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May 17, 2022

Trading in stocks and other securities can seem confusing in and of itself for those who are new to the craft. Trading online, without any help from a broker, seems even more daunting to new entrants into the markets. Read more...

May 16, 2022

In a volatile trading week, stocks extended their losses as economic growth and inflation concerns soured investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2.14%... Read more...

May 3, 2022

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride continued into April which is typically a time for positive spring outlooks with consumer spending coming out of the winter thaw. Markets across the board were in decline and there was no safe haven in other assets classes... Read more...

May 2, 2022

On Friday, a sharp sell-off sent major stock market indices into negative territory for the week, capping a volatile close to April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.47%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 tumbled 3.27%. Read more...

April 25, 2022

Hawkish comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell overshadowed many largely positive earnings results, sending stocks lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.86%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 2.75%. Read more...

April 5, 2022

Inflation accelerated for another month into March. The Russian invasion of Ukraine intensifies and the debate continues on if the Fed is doing too much or too little to prevent a recession. Read more...

April 4, 2022

Stocks spent last week digesting the sharp gains of previous weeks as investors assessed a tightening yield curve, the war in Ukraine, and an uncertain outlook for economic growth and inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.12%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 was flat (+0.06%). Read more...

March 14, 2022

Intensifying hostilities in Ukraine continued to unsettle markets, as investors grappled with the war’s impact on the global economies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 2.88%. Read more...

March 2, 2022

What a month!  Inflation accelerated to 7.5%, the highest since 1982.  Russia invades Ukraine sending global markets into tailspins followed by rebounds.  Rinse and repeat.  Energy prices surge with oil breaches the $100 level.  Read more...

February 28, 2022

Investors rode a rollercoaster of emotions as rising hostilities at the Russian-Ukrainian border sent stocks sharply lower before a powerful late-week rally erased early losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (-0.06%), while the Standard & Poor’s 500 edged higher by 0.82%. Read more...

February 21, 2022

Stocks closed lower for the week as escalating tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border added to existing jitters over higher inflation and a pending tightening of monetary policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.90%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 1.58%. Read more...

February 7, 2022

Stocks managed to gain ground last week as investors turned their focus to corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.05%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 1.55%. The Nasdaq Composite index picked up 2.38% for the week. Read more...

February 2, 2022

The volatility theme continues as we enter 2022 with major indices rallying late in the month recovering from larger losses earlier in January.  Not surprisingly, VXX was more active during the month. Nasdaq was down nearly 9%, The S&P was down over 5%. Read more...

January 14, 2022

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 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 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 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 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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