TDI Podcast: Naked Spreads and Strangles with Kirk Du Plessis (#473)

August 28, 2016

Naked Spreads and Strangles – it doesn’t get much sexier that that. Yes, we are talking about options – but don’t be afraid as our guest, Kirk Du Plessis of OptionAlpha walks us through some “complex” strategies that are really much simpler that you think.

We discuss spreads, strangles, condors and other ways to profit from options. Kirk also gives is a good primer of Delta, Theta, Gamma and Vega – all the Greek you will need.

Of course central bank activity is in the spotlight and we take a close look at Yellen’s Jackson Hole speech and what to make of it. Read more


TDI Podcast: Brexit, Leveraged ETFs and Outlook (#466)

June 12, 2016

The results of the latest Brexit poll now has the “leave” camp gaining momentum. That is not what financial markets were expecting and pushed EuroZone equities and the rest of the world markets lower for the week.

In this episode we take a look at leveraged ETFs and some of their pitfalls as well as a closer look into what is on the docket next week that may move markets. Earnings, economics and the Fed…

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TDI Podcast: To Catch a Falling Knife (#463)

May 15, 2016

The verdict is in on the big-box retail companies – and it is not looking good. The big question is as to whether this is isolated to the old-line type of retail establishments or if it is more an issue of consumer trends.

Several stocks in the material sector have given back a good bit of gains – we wonder if it is time to get back in on the long side or stay away. Plus a falling knife that may have some bounce potential.

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TDI Podcast: Ben Hunt – Think Casino Chips (#459)

April 17, 2016

According to our guest, financial “Puppet Masters” provide consumers / investors a new perspective in order to create a diversion from the fundamentals. Bernanke, Yellen, Draghi becoming objects of adoration and propitiation. Central Bankers are taking cues from Marketing firms in order to reach their payoff.

We also discuss game theory and the use by market players as well as some of the important earnings that will be coming up this week.
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TDI Podcast: The Season for Earnings (#458)

April 10, 2016

Looking directly into the bright lights that are heading our way – yes, it is earnings season and that is going to give us the insight we are waiting for to see if the fundamentals match the current technical conditions.

Oil prices surge as production slows and U.S. rig counts drop again – the weekly rig count has dropped another 7 after last week’s drop of 14. In addition, this week we saw a drawdown of inventories and more rumors that a production freeze by OPEC is possible. Read more


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