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

Executive departures and downgrades may ultimately be a good thing.
My preferred trade is to buy the Feb. 19 96.50 put and short the Feb. 5 97.50 put. 
Here are some ideas of strength and diversity along with yield.
Earnings from Apple and other big caps could set the market's tone.
Consider bidding out on a long Jan. 29 55 put against two short Jan. 29 53 puts.
| Jan 21, 2016
| 10:14 AM EST
Will be looking to cash in on some of those short KMI short iron condor spreads here soon.

Advanced Trade: Kinder Morgan Real Money Pro($)

A volatility play could work, here, given uncertainties in the company -- and in oil.
There is an extreme level of bearishness out there, so be careful.
| Jan 20, 2016
| 10:02 AM EST
There is no rule saying you have to buy new market lows. There is no rule saying you have to buy on a 2% down ...
In the end, $180 looks to be the ultimate line in the sand on the weekly chart.


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