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Posted by Martin February 15, 2015

Market outlook for the next week

On Monday markets will be closed due to President Day observation. For this week we will see a short trading. However, the most important trading happened last week. In my previous market outlook post I wrote about two patterns the market was about to attack – a wedge pattern and sideways channel. Last week, the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 12, 2015

SPX 2005/2010/2105/2110 Iron Condor in good shape to expire

This morning I opened a new trade – Iron Condor against the S&P 500 (SPX). My strikes are 2005/2010 puts and 2105/2110 calls. I collected $30 credit for this trade. Although there are still two days left until expiration the trade is in good shape to expire worthless. With Iron Condor you want the underlying Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 08, 2015

What to expect from SPX next week?

I am not trying to predict where the market would go next week. I simply do not know it and I am as clueless as everyone else. Will the market shoot up next week or will it fail and fall again? If I cannot predict the market, I would like to at least establish a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 08, 2015

Undervalued stocks

In January I started publishing stocks I consider undervalued. I created an algorithm which browses through my watch list of 150 stocks and checks them whether they are priced per their fair value or not. It is a never ending quest of investors trying to find stocks which are undervalued. There is many opinions, models, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 02, 2015

SPX still volatile and weak. Will the selling end or continue?

The SPX futures were able to recover before market opening so the markets opened slightly up this morning. Yet, it quickly dropped down to 1980 level where bulls took over and move the market back up to 2010 level. Very impressive run which could fool many bulls into thinking that selling is over. Super 8 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 01, 2015

How do I select stocks for trading options?

A few of my followers and subscribers asked me the same question: “How do I evaluate stocks and select them to trade options”? When I was relatively a novice to trading options I also didn’t know what stocks to use trading options. But the selection process is exact same as if you select stocks to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 01, 2015

Futures indicate very weak opening tomorrow morning

If you are already frustrated by two weak months we just passed (December 2014 and January 2015) it looks like we are going to see February 2015 as bad as January was. Futures are already trading at a steep discount indicating S&P 500 down -1.45% -29.35. If this drop continues until tomorrow morning, we may Continue reading →