• Licia Leslie Called this Post-Fed Move – Here’s Where the Market is Headed
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Last week on Fed Day, February 1st, during the Profit Takeover, Licia Leslie, Head of Trading at Option Pit, joined me to cast her prediction for where the market would go once Fed news dropped. Licia…
  • These are My Top Stocks to Watch this Week
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, BP, DIS, UBER, and some other really big names all have earnings next week… but you know my earnings motto… “Trade to it, not through it.” But what about after earnings? Implied volatility (IV) tends to…
  • Yesterday’s Fed Pop Looks Even Better Today
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, The market has been roaring since yesterday when Jerome Powell laid out the Federal Reserve’s plans for the next couple of months.  Interest rates are up by 25 basis points in an attempt to continue the…
  • My CNBC Market Breakdown: A Critical Moment for the S&P 500
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, I sent some notes to Jim Cramer yesterday for his special on CNBC… Jim wanted to know my market analysis ahead of the Federal Reserve this week.  And I noted that the S&P 500 is at…
  • This VIX Change Could Alter Trading Forever
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, There’s a phenomenon that is currently happening at the macro-level of the trading world that could change how every trader reads the market going forward. Every year prior to 2023, the volatility of the market has…
  • Here’s Where AAPL is Headed
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Licia Leslie knows candlestick charts like no one else. She predicted that AAPL would move to $150 before falling again and it is already on its way. As I write this, AAPL is sitting at $145….
  • MSFT is a Sinking Stone – Make Profit From the Drop
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, One of the biggest tech names in the industry has been steadily failing over the past year…  Take a look at the MSFT – Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) chart since 2021: Image from Yahoo Finance Since its…
  • Watchlist: Harness Million-Dollar Plays for Personal Gains
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, One particular strategy is my current favorite – and it’s insanely profitable so far this year… I’ve named this method harnessing Big Money Flow, This is my most accurate trading strategy of 2023 so far, AND…
  • I Am On a Hot Streak 
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, I have successfully profited by watching massive million-dollar wins all month long… My current favorite strategy is harnessing Big Money Flow, Not only is this process my most accurate trading strategy all year so far, but…
  • Follow this Million-Dollar Winner in GOOGL
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, My most accurate trading strategy all year is also one of the easiest ways to profit. I call it harnessing Big Money Flow – and it’s currently my favorite strategy since I’ve won every trade so…
  • Make Simple Profit by Following Million-Dollar Plays
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Earlier this week, I shared my SURE system to analyze million-dollar moves and make easy profits. And the most important part of spotting and harnessing Big-Money Flow is #2: Understand the Full Picture. It is crucial…
  • Big Money Flow Breakdown: Spotting Million-Dollar Moves for Easy Profit
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, There’s a phenomenon that’s one of the easiest ways to profit – and for the first step of this strategy, all I need to do is sit back and watch… I call it harnessing Big Money…
  • This Week’s Expiration Watchlist with Big Money Flow
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, This upcoming Friday, January 20th, is an incredible opportunity to take profit.  Between $1.2-1.4 trillion will be coming off the table as traders exit trades going back three years.  And we are going to get in…
  • Turn Volatility into Profit with This Tool
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, My biggest moneymaking tool is the VIX – Chicago Board Options Exchange’s CBOE Volatility Index… hands down… But there’s something happening right now with the volatility of VIX – or the expectation of VIX movement –…
  • Generational Trade on the VIX
    This is your chance to make a generational trade on the VIX. All week, I’ve been showing you the VVIX, the index that tracks volatility on the VIX. The VVIX directly correlates to the price of VIX options – and…
  • This Is Your Chance For a Historical Trade
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, The volatility of market volatility is at a 5-year low. It sounds like a bunch of gibberish, I know. But the implications of this are HUGE. It means options on VIX – Chicago Board Options Exchange’s…
  • The Six Most Important Words You Must Know this Quarter
