Timothy Collins has worked as a financial adviser since 1999, focusing on portfolio customization, with a concentration on correlation arbitrage and risk-managed growth. He started TangleTrade Management, LLC in 2009 and Retro Wall Street in 2013 (www.retrowallstreet.com).Expand

Collins lives in Cedar Park, Texas, with his wife and three children. A frequent contributor to CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer, Collins is a graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), with degrees in business administration, economics and sociology and is a winner of the Bates Prize (Top Graduating Male).Collapse

These 3 Positions Need Tending Real Money Pro($)

Taking care of business on Russell 2000 ETF, Home Depot and Target.
Going with a skip-strike butterfly on best-of-breed OLED.

Closing the Door on Abiomed Real Money Pro($)

It's good as a long-term name, but as an options trade, it's time to go.

A Roundup of My Open Positions Real Money Pro($)

Buying back Square puts and changing my trade on Target.

Going to Rebuild on Home Depot Real Money Pro($)

After closing the collar portions of the trade yesterday, it's time to re-engage.
I will consider a ratio call spread or a put against the position later this week.
Going with this spread will offer some balance to recent bullish plays.
With HRB earnings due later this month, there's more to this than price action.

A Call Spread on Yum! Brands Real Money Pro($)

I believe we're heading to $80 over the next six to eight weeks.
This collar provides the benefit of earnings protection as well as dividend capture.


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