All Articles by Lee Lowell

  • Happy New Year!

    January 2, 2015

    At the beginning of each year, I like to give a brief synopsis of exactly what we do here at IMT, just so we’re all on the same page.

  • Trade Update

    December 29, 2014

    Today we’re following up on last week’s profit-taking order on one of our positions.

  • Profit Time!

    December 23, 2014

    Some of our members took advantage of that second chance last week and were able to get into the play.

  • Trade Updates

    December 22, 2014

    Quick update today, as we had a few members write in about the half-size positions on two of our put-sell trades…

  • Market Update

    December 18, 2014

    Monday and Tuesday of this week saw a continuation of last week’s decline in the market.

  • Market Update and Friday Q&A

    December 12, 2014

    The stock market has had a rough week, falling every day so far. And as I type, the Dow Industrials has given back over 500 points since last Friday.

  • Time for Another Q&A

    December 8, 2014

    When I recommend a put-sell trade, it’s because I feel the stock should begin a new move upward.

  • Another Successful Trade

    December 5, 2014

    Trades went off between $0.35 and $0.39 per contract yesterday, so we’ll take our official mark at $0.36 per contract, as most traded around that level.

  • Another New Trade

    December 4, 2014

    We all know the price of oil has been falling rapidly recently. After hitting a high of over $100 per barrel this past summer, oil has retreated about 35%, to its current level of $67 per barrel.

  • Trade Update

    December 2, 2014

    So, with all that said, let’s be a bit smarter with our orders and not so quick to lower our offer price.

  • A New Steel Trade

    December 1, 2014

    Yes, it’s been a bit since we’ve had a new trade. But that’s been for good reason, though.

  • Time for Another Q&A

    November 25, 2014

    I can’t provide individual investment advice, but I can answer general questions about our trading strategy.

  • Trade Update

    November 24, 2014

    Rest assured, I’m still working on a new recommendation. Keep your eyes on your inbox. It could hit at any time!

  • Update

    November 20, 2014

    I’m not overly concerned about the numbers causing another big hit to the stock price, but I never like when companies hit us with any other surprise announcement.

  • Trade Update

    November 11, 2014

    We like to close trades early before option expiration if we can capture at least 80% of the full value.

  • Trade Update

    November 5, 2014

    It’s best not to have to worry about an earnings blowup.

  • Profit Time!

    November 4, 2014

    In the end, though, try to get filled today or tomorrow before the close…

  • Trade Update

    November 3, 2014

    I just want to point out something quite interesting about how the options markets can work sometimes.

  • Happy Halloween!

    October 31, 2014

    Looks like we’ll be hitting more all-time highs today, as the market will be opening up big this morning.

  • Trade Update and Friday Q&A

    October 24, 2014

    We’ll wait until next week to buy this position back, hopefully at $0.07 per contract or cheaper.

  • Trade Updates

    October 23, 2014

    Although we couldn’t catch the bottom of this latest move with a new trade (yet) because the rise happened so quickly, our consolation is that many of our current positions will be able to be closed out soon for nice gains.

  • Profit Time!

    October 22, 2014

    Let’s lock in some gains while the market is going up.

  • Market Update

    October 21, 2014

    I know it’s hard to think about buying when it looks like the world is going to end, but it happens time and time again.