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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

Roku Again And Playing A Sideways Moving Stock

First its thirty day chart. It looks like it is sleeping.
Now if we go back just a little bit further things seem to change.
I have blogged about playing options on this stock in the recent past. Now todays action and a look at it's one day trading pattern. Can you see it selling off at the end of the day?
Now look at this.The same chart except for it's last hour of trading.
Look at how the 66 seies of Puts were trading at 2:57 p.m.
Now look at how the Roku 66 Puts closed the day after hitting a high of $2.20 in this afternoon sell off..
That's how quickly option prices can change. These are early in the week options which are not as dangerous as one day or last day options. If you catch something like this only once or twice a week all would be good. **** Let's look forward to Monday morning April 8th before the markets open. Here is it's chart from the previous week.
Now it's thirty day chart.
One question we might want to ask is why are we even watching this stock when we would be watching something like Caterpillar? Here is it's three month chart.
Well the answer is that a one dollar move in Roku can be as big an event in Roku's option trading price swings as a three dollar move in Caterpillars stock price. Option trading in stocks of all different price ranges offer different trading realities.

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