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2014-01-29 Smart Money Report (FB) (QCOM)

Posted on January 29th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-29 Smart Money Report (FB) (QCOM)

Smart Money Report

FB- Facebook will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.27 in EPS and revenue of $2.3 billion. The options market is implying a $6.00 move, or 11.10%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (FB) options is currently 1.79.
QCOM- QUALCOMM will also be releasing Q1 earnings tonight. Analysts are looking for $1.18 in EPS and revenue of $6.7 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $2.91 move, or 4.07%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (QCOM) is 1.74, led by a buyer of 5,700 Apr. 2014 $72.50 /$75 call spreads for a $0.98 debit.
RIO- 2,737 Mar. $57.50 calls were bought for $0.70 each, against open interest of 50 contracts. Earnings are due out on 2/13.
SMH- 5k Feb. $41 puts were purchased for $0.70 each, against … Read More »


2014-01-28 Smart Money Report (BA) (YHOO)

Posted on January 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-28 Smart Money Report (BA) (YHOO)

Smart Money Report

BA- Boeing will report Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.57 in EPS and revenue of $22.7 billion. The options market is implying a $4.77 move, or 3.47%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio is currently 1.01, led by a buyer of 600 Jan. 31 weekly $128/$136 put spreads for a $1.62 debit.
YHOO- Yahoo is set to announce Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.38 in EPS and revenue of $1.2 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $1.79 move, or 4.77%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio is 2.00, led by a buyer of 2,000 July $37 straddles for a $7.60 debit.
BAC- 10k Mar. $17 calls were bought for $0.47 each, against open interest of 51,848 contracts.
FB- 7,627 Jan. … Read More »


2014-01-28 Unusual Options Activity (BAC) (FB)

Posted on January 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-28 Unusual Options Activity (BAC) (FB)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight call buying in Bank of America (BAC) and weekly call buying in Facebook (FB).

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2013-12-20 Smart Money Report (FB) (WPX)

Posted on December 20th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-12-20 Smart Money Report (FB) (WPX)

Smart Money Report

FB- 6,750 Mar. 2014 $55 calls were bought for $4.35 each, against open interest of 74,513 contracts.
HYG- The Mar. 2014 $90/$94/$95 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 12,534 times for a $0.55 credit. Volume was above the open interest in all three options.
KBR- 2k Mar. 2014 $27 puts were sold for $0.70 each, against open interest of 361 contracts.
WPX- 8,100 Jan. 2014 $22.50 calls were bought for $0.40 each, against open interest of 19,155 contracts.
SPY- The S&P 500 SPDRs ETF broke out above the November high of $180.91 ahead of quadruple witching day, rising 0.72%. The put to call ratio in (SPY) options is 1.11, led by a rollout from 33k Dec 31 $181 calls (credit) into 33k Jan. 2014 $183 calls (debit).

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2013-12-04 Free Trade of the Day (SBUX)

Posted on December 4th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-12-04 Free Trade of the Day (SBUX)

 Free Trade of the Day
Starbucks (SBUX)

Updates: Facebook (FB) shares 4.04% in today’s trading session, closing above the $47.75 resistance level. However, an announcement that General Growth Properties (GGP) will join the S&P 500 tonight sent that stock higher by 4.93% and (FB) shares down 1.54% in after-hours trading.

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2013-12-03 Free Trade of the Day (FB)

Posted on December 3rd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-12-03 Free Trade of the Day (FB)

 Free Trade of the Day
Facebook (FB)

Facebook (FB) Options Trade Idea

Buy the (FB) Jan. 2014 3 weekly $43/$47 Put Spread for a $1.50 debit or better

(Buying the Jan. 2014 3 weekly $47 Put and selling the Jan. 2014 3 weekly $43 Put, all in one trade)

Stop loss- None

Upside target- $3.00-$4.00

Updates: Tenet Healthcare (THC) shares rose 1.84% today, remain below the short-term $44 resistance level.

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2013-10-30 Smart Money Report (FB) (XOM)

Posted on October 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-10-30 Smart Money Report (FB) (XOM)

 Smart Money Report

FB- Facebook will report Q3 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.18 in EPS and revenue of $1.9 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $5.79 move, or 11.68%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (FB) options is 1.95, but is led by a seller of 37,500 Nov. $70 calls for $0.11 each.
XOM- Exxon Mobil is set to release Q3 results before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.81 in EPS and revenue of $107 billion. The options market is implying a $1.61 move, or 1.80%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (XOM) options is currently 1.58.
FBC- Another 5k Apr. 2014 $15 puts were purchased for $1.45 each, against open interest of 5,155 contracts.
VGK- 9.000 June 2014 $58 calls were purchased for $2.25-$2.30 each, … Read More »


2013-10-22 Stock Watchlist Update (Is This The Time To Buy Facebook?)

Posted on October 22nd, by Mitchell Warren in Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-10-22 Stock Watchlist Update (Is This The Time To Buy Facebook?)

 Stock Watchlist Update
Is This The Time To Buy Facebook?

