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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. Here is how Roku traded on the day.

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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