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Xilinx (XLNX) Surges to Fresh Yearly Highs, What’s Next?

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

Terry

Xilinx (XLNX) Surges to Fresh Yearly Highs, What’s Next?

Xilinx has been receiving a lot of media attention as of late, these two articles shed some light on what analysts are expecting from the company – What Makes Xilinx a Strong Momentum Stock: Buy Now? And Has Xilinx Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

XLNX reversed sharply higher a few weeks back after their earnings report exceeded expectations.  Since then, the stock price regained it’s 20-day moving average, and more importantly, broke to a fresh 18-year high to clearly signal that bulls are in control.  A consolidation has taken place over the past week which is common following an important techincal break and most often precedes a continuation in the direction of the trend.

XLNX Chart November 2018

XLNX Chart November 2018

*source Tradingview.com

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for XLNL, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next six weeks, or at least not decline very much.

Buy To Open XLNL 21DEC18 82.5 Puts (XLNL181221P82.5)
Sell To Open XLNL 21DEC18 85 Puts (XLNL181221P85) for a credit of $1.05 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when XLNL was trading near $86.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will only be $2.50 per spread (the rate charged by thinkorswim for Terry’s Tips’ subscribers).  Each contract would then yield $102.50 and your broker would charge a $250 maintenance fee, making your investment $147.50 ($250 – $102.50).  If XLNL closes at any price above $85 on December 21, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 69% (681% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates November 8, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates November 8, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

Consider Kirkland Lake Gold (KL), A Gold Mining Growth Stock

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

Last week was a great one for the market (SPY up 2.6%) and an even better one for the Terry’s Tips 8 actual option portfolios.  Every one made gains, and the composite average picked up 11%, a record we are quite proud of.

Terry

Consider Kirkland Lake Gold (KL), A Gold Mining Growth Stock

The Investor’s Business Daily recently posted an article which started out by stating “Gold might not come to mind first when you think of growth stocks” which is very true.  Take a look at this article for the full write up and the reasoning behind why they see growth potential in this stock.  Also check out Kirkland Lake Gold Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts.

KL corrected lower ahead of earnings and was mostly flat following it.  The technical significance is that the stock managed to hold above a triple confluence of support derived from a rising trendline, the 50-day moving average, as well as a horizontal support level.  Also significant is the prior correction that took place in late summer that was held higher by the 200-day moving average.  These developments suggests that

bulls remain firmly in control from a technical perspective while the close proximity of the current price to support offers an attractive entry point.  It’s worth mentioning that the correlation between this stock and the price of Gold has strengthened since last month and that Gold appears to be carving out a bottom, at least a near-term one.

KL Chart November 2018

KL Chart November 2018

*source Tradingview.com

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for KL, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next six weeks, or at least not decline very much.

Buy To Open KL 21DEC18 17.5 Puts (KL181221P17.5)
Sell To Open KL 21DEC18 20 Puts (KL181221P20) for a credit of $0.78 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when KL was trading near $20.00.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will only be $2.50 per spread (the rate charged by thinkorswim for Terry’s Tips’ subscribers).  Each contract would then yield $75.50 and your broker would charge a $250 maintenance fee, making your investment $174.50 ($250 – $75.50).  If KL closes at any price above $20 on December 21, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 43% (402% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates November 1, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates November 1, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

Should You Buy The Dip in Dave & Buster’s (PLAY)?

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

Terry

Should You Buy The Dip in Dave & Buster’s (PLAY)?

Several analysts see Dave & Buster’s stock price continuing higher, here are two of them – Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Buy” and Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Price Target Raised to $70.00.

From a technical perspective, PLAY is seen bouncing from a confluence of support derived from the 20-day moving average and a horizontal level at $62.50.  Further support is seen slightly below the confluence area from a rising trendline that originates from a low posted in late July.

PLAY Chart October 2018

PLAY Chart October 2018

*source Tradingview.com

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for PLAY, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next five weeks, or at least not decline very much.

