Category: Double Diagonal

  • A Bullish Trade on FFIV

    Ever since F5 Networks (FFIV) announced earnings recently, it has been in a preciptous fall hitting recent low around $92. Often, we are faced with the situations where we would like to play swing trades but we also don’t want to take unnecessary risk.  Usually option traders play a swing trade either via selling call/puts…

  • OPNewsletter Oct’10 Up 7.7%, Gear-up for Earnings

    Undoubtedly GOOG earning play was a star trade generating over +800% gains in a day. It wasn’t sheer luck, we prepared ourselves for it. I shall share our exact trade after earning season is over as we plan to use similar strategies for AAPL and later for some more counters during this earning season. For…

  • OPNewsletter Aug +8.4% (closed), Sept +4.3% (Open)

    OPNewsletter delivered +8.46% for the Aug 2010 Income portfolio on a 51% portfolio capital investment. As you may know, since mid of April 2010 we reduced our capital allocation to trading as we were anticipating this market meltdown which started around 3-4th week of April. For Sept 2010 opened portfolios, we are up +4.3% and…

  • OPNewsletter Jul 2010 Up +8.3%

    We are on track for our 28th positive month of OPNewsletter phase-2, as of last Friday close OPNewsletter Jul 2010 portfolio is up +8.3% on the maximum investment of almost 60% of portfolio capital. We have started opening Aug 2010 portfolios and our first portfolio is already positive. Let’s talk consistency first, especially on trades…

  • OPNewsletter April (Open) +9.8%, May (Open) +2.6%

    Though we shifted our option trading strategy in way so that more trading alerts can be sent during “pre and post market hours” vs during market hours to allow even working professionals to benefit, OPNewsletter is still not about “make money” in 5min per day. It still requires one to think and act vs let…

  • Did You Notice This?

    US Stock market registered a positive 1st full week for the Year 2010. For background, this is a week that is closely watched by market participants for if as goes the 1st week, so is the year; some say that probability rate is greater than 85% (Feel free to dig past data to see the…