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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.

A Four Minute Quick Read on Caterpillar To Help Make You A Better Caterpillar Option Trader

I don't like buying Call options on Monday morning that expire on Friday. I tend to find them to expensive. Something unusual happened this morning. There was an announcement. Here it is.
February 9th was a Thursday. I congratulate Caterpillar for holding off until the Monday after, today to release this news. Can you imagine announcing it last Friday at noon and having short term Call option holders getting wiped out. So what happened on the opening to Caterpillar today? It tanked.
It tanked however it rebounded as the index closed super strong.
Now look at how low the Calls traded on the opening and how they came back. I watched it happen but opted not to play it. They opened at $3.90 and dropped to $285.00 before they jumped up. It's not every Monday the D.J.I. rallies over 376 points.
Two thoughts. 1) Releasing this kind of news on a Monday morning shows shewardship. 2) I opted not to play it. I don't like buying one week Calls on a Monday morning. That's just me.

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