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Options trader full-time, author, owner of, a subscription-based service. Born in Chicago. Follow many stocks in the tech, financial, and agricultural sectors. Trade daily with a 5 Technical Indicator Strategy I developed. Also trade debit spreads, strangles, and also hold... More
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Breakthrough: A Consistent Daily Options Trading Strategy For Volatile Stocks
  • Addition Of LinkedIn To The Daily Options Strategy 7 comments
    Mar 2, 2012 5:25 PM | about stocks: LNKD, CMG, FFIV
    I have been monitoring LinkedIn (LNKD) daily for a while and like what I see. I missed a great call buying opportunity today on it, right around the same time a F5 Networks (FFIV) call buying opportunity came.

    I am adding LinkedIn to the Daily Options Strategy. I recommend using a 0.50 sell order above what you paid.

    I am finding limited opportunities for about a month on Chipotle (CMG), but will keep it on the alternate list for now. If this keeps up, it will be exiled.

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

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  • Kevin, absolutely love the strategy you have developed. Have purchased your eBook and read all your articles multiple times. In addition, I follow each stock on your list and review every chart daily in effort to grasp how the startegy works.
    After reviewing the charts and finding an opportunity based upon the five indicators I review a chart for an in the money or deep in the money option one month out. I'm having a difficult time seeing the profit margin. What am I missing?
    Thank you for all your efforts!
    3 Mar 2012, 03:16 PM Reply Like
  • Thanks for the update. F5 @ 13:50 today? MFI was high at 30 but all other indicators were well below the requirements; okay to give leeway on the MFI here?
    5 Mar 2012, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » At times you can, but not with the way the market was trading today. The golden opportunity today was AAPL at 11:16 EST. I know many traders who made a killing on this one.
    5 Mar 2012, 05:09 PM Reply Like
  • Kevin, Love your strategy and just finished your ebook. I highly recommend it.


    Wanted to get your take on today's action. I didn't really see any good opportunities present themselves. Google had a good call buying opportunity early on but it was in that first hour so I avoided it. Wondering if you saw any good ones that you could point out. If not, what do you usually do on a day like today?
    6 Mar 2012, 03:52 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Thank you. NFLX put today, it actually crossed the top BB band and made a good trade.
    6 Mar 2012, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • I don't see where NFLX crossed the top BB. I have my BB settings at 12,2,2. However when I change them to 20,2,2 I see that it did cross at 10:46. I thought you used 12, 2, 2. Would recommend switching to 20, 2, 2?
    6 Mar 2012, 05:11 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » You have to be looking at it in real-time. Trust me, it broke the band.
    6 Mar 2012, 05:12 PM Reply Like
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