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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.

Sundial and the Lazy Way To Play The Markets

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In a blog of May 8th I talked about the bizarre number of shares outstanding in Sundial. It has 2.4 billion shares outstanding and the company is sitting on over one billion dollars in cash. Thats crazy for a penny stock. Back in late 2020 it was a meme stock and traded upwards of three billion shares per day! Now its a stock some traders use when the markets are extremely oversold and bounce 500 points on an opening like it did this morning. Look at this mornings action. Over 33 million shares trade by 10:49 a.m. in the morning. A $30,000 investment on Friday would be worth $34,000 this morning. It may sound like a crazy way to try and make money however the liquidity is there. As for options on this stock there are some however they start with a striking price of $.50 cents and then $1.00 and $1.50. What that means is that many of these series are to far "out-of-the-money" to be playing. Once again, this is a playable stock in extreme oversold positions like we witnessed

Exxon Mobile - Numbers On Option Prices Swirling In The Air

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Is this a game to hard for the little guys to play in? I don't usually follow options on Exxon but I played them often forty years ago when I was a stockbroker. Back then the spreads on options were in 1/8 th's. Sometimes the back office would skim an 1/8 off the ticket fills especially if the ticket was for like ten contracts. Exxon had a big jump today. People again are talking about the price of oil. Might it retrace half it's gains? I note that in the last six minutes of option trading on the day today (Tuesday June 7th) these option prices remained unchanged. That's a bullish signal as day traders were not anxious to cash out. Let's see what happens next. I jumped in and watched the "oil news". Every hour a new article would seem to pop up about why it is surging. Is it surging or spiking? It's a game most people should not being playing. It's dangerous and it's price swings are impossible to predict. I got in on Tuesday and on Wednesda