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Winner: 24.26% Gain On MSFT Calls

Sep. 26, 2020 11:45 AM ETMicrosoft Corporation (MSFT)
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  • Bought the MSFT 20NOV20 190 call options at $16.90 on Sep 18.
  • Sold the calls on Sep 24 at $21.00 for a gain of 24.26% on the trade.
  • 3% portfolio allocation.

I bought the calls when the share price dropped below the Lower Limit Line of the linear regression model on Sep18 - this is extremely rare for this stock and suggests a pending bounce in the share price. 

The shares did rebound on Sep 21 and Sep 22 - I was tempted to lock in a 40% gain on the trade on Sep 22 but decided to hang on as the bullish momentum looked strong. But on Sep 23 the shares dropped 3.29%. 

On Sep 24 the shares ralled back but were up against resistance at the Lower Limit Line - so I decided to lock in my gains on the trade. 

The shares rallied again on Sep 25 but still seem to be in the process of hammering out a bottom at around the $205 level. My next trade on MSFT will be to buy more calls. 

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