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

Try this synthetic call to play an upside breakout on AMAT.

Intermediate Trade: Merck Real Money Pro($)

I prefer this MRK bearishly biased, vertical put spread expiring in June.
Consider this MU near-the-money, bullishly biased vertical call spread expiring in April.

Intermediate Trade: AT&T Real Money Pro($)

The trade is the near-the-money, bullishly biased vertical call spread expiring in July.
Cash stack could benefit from tax repatriation and/or higher interest rates.
SWN has a good balance sheet and should be prepared to return to profitability in 2017.

Intermediate Trade: Coca-Cola Real Money Pro($)

Lack of sales growth has become a long-range problem for the soda giant.

Intermediate Trade: Disney Real Money Pro($)

Given its lack of performance in 2016, Disney is most likely an under-owned stock.
This is the combination tactic that generates interest profits like it was a printing press.
This is the combination tactic that generates interest profits like it was a printing press.

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Big day for TWTR.  The stock is up over 6% with the help of a nice bump in volume.  It still has a b...
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This stock is having a strong day with great volume, good flow lately (Feb 140 strikes) and a potential breako...
This chart is starting to break out nicely, outside day here. BOUGHT DG JAN 77.5 CALL AT 1.85

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