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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

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. Now let us look at the next week's action. Let's begin with Boeing. Here is it's Monday March 4th one day chart.
Look at the buying opportunity which presented itself around 10:00 a.m. Next Roku. Look a how it traded on the day. Can you see how buying in on the opening would have been a mistake? That is a common theme with one week Calls on a Monday morning. Buying into it during the late morning was better.
Now Disney. First it's one day movement.
Note the strong open interest numbers.
Now Caterpillar. Last week it had a strong run up in price so it would seem to be more vulerable to a breather on the opening today.
All this happend on a day when the markets were down.
To be continued. Now a Wedneday after the closing bell update on March 6th. Everything is down.
Two days of going sideways like this is unheard of. Now Roku
It's 30 day chart tells us not to expect to much in the next couple of days.
Now Disney. It suprised last week on unexpected news. Not so much this week.
When the open interest in a series of Calls like this starts to creep up you know the option makers want to see the stock flounder for a few more days. Now Caterpillar. It's down. It still looks like it has some upside.
A March 9th weekend update. Boeing 198.49, Roku 64.50, Disney 110.32 and Caterpillar 339.19. The D.J.I. fell .9%. It was the second weeek that this index went sideways. Let's check in on these four stocks at the end of next week.

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