Happy Fabulous Friday!

I teach everyday people (like me) to trade options.  I do my best to write in an understandable way as if we are talking over the kitchen table.

The market was down 3 out of 5 days last week. I am typing this on Wednesday, and you won’t get this until Friday. A lot can change in a couple days.   

For today’s Trade of the Day, we will be looking at AMC Entertainment Holdings, Symbol (AMC).

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, involved in the theatrical exhibition business. The company owns, operates, or has interests in theatres. As of March 12, 2021, it operated approximately 1000 theatres and 10,700 screens in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.

Let’s look at AMC’s weekly chart.

The ADX -DI (red line) is above the +DI and the black ADX line is heading up.  As long as the -DI is above the +DI, price should fall.  Red above green is an indication of strength. When the -DI is bullish and the ADX turns up, it shows price is likely to fall.  If you want to learn more about­­­­­ ADX, read on or, if not, scroll down to the alert.

Average Direction Index (ADX) – Strength Indicator

The Average Directional Index consists of 3 lines:  Green, Red and Black.

Green = +DI (Bullish)

Red = -DI (Bearish)

Black = ADX Strength Line

The DI line that is on top is in control.  If the ADX line is heading up, strength is supporting the DI line that is on top and in control.

Each candle on the chart represents price movement over a 5-day (week) period; therefore, it takes weeks for trades to play out.  On the chart, the week is a bearish candle as I type.  When the +DI crosses over the -DI line, it gives a buy signal for Calls as the +DI line (green) appears as if it is in control and rising to head up on the ADX indicator, and as the ADX turns up that is even more bullish, suggesting an upward move is gaining strength.  When the -DI (red line) crosses the green and the black line points up it shows a downward trend and Puts can be considered.

AMC Potential Trade – Showing Strength

This signal could give a quick payout if it continues its downward move, and the strength of this pattern continues.  I am typing this on Wednesday and AMC costs about $15.   If AMC’s price moves below $15 and the – DI (red line) is above the +DI with the black line heading up you could consider a Put trade.  The short-term price target for AMC is $12 and then, perhaps, lower.  With the swings in past months, I am suggesting small profit targets until a market trend starts again.

Option trading offers the potential of a lower initial investment and higher percentage gain.   Let’s take a look and make a comparison.

It would be silly to buy shares of AMC if you expect the price to go down. With options, you can profit even when the market goes down.

If you bought 1 Put option covering 100 shares of AMC with a Feb 18th (Feb22) expiration date for the 12 strike the premium would be approximately $.32 today or $32 for 1 option.  If price fell to $12 over the next few weeks, the premium would likely increase $1.50 giving $150 profit on your $32 investment, this is an 469% gain. A nice profit even with the market going down. 

Trading options is a win, win, win opportunity.   Options often offer a smaller overall investment, covering more shares of stock and potential for greater profits.

I like to stress when trading options, you don’t need to wait for the expiration date to close the trade. You can close anywhere along the way prior to the expiration date.  It is never a bad idea to take profit.

Trading options is like renting stocks for a fixed period of time. The potential to generate steady income with options is real and it can be transforming. Watch this video to learn how you can use option trading to achieve financial freedom. click here

Yours for a prosperous future,

Wendy Kirkland

Past Equity Candidates:

Last Friday we looked at buying SNAP February 18th 30 Put. Premium would have been $2.52.  The premium is about the same today. We will monitor this trade over the next couple weeks.