Take a look at this example of a trade I just spotted. Finding great bargains that are overbought or oversold doesn’t have to be as hard as it may seem. Let me show you what I noticed on a chart of United Airline Holdings Inc. (UAL).

Be sure to check out the update on a previous trade at the bottom of this message that provided a potential 127% win.

On the chart below, I included the Channel Commodity Index indicator which I use to help me spot powerful reversals that are setting up. If you want more information on the CCI click here.

If you want to be a profit predator, this pattern is the key. See how to spot it here

On the CCI at the bottom of the chart you’ll see highlighted areas that look like fins. These tell us there is a high likelihood that the price is heading up.

In this example we want CCI on UAL to go up to create a clear fin shape. We also want the price to stay above $43 before entering a trade. The first target would be $50.

To buy stock shares of UAL today, price would be approximately $43.02. If price went to $50 you would make about $7.

That said, option trading offers the potential of a smaller initial investment and higher percentage gain even when price is expected to rise or fall. Let’s take a look.

If you bought one Call option contract covering 100 shares of UAL with a March 15th expiration date for the 43 strike, premium would be approximately $1.95 today, or a total of $195 per contract.  If the stock price rose the expected $7 the premium might increase approximately $3.50 to $5.45 per share on your 100-share contract. This is a 179% gain over a couple weeks.

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.

I love to trade, and I love to teach.  It is my thing.


Past potential trade update:

Last week we discussed buying ON calls. On 2-7 the March 15th 75 put was $3.10. You could have sold on 2-12 for $7.05, a 127% profit.

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