Friday, August 4, 2017

Silver Futures Outlook



Current Price: 16.235
Outlook: Bearish short term
Reasons for being bearish: 10 Day SMA turning down, below 200 Day SMA, Impending bearish MACD crossover.


Disclosure: Long SLV 15P JAN 2018 @ .50


Crude Oil Outlook



Crude Oil Outlook: Bearish

My reasons for being bearish on Crude Oil
Major resistance at 49.50 with the 200 daily SMA and upper downtrend line.
Impending bearish MACD crossover.
RSI touch overbought and retreated.


Disclaimer: Sold Bear Call Spread 49.50/50 on /CL October with 42 DTE . Credit 1.40

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Option Basics: Definition, Call Option, Put Option, Strike Price

Stock Option - An option is a contract where one person sells an option, that person is known as the option writer who then sells it to an option buyer, referred to as the option holder. The buyer of the option now has the right but does not have to buy (call) or sell (put) the security at the strike price, which was agreed to when the seller sold the option to the buyer. The option may be exercised during the time specified in the contract. Each option represents 100 shares of the underlying security. Mini options represent 10 shares of the underlying securities but are only available on AAPL, AMZN, SPY, and SPX.

Call Option - When a buyer acquires a call option, which is a contract where the buyer can but is not obligated to buy the underlying at a defined price within a certain amount of time. When a call option is bought, the buyer expects the price of the underlying to increase, and the call option will increase in value as the underlying increases.

Put Option - When a buyer acquires a put option, which is a contract where the buyer can but is not obligated to sell the underlying at a defined price within a certain amount of time. When a put option is bought, the buyer expects the price of the underlying to decrease and the put option will increase in value as the underlying decreases.

Strike Price - A strike price is the price where an option buyer can exercise the contract. When using call options, the strike price is where the buyer can buy the security regardless of where the security is trading currently When using put options, the strike price is where the buyer of the option can sell the specified security regardless of where the security is trading currently.

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Welcome to the Options Traders blog. This site will serve as an educational platform for new and experienced traders alike. Options Traders is a Facebook group which consists of option traders from around the world, who collaborate, share ideas, offer constructive criticism and trades. This site will include many options strategies, examples, descriptions and trades that members have placed. We focus on equities with good liquidity and never in OTC or penny stocks. Please remember that investing and trading can lead to loss of capital or more when using a margin account. The writers of this blog are not responsible for losses, this site is for educational purposes only and is not to be considered as investing advice. Do your own due diligence if you follow one of the members trades, no one is responsible for decisions you make. Thanks for reading and happy trading!