Stock Option Trading News

Bearish on Oil Stocks?

The price of oil and the price of gasoline have decreased significantly in the last few months. The price of oil and gas at the pump are somewhat cyclical as the price tends to rise in the summer months with more vacation driving, etc. (higher demand) and falls in the winter months with less driving (lower demand).

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Stock Option Probability – How Good Is It

In a previous article, “Stocks – Options & Trading Probability“, we discussed probability and stock options. PowerOptions‘ stock options search tool SmartSearchXL and stock options back testing tool SmartHistoryXL both display probability estimates for stock options positions and provide the capability to search based on probability criteria.

Stock Option Trading News (TSCM) – Spread Options

Options for (TSCM), founded by Jim Cramer, are now available for trading. For investors who really like Jim Cramer, they can REALLY put their money where his mouth is. Using PowerOptions stock options search engine SmartSearchXL, we searched for bull put spreads on October 2, 2006.

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Bearish Trading & REITs

In a previous article, “Bears are After the Homebuilders“, we analyzed the real estate market and in particular the homebuilders. In this article, we will analyze REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts). A REIT is a company that owns and operates real estate properties generating income. For a company to be considered a REIT by the IRS, it must distribute a minimum of 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders via dividends.