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, This week I am hyper-focused on earnings season – the time of year when earnings determine whether a stock will pop or drop… And traders win or lose based on their wagers pre-earnings… Right? Wrong. I…
  • Licia Knew to be Bullish – Here’s How She Called It
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Licia Leslie joined the live Profit Takeover show on Wednesday to give an inside look into her market analysis.  She shared a trend line on QQQ, going back all the way to 2009… QQQ continues to…
  • CPI Pair-Trade Breakdown: How to Short VIX and Turn Market Chop into Profit
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Andrew Giovinazzi stopped by on the Morning Show yesterday to share how he plans to trade ahead of the CPI number release on January 12th… Andrew is the guy who wrote the training program that taught…
  • The January Effect – Fact or Fiction
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, The January Effect is a common belief for stock traders stating that typically, markets will rise during the month of January. But I’m here to tell you the truth – That’s a load of crap. Let’s…
  • These Two Indicators Show Whether an Option is Cheap or Expensive
    The single most important – and also the most difficult – question that riddles every investor’s and trader’s mind the moment they’re about to put any money down, whetherthey’re placing their first trade or have placed thousands in their life, is…  Is it cheap enough?  It’s so fundamental because a dollar or two more on the expensive side can mean…
  • Watch These Three Stocks for Holiday Pops and Drops 
    We’re not seeing a ton of momentum in the market today ahead of the holidays – but there are three sectors that are catching my eye: Energy, which is moving a bit higher… XLE 12/20/22 | Google Finance Tech, which…
  • The Top 3 Places Hedge Funds Are Pouring Their Money Into
    Dear Reader, Big money, institutional flows, unusual options activity… All leading into one another and topics we cover here every week – and for good reason. The hundreds of millions and sometimes billions of dollars on the move in a…
  • Watch These Three Stocks for Policy-Effect Movement
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Our K-Street expert, Frank Gregory, joins the live Profit Takeover show every week to give the inside scoop on the ways policy can affect the market.  Yesterday, Frank and I talked about the latest CPI drop,…
  • This Is One of the Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned in Financial Markets
    My wife and I live a very Norman Rockwell-type life. Perfect house, white-picket fence, raising some great kids, no financial stress, and realistically very little stress at all. But it wasn’t always this way.
  • Domino Effect of Pressure – AAPL, China, and Beyond
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Today, my colleague and K-street expert Frank Gregory joined the live Profit Takeover show to share his insider expertise on news, policy, and market effects.  Frank mentioned that Apple Inc is putting pressure on China and…
  • There’s Wisdom in Waiting
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, You probably have a good idea of someone who is a disciplined trader. But if you are still getting comfortable with trading or gaining confidence, there are several skills you can learn to manage your trades…
  • Mini-Fed Meant Major Money – 100%, 200% and 1022%
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Yesterday was the wildest trading day of the year. My colleague, Licia Leslie, joined me yesterday to share her expertise in candle analysis and she and I both agreed that the market was teetering on the…
  • This is the Best Time to Trade Options
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, I pay attention to volatility as an indicator of option pricing.  When a stock’s Historical Volatility (HV) is higher than the Implied Volatility (IV) that means it’s a great time to buy options.  Just like stocks,…
  • Breakdown: Spreads and Bullseye Butterflies
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, I wanted to do a breakdown today to help explain when to choose spreads vs butterflies vs straight calls and puts… When a trader buys multiple calls and/or puts at different strike prices simultaneously, that is…
  • The Trend is Your Friend
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, We have an adjusted trading schedule this week because Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. But just because some people are taking the week off of trading doesn’t mean all traders have to.  This Friday after Thanksgiving especially,…
  • Top Secret: What I Was Up to This Week
    I’m back.  For the past few days, I haven’t been hosting Profit Takeover on Money Morning LIVE… But I wanted to give you a little peak at what I was doing: Okay, so this wasn’t during working hours. But on…
  • How to Manage Calls vs Puts
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Lately, I have enjoyed getting back to options basics to help new traders gain trading confidence.  Once you understand how calls and puts work, and what they are, it’s important to know how you are going…
