Possible Inverse H&S on Pandora. Wait for a break above $10.15 to enter.
Large gap between $16-$19 might get filled.
Only hesitation on this is that the IHS looks too perfect. Watch for a false breakout.
Vertical spread would work well, or a long straddle if more conservative
The technical analysis matches with the fundamental perspectives, suggesting a new bullish time ahead after
two years of bearish trend. Immediately after rebounding from the 61.8 Fibo level (measurement taken from the big bullish move on a weekly trend) some news have suggested the interest of some Equity Funds of acquiring the danish company and, after that,...
If my calculations are correct, you will receive this letter immediately after reaching major support again. First, let me assure you that I am alive and well. I've been living happily these past few years in an alternate time interval...
With most of the earnings heavy hitters in the rear view mirror, there isn't much to trade this week of quality from an earnings announcement volatility contraction standpoint, with DIS being the standout name.
DIS announces on Tuesday after market close with a 30-day implied volatility of 25%, which is in the upper half of its 52-week range. The May 18th 96/97...
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Pandora (P) is on a roll--literally. The horizontal Support and Resistance lines can be drawn in a couple different places depending on your risk tolerance or trading plan.
The larger channel is a roll between $4.50 and $5.40. (green...
P announces earnings on 2/21 after market close; HLF on 2/22 after market. Any vol contraction plays you choose to pull the trigger on should be put on shortly before the close before which earnings are announced, when the background implied volatility is likely to be at its highest.
With background implied volatility over 100%, the obvious play in P is a...
GE announces earnings on 10/20 (Friday) before market open. With a background implied volatility in high 20's (28% as of Friday close), it isn't particularly high from a premium selling standpoint, but I could see this as a potential acquisition opportunity via a November 17th 22 short put (paying .32 at the mid), in spite of the fact that the...
With this quarter's earnings season all but over and with VIX trundling along at sub-10 levels, there is a paucity of high implied volatility plays in the market for premium selling, so I'm looking at deploying something in either low volatility strategies (diagonals) or in directional plays that I've been eyeing.
Screening for underlyings with greater than 70%...
With July VIX options at 51 days until expiry, it's time again for a monthly VIX iron fly:
VIX July 21st 10/13/13/16 Iron Fly
Max Profit: 2.00 at the mid
Max Loss/Buying Power Effect: 1.00
Break Evens: 11/15
Notes: This setup involves looking at the /VX futures monthly expiry nearest to 45 days until expiration. That is currently...