Stock Technical Analysis

McDonalds Stock In The Money Naked Puts Revisited

, Categories: McDonalds Stock (MCD)

McDonalds Stock In The Money Naked Puts Revisited

McDonalds Stock has been a favorite of mine since 1993. I eventually owned 1000 shares at $13. The dividend when I owned shares was .025 cents. Today that dividend is .70 cents or an increase of 2700%. Now that’s dividend growth! I still have 1000 shares from back in the early 1990s. There have been 2 stocks splits since then and the capital gain is 666% but I have no intention of ever selling. I use my McDonalds Stock to sell covered calls against. This…

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Clorox Stock Weakness Results In New Put Selling Trade

, Categories: Clorox Stock (CLX), Selling Put Options

Clorox Stock Weakness Results In New Put Selling Trade

Clorox Stock symbol is CLX. I have watched Clorox Stock for the past few trading sessions. I am still holding September $67.50 naked puts on Clorox Stock which I expect will expire the next week. Today though with Clorox Stock pulling back 1.5% I decided I could take a small 5 naked put positions and do some more Put Selling in Clorox Stock. This time I picked out to January 2013 at $67.50 put strike. I plan to do more Put Selling in Clorox Stock…

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Intel Stock and Put Selling The $22 Strike Today

, Categories: Intel Stock (INTC), Selling Put Options

Intel Stock and Put Selling The $22 Strike Today

Intel Stock continues to churn but not down now sideways. With all the technical indicators pointing to a possible rebound or certainly a slowing of the selling, I stepped out once again into Intel Stock and did put selling at the $22 strike for October. The selling today managed to push the stock to 23.06 but did not break the $23.00 valuation. When doing my stock technical analysis today I could see the signs that the selling is abating in Intel Stock. Intel Stock Put…

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2 Keys To Successful Put Selling Weekly Options On Intel Stock

Categories: Selling Put Options

2 Keys To Successful Put Selling Weekly Options On Intel Stock

Put Selling weekly put strikes can be quite profitable. The intriguing aspect of weekly Put Selling is that there is no need to aim for 1% for each weekly trade. An investor interested in Put Selling weekly options can aim for half a percent and still earn 2% in a month. The problem for a lot of investors is their desire to not own any shares of the underlying stock. When I am Put Selling stocks on a weekly basis I look for two things.…

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Walmart Stock Drop Shows The Value Of In The Money Covered Calls

, Categories: Covered Calls, Ultimate Oscillator, Walmart Stock (WMT)

Walmart Stock Drop Shows The Value Of In The Money Covered Calls

Walmart Stock drop this morning after its earnings release shows the value of watching technical timing indicators and using in the money covered calls to profit from a stock position as well as protect it. Shares of Walmart Stock (Stock symbol WMT) fell over 2.5% today after Wal-mart reported its second quarter earnings. For the second quarter ended July 31, 2012, Wal-mart reported net sales of $113.5 billion. This is a jump of  4.5% over the same period last year. Total revenue for the quarter…

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Options Strategies For Income From Stock Technical Analysis of Apple Stock

, , Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Profit And Income Strategies, Trading Options

Options Strategies For Income From Stock Technical Analysis of Apple Stock

Options Strategies For Income can be easily built around using Stock Technical Analysis indicators on stocks. In this three-part article I will look at some simple Options Strategies For Income on Apple Stock. Select this options strategies for income link to view present Apple Stock options premiums. Before putting deciding what options strategies for income to use, we need to do a little stock technical analysis on Apple Stock to get us a roadmap of where we want to go and how to get there.…

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Facebook Stock and Overpriced Put Protection

Categories: Facebook Stock (FB), Selling Put Options, Stock Investment

Facebook Stock and Overpriced Put Protection

On Thursday July 26 and Friday July 27 I wrote a number of Facebook Stock articles. As regular readers know I have been Put Selling the Weekly put options against Facebook Stock for some time using the Shark Strategy. I received a number of emails wondering what I meant when I said on Friday’s comment that I would not buy put protection on Friday. In my Facebook Stock article I was explaining that Facebook Stock was already so low Friday morning that put protection would…

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Stock Investment in Apple Stock Through Put Selling And Naked Calls

, Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Selling Put Options, Stock Investment