  • Use This Option Greek to Harness Volatility
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Some stocks highly correlate to the market – and there’s a simple term for this market exposure phenomenon… It’s one of my favorite option Greeks: Beta.  Beta is the measure of a stock’s movement relative to…
  • Breakdown: Implied Volatility vs. Historical Volatility
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, One of the fundamentals of trading options is understanding how volatility affects options pricing.  In this video, I broke down the two primary factors I consider when looking at options on individual stocks: Historical Volatility (HV)…
  • Something Fascinating is Happening
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, During yesterday’s live Profit Takeover show, Andrew Giovinazzi, Chief Options Strategist at The Option Pit LLC, joined me to chat about options, volatility, and the trades we are watching… Andrew wrote the program which taught me…
  • When This Tech Stock Recovers, So Will the Market
    Yesterday, the market chopped around before the Fed meeting, then once Powell made his announcement we saw a huge drop. There are some signs that the market won’t stay down for long… There’s one indicator that I am watching every…
  • The VIX Could Hit 30 – And These Calls Will Double
    Three major events are happening in a week’s time, and one of my favorite indicators is about to make major moves.  The November Fed meeting is happening today and news is dropping tomorrow…  The non-farm payroll report drops this Friday,…
  • Pre-Earnings Highlight: Profits in COMM and GSK
    Earnings season is one of the wildest opportunities for volatility and movement on each individual stock. And you know how much I love watching volatility… High volatility is my favorite indicator to take profit on trades we have already entered. …
  • This Is My Favorite Indicator
    You hear me mention this indicator every day during the live show because it’s the single BIGGEST factor I consider when explaining how to profit with options trades.  It tells you when there’s a buying opportunity… It tells you when…
  • Breakdown: Picking the Right Cash Zone
    Recently, I touched on why I like trading butterflies and how I use them… I use butterflies on the SPX and XSP same-day expiration plays. Butterfly A butterfly is a combination of a bull spread and a bear spread where…
  • Maximize Your Profit this Quarter
    The buy-and-hold model for stocks can’t work for you like this method can. There’s a way to make faster profit in weeks rather than months or years… and instead of making 10% (projected stock market gains) you can make 50%,…
  • This Big Money Was Clueless
    Everyday during the Profit Takeover show, I cover… My top-watched stocks Big money flow I’ve spotted And overall market moves And on Tuesdays, Frank Gregory, our K street to Wall Street expert, pops by to talk about the policies affecting…
  • Option Spreads Breakdown
    Earlier in the week, I walked through some options basics… Today, I wanted to share some trading strategies that utilize buying multiple calls and/or puts at different strike prices simultaneously and the costs and benefits of those strategies. There are…
  • Back to Basics: Options 101
    I want to walk you through some must-know basics to get started trading options.  But what are options? An options contract is an opportunity, not an obligation, for the buyer to buy or sell the underlying asset.  I, and many…
  • Backwardation Breakdown
    We are still in backwardation.  Cue Ryan’s booming voice modulator.  Backwardation occurs when the current price of an underlying asset is higher than prices trading in the futures market. And it’s not a good sign for the market. Today during…
  • The Future of PBR
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Brazil is getting ready to choose a new president – and this election could have a dire effect on one of the largest oil and gas producers in the world: Petrolio Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR). Brazil has got two guys…
  • The Best News for Daily Expiration Trades
    It is finally happening… XSP, SPX’s little brother, is expiring every day starting next week.  SPX is the best way to trade the S&P 500 – , because  rather than getting assigned stock at expiration, traders get the benefit of…
  • Ask Me Anything About SPX
    All week during the live Profit Takeover shows, I’ve been focusing on breaking down my Daily Double strategy – an opportunity to take 2x profit on my investment every single weekday.  Here, I broke down the basics of SPX butterfly…
  • Three Steps to Profit Every Week Day
    There’s a position so great, so volatile, and so exciting, that even if it expires worthless, there’s a chance traders can still profit.  Here’s how it works… Volatile weeks in the market cause wild intraday moves in the S&P 500. …
