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Deere On Earnings

Here is a look at Deere towards the end of the afternoon after an earnings report. It got beat up pretty bad. What we are now looking at is a printout of one option series which will be expiring the next day were trading towards the end of the trading session. Would now be a good time to buy into these 395 Calls and try to play tomorrow's upside? Lets look at how these options traded the next day. Can you see they hit a high of $4.65 sometime during the following day? I did two very small trades on the Friday morning bounce back. I just wanted to cover my commissions a make a touch. Remember Deere options are extremely difficult to play and with only hours to go before they expire its not bad to take a profit whenever you see one. .................. My times in were 10:14 to 10:31 a.m. and 10:59 to 11.09 a.m. I missed the elusive high of $4.65 which happened after I got out. Part Two. Going forward. Let's look at Deere's five day chart and look at how the 400 series o

Boeing - Towards Understanding How One Must Learn To Pick Your Battles.

A multitude of factors have kept Boeing down since my last blog about it in April. What happened this morning was a touch unusual. First the five-day and one-day chart.
Now this. Can you see the morning jump at 11:00 a.m.?
The top reason for looking for opportunities like this is that the weekends often wash away negative sentiments if only for a brief period. These are "out-of-the-money" Calls with 4.5 days of trading life in them. If they had only one or two days of trading life in them then the risk of trading them would be too great. Note how the volume of contracts traded greatly exceeded the open interest. Traders got in and out. Traders recognized a break-out pattern. What's going to happen next is anyone's guess. This is short-term options trading. Stocks in the 200.00 dollar price range offer more opportunities like this than stocks trading under $100.00. That's just the way it is. Let's now look at this morning's action in Fisker. It's a totally different option trading experience.
What happened to cause this jump?
Yes, their Call options popped. Two different types of trades, two different situations. How would anyone have any advance notice the Fisker news was about to happen? Would you want to be sitting in Fisker Calls when the stock has been disappointing for such a long time? Not really. In option trading, you have to learn how to pick your battles.

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