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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.

Lets Start With Caterpillar Calls On A Friday Afternoon at 12:08 p.m..

Now this. Call options which expire later in the day.
Now later. Well actually one hour and sixteen minutes later.
Now Telsa.
Now Telsa later.
Now Boeing with a first look starting at 1:22 p.m..
Now thirty minutes later. It's still stuck.
Now for a look at what the markets were doing when we first started this exercise.
Now a look at the markets at 2:00 p.m. about two hours later. It's turning out to be a strong day.
It's two p.m. Some options have doubled since lunch time. Time to exit. Things can get screwy towards the 3.00 pm. deadline for retail investors to get out of option positions. This is a Friday only rule on all options that expire that day. They want you out so that your positions do not gt exercised.Check back later over the weekend to see how these options ended up closing out. Friday Call option trading is not for the weak of heart but it can be a profitable adventure if there is strenght in the markets around lunch time. Now here are the three end of day readings. First Caterpillar. Notice that they hit a high of $2.60
Now Tesla. When we checked them at 2:47 p.m. they were trading near the top range of the day.
Finally Boeing.
A hour in the market holding a Call or Put position that expires that day can seem like an eternity.

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