independence day

Independence day is almost upon us, so light up a cigar and get to work punishing the shorts.

Our top picks for a short squeeze this summer are Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO), Expedia Inc (EXPE), and Lululemon Athletica (LULU).

Sling Blade Covered Calls

Here are today's Covered Call Picks for Monday 07-02-2012. These are for the August Strike.

What's a Covered Call?

The covered call is a strategy where an investor writes a call option contract (sells an option) while at the same time owning an equivalent number of shares of the underlying stock.If this stock is purchased simultaneously with writing the call contract, the strategy is commonly referred to as a buy-write.

While you may have heard that trading options is risky business, covered calls are actually a very conservative strategy, and most brokerages even allow retirement IRA accounts to write covered calls.

Tard Town

Here are today's Strong Volume Gainers for Thursday 03/22/2012. Even though the market took a trip to Tard-Town today, there were some decent moves in these stocks.

What's a Strong Volume Gainer?

A strong volume gainer is when volume is four times greater than the 20-day SMA and is above yesterday's close.