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Jay is the lead Options Portfolio Manager at Investors Alley. He is the editor for Options Profit Engine, an investment advisory bringing you professional options trading strategies, with all the bells and whistles of Wall Street, but simplified so all you have to do is enter the trades ... more

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The Power Of The Options Hedge
One of the more intriguing aspects of 2021 has been the relatively high levels of expected volatility in the equities markets. 
FV Trade Of The Week: HYG
The ETF normally has about 220,000 options contracts that trade per day on average, but on a busy day last week it traded over 600,000 contracts, mostly puts.
Trade Of The Week: UNG
There’s been a lot of unusual action in United States Natural Gas (UNG) recently.
Generate Cash While You Wait For The IPhone 13
For the last decade or so around this time of year, investors and technology enthusiasts have anxiously awaited the launch of brand-new Apple products.
Trade Of The Week: Snap Inc. - Saturday, Sept. 25
We saw some unusually heavy option volume in Snap Inc. last week, with nearly 2x the average amount trading on a big up day in the stock.
Trade Of The Week: Starbucks
Starbucks showed up on the unusual options volume page last week for the first time in a while. The coffee giant saw its shares drop 3.7% in a day.
Meme Stocks Are Not Just For Buying Calls
One of the most interesting developments in the financial markets in 2021 is the rise of the meme stock. Meme stocks are the ones that get a bunch of attention on social media platforms like Twitter and chat groups on Reddit.
Trade Of The Week: First Solar
For the first time in a while, First Solar (FSLR) showed up on the unusual options volume radar.
Trade Of The Week, Sept. 4: Zoom
ZM had dropped quite a bit recently after releasing disappointing earnings. However, Cathie Wood and her ARKK fund decided to use the opportunity to buy more ZM shares.
Use Options To Get More Out Of Your Banking Shares
The banking sector can be challenging to trade when interest rates are near zero. On the one hand, banks tend to earn more profits when interest rates are higher.
FV Trade Of The Week: Russell 2000 (IWM)
The iShares Russell 2000 ETF is a very popular product that tracks the performance of small cap stocks.
Get Paid While Owning Gold Exposure
Throughout history, gold has been the asset to which investors flocked in times of economic uncertainty.
Trade Of The Week: CBOE
Last week, for a brief period, there was some extreme options action in Cboe Global Markets (CBOE​​​​​​​).
Trade Of The Week: MRNA
Two of the big COVID vaccine producers, Moderna and Pfizer, saw a significant amount of options activity last week.
Getting Cash From AAPL While You Wait For The Next IPhone
Covered call trading is a commonly used strategy to generate cash flow and help normalize equity returns.
Trade Of The Week: XLF - Saturday, Aug. 7
The short-term trade could be related to renewed investor interest in banks after comments from the central bank concerning higher rates.
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