  • Butterfly Breakdown: How I Trade SPX Every Weekday
    There are three main parts to understanding how to trade butterflies on SPX and XSP:  Prepare your trading account Understand the butterfly setup Take profits home It’s that simple. Today during the live Profit Takeover show, I broke down this…
  • Traders Made 75% During Yesterday’s Nosedive
    Yesterday was wild, and even though VIX – the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s CBOE Volatility Index saw a nearly 10% change yesterday, members of Trade the Close, Expiration Trader, and the Profit Revolution had the opportunity to make 75%. Here’s…
  • What the Fed Won’t Tell You
    It’s pre-Fed Tuesday, and I don’t trust this market sell-off… It also happens to be the day before VIX expiration. Currently, there’s an 84% chance that the Fed will raise rates to between 300-325. Image from CME group Since we…
  • Fed Week Watchlist
    Ahead of the Fed meeting this week, I will be watching AAPL and high-beta stocks. If I knew exactly what the market would do this week I’d be on an island somewhere, but I have some ideas of where to…
  • Pocket Profits in GM, BP, M, and…
    Quadruple-witching is coming tomorrow, and I expect to see another big volatility spike before the end of the week. $3 trillion are settling tomorrow as single stock futures, single stock options, stock index futures, and stock index options all expire…
  • $3.2 Trillion Move Coming This Friday
    This is the biggest week for volume and volatility that we’ve seen all quarter. Big events like the CPI number, which dropped today, and quadruple-witching, set for Friday, cause MASSIVE volatility spikes… But this week, it’s even more volatile than…
  • AAPL Could Head Above $160
    You can’t mistake the correlation between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY). Here’s AAPL since January: Image from wallstreet.io And here’s SPY: Image from wallstreet.io This is why I say, as AAPL moves, so does the market… And…
  • Going “Short Short”
    The market and the VIX is currently reflecting known unknowns.  The Fed is raising rates – but we don’t know by how much… We are headed into a recession – but we aren’t sure how bad it will be… There’s…
  • The Biggest Insider Moves This Week
    These are the BIGGEST insider moves I am watching this week: Luminar Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:LAZR) I saw a big money buyer pick up 30,000 of the September 9, 2022 $7.50 puts for $0.12. LAZR is currently up on the day,…
  • Holy Bananas Play in MMM
    I spotted a crazy complex reversal big money play in MMM. Essentially, this trader wants to be long or short MMM but remove the influence or sensitivity that the underlying security price has on the options price – called “delta…
  • SPX Expired Worthless – But We Still Made 99%
    Our daily expiration trades on SPX and XSP aren’t always winners.  But even worthless SPX expirations can still make profit… Allow me to explain. On August 26, 2022, our traders opened the $4100-$4085-$4070 Put Butterfly for $1.10… They sold half…
  • This Trader Should Give Up
    Yesterday, I said big money can trick you – But sometimes big money is just flat-out wrong.  This is what happens when you are losing and stubborn about it… This buyer keeps doubling down on their losing CHPT calls, and…
  • Big Paper Bought 18,500 Puts in NKLA
    Big money can trick you. Yesterday, I saw a massive 18,500-lot play in NKLA. But this big-money trader wasn’t just playing straight calls or puts… They were playing both: You’re looking at 18,438 of the September 16, 2022 $5.50 puts against…
  • Big Money Is Shorting the Market
    Big money is shorting the market… I saw this trader buying a massive put spread in iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG). This ETF, HYG, tracks the investment results of an index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield…
  • 250% and 321% in Three Hours
    Our daily expiration trades on SPX and XSP aren’t always winners.  But when we win, we win BIG.  On Friday August 22nd, we hit a wild one.  Traders bought the SPX August 22, 2022 $4150-$4140-$4130 Put Butterfly for $1.22 at…
  • Why Big Money Matters
    I got a great question during today’s live Profit Takeover show… Finally$$$ was asking about why I care what big paper is trading. And that’s a really important question to answer and to understand.  I took a few minutes to…
  • Big Money Is Buying Puts Everywhere but CLAR
    Today’s big money flow is mostly bearish…  Here are four names I am watching with big money moves: Nikola Corp (NASDAQ:NKLA) Big paper has already taken massive profits on puts in NKLA. They have already bought and sold puts and…
  • Top Four Names to Trade Today
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Here are the top four names I’m trading this week: VIX – Chicago Board Options Exchange’s CBOE Volatility Index I am going to be going short VIX. VIX is trading at 23.43 as I write this…
  • We Made 66% overnight
