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French Election Results In 18.93% Profit For IBM Bull Call Spread In Four Trading Days

|Includes: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

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SELL the IBM May, 2017 $150-$155 in-the-money vertical bull call spread at $4.90 or best



expiration date: May 19, 2017

Portfolio weighting: 10%

Number of Contracts = 24 contracts

Yes, it is possible to make an 18.93% profit on a single position in four trading days.

I know, because I just did it with the IBM May, 2017 $150-$155 in-the-money vertical bull call spread.

Moderate former investment banker Emmanuel Macron's substantial win in the French presidential election sent all markets rocketing this morning.

Nationalist Marine La Pen has gone down in flames. She has no chance of winning the run off in two weeks.

We have gone from "RISK OFF" to "RISK ON" in a heartbeat.

However, options prices are a little squirrelly this morning, and somewhat out of touch with reality.

I don't believe the $4.97 price on the screenshot below. In fact, I've seen prints as high as $5.10 this morning.

So I'm going to give you all the way down to $4.90 to get this trade done.

If you didn't do the options and bought the shares instead, keep them. There are a couple more bucks of upside.

Well done, and on to the next trade. This is going to be an interesting year!

To see how to enter this trade in your online platform, please look at the order ticket below, which I pulled off of OptionsHouse.

If you are uncertain about how to execute this options spread, please watch my training video "How to Execute a Vertical Bull Call Spread".

The best execution can be had by placing your bid for the entire spread in the middle market and waiting for the market to come to you. The difference between the bid and the offer on these deep in-the-money spread trades can be enormous.

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Here Are the Specific Trades You Need to Execute This Position:

Sell 24 May, 2017 IBM $150 calls at…….……………$12.00

Buy to cover short 24 May, 2017 IBM $155 calls at……….$7.10
Net Proceeds:…………………………………………......$4.90

Profit: $4.90 - $4.12 = $0.78

(24 X 100 X $0.78) = $1,872 or 18.93% profit in four trading days.

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