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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.

Let's Think about Going For a Ride "Boeing"

Monday was a long and sideways day for "Boeing". Things didn't look so great an hour into this mornings trading. Here is it's one day and five day chart. It's first quarter's earning report is now history.
Here now is how one series of options traded on it. The "C" stands for "Calls" and the "P" stands for "Puts". Look at how the daily trading volume on the "Call" side is so much greater than on the "Put" side. Also look at how the open interest are smaller than the daily volume of options traded. What that tells us that traders are playing interday swings. It's safer not holding onto overnight postitions. Do you want to be part of this action? The nice thing for Monday traders on short term "Call" options is the safety of having four trading days left in this series.
Let's check back at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow to look for a playable swing. I missed 10:30 a.m. self imposed check in time. Here is the action at 10:45 a.m. The DJI was down 275 points. Was 10:30 a.m. was the time to get in? You decide.
Yet another look at noon. Does it now look like it wants to bounce?
Here now is a look at another series of "Puts", the 240 series of "Puts" at 12:20 p.m.. Does this now give you a better appreciation of the power of playing the downside?
Now it's 2:10 p.m. and here is what I did. I got out of what I bought during the morning. Why did I get out? One reason is that this is a teaching website and I want to show my readers that short term traders can poke away and eak out small returns. Are you also able to see how at about 2:45 p.m. it looked like the rebound was slowing down. It's difficult at times to be riding a wild horse.
In at $3.40 and $2.85 and out at $3.72 .
**** an end of the day update... the markets came charging back and I got out to soon. Here is what these options ended up closing at. More about my thoughts on this later. This turned out to be an exciting day for mid week option traders.
It's strange how noon time turned out to be the low of the day.

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