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Nike (NYSE: NKE) is laying off 70-80 percent the engineers who created its FuelBand Fitness Tracker. according to a post that first surfaced on the social network Secret and was reported Saturday by CNET.

There is an interesting slate of guests for the week's #PreMarket Prep broadcast, sponsored by OptionsHouse.

Some recurring guest will be joining in, along with new voices who have yet to bring their market perspective to the audience.  

Earnings season is in full swing next week with almost a third of S&P 500 companies set to report.

Markets will be alive as investors look to big names for news which could propel stocks and end Wall Street’s recent weakness.

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) have reportedly begun negotiations with Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) to sell cable assets, including 3 million-5 million subscribers, in a deal that could be worth as much as $20 billion, acc

It's a dream for many retail investors to invest like some of the biggest and most influential institutional investors of the likes of George Soros, Carl Icahn and John Paulson, to find the next bunch of outperforming securities.

"Buy when everyone is selling."

How many times have you heard that as stocks are plunging?

I don't know about you, but it's easier said than done.

But there's one group of investors who charge in to buy when stocks are selling off: the corporate insiders.

How do they do it?

Trading options over a long weekend can be tricky. Time decay is a brutal enemy of option owners. And the time decay clock keeps ticking whether the market is open or closed. All things considered, options will be worth less on Monday than they are today.

As I sit here collecting my thoughts in the early morning hours of April 18, 2014, I think back to the chilling days of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001.

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