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, Are you signed up for my text alert service? If so, you probably just made 66% in less than 24 hours with my first trade in BTU. On Wednesday, I recommended the BTU September 16, 2022…
  • They Made $32M – We Made 263%
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, I watch big money moves every day, in order to pass along SMART options plays to retail traders. Because insiders get the news before everyone else, they know how to profit before anyone else. Before the…
  • The Tide’s Out for the First Time Since 2007 – These Companies Are “Swimming Naked”
    Editor’s Note: Mark Sebastian here – I wanted to share some insight from Chief Investment Strategist, Shah Gilani, today… Dear Profit Takeover Reader, I can guarantee only a tiny sliver of investors read the dead-on story from the Financial Times…
  • My Wednesday Watchlist
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, I don’t generally recommend buying stocks because I prefer the relatively short-term duration and the asymmetric profit potential of options. With stocks you might make (or lose) 10-20% over months or years, but with options, you…
  • Take Your Profits Now
    Watching big money flow doesn’t only show when traders open long or short positions. It also shows when they take profits off the table – or when it’s time to get out of a trade. Take a look at this…
  • $32M From an Insider Play
    The thing about big money insiders is… they get the news before everyone else. So they know how to profit before anyone else. Before big news hits, I can tell something is coming just by witnessing how big money traders…
  • Assess Your Trading Mindset
    I typically send info about portfolio management and my top strategies for trading – But there’s something equally as important that can affect not only how much profit you bring in, but also how much wealth you are able to…
  • Insiders Feed Me Answers
    The reason why following SMART big money trades works is because they know something we don’t know… AND I know something they don’t. People on the inside of these massive trades have direct information about where the stocks are moving…
  • Three Names with Cheap Options
    S&P 500 futures drove the market higher yesterday and today we can see the market recoil. SPY is trading at 422.36 as I write this… Image from wallstreet.io Since the market is dipping, it wouldn’t necessarily be a good day…
  • Gravitational Pull to Profit
    Massive paper players don’t know options the way I do. They know stocks, and they have enough money to cause massive “gravity effects” when they make plays. But I can take the SMART big money plays I see, and using…
  • Smart Money Handed Us 92%
    The market is still quiet, but our portfolios are bursting at the seams with profit. The first trade in the Inside Money Trader room just made 92% in two weeks… I recommended the PBR November 18, 2022 $13 Calls for…
  • Top Three Stocks to Watch Next Week
    Non-farm payrolls played a big rope-a-dope on the market between yesterday and today. The low of the S&P 500 yesterday, 4135, was just over the open today of 4115. The market was waffling under 4125 and has now popped above…
  • Three Ways to Profit While the Market Sleeps
    The market is taking another morning cat-nap… As I write this, SPY has only moved a total of about $3 so far today, and is now only about $0.74 away from the opening price of $414.70… Image from wallstreet.io Additionally,…
  • Smart Money: Over 120k Contracts on One Day
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, The market is quiet today – but that doesn’t mean trading should be… When the market doesn’t move much, and volatility dips, it’s a great time to trade. These quiet moments are perfect for opening trades,…
  • The Law that Doubled my Account
    Here’s the best kept secret of money… Money has gravity – This “law of money” is the driving force behind the biggest profits in history… I used this law to double my account in 12 trades over 67 days… And…
  • Massive Put Interest in this Sector
    Energy is getting punched today… As I write this, XLE is trading at $76.45, down from Friday’s close of $78.42. Image from wallstreet.io China is the world’s top crude oil importer and since their economy is suffering, they will likely…
  • What to Trade During this Recession
    We are officially in a recession – there’s no arguing that fact. But I’ll still be playing the market either way. As I write this, SPY is trading at $411.08 – near the high of the day… I like the…
  • The Fed: Day Two and Earnings Watch
    Post-Fed, we saw the market plummet this morning and now it is rallying… As I write this, SPY is trading at $404… higher than yesterday’s close of $401.04. Image from wallstreet.io I am looking to fade the first move we…
  • The Fed Breakdown: Promises, Promises
    Ahead of the Fed, the markets are up. SPY is currently at $396.61, as it has gradually ramped up since mid-June. Image from wallstreet.io In the past, the markets pre-Fed and post-Fed have almost nothing to do with each other….
