By Kevin M. O'Brien:A little over a month ago, I wrote an article posted on Seeking Alpha about how I trade CF Industries (CF) on a daily basis using stock options. Please read that article as it will give you a nice head-start on what I will be going into for this articleComplete Story »
By Kevin M. O'Brien:As most readers who follow my articles on Seeking Alpha know, CF Industries (CF) has always been one of my favorite stocks to trade using options. I use this stock with my daily options trading strategy and absolutely love the volatility it brings to the table.
By Kevin M. O'Brien:CF Industries Holdings (CF) is one of my favorite stocks to trade with options. It is one of the better stocks to use in my daily options trading strategy, which I wrote an article about for Seeking Alpha last year.
By Kevin M. O'Brien:Facebook (FB) stock options are scheduled to open on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. In my opinion, this is going to represent a great opportunity to use stock options on a daily basis, where volatility should be robust. This is the type of stock that rolls around once every ten years, where price movement will fluctuate wildly on a daily basis, which is exactly what I look for with my daily options trading strategy.
MUMBAI: Come November, small traders may prefer betting on the Nifty through options rather than futures as the cost of trading in equity derivatives is set to more than double. The value of minimum derivative contract size will increase to Rs 5,00,000 from Rs 2,00,000 when the October series expires on Thursday. The NSE has tripled the lot size of Nifty futures to 75 from 25, resulting in margin requirements spiking by about three times. Brokers said smaller traders would prefer to pay an upfront premium for options rather than the higher margins for taking positions in futures.
By Kevin M. O'Brien:In 2011, the stock markets had another wild ride. This seems to be the case every year since 2008. Between the eurozone crisis on a daily basis, politicians caring more about their own agendas than the public's, and also then Steve Jobs passing away; there were plenty of stories in 2011.For this article, I would like to get into how I think some stocks will perform and the markets as a whole will perform, both positive and negative.Here is what to look for in 2012:
NEW DELHI: Infosys Ltd is likely to report a 2.78 per cent QoQ fall in net profit to Rs 3,005 crore for the quarter ended June 30. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 3,091 crore in the previous quarter. The IT company has been reporting a weak set of numbers for the past two quarters to March. The country's second largest software exporter will declare the June quarter results on Tuesday. Infosys is expected to report a 30.1 per cent sequential growth in the dollar-denominated revenue for the June 2015 quarter, said an ET Now Poll.