Buy To Open PLAY 9NOV18 60 Puts (PLAY18119P60)
Sell To Open PLAY 9NOV18 63 Puts (PLAY18119P63) for a credit of $1.03 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when PLAY was trading near $64.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will only be $2.50 per spread (the rate charged by thinkorswim for Terry’s Tips’ subscribers).  Each contract would then yield $100.50 and your broker would charge a $300 maintenance fee, making your investment $199.50 ($300 – $100.50).  If PLAY closes at any price above $63 on November 9, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 50% (570% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates October 4, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates October 4, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

Consider Buying the Post-Earnings Dip in Adobe Systems (ADBE)

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

Terry

Consider Buying the Post-Earnings Dip in Adobe Systems (ADBE)

Adobe’s stock price has seen a steady rise over the last few years, and from both a technical and fundamental standpoint, there is a strong case to be made that it will continue.  These following two articles discuss the recent earnings report and where the stock may go from here – Adobe: Stock Marches Forward With Another Record Quarter and Should You Buy Adobe Systems at Its All-Time High?.  As well, there have been several price target upgrades as of late and a few of the more bullish analysts think the stock can even cross above the $300 price point.

ADBE Chart September 2018 Adobe

ADBE Chart September 2018 Adobe

ADBE corrected lower in the past week and is seen trading near a significant confluence of support.  The 50-day moving average is coming into play, a horizontal level at $256 that was respected as both support and resistance last month, and two rising trend channels.  The small channel formation originates from a low posted in late July while the longer term trend channel has encompassed price action for a few days short of a year.

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for ADBE, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next five weeks, or at least not decline very much.

Buy To Open ADBE 26OCT18 255 Puts (ADBE181026P255)
Sell To Open ADBE 26OCT18 260 Puts (ADBE181026P260) for a credit of $1.97 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when ADBE was trading near $261.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will be $2.50 per spread.  Each contract would then yield $194.50 and your broker would charge a $500 maintenance fee, making your investment $305.50 ($500 – $194.50).  If ADBE closes at any price above $260 on October 26, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 64% (730% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates September 20, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates September 20, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

Has Netflix (NFLX) Found A Bottom?

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.  The actual portfolio that Terry’s Tips carries out with these plays we send to you each week has gained 98.5% so far this year.  We started out 2018 with $5000 in the portfolio and withdrew that amount in June so that subscribers who mirrored it in their own account or had trades executed for them with the free Auto-Trade service at thinkorswim have almost $5000 left and it is entirely profits for them.

Terry

Has Netflix (NFLX) Found A Bottom?

Despite a recent correction, market sentiment towards Netflix stock remains positive while certain analysts see a notable upside from current levels.  Take a look at this recent article posted on Investopedia that states a 30% rally could be in the cards for NFLX and the following article posted on Seeking Alpha that builds a strong case for remaining bullish.

There are several technical developments over the last month or so that suggest Netflix has turned bullish once again.  The stock price is seen climbing above horizontal resistance at $356 and holding above the 20-day moving average.  Aside from that, a recent convergence with the S&P 500 might be sending the strongest signal of all.  Note that NFLX diverged from the index for about a month starting from mid-July to correct lower.  Since around the middle of August, the stock price has once regained its correlation with the popular index, which is often a tell that an important bottom might be in place.  The S&P 500 is added to the chart below and denoted in bars to illustrate the divergence and subsequent convergence.

NFLX Chart September 2018

NFLX Chart September 2018

*source Tradingview.com

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for NFLX, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next four weeks, at least a little bit.

Buy To Open NFLX 12OCT18 362.5 Puts (NFLX181012P362.5)
Sell To Open NFLX 12OCT18 365 Puts (NFLX181012P365) for a credit of $1.18 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when NFLX was trading near $365.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will only be $2.50 per spread (the rate charged by thinkorswim for Terry’s Tips’ subscribers).  Each contract would then yield $115.50 and your broker would charge a $250 maintenance fee, making your investment $134.50 ($250 – $115.50).  If NFLX closes at any price above $365 on October 12, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 86% (1256% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates September 13, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates September 13, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

Can GrubHub (GRUB) Continue the Upside Momentum?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

The Terry’s Tips portfolio that takes actual positions in most of these weekly ideas has gained 88% (after commissions) so far in 2018, taking all the completed gains and losses into consideration.  The portfolio currently has five spreads in place, and all of the underlying stocks are trading at a price which is higher than the max gain bogey price, so we are looking for even better results going forward.

