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

This trade is slanted more bullish than a basic covered call, but follows the same concept.
This month may set the tone for all of next year.
I expected flames today and instead got lames.
The company makes a small purchase, but the stock appears stuck in a rut.

Tech Stocks Pulling Back Real Money Pro($)

Now isn't the time to be greedy, so consider cashing in some tech bets.
Stick with the GDX fling until the weekly technicals flash some bullish bling.

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With TLT hanging around $120, I'm spying the straddles both this week and next.
And the market appears cemented in its belief that rates will be increasing.
With INTC coming into resistance and susceptible to a pullback, consider this bearish spread.
Charting performance among asset classes offers quick, visual clues to diversification.


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