S&P 500 futures forms a weekly doji candlestick and trades below 10 weeks moving average (MA). The S&P futures broke above 10 weeks MA steadily amid Syria mission accomplished at the beginning of the week but reversed and gave back most of the gain at the end of the week. It is now forming a symmetrical triangle. Breaking the resistance line should provide more upside to the S&P futures. Continue reading “Weekly Review 16-20 Apr 2018 (Stock, Gold, Crude Oil markets) & Bonus Stock ISRG”
S&P 500 futures is trading below 10 days moving average (MA). As it has yet to close below 50 days MA, it is still healthy although the volatility has been increasing since late January 2018. With Trump’s first bomb Continue reading “Weekly Review (Stock, Gold, Crude Oil markets) & Bonus Stock IQIYI”
This is one of my favorite trade in 2017 which I would like to share. It may not be the trade that makes the highest return but it is definitely a great example trade to show how I maneuver to flip a losing trade into a winning trade in style. As always options gives us a second chance to be profitable. Continue reading “Greatest trade yet in 2017!”
Yesterday marked a great achievement as my option trading account grew > 100% since June 2016 (in 5 months) ! I started a small account and use the strategies that I shared in this blog such as credit/debit spread, double diagonal, covered call, poor man covered call to achieve this result. Continue reading “A great milestone achieved!”
Another greatest event is going to happen and the world is watching closely the US presidential election, 10 days away and would it be Hillary or Trump? I have no idea but what has been the most dramatic moment is the development of the event which is unprecedented in the US history. It begins with the nomination of Trump to the re-opening investigation against Hillary. Continue reading “Another biggest movement since Brexit!”
When there is a market event, a lot of traders are keen to speculate their views by trading directionally with the hope that if their are right, they can make a good fortune. Brexit/Bremain was a key event and the whole world was watching it. I was also following this event pretty closely to ensure that my position was well protected before entering the uncertain Friday.
Before this historic Friday, the odd of Brexit was pretty low. Not many people (even expert) would think Brexit will happen. As a result of this, S&P rallied with GBP while US treasury bonds and Gold plummeted few days before the polling day. I decided to hold my few SPY long put positions (bearish view) as I believed SPY had already price-in Bremain. My view was that if Bremain, market should have limited upside move (since it was already price-in); however if Brexit, market should crash because of the unexpected/surprise. In other word, the risk of buying SPY did not warrant the reward on the day prior the polling day. I was also ready to absorb losses of all my premium paid if I was wrong. The unexpected result on Friday did turn out to be favorable to me. I reaped over few hundred percents return (not much though in absolute amount) and I exited all my straight long put positions on Friday.
As I am currently business traveling in Taiwan, Elite bookstore has become a must go place for me especially in this summer when outdoor activities may not be a great choice. I discover that there are a lot of books translated from japan to mandarin. One of it is candlestick technical analysis, which was originated in Japan and promoted to the western world by Steve Nison. I found a lot of great books that explains candlestick in detail, which has become my material to further strengthen my technical skill in trading the market.
My portfolio is growing strong in June and I will share more in detail when I have the chance. Have a great evening!
Yesterday was May 2016 Monthly Equity Options Expiration Friday. It has been a wonderful month for me without a single loss! Is it really a 100% winning rate and I am so accurate in identifying the direction of the market/stocks that I traded? Nope. No one can predict the future but everyone can take charge of it! If you look at my #4 AAPL trade, I was wrong but option repair strategy has given me a second chance to salvage my position and turn it into a wining position! Do click on the link below if you are keen to understand the thought behind the repair strategy.
AAPL crashed down breaking the main support around $92 this morning. As a result of this ‘mini crash’, my existing AAPL position (Bull Put Credit Spread) was challenged! There are few ways to repair this position. After considering all factors, I have chosen the most aggressive method, which is to close my sold leg (Refer trade highlighted in green in the screenshot below) and let my bought leg run. I subsequently close my bought leg (Refer the first two trades highlighted in red in the screenshot below).
Sell in May and Go Away. If you are bearish and you would like to execute this trading idea, there are several methods you can use. In this post, I will reveal two frequently used methods to ‘short’ the market. However, if you are unsure, stay calm and do nothing! A lot of time, doing nothing can save us a lot of money!
April has been a very hectic month for me due to my work commitment. Though I did not have a chance to share individual trades with detail analysis that I opened after 15 April (15 April is Options Expiration Friday), I do intend to share all the positions that I initiated/closed from 15 Apr until last Friday.