Terry

Can GrubHub (GRUB) Continue the Upside Momentum?

GrubHub’s stock price recently broke to record highs and these two analysts are optimistic there’s further growth ahead – Why GrubHub Is a Better Growth Stock Than Starbucks and Is GrubHub (GRUB) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

GRUB fell into a consolidation in the first half of August after turning from resistance around $138.  The stock price regained some upside momentum in the second half of the month, breaking both above resistance and to fresh record highs.  The horizontal level is now seen as support in the event of a near-term pullback.  The higher time frames show a clearer outlook as the weekly chart shows a distinct upward continuation from the prior consolidation.  On a Monthly chart, the stock closed near highs which indicates strength.  As well, it managed to do so despite a long tail on the prior candle which suggests the selling pressure in late July was temporary.

GRUB Chart August 2018

GRUB Chart August 2018

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for GRUB, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next five weeks, or at least not decline very much.

Buy To Open GRUB 05OCT18 141 Puts (GRUB181005P141)
Sell To Open GRUB 05OCT18 144 Puts (GRUB181005P144) for a credit of $1.33 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when GRUB was trading near $144.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will only be $2.50 per spread (the rate charged by thinkorswim for Terry’s Tips’ subscribers).  Each contract would then yield $130.50 and your broker would charge a $300 maintenance fee, making your investment $169.50 ($300 – $130.50).  If GRUB closes at any price above $144 on October 05, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 77% (878% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates August 30, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates August 30, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) Poised to Break to Record Highs

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

Terry

Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) Poised to Break to Record Highs

There have been some recent price target upgrades for MPWR that suggest the stock still has some further upside.  Here are two of them – Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) PT raised to $155 at Needham & Company and Brokerages Set Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPWR) PT at $148.38.

The daily chart for MPWR shows three attempts at upside resistance found near $142.  As triple top patterns are rare, even more so with strong uptrends like the one seen in MPWR, and upside break appears highly likely.  As well, often stop losses get accumulated above notable horizontal levels.  Once triggered, these stops provide fuel for a momentum-driven rally.  The stock looks to be well supported as it recently recovered back above its 50-day moving average following a brief correction and has been consolidating in a range between prior highs and the 50 DMA.

MPWR Chart August 2018

MPWR Chart August 2018

*source Tradingview.com

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for MPWR, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next five weeks, or at least not decline very much.

Buy To Open MPWR 21SEP18 135 Puts (MPWR180921P135)
Sell To Open MPWR 21SEP18 140 Puts (MPWR180921P140) for a credit of $1.68 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when MPWR was trading near $142.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will only be $2.50 per spread (the rate charged by thinkorswim for Terry’s Tips’ subscribers).  Each contract would then yield $165.50 and your broker would charge a $500 maintenance fee, making your investment $334.50 ($500 – $165.50).  If MPWR closes at any price above $140 on September 21, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 50% (570% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates August 16, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates August 16, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

Match Group (MTCH) Surges to Record Highs, What’s Next?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

Terry

Match Group (MTCH) Surges to Record Highs, What’s Next?

Match Group broke to record highs in the past week and several analysts believe there is more upside, here are two of them – Match Group Is Still Undervalued and Wall Street is Falling in Love With Match Stock.

The main focus from a technical perspective is the upside momentum triggered by the recent earnings beat.  MTCH climbed above major resistance that is found between $47.00 and $48.65 to trade to record highs.  Recall that the stock traded in this resistance area ahead of the steep fall on news of Facebook launching a new dating service at the start of May.  In the process of breaking to new highs, a succession of higher highs and lower highs has materialized from the May low.  As often seen, the prior resistance area is now considered strong support, suggesting that dips in the stock will be short-lived.

