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January 14, 2021

Every month at eOption we report on the top options trading in the prior month.  Today, we have something different as we take a look back on the top 25 stocks traded at eOption in 2021. The year ended with significant gains across most all sectors but it was a volatile ride. Read more...

January 10, 2021

A jump in yields sparked by a more aggressive sounding Federal Reserve sent the market lower to start the new year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.29%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 1.87%. The Nasdaq Composite index was hardest hit, dropping 4.53% for the week. Read more...

January 3, 2021

Stocks closed out the year on a mostly positive note, adding to the year’s gains as concerns about the economic issues of Omicron infections receded. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.08%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 picked up 0.85%. Read more...

January 3, 2022

The December holiday season continued the theme of market volatility attempting to assess the impact of the Omicron COVID variant.  All eyes were on the Fed expecting a more hawkish tone going into 2022 with interest rates. Read more...

December 13, 2021

A more benign reassessment of the possible economic risk posed by Omicron sent stocks sharply higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 4.02%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 3.82%. Read more...

December 6, 2021

Stocks took investors on a wild ride last week as the Omicron variant and Fed comments upended market expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.91%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stumbled 1.22%.Read more...

December 1, 2021

As the holiday season approaches, markets volatility leaves some to be thankful for financially in the month of November.  Most major indices were in the negative territory with the discovery and uncertainty of the “omicron” COVID variant. Read more...

November 29, 2021

News of a new, highly virulent COVID variant triggered a market sell-off on Friday, sending stocks into negative territory for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.97%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.20%.Read more...

November 22, 2021

Stocks were mixed last week in choppy trading as investors battled the crosscurrents of good economic data and a troubling rise in COVID-19 infections globally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.38%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 0.32%. Read more...

November 8, 2021

A Federal Reserve announcement on tapering, a fresh batch of corporate profits, and encouraging economic data lifted stocks to another weekly gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.42%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 2.00%. Read more...

November 1, 2021

Although many investors were prepared for the markets to “Trick” them in October, they were delivered a “Treat” as all three major indices returned to their upward climb hitting all-time highs. Read more...

October 25, 2021

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.08%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 1.64%. The Nasdaq Composite index gained 1.29% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, was up 0.23%. Read more...

October 22, 2021

What’s on Tap Weekly Calendar   Monday October 25th Economic Calendar:  · 8:30 AM ET National Activity Index for September · 10:30 AM ET Dallas Fed manufacturing Index for October Earnings Calendar: · Earnings Before the Open. Read more...

October 1, 2021

September was a choppy month, as expected, as we saw all 3 major indices decline for the first time since October of last year. We have a very similar collection of ETF and large cap Tech symbols traded in the month. Read more...

September 1, 2021

Another month behind us as we see continued record highs in the Dow, and Nasdaq in August. Again, we have a familiar collection of ETF and large cap Tech symbols traded in the month.  Read more...

August 2, 2021

With the first month of 2021 H2 behind us we saw the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq continue with another month of gains in July. Again, we have a familiar collection of symbols traded for the month. Read more...

July 31, 2021

What can we all learn from Olympic athletes to meet our investing and trading goals? Many Olympic athletes have a vision of themselves succeeding – whether it’s visualizing themselves crossing the finish line first in a triathlon... Read more...

July 1, 2021

As we hit the halfway point in 2021, the Dow was flat in June recovering from a mid-month slump, while the S&P improves 2.7% and NASDAQ up 5.5% both reaching new all-time highs. Read more...

June 17, 2021

If you’re a trader or investor, you may have heard of the term Triple Witching. What does it mean? Contrary to how it sounds, it doesn’t refer to Halloween in June or a scary movie. Read more...

June 1, 2021

Markets were volatile in May ending up mixed at month-end with the Dow gaining 1.7%, S&P up .6% and Nasdaq losing 1.4%.  Technology continues to be a popular trade at eOption (AAPL, TSLA, MSFT, AMZN, FB, SQ, CRWD, SNAP). Read more...

May 4, 2021

April again saw gains across all major indices continuing the trend and hitting all-time highs. Big Tech continues to be the popular trade at eOption (AAPL, TSLA, MSFT, AMZN, FB). Read more...

April 1, 2021

March saw gains across all major indices with the Dow outperforming the S&P and Nasdaq. Big tech continues to be the popular trade at eOption. The re-opening trade keeps Boeing, AMC and Disney in our top 20 and we see new entrant, Draft Kings in March. Read more...

March 2, 2021

February continues with a good amount of market action. Re-opening companies Boeing and Disney are back in the top 20. We also see continued interest in meme (Reddit) stocks GameStop and AMC. Read more...

February 4, 2021

2021 continues with a fair amount of market action. Recent activity in “Reddit stocks” have changed the list of top 20 companies with option activity in January. Read more...

November 6, 2020

Extended Hours Trading specifically refers to stock trading outside Wall Street’s traditional trading hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Read more...

September 25, 2020

Options are financial instruments that can provide flexibility in investment situations. They can give you “options” by providing the ability to tailor your position to your situation. Read more...

August 19, 2020

When investors have had some success with their strategies, they often want to alter those winning strategies to possibly make even more money. Read more...

August 11, 2020

In this very low interest rate environment, high-yield savings accounts, money market funds and CD’s aren’t paying the interest rates they used to. Read more...

July 31, 2020

Trading in stocks and other securities can seem confusing in and of itself for those who are new to the craft. Read more...

June 2, 2020

Auto trading makes investing based on newsletter trade alerts simple and easy. Read more...

May 14, 2020

At eOption, we're focused on providing our clients with the tools they need to have the trading experience they want. As part of this commitment, we offer access to OptionsPlay. Read more...

May 4, 2020

A Paper Trading account provides free access to trade virtual funds in simulated environment. Read more...

April 25, 2020

The stock market tends to run in cycles but that doesn't mean there isn't historical data that provides a glimpse into the possibilities that an election year brings. Read more...

April 10, 2020

Routines are an important step for many successful people. As trader, you can benefit from establishing a morning routine. Read more...

March 24, 2020

Today, it's easy for investors to trade in items such as stocks, ETFs, options and more. Read more...

March 17, 2020

Being an investor today means choosing an investment platform that works with your busy life. Read more...

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