April 19 th , 2022

Dear Reader,

Yesterday, we looked at a Daily Price Chart of Paychex, Inc. noting the stock’s 50-Day EMA is trading above the 100-Day EMA signaling a ‘Buy’.

For today’s Trade of the Day we will be looking at a Daily Price chart for Chesapeake Energy Corp. stock symbol:  CHK.

Before breaking down CHK’s daily price chart let’s first review which products and services are offered by the company.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids from underground reservoirs in the United States. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays in the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania and the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana; and the liquids-rich resource play in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. 

Now, let’s begin to break down the Daily Price chart for CHK. Below is a Daily Price Chart with the price line displayed by an OHLC bar.

Buy CHK Stock

The Daily Price chart above shows that CHK stock has been hitting new 52-Week Highs regularly since late March.

Simply put, a stock does not just continually hit a series of new 52-Week Highs unless it is in a very strong bullish trend.

The Hughes Optioneering team looks for stocks that are making a series of 52-Week Highs as this is a good indicator that the stock is in a powerful uptrend.

You see, after a stock makes a series of two or more 52-Week Highs, the stock typically continues its price uptrend and should be purchased.

Our initial price target for CHK stock is 100.00 per share.

Profit if CHK is Up, Down or Flat

Now, since CHK is making a series of 52-Week Highs and will likely rally from here, let’s use the Hughes Optioneering calculator to look at the potential returns for a CHK call option spread.

The Call Option Spread Calculator will calculate the profit/loss potential for a call option spread based on the price change of the underlying stock/ETF at option expiration in this example from a 10.0% increase to a 10.0% decrease in CHK stock at option expiration.

The goal of this example is to demonstrate the ‘built in’ profit potential for option spreads and the ability of spreads to profit if the underlying stock is up, down or flat at option expiration. Out of fairness to our paid option service subscribers we don’t list the option strike prices used in the profit/loss calculation.

The prices and returns represented below were calculated based on the current stock and option pricing for CHK on 4/18/2022 before commissions.

Built in Profit Potential

For this option spread, the calculator analysis below reveals the cost of the spread is $295 (circled). The maximum risk for an option spread is the cost of the spread.

The analysis reveals that if CHK stock is flat or up at all at expiration the spread will realize a 69.5% return (circled).

And if CHK stock decreases 10.0% at option expiration, the option spread would make a 69.5% return (circled).

Due to option pricing characteristics, this option spread has a ‘built in’ 69.5% profit potential when the trade was initiated.

Option spread trades can result in a higher percentage of winning trades compared to a directional option trade if you can profit when the underlying stock/ETF is up, down or flat.

A higher percentage of winning trades can give you the discipline needed to become a successful trader.

The Hughes Optioneering Team is here to help you identify winning trades just like this one.

Interested in accessing the Optioneering Calculators? Join one of Chuck’s Trading Services for unlimited access! The Optioneering Team has option calculators for six different option strategies that allow you to calculate the profit potential for an option trade before you take the trade.

Trade High Priced Stocks for $350 With Less Risk

One of the big advantages to trading option spreads is that spreads allow you to trade high price stocks like Amazon, Google, or Netflix for as little as $350. With an option spread you can control 100 shares of Google for $350. If you were to purchase 100 shares of Google at current prices it would cost about $255,000. With the stock purchase you are risking $255,000 but with a Google option spread that costs $350 your maximum risk is $350 so your dollar risk is lower with option spreads compared to stock purchases.

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Wishing You the Best in Investing Success,

Chuck Hughes

Editor, Trade of the Day

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