Entries by Sensei

Pigs Get Fed, Hogs get slaughtered!

As many try to makeup for the market downturn, remember that pigs get fed and hogs get slaughtered. Our philosophy at optionsdojo is a little bit more.  If you are a good math student you may be familiar with the rule of 72. For those of you who are not familiar it is a math […]

Do you follow the same pattern for every trade?

One of the major mistakes made by investors is not keeping the same pattern on every trade. In other words, you need to have a strategy that you use on every trade so that you can see if it’s a winning strategy. If you constantly try to time the trade you’ll have a tough time.  […]

Bank On It, JPM

If you listen to the CEO of JPM you’ll find a sense of direction affirmed throughout the company. Dimon runs that company from the top but always with concerns for the whole. It is our opinion that it is one of the best managed firms in the world. The target on JPM is $120 within […]

What’s your outlook?

If you are positive you can look at buying long term calls, also known as LEAPS. These are options that expire at least a year later. The other option, no pun intended is to be cautious and sell a put that is 10-15% below the current price. Our idea today is to sell a Jan […]

Read The T leaves

Over a long period of time companies that pay dividends and investors that use those dividends to buy additional shares have done well.  It is for this reason that we are looking at AT-T.  The stock has pulled back from the low 30’s to the $28.50 range. The dividend yield is roughly 7.25% based on […]

My ring doorbell will catch you.

This being said we are suggesting you sell the FEDX 140 put, that’s 10% down from the current prices. The stock has been hit and is down 40% since it’s high. I don’t know about you, but FEDX is my shipper of choice. As an AMZN prime member I’m buying more online, so FEDX is […]

Bank on it! JPM

One of the best run financial institutions on the street. Let’s look at the banking situation. The interest rates are up, is that good for bad for a bank? The stock is selling at roughly 11.50% times earnings. As the lead Sensei at optionsdojo I suggest we make this one of our select stocks for […]

Catch this knife, no thanks.

As you can see the market is trying to find a bottom. If you jump in it’s like trying to catch a falling knife. We are looking for support and unfortunately we may not find it anytime soon. Of course we could have a Santa Claus rally, that is a jump up based on the […]