MomentumOptions.com Mid-Market Update for 6/22/2017
Biotech Breaking Out/ New Trades (FOLD, TXMD)
The Biotech sector is breaking out following the recent move above the $300 level in the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB). The 2-year weekly chart below shows the 50/200-day moving are in nice uptrends with fresh resistance in the $320-$330 area. Rising support is at $310-$300 with backup help at $290-$285.
The surge past multi-year resistance should help individual stocks gain momentum and why I like the sector.
Today’s action has been slightly bullish with the indexes trying to regain positive territory for the week. The Dow is up 23 points to 21,433 while the S&P 500 is adding 4 points to 2,440. The Nasdaq is higher by 18 points to 6,252 and the Russell 2000 is gaining 6 points to 1,405.
I have two New Trades I want to get us into so let’s get on it.
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Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD, $10.21 up $0.27)
Buy to Open FOLD July 10 calls (FOLD170721C00010000, $0.70, up $0.18)
Action: I like these call options at current levels and you can use a Limit Order up to 85 cents to get the best fills. These are the regular FOLD July 10 calls that expire on July 21st, 2017. I will provide the parameters of the trade in tomorrow’s Pre-Market update.
TherapeuticsMD (TXMD, $5.82, up $0.02)
Buy to Open TXMD August 7.50 calls (TXMD170818C00007500, $0.50, up $0.05)
Action: I like these call options at current levels and you can use a Limit Order up to 65 cents to get the best fills. These are the regular TXMD August 7.50 calls that expire on August 18th, 2017. I will provide the parameters of the trade in tomorrow’s Pre-Market update.
iPath S&P 500 VIX Futures (VXX, 12.67, down 0.12)
VXX August 14 calls (VXX170818C00014000, $0.95, flat)
Entry Price: $1.20 (6/15/2017)
Exit Target: $2.40
Stop Target: None
Action: Support is at 12.50-12.25. Resistance is at 12.75-13.