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One Week Options. Are They A Good Bet In Times like This?

Look at how these these four stocks traded last week. 1) What a great week for one week Call option players on Boeing even though the stock ended up down .83 cents on the week. 2) Roku. Roku hasn't yet recovered from a not so good quarterly report. Roku lost $1.13 on the week. (Netflix in somewhat the same space was up $35.780.) 3) Disney suprised. I talked about that in a recent blog. 4) Now Caterpillar. It was up $12.83 Now The D.J.I. was down .11% or basically flat. In good times Call options can be your best friend. To be continued.

The Chaff From The Hay - Deere

Here is Wall Street putting a spin on farming.
What does all this mean for Deere and how this stock trade? Look at it's one year chart.
I have talked about options on Deere before. It's options are thinly traded and money can be made taking postions thirty days out and guessing right which direction it is going to go. Stories like this can help to change the needle. Now I would like to show you an example of an October "out-of-the-money" Calls.It is buying one months of time. Deere is at $372.00 and it would have to go up to $385.00 just to break even. Look at the chart. Is that a reasonable expectation? On first glance you might say that this series of Call option is to expensive. You might also say look at how insignificantly small the "open interest" is.
Let's now move forward one week and show a one week chart on Deere and revisit these Call options to see where they are now trading.
Ouch! That's what happens when Deere drops eighteen dollars in one week and your caught going the wrong way. Deere Calls and Puts can be good vehicles to use to catch directional moves in volatile markets.

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