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Deere On Earnings

Here is a look at Deere towards the end of the afternoon after an earnings report. It got beat up pretty bad. What we are now looking at is a printout of one option series which will be expiring the next day were trading towards the end of the trading session. Would now be a good time to buy into these 395 Calls and try to play tomorrow's upside? Lets look at how these options traded the next day. Can you see they hit a high of $4.65 sometime during the following day? I did two very small trades on the Friday morning bounce back. I just wanted to cover my commissions a make a touch. Remember Deere options are extremely difficult to play and with only hours to go before they expire its not bad to take a profit whenever you see one. .................. My times in were 10:14 to 10:31 a.m. and 10:59 to 11.09 a.m. I missed the elusive high of $4.65 which happened after I got out. Part Two. Going forward. Let's look at Deere's five day chart and look at how the 400 series o

Sweet Spots In Option Trading - Deere

A fly on the back of a horse. An option contract that expires at the end of the day on a billion dollar company that few traders dare to play options on. A company for the most part void of news releases with Call and Put premiums which are prohibitively expensive. Which stock am I talking about? John Deere. Here is it's five day chart.
Now here is it's one day chart on Friday which is the last day on the above five day chart..
Can you see how it went up in price in the early morning trading and then sold off? Think about how this would effect the Puts. Yet then again who would have the nerve to be playing them?
In the early morning trading they were down to $98.00 a contract and then a few hours latter hit a high of $420.00. Look at how insignificant both the "open interest" numbers and the "volume of contracts" traded numbers were on the day. Friday morning reversals are something that some option traders learn to cherish. If you can't get your head around this idea, I get it. Option trading is afterall a solo experience. Call me timid. I played one Call option contract on Deere (the $402.50 series of Calls) for a two hour hold on Thursday. It's a good thing that I didn't hang onto to it going into the next day.
I didn't want to be holding onto the contract overnight. *** On this stock I find that the option premiums are crazy expense until part way into Thursday and then into Friday when options on it on that day expire at 3:00 p.m. ****** One final thought which I am hoping might help to further quantify the risk involved in making this type of "last day" option trade. Deere hit a high of $411.69 in early Friday morning trading. That's when the 410 Puts went down to $98.00 a contract. On a stock which is known to swing five dollars in anyone day isn't it conceivable the stock could drop in price over it's next five hours of trading? PART TWO OF THIS STORY. Deere drops $20.00 on the day, Thursday May 16th on trade talks. Look at this five day chart.
Can you shake it all off and buy one day Calls that expire tomorrow?
To be continued. Next Friday May 17th. In the last day Deere got dumped on with fears over trade war talks. Here are it's new charts. First the thirty minutes into the Friday market chart.
Now it's five day chart.
Next how the Call options which expire today are trading. What a gamble.
To be continued.

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