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Options In Play – Why This Tech Slide Is Different

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We’ve had pullbacks on Tech over the past few months but many of those have been short-lived. I am seeing signs that this current drop is doing more damage.

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Options In Play – ZM’s Narrow Miss Of The Earnings Combo Trade

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It’s been an odd quarter for stock reactions to earnings. Sell the news and lackluster movement has been fairly consistent across many big names, but ZM felt like one that could have broken that pattern (but it didn’t).

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Options In Play – Earnings On The Radar Week Of 3/05/21

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It’s the first week of March and earnings are still running hot. Expect big reports from Tech and Retail throughout the week.

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Options In Play – Screening For Swings

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Another day of heavy selling is leading to another wash out in top names. We may not be at a bottom yet, but once we do stabilize, I will start screening for relative strength for swing trade ideas.

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Options In Play – Timing Of Options And Expiration

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There are times when a trade works a lot faster than I was expecting and I have options that have a ton of time until expiration. For some this will change their strategy. I try to stay with the original plan.

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Options In Play – Hello Volatility

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen intraday swings like this. Huge down days, massive rebounds, stocks flying around…volatility is back for the time being.

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Options In Play – If The Dam Breaks On QQQ

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The 20sma has been a critical indicator of action for QQQ over the past several months and today’s weak finish is threatening to break that ultra-important trendline.

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Options In Play – Earnings On The Radar Week Of 2/26/21

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Surprisingly, earnings wrap up February with a busy week. Lots of big names are scheduled in Tech, Retail and eCommerce.

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Options In Play – Timing The Swing Trade Entrance

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I have a pretty specific window of the morning when I like to open swing trades but there are times when I make exceptions. Reading the market can help provide better entrances when there are large overnight gaps.

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Options In Play – Lining Up Option Strikes With Levels

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I like to use key levels when designing spreads, flys etc. It provides a nice way to determine what strikes to use, a big question for most when it comes to options.

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