Skip Raschke has been with Options Profits since its inception 3+ years ago. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University. Prior to his Wall Street career in 1971, he was drafted by the New York Yankees as a pitcher. After a career-ending elbow injury he began his career on Wall Street in 1975 as a registered stock/options broker with Paine Webber. In 1982 he bought a seat on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange where for 10 years he was a registered options trader (a trading pit market maker).Expand

He later served as a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (C.T.A.), brokering a hedge fund. In addition he was a proprietary stock/options trader for Van Der Moolen. He can be found daily on OP, and, he can be reached at his website: The Stock and Options Trader's Daily (SOTDaily.com), an interactive website dedicated to intra-day stock market analysis as well as teaching the skills of trading the markets. His email address is: Skip@SOTDaily.comCollapse

| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:12 PM EDT
ive tried to sense how these new rules can possibly be good for the mkt--and struck out trying. the investmen...

HLF

| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:23 PM EDT
about 35+ comments below this one find my comment that HLF is both coiled and readying to move 10%, up or down...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:10 PM EDT
my technicals show HLF as being coiled. that implies the option volatility is offered quite low (relatively su...

mkt

| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:57 PM EDT
the market is in a vacuum, not a bubble. but a vacuum has no support until it finds the old support. thats abo...

IBM

| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:39 AM EDT
now that IBM is 195, up 7 mere points in 4 days, where are all the IBM naysayers?!?
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:27 AM EDT
i think now that apple has had its big split that the stock is a mega-slug due to that now enormous float of 6...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:58 AM EDT
bulls move down 5% to 32%; bears move up 6% to 39%; and fence sitters (in cash, neutrals) remain at 29%. i use...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:24 AM EDT
moral suasion ala yellen's words yesterday about "stretched valuations of smaller firms" is best to be underst...

IBM

| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:08 PM EDT
as jill and wrote yesterday-- IBM very attractive, especially as i read the IBM vols! those options vols so ch...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:24 AM EDT
the september vol for ibm options is trading around 17, this with earnings out on thursday. that vol is ridicu...

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