April 2013 | Members

Do not risk more than 5% of your trading account on any one trade but do try to take ALL of the trades.  Please remember, ALL “Exit Targets” and “Stop Targets” are targets.  You should not have any “Hard Stops” entered to close any trades or “Exit Orders” in your brokerage account unless we list one.  We will send out a “Profit Alert” or “New Trade” if we want you to close a position OR if a new trade comes out.  Otherwise, follow instructions at all times in the 9am and 1pm updates.  Also, we will usually give you a heads-up if we think we are going to send an email outside of these time frames.  Closed Trades for 2013: 38-25, for a 60% win rate, including the Weekly Wrap that is 12-1).

12:50pm (EST)

NEW TRADE!!! 

SAIC (SAI, $14.40, up $0.18)

Buy to OPEN June 15 calls (SAI130622C00015000, $0.25, up $0.05)

Buy to OPEN August 15 calls (SAI130817C00015000, $0.40, up $0.10)

Action:  We love the chart and believe shares can push $17 over the next 3-6 months.

 

Current Trades

Caterpillar (CAT, $83.76, down $0.34)

May 77.50 puts (CAT130518P00077500, $0.25, flat)

Entry Price:  $1.25 (4/18/13)
Exit Target:  $2.50
Return:  -80%
Stop Target:  60 cents

Action:  Resistance at $85 is holding as shares pushed $84.65 before pulling back.

 

Sina (SINA, $48.52, up $0.60)

May 40 puts (SINA130518P00040000, $0.25, down $0.10)

Entry Price:  $0.67 (4/18/13)
Exit Target:  $1.35
Return:  -63%
Stop Target:  None

Action:  We will stick with the trade as long as $50 holds.

 

Spider S&P 500 (SPY, $157.88, up $0.10)

May 150 puts (SPY130518P00150000, $0.40, flat)

Entry Price:  $1.35 (4/18/13)
Exit Target:  $2.70
Return:  -70%
Stop Target:  None

Action:  We would like to see a close below $157.50 today.

 

Powershares QQQ (QQQ, $69.28, down $0.17)

May 66 puts (QQQ130518P00066000, $0.25, flat)

Entry Price:  $0.80 (4/18/13)
Exit Target:  $1.60
Return:  -69%
Stop Target:  None

Action:  We would like to see a close below $68 today..

 

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX, $29.52, up $1.00)

May 26 puts (FCX130518P00026000, $0.20, down $0.05)

Entry Price:  $0.75 (4/17/13)
Exit Target:  $1.50
Return:  -73%
Stop Target:  None

Action:  There is risk to $30 on a back test but we have a price target of $25 by mid-May for FCX.

 

Symantec (SYMC, $24.30, up $0.14)

May 25 calls (SYMC130518C00025000, $0.45, flat)

Entry Price:  $0.60 (4/11/13)
Exit Target:  $1.20
Return:  -25%
Stop Target:  None

Action:  We gwould like to see a close above $24.50 today.

 

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX, $8.15, down $0.16)

June 10 calls (KERX130622C00010000, $0.50, flat)

Entry Price:  $0.70 (2/12/13)
Exit Target:  $1.40
Return:  -29%
Stop Target:  None

Action:  Support is at $8 and we would like to see a close above $8.50 before the weekend.

 

Other 2013 Portfolio OPEN positions (2):  These are trades that are still open in the portfolio but are down over 50%.  They have longer expiration dates and are on “hold” but are not worth mentioning until they turn around.  This means we would not open any new positions.  We are still keeping track of the trades and we will record the results, accordingly, when we close them or if the options expire.  Click on the 2013Portfolio link in the Members Area to view ALL open/ closed trades.

Ironwood PharmaceuticalsMay 20 calls (from March 2013)

MGM Resorts International June 15 calls (from February 2013)

 

WATCH LIST SECTION

These trades are NOT recommendations.  They are trades that we like but have not added to the portfolio as an official recommendation because of market conditions or because we are waiting for better entry prices.  We try not to have more than 12-15 open trades at any one time which is why we created a Watch List.  We will not list entry prices because these stocks are on the verge of breaking out or they could sell off but these are the trades we are watching as new candidat

We will update this section in the morning.