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The Best Call and Put Options Trades to Make Now

They say stocks take an escalator up and an elevator down.

In other words, they tend to move quickly when they fall.

You've certainly seen the truth in that old saying this week as stock have taken a plunge.

But if you do your homework, you can be calm and collected while you position for the rebound.

What you don't want to do is try to time the end of the current pullback.

That's hard for even the pros.

Instead, we've got two options trades – call and a put trade – for you that can help you take advantage of the current downturn without taking on too much risk.



Markets Live Recap: Dow Turns Negative After President Trump Announces China Conference

Another 2.13 million Americans filed for unemployment over the past week, once again outpacing Wall Street's estimate of 2.05 million.

That means, nearly 41 million Americans have submitted jobless claims since the coronavirus pandemic gripped economies around the world.

That news was overshadowed by the by the four million people who discontinued their unemployment benefits over the same timeframe.

Continuing jobless claims fell from 25 million last week to 21 million this week.

That's largely due to states reopening their economies to various extents.

Stocks rallied for most of the trading session, with the Dow up 0.8% mid-day.

But then the big news of the day occurred at the end, when President Trump announced he will be giving a news conference regarding the China situation with Hong Kong tomorrow.

Here's what our experts – Chris Johnson and Shah Gilani – saw throughout Thursday's volatile trading session.



Markets Live Recap: Nasdaq Hits Longest Winning Streak of the Year

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), and Alphabet Inc. (NASDSAQ: GOOGL) all traded higher today.

And they carried the Nasdaq Composite to its sixth consecutive positive trading day – its longest winning streak this year.

The S&P 500 started the day down about 0.75%, but was able to close about even thanks to tech.

Here's what our experts - Chris Johnson, Tom Gentile, and Shah Gilani - saw today and how they recommend investors position themselves as we head into another week of earnings...


Markets Live Recap: Why Stocks Cratered to End the Week

Stocks fell to close the week after Amazon and Apple's earnings reports yesterday.

With most of the economy closed, there's not a lot of optimism among investors that next week's earnings reports will be able to drive the market higher.

And to add to that, there are rumblings that the U.S. may impose more tariffs on China.

The Dow fell 622 points, or about 2.5% to close the day.


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The Dow Jones Industrial Average Flies Out of the Gate on Trade with China

The Dow Jones Industrial Average could gain more than 100 points today as investors continue to cheer trade developments between the United States and China.

Over the weekend, U.S. Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the government would grant licenses for U.S. companies to sell to Chinese telecom firm Huawei in the near future.

But that's not the only thing moving the Dow today...