Stock Investment in Apple Stock Through Put Selling And Naked Calls

Apple Stock is being hammered today as the latest quarterly earnings did not meet analysts estimated projections. But as a Stock Investment Apple Stock should have a long way to go.When getting involved in any Stock Investment it is always worthwhile to consider the stock and the future. Apple Stock right now is “the” Stock Investment choice for millions of investors, both large and small. A plunge like today will be seen by many as a great chance to get into Apple Stock for what…

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Put Selling Intel Stock Using The 4 Steps For Trading Options

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Put Selling Intel Stock Using The 4 Steps For Trading Options

Put Selling Intel Stock has been highly profitable since I commenced back in March 2010. Intel Stock symbol is INTC and it trades on the NASDAQ. Recently Goldman Sacs had downgraded Intel Stock advising clients that the stock would fall 10% when the latest quarterly earnings were announced as they expected the slowdown in Asia and Europe to affect Intel’s earnings. Instead Intel’s earnings were better than expected for the past quarter, and Intel raised their dividend once again. Intel did lower their outlook for…

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YUM Stock Put Selling Trades Expire, Use These 4 Steps For Trading Options

, , Categories: Selling Put Options, Yum Stock (YUM)

YUM Stock Put Selling Trades Expire, Use These 4 Steps For Trading Options

Yum stock price on Friday closed at $64.95. I was holding 10 July $57.50 YUM Stock naked puts which expired. YUM Stock has been a star performer this year despite my having suspended Put Selling in mid-March and not resuming until May. During the mid-March to May period I felt YUM Stock was overvalued based on studying support and resistance charts for YUM Stock. You can view all my 2012 YUM Stock trades here. Investor Concern Drives Up Put Options Premiums When YUM stock ran…

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Intel Stock Could Be Sideswiped By AMD Stock Shows Having A Plan Works

, Categories: Intel Stock (INTC), Trading Options

Intel Stock Could Be Sideswiped By AMD Stock Shows Having A Plan Works

Intel Stock as readers know is a favorite stock of mine for Trading Options strategies. In particular Intel Stock has been excellent for put selling.  This morning AMD Stock has tumbled more than 11 percent after it reported an unexpected drop in sales. Advanced Micro Devices claims that business conditions became softer than they had expected later in the quarter due to sales in Both China and Europe. The drop of sales by better than 10% had an immediate impact on AMD Stock. AMAT Stock…

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Intel Stock Could Correct By 10% According To Goldman – Got A Plan?

, Categories: Intel Stock (INTC)

Intel Stock Could Correct By 10% According To Goldman – Got A Plan?

Intel stock has been in my portfolio for years. Intel stock has been excellent for my put selling strategy. Recently Goldman Sachs advised clients they should expect Intel Stock to decline as much as 10% on their earnings announcement on July 17. A 10% drop in Intel Stock would be quite a surprise for many investors which brings up the question what is Goldman Sachs up to? Is this stock manipulation? Are they trying to weaken Intel Stock to get more clients in or do…

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Stock Investment Option Strategies For Income In Nike Stock

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Stock Investment Option Strategies For Income In Nike Stock

Deciding whether or not to add a new stock into a stock investment portfolio is simpler than many investors think. One of the most important things is for the stock to be moving in the right direction and Nike Stock certainly doesn’t seem to meet that criteria. It has had a great run-up from the lows of March 2009 but now it is entering a tougher retail environment which is being reflected in Nike’s stock price. There are a variety of option strategies for income that can be applied…

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Stock Investment In Walmart Stock And Using A Stop-Loss To Sell

, Categories: Investor Questions, Stock Investment, Walmart Stock (WMT)

Stock Investment In Walmart Stock And Using A Stop-Loss To Sell

Walmart stock has been a great stock investment for a lot of people. I received quite a number of emails from readers wondering if they should be selling their Walmart Stock. They all ask the same thing about their stock investment. “Is It Time To Sell Walmart Stock”. I cannot tell you yes or no because a lot depends on what your outlook is and what your needs are, including tax implications for those holding Walmart stock outside a stock investment portfolio in a retirement…

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YUM Stock Bought and More Put Selling Underway

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YUM Stock Bought and More Put Selling Underway

Following my YUM Stock article last night and my put selling the $57.50 puts for 21JUL12 options expiry, this morning YUM Stock sold off more and with YUM Stock price down to $61.55 and I bought 500 shares at $61.62 for a quick bounce. I also did more YUM Stock put selling at the same strike, July $57.50, but this time for .71 cents. The key to this trade was following stock technical analysis tools and in particular the Fast Stochastic from last night’s chart…

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