MTCH Chart August 2018

MTCH Chart August 2018

*source Tradingview.com

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for MTCH, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next five weeks, or at least not decline very much.

Buy To Open MTCH 21SEP18 47 Puts (MTCH180821P47)
Sell To Open MTCH 21SEP18 50 Puts (MTCH180821P50) for a credit of $1.03 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when MTCH was trading near $51.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will only be $2.50 per spread (the rate charged by thinkorswim for Terry’s Tips’ subscribers).  Each contract would then yield $100.50 and your broker would charge a $300 maintenance fee, making your investment $199.50 ($300 – $100.50).  If MTCH closes at any price above $50 on September 21, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 50% (468% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates August 9, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates August 9, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

Should You Buy the PayPal (PYPL) Earnings Dip?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

Terry

Should You Buy the PayPal (PYPL) Earnings Dip?

PayPal recently reported earnings and this Zack’s article outlines why the stock price dipped despite beating estimates.  Also, an author on Seeking Alpha outlines why the decline following earnings can be viewed as a merely a speed bump in the broader bullish trend.

PYPL did close earlier on the day after the earnings announcement, however, the bulk of last week’s decline took place on Friday as the markets reacted to US GDP figures and weak earnings in other technology stocks.  This left PayPal stock at a major support confluence to end the week.  The confluence consists of a horizontal level at 85.45 which was major resistance in the first quarter now turned to support, as well as the lower bound of a rising trend channel that originates from a low posted in early May.  Although there was some momentum behind Friday’s decline, recent price action has not altered the bullish technical outlook for PYPL.

PYPL Chart July 2018

PYPL Chart July 2018

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for PYPL, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next five weeks, at least a little bit.

Buy To Open PYPL 31AUG18 83 Puts (PYPL180831P83)
Sell To Open PYPL 31AUG18 85.5 Puts (PYPL180831P85.5) for a credit of $0.98 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when PYPL was trading near $85.50.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will only be $2.50 per spread (the rate charged by thinkorswim for Terry’s Tips’ subscribers).  Each contract would then yield $95.50 and your broker would charge a $250 maintenance fee, making your investment $154.50 ($250 – $95.50).  If PYPL closes at any price above $85.50 on August 31, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 62% (707% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates July 26, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates July 26, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

Palo Alto Networks (PANW) Breaks to Record Highs, What’s Next?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies.  We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

Terry

Palo Alto Networks (PANW) Breaks to Record Highs, What’s Next?

Palo Alto Networks has seen a remarkable rise in its stock price over the last few years and several articles on The Motley Fool suggest there will be further upside.  Here are the latest two – Palo Alto Networks’ Bull Run Probably Won’t Be Ending Anytime Soon and Forget Cryptocurrencies: You’re Better Off Buying These 3 Stocks.

On a daily chart, PANW appears to be consolidating in a range since around the middle of May.  However, a closer look reveals a notable technical break.  Range support near $200 wasn’t just important because of the psychological implications, the level also triggered a sharp turn in 2015 that led to a two-year correction.  Although there have been marginal breaches below the level since the stock price initially climbed above it a few months ago, bears have been unable to drive the stock price below it on a sustained basis.  To the upside, resistance near $216 had capped rallies in June but the recent bullish break of the level suggests the uptrend has resumed.

PANW Chart July 2018

PANW Chart July 2018

*source Tradingview.com

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for PANW, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next six weeks, or at least not decline very much.

Buy To Open PANW 24AUG18 212.5 Puts (PANW180824P212.5)
Sell To Open PANW 24AUG18 215 Puts (PANW180824P215) for a credit of $0.95 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when PANW was trading near $216.  Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.

Your commission on this trade will only be $2.50 per spread (the rate charged by thinkorswim for Terry’s Tips’ subscribers).  Each contract would then yield $92.50 and your broker would charge a $250 maintenance fee, making your investment $157.50 ($250 – $92.50).  If PANW closes at any price above $215 on August 24, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 59% (552% annualized).

Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:

IBD Underlying Updates July 12, 2018

IBD Underlying Updates July 12, 2018

We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run.  Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.

As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.

Happy trading,

Terry

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