The following two articles certainly suggest Adobe is a good buy on the current dip – Adobe: Timely Buying Opportunity and Adobe: Take Advantage of Bearishness to Buy a High-Quality Stock Cheaper.
From a technical perspective, ADBE is testing a major support confluence. The confluence consists of a horizontal line at $275 as well as the 200-day moving average. The horizontal level was major resistance that held the stock lower in 2018 and it is now seen as support. There has been some evidence of the support area holding so far but a break above recent highs around $285 would provide further confirmation.
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 25OCT19 275 Puts (ADBE191025P275)
Sell To Open ADBE 25OCT19 277.5 Puts (ADBE191025P277.5) for a credit of $0.95 (selling a vertical)
This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when ADBE was trading near $278. 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 ADBE closes at any price above $277.5 on October 25, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 59% (673% 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.
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