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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.

The Corporate Update Conference Call - Electrameccanica

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To listen to this call anytime in the next next few days before they take it down. Call 1-844-512-2921 and use this pin number 13724898. Electrameccanica is a Vancouver based company is now building an electric three wheeled vehicle called Solo. They are currently on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show to help build brand awareness. The company now has capacity to build 20,000 vehicles per year in China and plans to build that many more a month also here in in Arizona. Will they sell? Yes. Priced from $18,500. One model is a cargo carrying designed vehicle. What a great way get small packages moved across the city. At top speed of 80 m.p.g., a one hundred mile range and a warranty for 20,000 miles. They will sell for many reasons.They would be fun to drive. The companies working capital now is $238 million and zero debt. Any hicups? Cash flow perhaps. They still have a big way to go. Here are my comments on the conference call. The questions at the end of the call were from no nam

The Concept of Playing Thursday Options Which Expire the Next Day. Part One

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Thursday morning trading patterns in the first hour of trading reflect human emotions running high. Could your favorite stocks in the $200.00 and $300.00 price ranges jump up three dollars on Thursday and three dollars on Friday? Wishful thinkings often shared by option traders on Thursday mornings. Yesterday Boeing jumped up over $4.50 and then down over $7.00. Will it jump back up agian today? It's Call options look so tempting knowing what the stock sometimes does. Then there is Caterpillar which was off during the last two days after jumping up earlier this week on government stimulus news. Why isn't that stock flying? This morning I used the "out-of-the-money", the Caterpillar 212.50 Call option series that were like four dollars "out-of-the-money" with one day to go for a short term ride. Was I dreaming? Not really. Caterpillar had a strong opening and these options remained relativly flat because they were so far out-of-the money. I bought in at a p

Hog

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When it comes to option playing are stocks in the thirty and forty dollar price range good options to play? I would say generally no. Why? Well, it generally takes good news or bad news to cause stocks in this price range to move and they can sometimes go sideways for months and months. Waiting for good news or bad news is not an exacating science. There are exceptions to this thinking, sometimes offbeat airline company stocks for example go charging up quickly for a week or two when it becomes apparent that material changes are happening in their operating environments. Five, ten and 15 dollars stocks and stocks like Caterpillar and Boeing that cost a lot more are where the action is. Harley Davidson (Hog) recently had good news and here is how the stock reacted. Once again, options on stocks in the thirty and forty are not as much fun to play.