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2013-10-21 Smart Money Report (FCX) (NFLX)

Posted on October 21st, by Mitchell Warren in Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-10-21 Smart Money Report (FCX) (NFLX)

 Smart Money Report

FCX- Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold is set to announce Q3 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.61 in EPS and revenue of 5.7 billion. The options market is implying a $1.30 move, or 3.72%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (FCX) options is currently 1.97.
NFLX- Netflix will release Q3 results after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.49 in EPS and revenue of $1.1 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $45.80 move, or 13.09%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (NFLX) options is 1.29.
BHI- 10k Apr. 2014 $52.50 puts were sold for $2.43 each, against open interest of 32 contracts.
FB- 16,877 Nov. $65 calls were bought for $1.40 each, against open interest of 32,994 contracts.
HAS- A rollout from 13,205 Nov. $50 … Read More »


2013-10-12 Weekend Market Update (Will Washington Reach A Deal Next Week?)

Posted on October 11th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2013-10-12 Weekend Market Update (Will Washington Reach A Deal Next Week?)

Weekend Market Update
Will Washington Reach A Deal Next Week?

Equities were able to turn green on the week, following a strong three day rally off of a one month low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) added 1.09% and the S&P 500 (SPX) picked up 0.75%. However, the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) dipped 0.27% due to declines in high beta names like Amazon.com (AMZN) and Facebook (FB). Volatility (VIX) pushed up to four month highs on Wednesday, but ended up finishing the week lower by 6.09%.

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2013-09-13 Smart Money Report (FB) (AAPL)

Posted on September 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-13 Smart Money Report (FB) (AAPL)

Smart Money Report

DAL- 3,000 Oct. $22 puts were sold for $0.83 each, against open interest of 337 contracts. He/she thinks Delta Air Lines shares will stay above the $22 level through October options expiration.
FB- Over 27k Sep. $44 puts have traded with the majority being bought on the offer, against open interest of 7,464 contracts. Shares of Facebook are down by 0.81%.
INTC- The Oct. $20/$22 put spread was put on 50k times for a $0.18 debit. Volume was below the open interest in both options. Check the open interest on Monday morning for confirmation of new buying.
AAPL- Apple shares are underperforming the overall market today, falling 1.55%. The call to put ratio in the September options is 1.84, led by activity in the $470, $475, and $480 calls.

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2013-08-29 Free Trade of the Day (FFIV)

Posted on August 29th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-08-29 Free Trade of the Day (FFIV)

 Free Trade of the Day
F5 Networks (FFIV)

Notes: F5 Networks (FFIV) is set to announce Q4 earnings on Wednesday, October 23rd.

F5 Networks (FFIV) Options Trade Idea

Buy the (FFIV) Sep. $85/$90 Call Spread for a $1.50 debit or better

(Buying in the Sep. $85 Call and selling the Sep. $90 Call, all in one trade)

Stop loss- $0.75

Upside target- $3.00-$4.00

Updates: Michael Kors (KORS) shares rose 1.95% in today’s session, closing at an all-time high. Shares of Facebook (FB) closed within $0.06 of an all-time closing high, adding 1.81%. Both of these names will likely continue to march higher, but make sure that you are raising stop losses or just trim part of the position to lock in gains.

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2013-08-28 Free Trade of the Day (KORS)

Posted on August 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-08-28 Free Trade of the Day (KORS)

 Free Trade of the Day
Michael Kors (KORS)

Michael Kors (KORS) Options Trade Idea

Buy the (KORS) Sep. $72.50/$75/$77.50 Call Butterfly for a $0.50 debit or better

(Buy 1 Sep. $72.50 Call, sell 2 Sep. $75 Calls, and sell 1 Sep. $77.50 Call, all in one trade)

Stop loss- None

Upside target- $1.50-$2.00

Updates: Facebook (FB) shares rose 2.29% today, confirming the new current support level at $39.

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2013-08-27 Free Trade of the Day (FB)

Posted on August 27th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-08-27 Free Trade of the Day (FB)

 Free Trade of the Day
Facebook (FB)

Notes: Consider the options trade idea below if Facebook (FB) shares are able to hold above the $39 level tomorrow.

Facebook (FB) Options Trade Idea

Buy the (FB) Sep. $40/$42 call spread for a $0.68 debit or better

(Buying the Sep. $40 Call and selling the Sep. $42 Call, all in one trade)

Stop loss- None

Upside target- $2.00

Updates: Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) shares fell 2.09% today, confirming the short-term top that was put in yesterday.

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Anatomy of the Long Put

Posted on February 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Tutorials. Comments Off on Anatomy of the Long Put

 

Anatomy of the Long Put

When you are bearish on a stock or ETF, one way to express that view is by buying a put option. The long put is an aggressive, bearish options strategy, but is very easy to understand. By owning a put option you have the right, but not the obligation, to sell shares of that particular stock (or ETF) for the strike price of the option, in the future. Know that every put option controls 100 shares of the underlying.

Buying a put option gives you limited risk, (cost of the option), with limited reward (stocks can’t trade below $0.00).

Option expiration is the same for calls as it is for puts.  Monthly option contract’s last day of trading is on the third Friday of the month and expire on Saturday. … Read More »



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