Jeff ClarkEditor in Chief, Jeff Clark Research

Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark is the editor of the several investment advisories which focus on profiting from options in any market environment.

For over 15 years, he edited two successful trading letters for Stansberry Research, The Short Report and Pro Trader.

Jeff began writing newsletters after retiring from his independent, San Francisco-based brokerage house and private money management firm at age 42. Before that, Jeff developed the curricula for an international Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program and founded an investor education firm.

Now, Jeff takes the same strategy he used for his clients – around 100 of California’s wealthiest individuals – and exclusively shares these techniques with his loyal subscribers.

The strategies in Jeff’s advisories are both conservative and speculative, depending on the situation, to take advantage of short- and sometimes intermediate-term moves in the market. And to limit downsize and maximize upside, Jeff also shows subscribers the unique strategy he uses to trade his own money. It’s also how he was able to retire when he was only 42 years old.

Jeff’s strategy allows you to potentially make money no matter what a stock does – whether it goes up, down, or just stays the same. That’s what makes him one of the best traders around.

And his track record can attest. Since 2005, subscribers have had the opportunity to make triple-digit gains over 50 times and double-digit gains more than 160 times.

He continues that success with his new suite of services. Jeff Clark Trader, his introductory options service, offers option trading fundamentals and lower-risk trades to teach investors the power of using options to amplify their returns. Jeff’s advanced options service, the Delta Report, provides more advanced options strategies, with more frequency, and higher return potential. And his trading blog Delta Direct archives Jeff’s minute-by-minute observations of the stock and options markets, allowing subscribers to take advantage of the trade setups Jeff sees forming, as well as specific advice for short-term “scalp trades”.

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The Action to Watch on 5/12

Today marks the end of the seasonally strong period for stock prices. Starting next week, the winds shift bearish. That doesn’t mean stocks are going to start falling right away. But it is going to make it more difficult for the market to rally. The S&P 500 still hasn’t made it up to my 2411 minimum upside target. The index got as high as 2404 this month. Perhaps today will be the day. But the bulls are running out of time. Here in the Market Minute, we take a look at the setups in the broad market and plan for the trading day ahead.


Be Bullish for Now, But Careful Soon

This is a dangerous situation. It’s not obvious. Major turning points in the financial markets rarely are. Nobody rings a bell at the top of a bull market, right? But Quasimodo is hanging out in the high-yield-bond bell tower. And he’s just about ready to pull on the rope.


The Action to Watch on 5/10

In the final hour of the day yesterday, the S&P went from +1.50 to -2.50. The index closed down 0.1%. Meanwhile, in the final hour, gold stocks – as represented by the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners Fund (GDX) – went from -0.25 to just -0.02. Okay… neither of these are big moves. In the bigger picture, this sort of action is just “noise.” But, in a tight trading range market, traders are going to look for any sort of evidence that confirms their convictions.


The Action to Watch on 5/9

Yesterday was one of the most boring, uneventful days of the year for the stock market. But boring action – during an uptrend – is bullish. It usually leads to even higher prices. The momentum remains bullish, and we’re looking for even higher prices later this week.


The Action to Watch on 5/8

After consolidating in a tight trading range for seven sessions, the S&P 500 broke out to the upside on Friday. With some help from a bounce in the oversold oil sector, the S&P closed just under 2400. Most technical indicators are neutral. So there’s plenty of fuel in the tank for even higher prices this week.


The Only Job Where You Can Earn a Month’s Income in 10 Minutes

The S&P 500 has been stuck in a 2380-2392 trading range for seven days. That’s enough to cause most traders to just chew up their accounts trying to make something happen when there really isn’t anything to do. At least, there’s not anything that represents a good risk/reward setup. Normally in the Market Minute, I dissect the daily action – which has been narrow and is now vulnerable to the jobs report numbers. Today, I wanted to share a little more of my trading philosophy.


The Action to Watch on 5/4

Now that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is out of the way, traders can shift their attention to the French election this weekend. The bulls are quickly running out of time to make their move. The seasonal winds blow bullish until about mid-month. Then the seasonal patterns turn bearish.


The Action to Watch on 5/3

On Tuesday, the stock market gave us a carbon copy of Monday’s action. The S&P 500 was stuck in a tight trading range, with a slight upside bias. Today we have the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcement at about 2:00 p.m. ET. Nobody expects the FOMC to do anything about interest rates today. But traders will be looking for confirmation, or not, of a potential June rate hike.


The Action to Watch on 5/2

Not much has changed since yesterday. The seasonal bullishness for the first trading day of May played out – though it was a less than inspired moment. The S&P 500 closed up 0.17%. The bulls still have the momentum. High-yield bonds and semiconductor stocks continue to act well – which typically leads the stock market higher. Most technical indicators are sufficiently far away from overbought territory to give the stock market plenty of room to push higher if it wants to do so.