MomentumOptions.com Pre-Market Update for 10/31/2017
Tech Tags Record High
The market closed slightly lower to start the week and ahead of a two-day FOMC meeting that begins today. The small-caps continue to lag and led today’s pullback with the Russell 2000 falling 1.2% and back below the 1,500 level. The Dow and S&P 500 closed mildly lower but held near-term support levels that had served as prior resistance. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq started slow but traded to an intraday all-time high of 6,727 before closing just below the 6,700 level.
Real Estate and Energy showed the most sector strength after posting gains of 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. Healthcare and Consumer Staples led the laggards after falling 1.1% and 0.8%.
With October coming to a close, over the past month, Technology the sector leader with a gain of 6.7%. The Materials and Financial sectors are also up 4.8% and 4.2%, respectively. The Consumer Staples sector has fallen 1.7% over the past month. The only other sector laggard has been Energy with pullback of 1.6%.
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Ford (F, $12.10, up $0.04)
November 12 calls (F171117C00012000, $0.30, flat)
Entry Price: $0.45 (10/11/2017)
Exit Target: $0.90
Stop Target: None
Action: Resistance is at $12.15-$12.20. Support is at $12.00-$11.90.
Limelight Networks (LLNW, $4.90, up $0.02)
LLNW December 4 calls (LLNW171215C00004000, $0.95, flat)
Entry Price: $0.37 (9/21/2017)
Exit Target: $1.20 (Limit Order on half at $1.20)
Stop Target: 75 cents (Stop Limit)
Action: Support is at $4.75-$4.70. Resistance is at $5-$5.25.
TherapeuticsMD (TXMD, $4.88, up $0.08)
TXMD December 7.50 calls (TXMD171215C00007500, $0.20, flat)
Entry Price: $0.95 (8/17/2017)
Exit Target: $1.90
Stop Target: None
Action: Resistance is at $5. Support is at $4.75.