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

For building energy positions, this stock just needs to get a little bit lower.
This calendar put spread offers benefit from increased implied volatility or decreased price.

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As market surge starts to wane, I'm expecting limited upside in the S&P 500 ETF.
Buy the stock and then overlap a ratio call spread strategy.
The big retail chain has underperformed but appears to be breaking out higher today.
This trade on LULU is positioned to expire before the last March earnings report.
Today is a strong breakout from a bullish flag.
Choices permit a trader to tailor the situation to their comfort.
This isn't the volatility monster it once was, but there's still plenty of movement.
Grab the SFM March $17.50 puts for $0.65 or even $0.70.


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