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Stock Picks and Trading · The Twenty Craziest Investing Facts Ever
snappyfrog
msg #146920
3/14/2019 10:16:06 AM

Statistics are fun. You can make numbers say anything you want.

General Discussion · BA
snappyfrog
msg #146908
3/13/2019 11:10:19 AM

I missed out on BA after the $50 fall, but I did buy options on it yesterday when the underlying was at 373 level. I played some as a day trade (good money) and holding 4 more calls for Apr monthly expirations.

Filter Exchange · Simple filter for long term option trades
snappyfrog
msg #146906
3/13/2019 11:03:41 AM

graftonian, when I can't find a cross of the %k and %d I will go to my back up plan of the %k crossing the 20 line. Tuesday I got into ATVI as a longer trade and BA as a day trade (which worked out well).







Filter Exchange · Simple filter for long term option trades
snappyfrog
msg #146871
3/11/2019 8:43:55 PM

graftonian
614 posts
msg #146869
- Ignore graftonian 3/11/2019 7:08:25 PM

Roger on the bail out, don't ride it in, get out while there's still time.
Looking forward, I see TLT and QQQ as candidates tomorrow. Am I correct in assuming one would buy the apr18 TLT 120 call and the QQQ 174 put? Does the IV rank affect your choices?
Thanks
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graftonian, buying the put on QQQ @175 or 174 would be good. I personally would not buy on TLT even though it made a cross, the slow line is way too high for my liking. I prefer the slow line to be <50. The closer the slow line is to the 20 line the better. Obviously, the opposite for puts.

For IV I prefer under 50, no higher.

Filter Exchange · Simple filter for long term option trades
snappyfrog
msg #146861
3/11/2019 12:18:24 PM

I bailed on USO this morning. Markets and USO went against me. Took my losses.

Filter Exchange · Simple filter for long term option trades
snappyfrog
msg #146852
3/9/2019 7:49:26 PM

I am just now getting my feet wet in the options swamp, and have only traded iron condors. So a few questions. 1) How far out (days till expiration) are the options you trade? 2) Do you trade ATM options?
Thanx

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Graftonian, I buy 30 - 45 days out. Even if I only hold or plan to hold for a few days. These USO puts I bought April monthlies. If I am still in trade by the end of March and I believe it is still a good trade, I will roll the puts out to May monthlies.

I do this so that theta does not eat up my profits. Even if the underlying consolidates, I will get out. If the option price is not moving enough to stay ahead of theta, there is no longer a reason to hold, no matter what the chart is saying.

I only buy ATM or ITM options. I did try OTM options when I first started, but without a major move it goes nowhere.

Filter Exchange · Simple filter for long term option trades
snappyfrog
msg #146845
modified
3/8/2019 8:53:46 PM

Here is a follow up of how I use this filter. This afternoon I bought puts on USO. The Stochastic(40,40,4) gave me a buy on the fast (blue) line crossing the slow (red) line. I also use Heikin Ashi candles as a secondary confirmation. The chart on the right is HA candles and giving me a pretty strong downward (red) candle. Both of these together makes me pretty sure of a safe trade. I will give an update when I get out of this trade - good or bad.

Edit: I only day trade SPY. This is a longer trade, thus I am using daily candles on a 1 month chart to buy and sell.



General Discussion · TSLA - $700 - $4000 - Please open in 5 years
snappyfrog
msg #146712
2/24/2019 6:27:52 AM

This might happen in 5 years; I'm not a good predictor of long term markets, especially individual stocks. But for now, I am shorting TSLA.

Filter Exchange · Alpha Filter based on Ron Groenke Visions V
snappyfrog
msg #146658
2/20/2019 5:24:31 PM

My picks for 2/21/19 from my optionable list and "g5" equals 100:



I will look at those that say to "take action" on the 52 week first and then the 20 week.

Filter Exchange · Alpha Filter based on Ron Groenke Visions V
snappyfrog
msg #146653
2/20/2019 4:07:36 PM

Three week hold (options) results using my options list and "g5" equal to 100. Keep in mind that buying options at the money (ATM) means that I would make approximately 10x the percent gain, i.e. 32% gain would equate to roughly 320% gain on the option. Even the 2 that show a loss actually were up for a couple days before dropping. If one watches their losses, these would be money makers also.



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