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How to Play Google (GOOG) Earnings

By | Butterfly spread, Earnings, Iron Condor, Iron Fly, OP Newsletter, Option Trading, Option Trading Strategy, Trade Ideas | No Comments

How to play Google (GOOG) earnings and how to benefit from Implied volatility crush post google earnings is on the minds on almost every option traders I have met or spoken to. But before I proceed further let me share that earnings are usually 50/50 at best i.e. in-spite of complete detailed research you may still end-up being wrong. The chances of win are 50%. If you go with that assumption and are willing to take increased risks for…

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What Exactly is Option Trading?

By | Butterfly spread, Earnings, Investment Strategy, Option Expiration, Option Trading, Option Trading Strategy, Past Performance, US Market | No Comments

A Fascinating Friday ! That’s how I can think about Market’s action on Friday. Option trading is not only about attending a seminar, do some paper trades, get some winning trades and the stage is set. It is also about constantly evolving your own trading style and continue to sharpen your saw. With this post I hope you pick up one or two important nuggets that might add value to your trading style, so pls…

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This Market Requires Caution

By | General, US Market | 4 Comments

Dow Above 11,000 (.DJI), S&P500(.INX) above 1,200, Nasdaq-100 (.NDX) above 2000, Russell 2000 above 700; no resting just plain simple advance for the past 6wks that too when markets have been continuously in a overbought state; Buying interest was intense and demand was even stronger on the NASDAQ, which probably recorded 90% Up Volume of total Up/Down Volume, qualifying as 90% Up Day. Wow, what a rally! To me it seems more like panic buying…

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How to Play Google Earnings, Again?

By | Earnings, Trade Ideas | 2 Comments

Google (GOOG) is announcing earnings today after market close. A $500+ stock and famous for it’s move post earnings, it is almost in every “speculators” list to play for the big event. I covered GOOG earnings extensively. If you are looking for a play based on detailed analysis based, check out the past trades here.  There were 4 different types of plays and all were the winners. So do you want to play again? what…

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Google (GOOG)- A Bearish Play

By | Trade Ideas | One Comment

It was an intense sell-off day with down volume accounting for over 90%. All of the major indices have now broken and closed below their September 25th lows and their uptrends dating from the July 8th. Chicago PMI had already provided hints that things aren’t that rosy yet. But hey, who knows. This might be a short term pull back, to quench the bears’ thirst, before new advance resume. Whatever your outlook is, play it…

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OPNewsletter (Jul’09) +5.2% (Open)

By | OP Newsletter, Past Performance, US Market | One Comment

4th down week for the markets. It’s interesting to evaluate how underlyings have moved since we started our portfolios. X moved +1% to -23% and moved wildly. GDX moved from +3% to -11%, and all major market indices including S&P 500, DOW and Russell 2000 ended down, ranging from -5.5% to -6.5% (Ref point June 16th). On contrary, OPNewsletter, using 43.3% of capital is up +5.2% x-commissions. If you recall mid-June when we started our…

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