Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

How Does Consumer Confidence Affect Stocks?

In October of 2014 consumer confidence in the USA reached a seven year high. More folks are employed and new unemployment applications are the lowest in seven years as well. And, cheaper gas prices have put smiles on people’s faces as well. But, how does consumer confidence affect stocks? The rule [...]

Airline Stock Options in the Era of Ebola

The second United States citizen has contracted the Ebola virus on US soil. A second health worker who cared for an Ebola virus patient treated at a Texas hospital tested positive for the disease. She also reported having flown from Dallas to Cleveland and back while it was still possible that [...]

Alibaba Stock Options

Alibaba stock options are somewhat pricey because of the high volatility of the stock. The stock opened its IPO at $94 and has traded downward to $88 a share. For October 10 there are currently more calls than puts in Alibaba stock options trading as it appears that many investors who [...]

Options on Lockheed Martin and Nuclear Fusion

According to an article in Forbes Lockheed Martin claims fusion breakthrough.
Lockheed Martin, the aerospace and defense conglomerate based in Bethesda, Md., is claiming to have made a major breakthrough in nuclear fusion, which could lead to development of reactors small enough to fit on the back of a truck within a [...]