Category: Intraday Trading

  • Pre-Market Losers

    A fantastic day (of course assuming that one embraces volatilities well) for some bearish play. Bearish plays on a bearish day can yield significant returns but one needs to be very careful and should clearly defined entry and exit points well in advance. Before I share the list, pls note that we may play some speculative trades for…

  • POT (+54%), CF (+28%)

    Before market opened I talked about Fantastic Four (POT, MOS, MON and CF) and to keep an eye for bearish strategy. Here are the intraday trading results of the two bearish play I used for my intraday trading set-ups (POT and CF). Though these fell even further, but double digit gains for less than 1…

  • Equity Option Expiration and Pin Opportunities

    Today is a special day, a day that occurs only once a month offering good opportunities for intra day trading. Today is Aug’08 option expiration Friday. Before I proceed to talk about opportunities, pls note that the threshold for automatic exercise of stock-settled in-the-money options is $.01. Long equity options in the money by $.01…

  • Pre-Market and Apple Update

    Even though the markets have been rallying recently I am not yet convinced. But I don’t fight with the markets and cautiously follow the turning points. Oil is down, Gold is down, financials are up and so is the transport. REITs are also starting to show signs of strength. Whatever you make out of it,…

  • Pre-Market Active

    There is lot going on the in the pre-market. Here are some noteworthy names for some intra-day trading. Gapping Up: WGOV, STLD, BJS, BHI, CAT, QLGC; BP, TOT. Gapping Down: TXN, AXP, V, MICC, AAPL, MRK, SNDK, AIB, VOD, EXP, PWRD My personal bias is to play bearish ones as it appears this is going…

  • VISA (+45%), BUCY (+13%) and More

    A recap of the last week’s trade ideas. Firstly, update on VISA (V) earnings- A follow-up on free trade I mentioned here to play VISA earnings, the trade is up +11.6%. If Visa stays up to $88 by May’08 expiration, the returns will be the same. However, if VISA is pinned @ $85 on May…