20 Option Ideas to Protect the Titans of Technology
The S&P 500 Index by Market Cap NYSE NASDAQ Stocks
I am going to do an analysis on the top 15 Financial stocks in the S&P 500. I will be analyzing these stocks by selling below the current share price put options to see which of them give the lowest adjusted share price. Below is a list of the S&P 500 stocks ranked in order from greatest to least market cap and their sectors.
Are we Overbought? 20 Ideas to Profit & Protect the Titans of Tech with Options
The answers are quite mixed when it comes to the question are we overbought? I am leaning more toward the financial markets being overbought at this point. The index which is up the most and in my opinion will suffer the greatest from a market pull back is the NASDAQ. The chart below shows the NASDAQ, S&P 500, and Dow Jones Industrial Average over the past 3 months.
Why I Sell Put Options Instead of Setting Limit and Market Orders Part I
Well, it was nice while it lasted - as we predicted, after a 3-4 week hiatus the days of premarket surges and swoons has returned; for most of 2009 (ex Jan/Feb) its been surges. In fact, I wish someone who had the data would let us know how much of the monster rally off March 6th lows was in premarket hours.
ProTech't 15 Popular Tech Stocks with In the Money Option Strategies
With the July options expiration coming to an end this Friday, I decided it's time to look ahead for to the August options expiration. I will be analyzing 15 popular technology stocks and seeing which stock offers the best mix of both return (assuming the stock will be called out at the August expiration) and downside "ProTECHtion", I will then decide which stock is the "best bang for your buck".
Alternate Short Strategy: Purchasing Put Protection for Less
As recently posted on my blog I believe the market is due for a pull back, so it may be a good time to purchase protection on some of your long positions. I decided to write about the 50 largest stocks (by market cap) in the S&P 500 and give a put protection strategy for each of them.