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Adding Nektar call options to my Volatility Portfolio–again

Again. I'm adding the January 17, 2020 Call Options with a strike at $35 on Nektar Theraeutics (NKTR) to my Volatility Portfolio on JubakAM.com and JugglingWithKnives.com. (Ticker on these options is NKTR200117C00035000.) The underlying shares closed at $33.70, up 0.90% on June 14. I've traded these options before with a spectacular realized gain of better than […]

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FANG techs (plus more) fall on news of investigations

Both Congress and government regulators are taking aim at big tech. The House Judiciary Committee is planning an investigation into whether digital platform companies are using their market power to harm competition. The Federal Trade Commission is taking the lead in an antitrust probe of Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN) The Justice Department is opening an […]

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After the market close, Boeing CEO announces that company will cut production by ten 737 planes a month.

By mid-April Boeing (BA) will cut production of its 737 plans to 42 a month from the current 52-a month pace. Before the crash of a 737 Max operated by Lion Air and one operated by Ethiopia Airlines, Boeing had planned to increase production of the 737 by 10% by mid-year. Boeing shares fell 2.35% […]

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Making Nektar #8 on my list of 10 most dangerous stocks for earnings season–and #4 on my list of 5 to buy on any plunge

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) won't miss Wall Street earnings projections when it reports its first quarter financial results on May 9--because the company won't report any earnings. The consensus projection now has the company reporting a loss of 76 cents a share on revenue of $26.2 million. But that doesn't mean biotech Nektar isn't in danger […]

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Adding VIX $23 Calls to my Volatility Portfolio today

Over the weekend in my Trick or Trend post I noted that S&P 500 volatility was experiencing a very unusual inversion--where the markets were projecting more risk in the next week than for longer periods like a month or two. And, I posited, that inversion wasn't accurately priced into the Call options on the CBOE […]

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Trick or Trend: Now there’s a volatility inversion to worry about

Our regular (or occasional or perhaps occasionally regular) Friday series (actually running on Sunday this week) Trick or Trend looks at what might (or might not) be emerging investible trends. Exclusively on JAM. This post won't run anywhere else. Ever. You've probably paid some attention to warnings that an inversion in the Treasury yield curve […]

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Saturday Night Quarterback says (on Sunday), for the week ahead expect…

... earnings from Netflix (NFLX), scheduled for release after the market close on Thursday, January 17, to be a BIG TEST to see whether this big bounce turns into a sustained rally. Netflix shares gained another 4% on Friday after analysts at Raymond James and UBS boosted their ratings on the stock. Netflix has now […]

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Adding Netflix Puts to Volatility Portfolio because the Bear isn’t over

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Adding Amazon Puts as a “Portfolio Protection Pick” in my Volatility Portfolio

On December 21 I made Amazon Put Options my second Portfolio Protection in my completely revised Special Report How to Protect Your Portfolio Without Selling Your Portfolio on this site. I said I would buy the put for my Volatility Portfolio on Monday, December 24. On Friday, December 21 I wrote "In my earlier take […]

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Completely and newly revised for the bear: Special Report How to Protect Your Portfolio Without Selling Your Portfolio

This Special Report was revised--extensively- on December 21. When I posted the first version of this Special Report back in November, the bear market was just a possibility--although a highly likely possibility--and my best projection on how the market would develop called for a bounce/rally in mid-November to carry through January. That's why I followed […]

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