 10.5% move up or down. By comparison, Apple’s (AAPL) expected move yesterday was around 5%.  I’m taking a look at past performance to see if we can find an edge and, if so, what is it? TWTR has been on a moderate […]

Trading the Double Bottom in Activision Blizzard (ATVI) for Possible Double Digit Gains

Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) popped up in one of my lists and I couldn’t help but notice a massive double-bottom that had formed from late last year through early this year. That double bottom was confirmed with a breakout on massive volume in February. ATVI ran a bit more before getting into a nearly two-month-long […]

Long First Solar (FSLR) Weekly Calls Into A Bull Call Spread

First Solar (FSLR) – a very nice momentum stock – had been consolidating since a late February gap up. Prices have held between $59 and $63 and it seemed a breakout was inevitable. While I did not get a chance to write a plan for this site, I did have it in mind and was […]

20+ Year Treasury Bonds (TLT) Indecision

20+ Year Treasury Bonds (TLT) have been consolidating between $129 and $132.50 for nearly a month now and we’re getting to a point where I think we’re going to see an explosive move soon. This move may come this week. The question is which way does it move and for that we need to look […]

Long 3D Systems Corp (DDD), $30.5 Apr 17 Calls

3D Systems Corp (DDD) is at it again, pushing against a descending 100MA. DDD has been basing for some time now and we’re starting to see some signs of a rounding bottom coming into play. I don’t think we’ll be able to confirm that until we close the huge October, 2014 gap up to $44. […]