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Gavin McMaster

Sun, Apr 21st, 2024

Gavin McMaster

Gavin McMaster

Gavin McMaster has a Masters in Applied Finance and Investment. He specializes in income trading using options, is very conservative in his style and believes patience in waiting for the best setups is the key to successful trading. He has been trading options since 2004 and teaching traders since 2010. Follow him on Twitter at @OptiontradinIQ

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Tech Earnings, Middle East Tension and Other Key Things to Watch This Week

The general market ping-ponged last week as news of attacks and possible peace continually peppered the headlines. It was such a busy news week that it almost went unnoticed that the Fed has now walked...

SMCI : 713.65 (-23.14%)
MSTR : 1,174.11 (-2.82%)
TSLA : 147.05 (-1.92%)
META : 481.07 (-4.13%)
MSFT : 399.12 (-1.27%)
GOOGL : 154.09 (-1.23%)
INTC : 34.20 (-2.40%)
BA : 169.82 (-0.24%)
How to Buy PLTR for a 14% Discount, or Achieve a 47% Annual Return

Yesterday, with PLTR trading at 21.31, the June 21 put option with a strike price of $20 was trading around $1.55. Traders selling this put would receive $155 in option premium.

PLTR : 20.47 (-3.12%)
Instant Income: DELL Short Strangle Generates $215 Option Premium

Dell Technologies Inc (DELL) is currently showing above average volatility with an IV Percentile of 91% and an IV Rank of 65%.

DELL : 114.87 (-2.96%)
Earnings Season Tactics: Strategies for Finding Profitable Options Trades

Earnings season is here and we’ve already seen some big name companies report earnings including Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Delta Airlines, Wells Fargo and Blackrock.

C : 59.14 (+1.41%)
JPM : 185.80 (+2.51%)
DAL : 47.57 (-0.59%)
BLK : 749.98 (+0.36%)
BAC : 36.97 (+3.35%)
JNJ : 147.91 (+1.49%)
UNH : 501.13 (+1.61%)
NFLX : 555.04 (-9.09%)
Option Volatility And Earnings Report For April 15 - 19

Earnings season is picks up a notch this week, with a some big names due to report including some of the major banks.

NFLX : 555.04 (-9.09%)
BAC : 36.97 (+3.35%)
GS : 404.00 (+0.22%)
UNH : 501.13 (+1.61%)
META : 481.07 (-4.13%)
AAPL : 165.00 (-1.22%)
JPM : 185.80 (+2.51%)
OXY : 66.63 (+0.89%)
BMY : 48.93 (+1.30%)
Middle East Tensions, Earnings and Other Key Things to Watch This Week

There were some wild movements in the market last week, CPI came in hotter than expected and tensions continued to escalate overseas spiking the prices of oil and gold.

$SPX : 4,967.23 (-0.88%)
SPY : 495.16 (-0.87%)
NFLX : 555.04 (-9.09%)
GS : 404.00 (+0.22%)
SCHW : 73.42 (+0.67%)
BAC : 36.97 (+3.35%)
MS : 90.66 (+0.44%)
AXP : 231.04 (+6.23%)
MongoDB Bear Call Spread Could Net 25% In 5 Weeks

MongoDB (MDB) hit resistance at the declining 21-day moving average and closed down over 2.5% yesterday.

MDB : 327.47 (-2.41%)
Long-Term Bull Put Spread Provides Opportunities for SBUX Bulls

Despite encountering some recent challenges, over the past decade, SBUX has demonstrated impressive growth, increasing revenues by an average of 9.23%, free cash flow by 7.68%, and earnings per share by...

SBUX : 87.61 (+0.53%)
Trading Insights: 3 Calendar Spread Trade Ideas for This Tuesday

Calendar spreads are an option trade that involves selling a short-term option and buying a longer-term option with the same strike.

JPM : 185.80 (+2.51%)
NFLX : 555.04 (-9.09%)
GS : 404.00 (+0.22%)
Option Volatility And Earnings Report For April 8 - 12

Earnings season is back, with a couple of big names due to report this week including some of the major banks. This week we have JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Delta all set to report.

JPM : 185.80 (+2.51%)
WFC : 60.35 (+2.74%)
C : 59.14 (+1.41%)
DAL : 47.57 (-0.59%)
DVN : 51.83 (+0.78%)
XOM : 119.88 (+1.15%)
INTC : 34.20 (-2.40%)
COIN : 211.01 (-3.24%)
OXY : 66.63 (+0.89%)

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Investors better keep their seatbelts fastened because this is the most dangerous time since the end of World War II warns former top diplomat Richard Haass https://t.co/jwIWR63akU
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Throwback to when Robert Downey Jr visited Wall Street. Don’t think he’s a big fan 😂 https://t.co/BN5emYaII4
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Nasdaq $QQQ reaches most oversold level since September 2022 - bounce this week? 🤔 https://t.co/EYKVE47XqT
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been hit with a new lawsuit claiming it is illegally mass surveilling Americans who invest in the stock market https://t.co/leqjt4snrF
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Stocks will finish this week ______?
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Where are we in the cycle of market emotions? https://t.co/4XGDYHHCBF
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Tesla $TSLA could turn into a 'nightmare on elm street' if it prioritizes its Robotaxi over the Model 2, warns Wedbush analyst and longtime bull Dan Ives 👀 https://t.co/NpnkgYO2Kw
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S&P 500 $SPX sitting on the edge of a cliff - the 20-week moving average 👀 https://t.co/hMANUafhfg
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