For today’s potential Trade of the Day, we will be looking at Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT).
Before analyzing AMAT’s chart, let’s take a closer look at the company and its services. Applied Materials, Inc. engages in the provision of manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries.
Each candle on the weekly chart represents price movement over a 5-day (week) period. The indicator at the bottom of the chart is a True Strength Indicator (TSI). The description coming up next explains how to use the TSI.
A cross up through the TSI red signal is bullish, in that it is suggesting price has gone from bearish to bullish. A cross down through the red line suggests price is bearish. If you want to learn more about the TSI, you can read through the short section below, or you can scroll down to the alert signal.
True Strength Indicator
Stockcharts.com provides a great definition of the True Strength Index (TSI), which is an oscillator that fluctuates between positive and negative territory. As with many momentum oscillators, the centerline defines the overall bias. The bulls have the momentum edge when TSI is positive, and the bears have the edge when it’s negative.
As with PPO, a signal line can be applied to identify upturns and downturns. Signal line crossovers are, however, quite frequent and require further filtering with other techniques. Chart readers can also look for bullish and bearish divergences to anticipate trend reversals; however, keep in mind that divergences can be misleading in a strong trend.
TSI is somewhat unique because it tracks the underlying price quite well. In other words, the oscillator can capture a sustained move in one direction or the other. The peaks and troughs in the oscillator often match the peaks and troughs in price. In this regard, chart readers can draw trend lines and mark support/resistance levels using TSI. Line breaks as well as line crosses can then be used to generate signals.
Potential AMAT’s Trade:
If AMAT’s price continues to move up, you could consider a Call trade. I am writing this on Sunday, if price continues to move to $113 when you receive this on Tuesday, you could consider a call option trade. We are expecting the TSI indicator to continue to head up.
AMAT’s is bullish as the signal line crosses. The short-term target is $120 and then higher.
Check Out How an Option Trade Could Pay Out Big Time
These examples are provided to show how options work and the advantages they offer. To buy shares of AMAT stock today, it would cost approximately $112.50 per share. If price rose to $120 you would make about $7.50 per share.
Option trading offers the potential of a lower initial investment and higher percentage gain. It is like renting stock versus buying out right. Let’s take a look.
If you bought one Call option contract covering 100 shares of AMAT’s stock with a Mar 17th expiration date for the 120 strike, the premium would be approximately $2.73 per share, or a total of $273 for the contract of 100 shares. If price rose the expected $7 over the next few weeks, the premium would likely increase approximately $3.50 to $6.23. This is a gain of 128% profit. That would be a nice trade over a short period of time!
It is exciting to make money if price rises or falls.
I want to remind you that you can sell to close and take profit any time along the line before the expiration date. You don’t have to hold the contract until expiration.
Options often offer a smaller overall investment, covering more shares of stock and potential for greater profits. This is like renting stocks versus having to pay full price to buy.
For updates on previous potential trades we have discussed, scroll to the bottom of this message.
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Past potential trade update:
Last week talked about buying BABA calls. It did not reach our target entry price until Friday. On 1-27 the Feb 17th 130 call was $2.85. We will continue to monitor this trade.