Sometimes, stocks you want to own give you no chance to get in comfortably. They just start running and offer you no pullbacks to buy into. In hindsight, these are always the ones we wished we woulda just closed our eyes and hit market buy on. Of course, in real life and in real time, it’s impossible to know when you’re looking at a stock that is going to run straight up. One such stock that has given me a little of this FOMO (fear of missing out) has recently offered us a slight window to buy into. And at the time of this writing (Monday morning, April 22), S&P Futures are indicating a gap down opening for the broader market, perhaps adding to our chances of getting in at a better price. [Read more…]
A stock of interest for us recently impressed investors with their latest earnings report, sending shares on a gap higher at the open today. Now that the event is out of the way, options pricing (in terms of volatility) has collapsed, giving us a great opportunity to participate in what looks like an ideal candidate for a “Post Earnings Drift” move higher. [Read more…]
A beauty chart on monthly, weekly, and daily timeframes is setting up just under a major magnet level; there is an an earnings catalyst on the horizon which may goose the action in our favor quickly; and the premiums are relatively cheap for an upside bet. What’s more, the company behind the stock offers us a great opportunity to sleep well while we ride out our thesis. What’s not to love?
What stock could possibility offer all this? [Read more…]
As long as Mr. Market wants to keep grinding volatility premiums in options lower, we’d be foolish not to be buyers of long calls with expirations 4-6 months out in individual names that are showing signs of upward momentum. Who are we to argue with Mr. Market?
The next candidate on our list hails from the telecom space. [Read more…]
This is the video recording of the April 2019 Conference Call for Members of All Star Options [Read more…]
The “Gap and Go” pattern is popular with intraday and swing traders. It is a situation where a stock gaps higher out of a base (often earnings driven), then punishes the opportunistic faders who are playing for the stock to come back and “fill the gap.” The opposite happens, resulting in a slow, painful grind higher hurting all those short holders.
We’ve got such a situation developing in the semis space, where a slow grind up has beaten all the faders to a pulp and now it appears we might be setting up for one final push to inflict hurt on the final stubborn bears. [Read more…]
In light of DowDuPont’s $DWDP recent spinoff of Dow $DOW, it makes the maths a little more complicated on our trade.
Here is the press release from the OCC: https://t.co/QhpJMykSi8 (click the link then launch the pdf)
The short story is this: $DWDP investors are now entitled to one share of $DOW each every 3 shares of DWDP held.
This means that the true value of our options is price of DWDP stock + one third price of DOW stock (approximately). [Read more…]
In Texas, it’s often said: “Go Big or Go Home.”
We intend to do just that with a simple options play in a State of Texas namesake. [Read more…]