The Dow is struggling after starting off the morning in the green. Intel (INTC, $20.25, up $0.78) got the ball rolling after the company raised its sales forecast for the current quarter from $8.9 billion to $9.2 billion and Dell (DELL, $16.08, up $0.43) came in with better-than-expected earnings. However, all the major indexes are now lower as the Dow has fallen 65 points and is currently trading at 9,515. The Nasdaq has slipped 6 points to 2,021 while the S&P 500 is down 5 to 1,025.
We added the Citigroup (C, $5.20, up $0.15) call options this morning and there are a few other names I like and don’t like.
As far as specific stocks, make sure you close the AIG (AIG, $49.81, up $1.97) call options today. The stock hit a high of $55.90 this morning which represented the perfect opportunity to sell the September 35 calls (IKGII, $15.80, up $1.70) which printed $21.00 today. Incredible. I’ve got another strangle option trade in the works for Sunday night and AIG has proven the kind returns that can made with strangles
DryShips (DRYS, $6.05, down $0.19) couldn’t carry the momentum from yesterday so there was no day trade.
I’ll be back Sunday night with the updates.