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Monthly Archives: March 2015

All Day McDonalds Breakfast is Coming to San Diego but Are Investors Hungry for McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) Stock?

31 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

The fast food giant will begin offering all day breakfast at stores in San Diego next month. McDonald’s will be testing this new concept in San Diego stores to determine if this is something they would want to launch in broader markets. The move may be an attempt to stave off competition in the breakfast […]

Is Being Able to Hire A Plumber On Amazon Going to Drive Growth?

30 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN) has announced that it will be launching a new service, Amazon Home Services, that will allow customers to shop and purchase different professional services such as housekeeping, plumbing, handiwork, and other professional services. Initially there will be 700 different services offered via the new marketplace. As convenient as this new service may be […]

WANTED: Someone I Can Trust

27 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

Forecasters have a tough job. They ponder reams of data, assign unknowable odds and then have to endure endless criticism for getting it wrong. Fortunately for them theyʼre thick-skinned, and clever too. As Author Darrell Huff mused in his seminal 1954 book How to Lie With Statistics, “If you torture the data long enough, it […]

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) Stock Spiked Lower Yesterday After 30 People Injured in NYC Explosion, Recovers Today

27 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

An explosion yesterday in Manhattan is responsible for injuring 30 people and the collapse of a building in NYC’s East Village neighborhood. The explosion and resulting fires destroyed four buildings before being extinguished. As the story developed yesterday Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) stock sold off hard on reports that crews were working on a gas […]

You Should Buy the New Birthday Cake Frappuccino, but What About SBUX Stock?

26 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Starbucks’ signature frozen drink, the Frappuccino, Starbucks will be offering a birthday cake flavored Frappuccino for a limited period of time. Of course the drink will be delicious but is Starbucks stock looking appetizing to investors at this level? Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) operates in 65 countries around the […]

Options Market Alerts Traders to Kraft Foods-Heinz Merger Weeks in Advance

25 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

Kraft Foods Group, Inc (KRFT) stock is trading around $81.80 this morning higher by over 33% on the news that the company will merge with global food manufacturer H. J. Heinz Company (HNZ). The merger has sent KRFT stock soaring but how could a trader have caught this move before the announcement? One way to […]

What Does Google Inc’s (GOOGL) New CFO Mean for the Stock?

24 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

What Does Google Inc’s (GOOGL) New CFO Mean for the Stock? Google Inc. is a global tech company with operations in nearly every part of the tech space. The company’s stock is currently trading around $57900 in a 52 week range of $490.91-$608.91. The stock has been doing relatively well this year with shares rallying […]

A Quick Hit in Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (QUNR) on OptionHacker

23 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (QUNR) is a platform for commerce in the travel industry in China. The company’s stock is currently trading around $38.48 in a 52 week range of $21.00-$38.55. The stock ripped to new 52 week highs today as same very bullish order flow hit the tape in QUNR. Earlier today a trader […]

How to Play Further Downside Potential in Russian Markets with The Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX)

20 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

What is the short term fate of Russian markets? Economic sanctions have sent the country into dire economic straights but it seems that the worst is not over yet. The falling price of oil also puts pressure on the Russian economy and that pressure is reflected in the weakness of the Ruble and a collapse […]

Nike, Inc. (NKE) Looking Strong Ahead of Earnings

19 March, 2015
Option Alert, Uncategorized

Nike, Inc. (NKE) is one of the most recognizable brands on the planet. From Michael Jordan’s famed “Air Jordans” to the University of Oregon’s football jerseys (Nike founder Phil Knight is an alumnus), Nike is one of a few companies at the pinnacle of the athletic apparel sector of the economy. The company, which was […]