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.

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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