Yesterday, we looked at a Daily Price Chart for Centene Corp. noting that the stock’s 24/52 Day MACD is trading above the 18-Day EMA signaling a ‘Buy’.
For today’s Trade of the Day e-letter we will be looking at a daily price chart for Signature Bank stock symbol: SBNY.
Before breaking down SBNY’s daily chart let’s first review what products and services the company offers.
Signature Bank provides commercial banking products and services. It accepts various deposit products, including checking accounts, money market accounts, escrow deposit accounts, cash concentration accounts, certificates of deposit, and other cash management products. The company provides various lending products comprising commercial and industrial loans, real estate loans, and letters of credit.
Now, let’s begin to break down the Daily Price chart for SBNY stock.
Below is a Daily Price chart with the 50-Day EMA and 100-Day EMA for SBNY.
50-Day EMA and 100-Day EMA ‘Sell’ Signal
The 50-Day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) and 100-Day EMA are moving average indicator lines that can provide buy and sell signals when used together. When the shorter-term 50-Day EMA crosses above or below the longer-term 100-Day EMA, this provides either a buy or sell signal depending on which direction the stock price is moving.
- 50-Day EMA line Above 100-Day EMA = Price Uptrend = Buy signal
- 50 Day EMA line Below 100-Day EMA = Price Downtrend = Sell signal
When the 50-Day EMA (blue line) crosses above the 100-Day EMA (red line) this indicates that the stock’s buying pressure has begun to outweigh the selling pressure signaling a ‘buy’ signal. When the 50-Day EMA crosses below the 100-Day EMA this indicates that the selling pressure has begun to outweigh the buying pressure signaling a ‘sell’ signal.
Sell SBNY Stock
As the chart shows, on April 6th, the SBNY 50-Day EMA, crossed below the 100-Day EMA.
This crossover indicated the selling pressure for SBNY stock exceeded the buying pressure. For this kind of crossover to occur, a stock has to be in a strong bearish trend.
Now, as you can see, the 50-Day EMA is still below the 100-Day EMA meaning the ‘sell’ signal is still in play.
As long as the 50-Day EMA remains below the 100-Day EMA, the stock is more likely to keep trading at new lows and bearish positions should be initiated.
Our initial price target for SBNY stock is 177.00 per share.
77.4% Profit Potential for SBNY Option
Now, since SBNY’s 50-Day EMA is trading below the 100-Day EMA this means the stock’s bearish move will likely continue. Let’s use the Hughes Optioneering calculator to look at the potential returns for a SBNY put option purchase.
The Put Option Calculator will calculate the profit/loss potential for a put option trade based on the price change of the underlying stock/ETF at option expiration in this example from a flat SBNY price to a 12.5% decrease.
The Optioneering Team uses the 1% Rule to select an option strike price with a higher percentage of winning trades. In the following SBNY option example, we used the 1% Rule to select the SBNY option strike price but out of fairness to our paid option service subscribers we don’t list the strike price used in the profit/loss calculation.
Trade with Higher Accuracy
When you use the 1% Rule to select a SBNY in-the-money option strike price, SBNY stock only has to decrease 1% for the option to breakeven and start profiting! Remember, if you purchase an at-the-money or out-of-the-money put option and the underlying stock closes flat at option expiration it will result in a 100% loss for your option trade! In this example, if SBNY stock is flat at 187.00 at option expiration, it will only result in a 2.1% loss for the SBNY option compared to a 100% loss for an at-the-money or out-of-the-money put option.
Using the 1% Rule to select an option strike price can result in a higher percentage of winning trades compared to at-the-money or out-of-the-money put options. This higher accuracy can give you the discipline needed to become a successful option trader and can help avoid 100% losses when trading options.
The goal of this example is to demonstrate the powerful profit potential available from trading options compared to stocks.
The prices and returns represented below were calculated based on the current stock and option pricing for SBNY on 8/9/2022 before commissions.
When you purchase a put option, there is virtually no limit on the profit potential of the put if the underlying stock continues to decline in price.
For this specific put option, the calculator analysis below reveals if SBNY stock decreases 5.0% at option expiration to 177.65 (circled), the put option would make 37.7% before commission.
If SBNY stock decreases 10.0% at option expiration to 168.30 (circled), the put option would make 77.4% before commission and greatly outperform the stock return over the same period of time*.
The leverage provided by put options allows you to maximize potential returns on bearish stocks.
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