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Why Not To Buy Not Rivian Calls With Two Days to Go?

It's obvious right? If you mess up and the stock opens the wrong way you only have one day for a rebound. Why put yourself in that position? Others might be in the camp of saying why not go for a fifty percent rebound on Thurday's morning opening. The stock sold of on Wednesday on very little volume. A morning pop is possible. The stock has being strong as of late. Here is it's five day chart. Now this, the seventeen series of Calls that expires in two days. They do look cheap after hitting a high of $1.55 on the day. If we look at a 30 day chart we will see that the stock is still in an uptrend. Why not look at the Call options one and two weeks out? Here are the seventeen series of Calls one and two weeks out They would be much safer to play and I will check in on these ones at a later date. So what happened on the Thursday opening? Let's switch gears for a moment and look at how Roku, a much higher priced stock opened and look at how their Call options moved.

Sept. 23 th. The DJI Up Over 800 Points and Caterpillar Jumps

I played Boeing Calls three times this week and won everytime. In a blog two days ago I reported I don't like playing options on Thursday that expire the next day. The reason being is that if you guess the wrong direction you will lose all your money. Failure is harsh medicine.That being said this time I was watching Caterpillar and it opened down as did the markets. Inflation report numbers came out and everyone got it wrong. I jumped in. Look at how it crashed on the opening.
I got in at 9:39 a.m. Look at the chart to see where the stock was at that time. Call me crazy. Here is a better "one day" look at the chart.
Now look at when I got in. I got in at 9:35 a.m. and paid $250.00 for one contract. The low on the day was $2.05 and that was before I got in. I had just made more than twice that amount in Canadian dollars paying Boeing so that's the way I justified my actions.
A drop of like six or seven dollars. For the first ten minutes after I got in I thought I was smoked! How could any stock rebound from a drop that large? Then it started to rebound ever so slightly and I just wanted my money back. The market could roll over and sink again. Anything could happen. In my quest to get out I fought with the option makers and cancelled two sell tickets before I got filled. Can you see above how that happened at 10:11 a.m. and at 10:21 a.m. I cancelled and resubmited a sell ticket? I was chasing the markets down. Finally at 10:21 a.m. I was out. Five minutes or so later it started to explode upwards.
Notice these options hit a high of $9.74 on the day and notice that only 125 contracts traded. Caterpillar has over 128,000 employees. Do the math. Only a small percent of them are playing options on their companies stock. Life is what you make it. Most people don't play options. Today I went to the races and I got spooked as the markets took a slight pause one hour into the morning trading.

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