What To Focus On - Part Two

My blog of November 27th was entitled "What to Focus On". Please read it. This week we are feeling a bit of a hangover. Last's weeks triple witching event is over. Stocks that were forced to contract in price to sqeeze out spectatate positions on them are now free to resume there old trading patterns. This Monday morning at 10:20 a.m. the Djia is up 301 points. There are also losers. So now what? Mark on your calendar exactly three months down the road how the markets traded on the first morning after one of these triple witching events and use this same logic to catch the upside on the next "hangeover" day like this. How do you pick the winners? Find a few stocks that have enjoyed a recent upswing and play them to pop on the first trading session after one of these events. This blog is just an observation.

Buying Caterpillar - A "Catching a Falling Knife Trade".

In with two "Calls" at $1.59 each which expire the next day. The stock is down ten dollars in three days on no real news. This kind of judgement calls is sometimes difficult to make. The stock seems to dropping on light volume which is better than on heavy volume. It's a "no news scenario".
Let's see what happens next. A 10:30 a.m. update, one hour after I got in. I am down something like 37%. At this point in time it has turned into a "sit-and-wait" hold. What I like better is an"in-and-out" in thirty minute trade.
Now another look at it at 11:30 a.m. with the D.J.I. now up over 225 points. Remember I got in at $1.59 a contract. I don't enjoy these having to wait until Friday morning situations.
There was a bounce on Friday morning and I got out. It's difficult to read but it says two contracts sold at $3.60 each at 9:49.a.m. Here is it's morning chart.
Would I make this kind of trade again? I am attracted to these "falling knife" chart formations. This one turned out OK for me. My point is, the next time you see one of these chart formations happening remember this blog and my comments about jumping in to quickly. Hopefully my comments will help in saving you some money.


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