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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.

Netflix and the Future Value of Income Streams

Netflix had news.
On the release of this information the stock jumped and here is where it gets really crazy with "out-of-the-money" Call options that expire in two days. Call it insane. What I am about to show are random samplings of this action.
For years now articles have being written on the Netflix business model and what bothered market pundents was how they were losing money on customers giving away their access codes to other users. Other questions. Do upticks like this trigger automated tracking systems set off alarms that catch jumps like this within seconds of these meteoric liftoffs? Do C.E.O's tell their son-in-laws of this impeding action. Did the fellow driving the Porche 911 in front of you buy it with the profits made from acting on insider news? Can you buy Disney or Roku tomorrow and catch similiar gains? In two recent blogs this week I talked about Boeing Calls jumped in price on Biden news about how he was handling one days news on the debt crisis and how Harley Davidson had great earning reports only to watch the stocks price drop on spurious comments about potential headwinds ahead. Were such comments warranted? The markets are full of trickery. Things to think about when you are on the bus in the morning beating yourself up because you wasted money on a Starbuck coffee. Look, option trading isn't for everyone but I am hoping that little blogs like this will raise eyebrows.

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