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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.

"Puts" on Caterpillar and The Lion Electric Company

I wanted to call this website "CatCalls" but "Go Daddy" wanted a couple of thousand for that name. Instead I went with "CatPuts" for about twenty dollars. My license plate says "Catputs". Why am I now mentioning this? Well I missed the greatest "Caterpillar" sell off in price so far this year that all happened in the last five trading days. I bought into Calls instead at about lunch time last Monday. My logic and timing were off. I went against my principles of not purchasing "Call" options on a Monday mornings. Here is it's one week chart, it's one year chart and the Deere and Company five day chart. "Caterpillar" dropped twenty dollars in one week or 9.5%. Each day it dropped.
I like playing the Calls and Puts on Caterpillar because as I have mentioned before it is not a stock prone to directional moves based on chit chat. So on Monday and Tuesday I scoured the internet with no luck looking for news on what might be the cause of this unsual decline. There was nothing to be found. The IMF estimates that the global economy will expand 5.8% and the U.S. economy by 4.7% in 2021. Many of last weeks short term "Put" options on "Caterpillar" increased in price ten fold. Analyst are now saying to stay away until it finds a base. The stock has had a good run and as it turns out I got burnt trying to play the top of the market. Stuff like this happens. Next, do you know about a stock with the symbol "LEV"? It's "The Lion Electric Company" which is Quebec based company. They build electric vehicles yet their business model is flawed for the reasons outlined before. Yet traders are buying Calls on it most likely because of it's recent dip.
Orders on the books for over 1,000 vehicles while deliveries of 24 vehicles in the first quarter of 2021 and 2 in the first quarter of 2020. What's going to drive the stocks price back up when their production numbers are so poor. Nothing. 24 or 48 or 96 vehicles is not enough to turn a profit. It's that simple. Now also in the works is the construction of a $185 million dollar electric battery plant next to the Montreal-Marabel International Airport. How are they going to pay for it? Government support? On the surface it seems like they have too much on their plate. Why not just focus more on getting trucks out their door? Incorporated in 2008. That said, it's difficult not to be impressed with how they have gotten this far. The bottom line is that investor's can't wait forever to see profits start to role in.

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