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Closed Trades for 2014: 48-28 – the Weekly Wrap is 14-3 for 2014 (99-10, or 91% win rate, since 2011) and is designed for traders that want to use options with less risk.

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These were my notes from last night and it is an Apple Option Watch List, or a possible new trade soon or down the road.

Monday option close (6/2/14) for Apple call options

Note:  June too soon too risky to play but EXPLOSIVE moves are possible. June 700 calls (AAPL140621C00700000, $0.60).  If one contract was bought at current levels it would cost $60.  A 7-for-1 split would then give you a June 100 call that would still expire on 6/20′s close.  The break even point is $100.60.  If shares are at $101.20 the trade would make 100%.  (technically, you would control 700 shares but the Options Clearing House takes care of these specifics).

To dummy things down, it would make no sense for you to own 7 call options with a “700 strike price” so just think of the cost involved.   More call options on Apple:

July 700 calls (AAPL140719C00700000, $2.31, down $1.09)

The spread is a little wide with the break even point at $102.31, technically, by late July.  A double above $105.


August 700 calls (AAPL140821C00700000, $6.25, down $1.20)

The break even point is at $106.25, technically, by mid-August. A double above $112.50.


October 700 calls (AAPL141018C00700000, $11.35, down $1.20) Break even just below $112.


January 700 call (2015) (AAPL150117C00700000, $18.95, down $2.15)


Break even at $119.  At $90, this would be a 33% move. April 700 call (AAPL150417C00700000, $26.25, down $2.85) Break even at $126.25.  Double at $153.50.  A 67% move from $90.  One contract would cost $2,625. All of these options are still risky so its best to wait until the dust settles before rolling the dice on a straight-up trade at the present moment.  If my arm was twisted, I’d roll with the July 700 call options as a speculative trade. If you own 100 shares of Apple, it might be best to sell one of these options if you want to collect a juicy premium.  The flip-side is that if you do, you could be “called-away” and the gains are capped.   Current Trades Fortinet (FTNT, $22.24, up $0.11) July 24 calls (FTNT140719C00024000, $0.40, flat)

Entry Price:  $0.45 (5/30/2014)
Exit Target:  $0.90

Return:  -11% Stop Target:  None

Action:  Support at $22 was tested and is holding.  The 52-week high is at $23.93.


CVS Caremark (CVS, $77.85, down $0.45)

July 80 calls (CVS140719C00080000, $0.65, down $0.10)

Entry Price:  $0.52 (5/28/2014)
Exit Target:  $1.10 (closed 1/3 @ $0.80 on 5/30/14)

Return:  41%

Stop Target:  70 cents (Stop Limit)

Action:  TRADE CLOSED. The Stop Limit of 70 cents on the remaining 2/3rd’s of the position has triggered.  The calls opened at 72 cents and have traded to a low of 60 cents.


Apollo Group (APOL, $26.29, down $0.09)

June 25 puts (APOL140621P00025000, $0.40, flat)

Entry Price:  $0.55 (4/28/2014)

Exit Target:  $1.10 (limit order to close half)

Return:  -27%

Stop Target:  None


August 23 puts (APOL140816P00023000, $0.70, flat)

Entry Price:  $0.70 (4/28/2014)

Exit Target:  $1.40 (limit order to close half)

Return:  0%

Stop Target:  None

Action:  Today’s low has been $26.46.  A break below $26 should lead to the low $20’s.  Strong resistance is at $28.


Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY, $60.96, down $0.01)

June 60 puts (BBBY140621P00060000, $0.60, flat)

Entry Price:  $0.60 (5/14/2014)
Exit Target:  $1.20
Return:  0%
Stop Target:  None

August 55 puts (BBBY140816P00055000, $0.60, flat) Entry Price:  $0.63 (5/14/2014) Exit Target:  $1.25 Return:  -5% Stop Target:  None Action:  Support is at $60 and a break below this level will likely lead to $57.50-$55.  An analyst downgrade would be nice this week.  Resistance is at $61.50-$62.50.


Twitter (TWTR, $32.63, up $0.88)

January 50 calls 2015 (TWTR150117C00050000, $1.10, up $0.10) LEAP option

Entry Price:  $1.75 (5/8/2014)
Exit Target:  $3.50-$5

Return:  -37%