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The Dow Up 457 And the Nasdaq Up 460.70

Look at these gains today. Today is a Thursday. Meta is up $18.04, AMD is up $17.49, NVDA is up 110.55, AMZN is up $6.00, ELI lILLY is up 23.75, SUPER MICRO is up $241.52, NETFLIX is up $15.12, COSTCO is up $11.38 AND MODERNA is up $11.85. Gains of $110.55 and $241.52 in one day on two stocks! What's that all about? Well warning bells should be going off. We must be at a short term top. Three stocks stand out to me that are having changing stories. 1) Moderna. 2) Rivian. 3) Lucid In these crazy markets a lot of these stories get buried. Option players in these markets are getting whipsawed and it is getting to be to difficult a market to play in. Once this final round of earning reports are over things should get back to normal.

The Three Amigos On A Friday

Boeing, Caterpillar and Deere. All three are heavy hitter stocks that have a wide following. Let's watch and see how they traded during the second half of the day, Friday January 5th. First, it should be mentioned that payroll numbers in the U.S. came out prior to the opening bell and they were largely unchanged from the previous month. That was deemed to be a positive for the markets. Look at these readouts, the first being just a few minutes into the trading session.
Now look at a 12:12 p.m. reading.
Now look at how these three stocks were doing at 12:12 p.m. Notice a weak market and notice these three stocks going strong. Would this be a good time to jump into Puts and catch a Friday afernoon slide or to purchase Calls and catch a further upward surge?
All were strong. Might they sell off going forward? Now a mid afteroon look..
Now look at how the market closed the day.
Now the closing reading on these three amigos.
Now here are the one day charts on all three of these stocks.
What's the common theme to all three of these one day charts? It's how they all surged on the opening. Following this, their trading patterns on the remainer of the day were largely irrevelant. Think about this prior to the release of next month's payroll release numbers and position yourself accordingly. Seasoned option traders know this. *** One final observation. Two Deere series of Calls. Both are lightly traded and these are extreme positions.
Scary stuff.

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