Let’s start the week out by looking at trade examples in the SPY. We’ll take a look at what is going on this morning, a great indicator that is effective in this situation, and why the SPY is an excellent choice for trading options. At the bottom of this email I even include an update on a previous example.
SPY, or the SPDR S&P 500 trust was one of the first exchange traded funds and is also one of the most traded ETFs. That volume makes it ideal for great trades. SPY tracks the S&P and makes it possible for individual traders to trade moves in the entire index.
Take a look at what the S&P did on Friday to help us get an idea of what to expect from the SPY this week. The image below is Friday’s price activity.
This chart image is courtesy of FINVIZ.com a free website and gives a quick view of each day’s movement. Understanding the direction the S&P was moving on the previous trading day is a great place to start.
Next, let’s look at chart that includes the Percentage Price Oscillator or PPO indicator. We are specifically looking at the lines in the PPO to cross but you can get more information about this indicator here.
The PPO has crossed and is headed up. The candles are positive for the past couple weeks. We will look at a call trade with the thought that price will move up.
Potential SPY trade:
In this example, if the price continues to rise you could consider a Call trade if it moves above 410. The short-term target is $415.
Here’s Why an Option Offers A Big Potential Payout
The stock price in this example is $409.39. If price moved to $415 you would make about $5.61.
If you were trading options and selected a 415 Call option strike, you would pay a premium of around $4.07 for the April 21st expiration, or $407 for the 100-share option contract. If the stock price moves to 415, the premium is apt to go up about $2.50. Your premium of $407 plus $250= $657. That is a profit of 61% over a short period of time.
Remember, you can take profit anywhere along the line, you don’t have to wait for the expiration date to sell. It is often wise to take profit when it is earned, especially in a volatile market.
Stay positive and know you can do this. Knowing creates positive results! A part of the abundance process is letting go of anything negative, which creates space to receive.
I wish you the very best,
Last week we suggested you not take a SPY trade due to the mixed signals of the PPO and candles.