Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
Happy Wonderful Wednesday!
Last week, the market climbed 3 days out of 5. And this week started with a modestly bullish climb on Monday just like last week. The Nasdaq has the highest % climb for the second week in a row. We will continue to watch how the week plays out.
To review past equity candidates, scroll down.
For today’s Trade of the Day, we will be looking at Target Corp., symbol (TGT). Before analyzing TGT’s chart, let’s take a closer look at the stock and its services.
Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer in the United States. The company offers food assortments, including perishables, dry grocery, dairy, and frozen items; apparel, accessories, home decor products, electronics, toys, seasonal offerings, food, and other merchandise; and beauty and household essentials. The company sells its products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com.
As of January 30, 2021, the company operated approximately 1,897 stores. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I looked through a lot of charts over the weekend. I zeroed in on TGT on Monday because it looks ready to climb further. It is a widely traded stock with lots of volume.
On the ADX indicator below the chart, notice how the green +DI line is on top of the -DI line (red) and the ADX. The green +DI line is heading up and the ADX line appears to be starting to turn up. These are all signals of building bullish strength with the thought that price may continue to rise.
For those who want more info on ADX, I give more details in the section below, or scroll down to the trade info.
Average Directional Index (ADX) Points to Direction and Strength
ADX is an easy indicator to interpret. The +DI line (green) is bullish and when it is on top, it suggests price is going to head up. When the -DI line (red) is on top, it suggests price is going to drop.
The black line is the strength line and when it heads up, it is telling you strength is moving into the DI line that is on top and in control. When the ADX line has been heading down, the DI line on top has been weakening and is ready for a change.
When the DI lines swap places and cross up and the ADX heads up, it suggests strength is moving into the new DI direction.
ADX signal = Profit Payout
Each candle on the chart represents price movement of a week. As the +DI heads up and moves further above the black line and both rise above the red line, it suggests there is bullish strength that could continue to grow, especially once the black line starts to turn up. If price continues to rise, the ADX line (black) will continue to turn to head up to imply that strength will continue to support the trade. As long as the ADX is heading up, it means it is supporting the bullish- up direction. The opposite is true if the -DI line heads up to cross the +DI line – this suggests bearish strength and a climb in price. If the ADX line heads up while the red line -DI is on top, is it saying strength is building into the downward direction.
I am looking at its chart and possible trade on Monday, but the pattern looks as if it will continue and the +DI may continue heading up if price keeps rising. You don’t want to consider entry if the current candle doesn’t stay above 257 or if the +DI line were to turn back down.
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TGT Potential Trade
Please note and remember that I am typing this on Monday, two days before you receive it and the information, I am sharing could change over those two days and is intended to share the opportunities that options offer us.
Target (TGT) last week was up, suggesting it may continue its upward bias. It appears to be ready to head higher and have the ADX turn up further, if this continues, the pattern should remain intact as price keeps rising. Notice the +DI is heading up and is above the -DI line on the chart above. We want the +DI to stay above the -DI (green line above red) to consider a trade.
Price is likely to rise further and move above 258 entry. Its first target is 270 as the +DI (green line) stays above and the ADX (black line) turns up. Its current uptrend should remain intact, and price should continue to rise, perhaps even higher. We will keep an eye on TGT over the next couple weeks.
I am looking at charts on Monday, so prices are apt to change a little by Wednesday. Be sure the green +DI line continues to rise and goes further above the red -DI line and price stays above 258 before entry.
The short-term price target for TGT is $270, and then perhaps higher.
To buy shares TGT today, price would be approximately 258. It would be silly to buy shares if you expect price to drop. You’d wait until it hit a bottom and started to rise again. If price stays above 258, perhaps you could buy 3 shares for $774. If price rose to $270, that would be a profit of $12 or $36 for the 3 shares or a 4.6% gain.
This said, option trading offers the potential of a smaller initial investment and higher percentage gain even when price is expected to rise. Let’s take a look.
If you bought one Call option contract covering 100 shares of TGT’s stock with an November 19th expiration date (Nov 21) for the $270 strike and premium would be approximately $3.65 today or a total of $365 per contract. If price increased the expected $12 to $270 target over the next few weeks, the premium might increase approximately $8 to $11.65 per share or $800 on your 100-share contract. This is a gain of $800 on your $365 investment or a 219% gain over a couple weeks.
Remember you can close an option trade anywhere along the line before expiration to take gains or stop a loss.
The example of making money when price drops rather than holding losing shares of stock. Big difference.
Options can offer a win, win, win trade opportunity. They often offer a smaller overall investment, covering more shares of stock and potentially offer greater profits.
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Yours for a prosperous future,
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Review of Past Candidates:
Two weeks ago, we looked at SLB with Nov 5th expiration (Nov wk 1) and a 37 strike and premium of .35. It climbed as high at .45 or a 29% gain. It slipped lower last week.
Last week, we discussed SLB again with the same expiration date (Nov 5th) but a lower strike of 34 and a premium of 1.40. It went as high as 1.46 before slipping lower. It is 1.12 as I type with about two weeks until expiration.