Tesla: Favorable Options Pricing for Speculating on January Earnings

Tesla (TSLA) took a (now) rare 3-day rest to end the week. Since breaking out to an all-time high, TSLA has sped upward through its upper Bollinger Band (BB).

Tesla (TSLA) has been on a tear. Analyst Expectations Analysts have stumbled over themselves to hike price targets: Canaccord Genuity from $375 to $515, Piper Sandler from $423 to $553, Oppenheimer from $385 to $612, and Jeffries from $400 to $600. At least three analysts have staunchly defended their bearishness: Credit Suisse reluctantly hiked its … Read more

A Quick Roundtrip for Apple Post-Earnings: Reviewing Trade Strategy

The bullish post-earnings scenario I painted for Apple (AAPL) worked out relatively well in the first day of trading. After AAPL quickly topped out, my proposed strategy for a calendar call spread rapidly transformed from under-performing the benchmark weekly $210 call strategy to outperforming. In the immediate wake of earnings, AAPL gapped over expected $215 … Read more

In Search of the Next Apple Pre-Earnings Trade

It was just this past weekend when I laid out my latest strategy trading Apple (AAPL) pre-earnings including updated historical data. Much to my surprise, my calendar call spread closed out at its pre-earnings profit target as AAPL followed through on Tuesday from Monday’s big 2.3% rebound. (As a reminder, my ideal scenario featured the … Read more

One Way to Trade Apple’s Stock Ahead of Earnings

Historic Bearishness In Apple Bloomberg published an article on July 8th titled “Wall Street Hasn’t Been This Pessimistic on Apple in Decades.” Out of 57 analyst ratings, 5 were outright sells on AAPL. Amazingly, AAPL has not attracted this many bears since at least 1997. Of course, 10% of analysts is a small fraction and … Read more

Above the 40 (January 9, 2019) – Stocks Make Important Breakouts Even As Indices Face Major Tests

AT40 = 46.3% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (1-month high)AT200 = 20.7% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs (3-week high)VIX = 20.0Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Commentary Just as the last oversold period exceeded expectations to an extreme downside, the rebound out of the oversold period is … Read more

In the Middle Of A Calamity, A Bullish Pre-Earnings Facebook Trade

When Facebook (FB) lost 19.0% after reporting earnings on July 25th, the stock’s $120B loss was reportedly the largest one-day loss in absolute terms in stock market history. That trauma was of course epic in scale, but it was well aligned with the startling post-earnings run-up that followed the April 25th earnings report. In fact, … Read more

The Apple Pre-Earnings Trade: October, 2014 Edition

My favorite part of earnings season is typically the Apple (AAPL) earnings call. Apple’s earnings attracts out-sized amount of attention, and it is a time when I get to recalibrate my trading models. My apologies to regular readers who were expecting a more timely update of the pre-earnings trading model for AAPL. I simply ran … Read more

It Was A Great Day for Amazon.com: A Post-Earnings View

Everywhere I read or watched coverage of Amazon.com’s earnings announcement, the theme was “are investors fed up with Amazon.com’s constant spending and lack of profits???” I have never understood why investors are willing to cut Amazon.com (AMZN) so much slack, but it is a resilience that should be held in awe…and traded. Over the past … Read more

T2108 Update (July 26, 2013) – Still Not Overbought Yet

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are highly likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades … Read more