  • How to Play the Juiciest Sector
    Yesterday, I dropped a trading alert video with my FIRST official trade in the Inside Money Trader room. In that room, I’ll be recommending calls and puts under $300 each – yesterday’s recommendation happened to be under $100… and some…
  • Smart Money Just Bought Thousands of Puts in This Social Stock
    I am traveling this week, so I missed you this morning during our typical Profit Takeover show. Over the past week or so, I have been covering ways for traders to protect their profits and repair their portfolio during the…
  • I Have Insider Info
    I really shouldn’t be telling you this… But I work as a double-agent, spying on big money flow to help retail traders profit. I’m like James Bond and Robin Hood combined. I like to look for 5-digit call/put moves, consider…
  • How to Follow SMART Big Money
    Last week in the Profit Revolution, I did a Portfolio Repair Crash Course… Which included tips to help traders protect their portfolio during the bear market. One of the examples I gave during the course was how to execute “stock…
  • Today’s Bear Market Watchlist
    I just told Garrett about something called the financial law of gravity. He’d never heard of it – but I’m not surprised. The financial elites have done everything they can to keep this law a secret. But now, the secret’s…
  • Three Megacaps to Watch Today
    Hopefully you signed up to see my Beat the Bear Market event – linked directly to your email. If not, I’ve heard wind of a rebroadcast happening later today… Click here to attend: Until, then – listen up. Because I’ve…
  • 342,494 Contracts Just Traded on a Single ETF
      Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. (ET), I am revealing my #1 bear market tricks to profit during a downturn. You have to sign up to see it all. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot This is my #1 Strat to…
  • My Top Bear Market Strategy
    I have a plan for trading this bear market… and I’d like to share my strategy with you.   Sign up for this digital event This is my #1 Strat to Beat the Bear Market This Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m….
  • They Might Come After Me
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, I am surprised no one has come after me for doing this… Since I’ve been working as a double-agent to feed retail traders the secrets that institutional traders use. The goal of this strategy is to…
  • RIP European Financials
    On the morning show, Garrett and I attended the funeral of EU banks…   And during the Profit Takeover show, I outlined four European financial names that are suffering… Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) Image from wallstreet.io DB is down to…
  • PPI Doesn’t Matter – Here’s Why
    The Producer Price Index (PPI) number is out today – but let me tell you why it doesn’t really matter… Yesterday’s CPI increase directly relates to inflation, because if prices are going up, that means inflation is on the rise….
  • CPI is Brutal – Here’s My Plan
    The CPI number is out – CPI-U (tracks retail prices affecting urban consumers) increased a crippling 9.1% over the past 12 months… and CPI-W (tracks retail prices affecting urban hourly-wage earners) increased by a staggering 9.8% over the last 12-month…
  • I Shouldn’t Be Doing This
    Dear Profit Takeover reader, I really shouldn’t be telling you this… But I work as a double-agent, spying on big money flow to help retail traders profit. I’m like James Bond and Robin Hood combined. I like to look for…