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The Temptation of Buying A One Day Call On Thursday Afternoon.

It's usually better to wait until Friday morning and then deciding which way the markets might go. They can however on Thursday afternoon be tempting. Thursday was a trick with Boeing only up $.02 cents on the day. Here is it's one day chart. Playing it from (9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.) was the way to go. On Wednesday we referenced Boeing looking like it's old self again. Now look at this. Focus on the chart from 1:00 p.m. unti 2:30 p.m. That period of time could have got Call option players excited. Experience also tells us that the 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. period of time is one of most dangerous times of the week to be looking at Call options that expire the next day. Now here is it's full one day chart. From 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. it really did nothing, with no indication of would happen on the following morning. Do your own homework to see if you concur with this logic. Now Friday morning and the one day options that expire at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. Only 355

Cat Puts or Calls - Going Into A Friday Morning.

First, a one day chart of Caterpillar on March 4th.
Now a March 7th five day chart. Can you see how it jumped in the last two days?
Now these closing readings on Thursday.
The above chart shows how the calls traded on the day and below the Puts.
Little volume and low open interest numbers. The real time to be watching these positions wil be thirty minutes into tomorrow's action looking for a reversal. Let's continue. Its Friday morning. Here we have a 9:46 a.m. printout of the 300 series Caterpillar Calls.
Take your profits, go away and forget looking for a reversal. The open interest number indicator doesn't add up. The deadline to get out of option positions on a Friday is 3:30 p.m. Here is readout of how these Calls were trading at 3:08 p.m..
Anyone with the guts to play Puts on the day could have done extremely well. Getting in after 10:a.m. and out around 2:00 p.m..
It baffles me why more traders do not have opportunities like this on their radar screens. Where is all the AI trading? I don't see it here. *** A look at the 340 Calls on Caterpillar on the following Friday, March 15th. It's pretty much the same story. Plenty of action on Friday with a relatively low amount of option trading.

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