For today’s potential Trade of the Day, we will be looking at Mastercard (MA).
Before analyzing MA’s chart, let’s take a closer look at the company and its services.
Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers other payment-related products and services. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus. Mastercard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.
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 beABBV, 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 MA’s Trade:
If MA’s price continues to move down, you could consider a Put trade. I am writing this on Sunday, if price continues to move to $322 when you receive this on Tuesday, you could consider a put option trade. We are expecting the TSI indicator to continue to head down.
MA’s is bearish as the signal line crosses. The short-term target is $310 and then lower.
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 MA stock today, it would cost approximately $322 per share. You would wait for the price to hit a bottom before you would buy stock.
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 Put option contract covering 100 shares of MA’s stock with a September 30th expiration date for the 310 strike, the premium would be approximately $5.95 per share, or a total of $595 for the contract of 100 shares. If price fell the expected $12 over the next few weeks, the premium would likely increase approximately $6 to $11.95. This is a gain of 101% 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 we discussed buying ABBV 130 puts with a Sept 16th expiration date. On 8-29 the premium was $1.06. The price did not change much the days following. This trade would have been a wash.