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Senior Options Trading Strategist at Optionity, MBA. Our trading approach starts with the fundamentals, then through short-term technical analysis, to finally leverage options trading (with the combination of long and short positions) to achieve favorable risk and reward ratio trading plays. Our... More
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  • Optionity Daily Report 02/01/2013 0 comments
    Feb 1, 2013 6:30 PM | about stocks: AXP, CHL, CSCO, F, GE, INTC, KO, MDLZ, MMM, MSFT, ORCL, PEP, PFE, QCOM, SYY, TEVA, TSM, UTX, VOD, WM, SPY

    Date: February 1, 2013

    Daily Market Statistics

    Source: Barrons

    S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

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    Source: Google Finance

    Economic Calendar

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    Source: Briefing

    Options Market Recap

    The market sentiment was driven by extreme greed with Fear & Greed Index at 88, which had increased from the previous close of 86. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.90 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 1.14, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.57. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.42. The top bullish stocks had been identified through our daily options scanning process, with the scanning criteria where the daily call volume ratio was above 2.00 (2x of the average call volume) with a call volume above 10,000.

    For the complete list, please click HERE.

    Market Volatility and Analysis

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    For $CPCE, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is showing a bearish trend but the MACD difference converged. RSI (14) is picking up. It could signal a market reversal if the MACD becomes bullish for $CPCE.

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    SPY opened higher and closed higher at $151.28 with 1.06% gain. The volume was 32.28M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is showing a bullish trend and the MACD difference diverged and closed at 0.811. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $117.33 and its 50-day MA of $138.55. RSI (14) increased to 68.46 with increasing buying momentum. The next resistance is $154.09 (R1), followed by $161.81 (R2).

    Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

    Stock criteria:

    1. Large Cap with low beta
    2. Fair/Under-valued
    3. Consistent, strong earnings
    4. Dividend distribution
    5. High liquidity, large volume
    6. Good/strong economic moat

    This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

    Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and

    Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

    Pending transaction(s) to be setup:

    For pending transactions, please click HERE.

    Core-20 Stocks Update(click to enlarge)

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