Category Archives for Options

What Affects Equity Option Prices?

Option pricing is based on a variety of factors. There are seven main components that affect the premium of an option. These are: The current price of the underlying financial instrument. The strike price of the option in comparison to the current market price (intrinsic value). The type of option (put or call). The amount […]

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AAPL Buys the Farm

After AAPL’s negative earnings after the bell yesterday, the share price plunged lower and sets us up for some bearish opportunities down the road.

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone

We’re seeing a nice fractal signal to kick off a potential pullback on the S&P – the puzzle pieces are fitting together.

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Time to go Long on the Transports?

Are the Transports finally reversing from their 30% bear market drop? Here’s what I want to see before I go “all-in” on the Transports….

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Almost there on the S&P…

The search for yield knows no bounds and this is leading US markets higher in the short term. Here’s what I think will happen in the coming weeks….

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China and Oil Markets

What’s going on with China’s market, as well as Crude Oil? Doc looks at today’s fractals for a view on these important assets.

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Gap Filled – What’s Next?

The Daily gap from December was closed today; what’s next?

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Stair-Stepping Higher?

Watch the character of the market during uptrends to know if the Bull is back or not.

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Mapping Out the Reversals

Watch those smaller timeframes to see if the markets are setting up for the next reversal!

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Principle of Maximum Adversity

How does the Principle of Maximum Adversity affect you and your trading?

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