Happy Thankful Tuesday!
I am excited to share that you don’t need special education or to sit in front of the computer all day to trade options. It can be easily learned if you are interested in spending an hour or so a week earning money in what could be considered “renting” stocks for a short period of time.
This is why I show you the details about an equity’s symbol and pattern each week.
I am typing this on Sunday. The Nasdaq was down 3 out of 5 days.
For the updates on previously discussed symbols, please scroll down.
For today’s Trade of the Day, we will be looking at CrowdStrike Holdings. (crwd).
Before analyzing Apple’s chart, let’s take a closer look at the company and its services.
CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. provides cloud-delivered protection across endpoints and cloud workloads, identity, and data. It offers threat intelligence, managed security services, IT operations management, threat hunting, Zero Trust identity protection, and log management. The company primarily sells subscriptions to its Falcon platform and cloud modules through its direct sales team that leverages its network of channel partners. It serves customers worldwide. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Austin, Texas.
Each candle on the chart represents price movement over a 5-day (week) period. The indicator at the bottom of the chart is a Channel Commodity Index (CCI).
A cross up through the CCI zero or 100 line is bullish, in that it is suggesting price has gone from bullish to even more bullish. A cross up through the zero line and a cross through -100, suggests price is bearish. If you want to learn more about the CCI, you can read through the short section below or you can scroll down to the alert signal.
Channel Commodity Index
A move down to the CCI -100 or the zero line can issue a Put entry signal as it moves from being bullish to bearish. A move toward -100 is a continuation of that bearishness. Up through the 100 line creates a green fin of bullishness, until it drops back down through the -100 line.
A break below the zero line means it has gone from bullish to bearish and a drop below -100 suggests even more bearishness.
The Commodity Channel Index (CCI) is a versatile indicator that can be used to identify a new trend or warn of extreme conditions. Originally, it was developed to identify cyclical turns in commodities, but the indicator can be successfully applied to indices, ETFs, stocks and other securities. In general, CCI measures the current price level relative to an average price level over a given period. CCI is relatively high when prices are far above their average but is relatively low when prices are far below their average. In this manner, CCI can be used to identify overbought and oversold levels or breaks from one level to another.
Check Out How This Trade Could Pay Out Big Time
CRWD’s is bullish as it moves through the 0 and possibly further near the 100 line. This week’s candle is bullish. We are looking for a continued move above $223 before considering entry. The short term target is $230 and then lower.
Potential Profit Play for CRWD
If CRWD’s price continues to move up, you could consider a Call trade. I am writing this on Sunday, if price continues to move to $225 when you receive this on Tuesday, you could consider a call option trade. We are expecting the CCI indicator to continue moving to the 100 line.
These examples are listed as an example to show how options work and the advantages they offer.
To buy shares of CRWD stock today, it would cost approximately $222 per share. If price rose to $230 you would make $8 on your investment.
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 CRWD’s stock with a April 14th (Apr22) expiration date for the 230 strike, the premium would be approximately $7.60 per share or a total of $760 for the contract of 100 shares. If price rose to the expected $230 over the next few weeks, the premium would likely increase approximately $4 to $11.60. This is a gain of 53% 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.
This said, if you are having any kind of trouble taking advantage of these trades, we don’t want you to miss out. I have put together programs that help traders just like you access the potential profits that options provide. Be sure to check out the programs shared in this email and we will make it easy for you to get your share.
I love to trade, and I love to teach. It is my thing.
Yours for a prosperous future,
PS-I have created this daily letter to help you see the great potential you can realize by trading options. Being able to recognize these set ups are a key first step in generating wealth with options. Once you are in a trade, there is a huge range of tools that can be used to manage the many possibilities that can present themselves. If you are interested in learning how to apply these tools and increase the potential of each trade, click here to learn more.
Previous Trade Candidates:
Last week we discussed buying AAPL Puts but the target entry price was not reached.
Two weeks ago we talked about buying EA 4/14 110 Puts. On 3/15 the premium was $1.56. We will monitor this trade.
Three weeks ago we discussed buying QCOM 4/14 150 Puts. On 3/8 the premium was $9.75. On 3/14 you could have sold for $13.60 or a 39% profit. We will continue to monitor this trade.