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Archive for April, 2019

Trading Idea of the Week: PayPal (PYPL) Is Up 32% YTD – Does it Have More Upside?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Paypal has had a lot going for it as of late – In addition to its core business, Venmo has been gaining traction and the company recently announced intentions to make a large investment in Uber.  Take a look at what these two analysts have to say about PYPL – PayPal’s Latest mega-investment in Uber signals growing global ambitions and PayPal First Look: Solid Performance, No Need to Fear.

PYPL rallied to record highs early in the year and has been steadily grinding higher since.  A notable downside support level is 108.80 which reflects prior resistance.  Slightly below the horizontal level further support is found from the 20-day moving average which has been able to hold the stock higher for most of the year thus far.

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 six weeks, or at least not decline very much.

Buy To Open PYPL 7JUN19 107 Puts (PYPL19067P107)
Sell To Open PYPL 7JUN19 110 Puts (PYPL19067P110) for a credit of $0.95 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when PYPL was trading near $111.  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 $92.50 and your broker would charge a $300 maintenance fee, making your investment $207.50 ($300 – $92.50).  If PYPL closes at any price above $110 on June 7, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 45% (421% annualized).

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

Will Lululemon Athletica (LULU) Continue to Gain After Breaking to a Record High?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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

Will Lululemon Athletica (LULU) Continue to Gain After Breaking to a Record High?

LULU has posted some impressive gains as of late and these two analysts see more upside – Why Lululemon’s Digital Business Is So Profitable and 3 Top Stocks to Buy for the Week.

The stock gapped up after their earnings report in late March, breaking to a fresh record high.  Since then, LULU has essentially traded sideways with dips to horizontal support near $164 bought up.  The horizontal level is quite significant as it represents resistance that held the stock lower last year.  More support is found from the 20-day moving average which is seen converging towards the horizontal level.

LULU Chart April 2019 Vertical Spread

LULU Chart April 2019

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

Buy To Open LULU 31MAY19 167.50 Puts (LULU190531P167.50)
Sell To Open LULU 31MAY19 170 Puts (LULU190531P170) for a credit of $0.80 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when LULU was trading near $169.  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 $77.50 and your broker would charge a $250 maintenance fee, making your investment $172.50 ($250 – $77.50).  If LULU closes at any price above $170 on May 31, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 45% (421% annualized).

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

IBD Underlying Updates April 18, 2019 Terry's Tips

IBD Underlying Updates April 18, 2019

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

Will Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Continue Higher Following the Impressive Rally?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

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 at Terry’s Tips which trades these weekly ideas has gained 220% so far in 2019.  Of course, we don’t expect this kind of success to persist, but so far we feel quite good about our chances.

By the way, we have another actual portfolio which trades an entirely different idea each week (one based on dividend payments), and it has notched 11 consecutive gains with nary a loss. In this portfolio, spreads are almost always closed out in one week after placing them.

Terry

Will Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Continue Higher Following the Impressive Rally?

ULTA is already up a significant amount this year and these two analysts still expect further upside – Despite Rising 50%, Ulta Beauty Is Still A Buy and Ulta Up 10.3% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

The stock is seen consolidating sideways over the past few weeks and was last seen testing a confluence of support.  The support area consists of prior resistance that followed the earnings-inspired gap up in the middle of March as well as the 20-day moving average.  In the event the stock dips below this support confluence, further support is seen from the lower bound of a rising trend channel that originates from a low posted near the end of December.

ULTA Chart April 2019

ULTA Chart April 2019

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

Buy To Open ULTA 24MAY19 342.5 Puts (ULTA190524P342.5)
Sell To Open ULTA 24MAY19 345 Puts (ULTA190524P345) for a credit of $1.14 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when ULTA was trading near $345.  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 $111.50 and your broker would charge a $250 maintenance fee, making your investment $138.50 ($250 – $111.50).  If ULTA closes at any price above $345 on May 24, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 81% (758% annualized).

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

IBD Underlying Updates April 11, 2019

IBD Underlying Updates April 11, 2019

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

 

Will Intuit Inc (INTU) Continue to March Higher?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

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.  Our actual portfolio that makes these investments at Terry’s Tips has gained 188% so far in 2019.  Of course, past performance is not always indicative of what might happen in the future, but we feel good about our results so far.

Terry

Will Intuit Inc (INTU) Continue to March Higher?

Several analysts think INTU has some good upside momentum, here are two of them – Intuit is a Great Momentum Stock: Should You Buy? And Is Intuit Inc. A Good Stock to Buy?

INTU has been holding above a rising trendline that originates from a low posted in late December.  Currently, the stock is testing this trendline where a confluence is seen as the 20-day moving average is within proximity as well as a horizontal level near $260 that acted as prior resistance.

If you agree there’s further upside ahead for INTU, 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 INTU 10May19 257.50 Puts (INTU190510P257.50)
Sell To Open INTU 10May19 260 Puts (INTU190510P260) for a credit of $0.93 (selling a vertical)

This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when INTU was trading near $262.  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 $90.50 and your broker would charge a $250 maintenance fee, making your investment $159.50 ($250 – $90.50).  If Intu closes at any price above $260 on May 10, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 57% (650% annualized).

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

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

Free Video Thank You Page – Why Not To Buy Puts or Calls

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Thank  you for  requesting the free video entitled:

Why Not To Buy Puts And Calls

Enjoy and please email terry@terrystips.com with any questions!

Happy Trading,

Terry

 

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