Midday Update for 11/15/2013

Twitter (TWTR) Options Now Trading 

12:00pm (EST)


We were looking forward to Twitter’s (TWTR, $44.20, down $0.49) recent Initial Public Offering (IPO) as a possible trade for our Weekly Wrap portfolio but we knew when the offering price kept bumping up our subscribers would get priced out.  We were looking to get in for under $30.

The range moved from the mid-teens a week ahead of the offering to the mid-$20’s that week of the debut to the low $40’s ahead of the open on the first day of trading.

We aren’t sure if the volatility has created a shorting opportunity or the chance to go long because the chart is too fresh to get a good read.  However, we do believe shares will be 10% higher of lower by mid-December and with Twitter options now trading let’s take a look to see if there is an opportunity to take advantage of this possible move.

A 10% move from current levels would push Twitter’s stock towards $50 or below $40.  Since we are unsure on direction, we can use options to calculate if there will be a profit if one (or both) of these price targets are achieved.

There are Weekly options available on Twitter so we could use the November chains for a possible play but we want to give the trade time for the stock to make the 10% move.

The December regular options have 35 days before they expire so they would be our first choice for a possible trade.

The December 48 calls (TWTR131221C00048000, $1.40, flat) could be used as a way to play a run to $50.  If the stock is at $51 by December 21 these options would be worth at least $3, or a double from current levels.  If the stock is below $48 these options will expire worthless.

The December 41 puts (TWTR131221P00041000, $1.40, flat) could be used as a way to play a drop to under $40.  If the stock is at $38 by December 21 these options would be worth at least $3 for a return of more than 100% from current levels.  If shares are above $41 by expiration then these options would expire worthless.

If we priced both options together, the total cost would be $2.80 and if shares are above $51 or below $38 a strangle option trade would make a small profit but if shares make a stronger move to $53-$54 or $36-$35 by December 21, these options as a strangle option trade would make you 100% or more.

We won’t be taking any of these trades today but we could over the next week or two as we will add these options to our Watch list.  We could take a swing at a Twitter trade using these options or another combination and if and when we do, you will be the first to know.

A quick peek at the indexes:  the Dow is up 35 points to 15,911 while the S&P 500 is higher by 2 points to 1,793.  The Nasdaq is up a point to 3,974.  The Russell 2000 is lower by a point and is just above 1,110.

We would like to see 1,110 hold on the small-caps and Tech clear and hold at least 3,975 by the close.  We have a lot to cover with our current trades, including a New Trade so let’s get on it.

We will be back Sunday night with the Weekly Wrap and Monday morning with our next issue of the Daily.  Until then, have a great weekend everyone!  Oh, and make sure you upgrade your current membership to the 1-year deal to get our best price and a free copy of our trading manual (an $895 value!).




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