Author: Tom Gentile

How to Maximize Disney Magic

Even though we’re in the middle of March Madness right now, I’m not going to talk about this year’s “Cinderella” teams, which come out of nowhere and make it to the Final Four in college basketball.

No… the real Cinderella story is happening at U.S. box offices. A simple Disney remake of the classic film managed to gross over $70 million in one weekend earlier this month. There’s clearly investment potential in this success.

Let’s take a look at Disney’s Cinderella story and let its magic bolster our investment profits.

To continue reading click here


An Easy Way to Make a Quick 300% on Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)

It seems there is always a great deal of attention being paid to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Today I’m going to show you how Apple can give us a 50% gain – and that will pale in comparison to my backdoor play, which could net in excess of 100%.

I believe that putting Apple in the Dow Jones Industrial Average will help to stabilize its correlation to the market’s benchmarks even more.

You see, Apple is acting more and more like a bellwether stock, raising its dividend on an annual basis all the while buying back shares. Apple’s equity often moves its own way, regardless of global or regional circumstances.

For example, in the last 200 trading days, AAPL shares moved with the S&P 500 just 12% of the time. Apple almost looks like a defensive play when you think about it that way, and that’s exactly what hedge fund managers see.

But along with the move to the Dow comes perhaps the biggest factor in Apple’s expected rise: its product introductions…

To continue reading click here


The Best Way to Trade off Sony Stock’s Success

Sony Corp. (NYSE ADR: SNE) had another blockbuster on its hands with its latest movie release, “50 Shades of Grey,” based on the best-selling book of the same name. While most parents justifiably didn’t take their kids to this movie, adults seeking the cover of a wide release to justify their desire to watch soft-core porn have flocked to the theaters over the last 30 days.

“Shades” grossed more than $81 million in its opening weekend for the largest single grossing movie opening on record. Will this propel Sony stock to new heights in 2015? Perhaps, but either way, I will tell you how to profit using a simple options strategy.

To continue reading click here


How to Play the Big Brokers When Rates Rise

You don’t have to be a bond trader or follow every self-appointed TV expert to keep a studied eye on interest rates. In fact it can be done much more easily by watching a bellwether ETF.

And it’s a good time to pay attention. Just recently, the Federal Reserve changed the tone of its stance on rates, indicating that we could see little change into this summer or fall before it dials the rate needle upward.

Once rates do start to inevitably increase, we can use ETFs to profit from the change. But we can also exploit rising rates’ effects on the big brokers – one in particular – and employ a simple options technique to maximize our gains. I’ll show you how.

To continue reading click here


The Energy Dividend Stock That Will Survive the Shakeout

[Editor’s Note: Tom Gentile is the co-founder of Optionetics, a financial education company which he later sold to one of the world’s largest retail brokerages. Tom leveraged his 25 years of experience trading stocks, futures, and options to teach more than 300,000 people the secrets to profitable, low-risk investing.

Tom is the author of a book, The Trading Index Course, which lays out the basis of his highly successful system for trading options, and he’s a frequent contributor to CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, and FOX. We’re excited to have him with us…]

Oil has been a glutton for punishment, getting rocked by sellers and dropping some 55% from the highs of last July.

Up until just a few months ago, nearly every analyst and hedge fund manager in this space was offering up his or her commentary on how oil had bottomed and how it was time to buy.

Now it seems that fewer traders are willing to make that call, offering a glimmer of hope for contrarians like myself.

In fact, less than two weeks ago, I published a report on the upcoming oil bounce, as well as ways to profit from the expected move higher. One of the safer ways to play the seasonal oil bounce is to look at energy stocks that pay a dividend.

To continue reading click here