Jack Roberts is the Options Trading Specialist over at Simpler Trading. He joins me today for his first interview on the show. We focus on his broad assessment of the US equity markets and how he is trading the semi-conductors and retail sectors.
Joel Elconin, Co-Host of the Benzinga Pre-Market Show joins me with a look into the gold price and earnings out of Walmart. Gold up over $11 today without any major headlined driving the move. It just goes to show that gold continues to ride this uptrend. As for Walmart, after a weak US retail sales number Walmart beat expectations. Just goes to show it is a stock pickers market.
Allison Ostrander, Director of Risk Tolerance at Simpler Trading shares her insights in the the charts of Apple and Gamestop. We also discuss the short positions that entered Apple before the recent earnings report. These shorts are a large contributor to helping drive the stock higher right now. These stocks also tie into the broader retail sector.