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  • Trading Ideas – Performance Week 1 Feb 2013 0 comments
    May 16, 2013 4:35 AM | about stocks: NFLX, CMG, AAPL, LNKD

    This post was originally written on February 10, 2013 at

    Week 1 - Feb 2013 Trades

    The first week of the Trading Ideas was exciting and eventful to say the least.

    The full trade details are available here -

    (Please click on + Sign to open the trade ticket)

    Trade 1 - NFLX Bear Call

    This was supposed to be a simple trade when we got the trade entry right. NFLX went down, and the Bear Call was immediately profitable. A Bull Put on the other side seemed safe, and the trade was converted into an Iron Condor and supposed to cruise toward expiry. A-ha..we had some surprises in store, but the trade worked out with a 14% return.

    Trade 2 - CMG Iron Condor before earnings.

    Gave a 10% buffer zone on either side.

    CMG did not move much after earnings. We captured a 12% return the next morning or 80% of the max profit for the trade. Nice.

    Trade 3 - AAPL Long Call.

    Caught AAPL at a very good point before it made the big move up. Long Call converted to a Diagonal.

    Captured $3000 profit, a 60% return on this trade.

    Trade 4 - LNKD Iron Condor

    Basking in glory from the CMG Iron Condor trade, we entered a similar LNKD trade.

    LNKD blew through our Call spread by a mile -

    But watch the amazing adjustments and how this trade ended.

    Performance for the week - $7000, Return of 1.8% on the absolute portfolio.

    Catch all the details here with the complete video series.

    Note: Trade Ideas are updated over the weekend. Our customers get real-time notification of all trades.

    If you'd like to know more about the Trading Ideas service, please click here -

    Our new members have some feedback after the first week, check it out..

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Themes: Options Stocks: NFLX, CMG, AAPL, LNKD
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