One Week Options. Are They A Good Bet In Times like This?

Look at how these these four stocks traded last week. 1) What a great week for one week Call option players on Boeing even though the stock ended up down .83 cents on the week. 2) Roku. Roku hasn't yet recovered from a not so good quarterly report. Roku lost $1.13 on the week. (Netflix in somewhat the same space was up $35.780.) 3) Disney suprised. I talked about that in a recent blog. 4) Now Caterpillar. It was up $12.83 Now The D.J.I. was down .11% or basically flat. In good times Call options can be your best friend. To be continued.

Disney Had A Good Week, Fisker Not So Much . Lion Electric and Taiga

First, it's one week chart. Here is one of the reasons why it is up. India is a marketplace with 750 million potential viewers! I have talked about Disney in some of my most recent blogs. Short term Call options on it did well this week as they did two weeks ago. So one question is - "How can you anticipate action like this?" Well it helps when the stock is in a general uptread. Here is it's three month chart. India is not the easiest country in the world to do business with. Starbucks went there in 2012 and now over ten years later it has only 390 stores. Ford pulled out in 2021 after starting to build cars there in 1926. The number of Domino Pizza stores is growing. I admit that this isn't an exhaustive analysis but my point is we should not expect this Disney news to rocket the stock to the moon. It did however create a profitable trading experience for option traders for a couple of days. Buying in on news as it is being disseminating is often a recipe fo

China Car Production

Here are the top 19 countries in the world that produce cars. Here are tho top 10 Chinese EV makers. The chart is wrong! It's missing Telsa. Telsa and BYD are fighting for the number #1 and #2 spot. BYD now has their own special news happening. Also noted is that Canadian production is off by about half it once was in less than ten years. Let's now talk about Nio. Nio is number three on this list and regularly one of the most actively traded EV stocks on the NYSE. It also has the fastest EV racing car in the world. Here is it's one year chart. Options on stocks in the five dollar range can delight if you catch the right direction. Nio has hit a rough patch as of late. Back in January 2021 this stock was up to over $61.00 dollars per share and production has ramped futher up since then. It's expanding it's sales into Europe. It could take off again if and when production numbers go up. It's not bad to be #3. Here is yet another Chinese EV play called Li Aut

The Dow Up 457 And the Nasdaq Up 460.70

Look at these gains today. Today is a Thursday. Meta is up $18.04, AMD is up $17.49, NVDA is up 110.55, AMZN is up $6.00, ELI lILLY is up 23.75, SUPER MICRO is up $241.52, NETFLIX is up $15.12, COSTCO is up $11.38 AND MODERNA is up $11.85. Gains of $110.55 and $241.52 in one day on two stocks! What's that all about? Well warning bells should be going off. We must be at a short term top. Three stocks stand out to me that are having changing stories. 1) Moderna. 2) Rivian. 3) Lucid In these crazy markets a lot of these stories get buried. Option players in these markets are getting whipsawed and it is getting to be to difficult a market to play in. Once this final round of earning reports are over things should get back to normal.

Ford. Pick Your Battle

It's down on a Wednesday and here is some recently released news. Now here is it's five day chart. So it's around the 2:45p.m. on Wednesday and not much is happening with the stock. Recently the option chain link was changed. Say goodbye to the 12 series of options, the 12.5 series of Calls and the likes of numbers like that. Now they are the 11.82 series, the 12.32 series ,the 12.82 series.... Why the change? It could be said that stocks are more likely to close closer to numbers like 12.00 or 12.50 so that could be part of the reason why. So hear is a printout of where the 11.82 and 12.32 series of Calls are now trading. What are two reasons why I like these Calls? The first is that they could rebound on the closing today or on the opening tomorrow without the time value left in them becoming a big issue. The second reason is that there are more outstanding open Calls on the slightly higher and now "out-of-the money" Calls. To be more exact there are 2,646 c