Tim Biggam

Tim Biggam is a veteran option strategy specialist and develops disciplined trading strategies for high and low volatility market environments. He previously served as the Lead Option Strategiest at Thinkorswim and the Chief Option Strategiest at Man Financial. Tim can be seen regularly on CBOE-TV and First Business.

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Commodity Giant BHP Sporting Attractive Fundamentals

BHP Billiton (ticker: BHP) is a global mining, oil and gas company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and with a major management office in London. It is the world’s largest mining company measured by revenue and third-largest measured by market capitalization. BHP has the largest footprint in the international commodity space, with operations worldwide in oil, […]

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Market Buries AT&T After T-Mobile Bid Fails; Now in Oversold Territory

AT&T Inc. (ticker: T, $27.75, down $0.30), together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services to consumers, businesses, and other service providers worldwide. Its Wireless segment offers wireless voice communication services, including local wireless communications service, long-distance service, and roaming services. The recent DOJ decision to hinder, if not scrap, the ATT/T-Mobile deal caused the share […]

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Playing HPQ After Market Buries Hewlett-Packard on News, Earnings

Where do we begin today in discussing the plethora of news surrounding Hewlett Packard (ticker: HPQ) today? First was the earnings announcement, which once again had the company lowering forward guidance. While the actual earnings and revenues were in line, the outlook was tempered dramatically. Additionally, the company announced an acquisition of enterprise management company […]

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Diversified Business Model May Give Boeing Some Lift

The Boeing Company (ticker: BA) is an aerospace company engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services. Boeing operates in five segments: Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA), Network & Space Systems (N&SS), Global Services & Support (GS&S), […]

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Right Now, Boring is Good

With the most recent spate of market volatility, opportunities have arisen to position investors in low-beta, low P/E, decent yielding stocks that have a history of both earnings growth and raising dividends. One of the screens employed recently was to look for stocks with a P/E at a discount to the S&P 500, a yield […]

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CAT Could Be a Purrrrrrfect 90-Day Play

Caterpillar Inc. ( ticker: CAT) manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. It operates through three lines of businesses: Machinery, Engines, and Financial Products. After reaching a high of over 115 at the end of April, CAT has sold off sharply, dropping 27 […]

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With Bullish Outlook on Oil Prices, COP May Offer Investors Some Value

We’d like to welcome Trading Block to the CBOE Community as a contributor. TradingBlock.com is a technology-driven online brokerage offering investors solutions for converting their outlook for any stock or ETF into a range of option strategies based upon their investment goals and risk tolerance. Using their tools, investors can rank and compare various strategies […]