Archive for the ‘Trades’ Category

Like Those Stock Buys ? Use Options Instead!

I was called today be a buddy of mine who has a keen eye for stock plays, and is of a conservative bent. We both agree that this stock market is not yet ready to soar, although it has temporarily found a bottom. We both think it’s going to rally a bit on recent government […]

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How To Play Uncertainty to Goose Your Wallet

As I write this, the corona virus has swept the entire planet, leaving death and economic destruction in its wake. Click image to view in larger format Think its all over? Well, your a lot braver than I am, and in a few weeks you’ll be a good bit poorer, I fear. I expect a […]

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The Corona Virus May Kill You or Make You Money

The world is being ravaged by the corona virus. As I write this it has spread to 56 countries in two months, sickening more than 90,000 people and causing over 3000 deaths. Though as many people die from influenza, corona has been demonstrated to have about 1000 times the infectiousness. It has already humbled China’s […]

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Hedging Your Portfolio Against A Big Market Meltdown

Markets are just recovering from the biggest 1 week drop in market history, as the corona virus sends economies and markets reeling. Here’s what my technical analysis of the SPY (S&P 500 proxy) reveals. Click image to view larger picture Given that opinion, here’s one way you could create a very effective downside hedge to […]

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TJX – 28 August

As anticipated, TJX has moved to first level. Now further move up looks likely. We are adjusting our position to be more bullish over next three weeks. The anticipated upside is around $1800. So far with these trades we have gained $143 to date. Status before adjustment: Status after adjustment:

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TJX – STATUS REPORT 24 AUG

TJX moved up according to our expectations. We now expect a continue move up over the next week, so we will play to upside. We bought back our 67.50 short puts and sold short 70.00 puts, collecting $76 in premium. Do not consider this positive cash flow a gain! Our gain loss so far reflects […]

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TJX Industries (TJX)

On August 15th, TJX companies announced slightly disappointing earnings, with earnings growth under 2% and sales growth of 6% projected for the next year. However, management announced slightly better prospects, as same day sales growth turned around and its full year outlook improved. The stock moved up a few points in heavy trading. Here’s my […]

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FASTENAL (FAST)

This is a position origally entered into as a calendar spread after earnings As you can see, I expected to make money anywhere between 37.50 and 47.50, with a 95% statistical probability of being the price range. Unfortunately, volatility dropped far beyong what I expected, diminishing the values of my still active long calls and […]

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Summer Doldrums 2015

The last few weeks have seen the market give back all of its gains for 2015, causing a number of our clients to ask if this was “the big one”. My belief in short, is no, but I do expect a “normal” correction after 6 years of a steadily rising bull market. The fundamental reasons […]

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Power Up Your Portfolio with A Quick QQQ Scalp

At market close the POWERSHARES ETF (QQQ) was trending in a narrow range, having found support and bounced off the 99.68 level. My prognosis is that we will see QQQ bounce up to test the resistance at $103, then from there a move down over the next week to prices below $99. click to enlarge […]

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