A trade that was executed in our Online Trading Classroom. Some traders played with with the August Options in which they saw their Options go from $9.60 to about $31.00 off the Google earnings. In this case by playing the more aggressive Options that expired today (July 15, 2011), the risk was higher, but the pay was bigger.
Whats’s great about what we do, and what’s so good about using Fibonacci in our trading is that it is predicable – rather than lagging. We knew what OTM (Out of The Money) Options to buy – both on the call side, and on the put side (hedge).
The trade consisted of us buying the Google $570 Calls and the $520 Puts. Our analysis showed that if Google were to move significantly (which we expected due to earnings) it would have a 70% chance of attaining of one of those levels. Although, we lost money on the Put side (because moved up) we made significantly more on the upside. This is a trade setup we’ve been working very hard on and this is probably the best result yet.
In this image, you will see how the trader bought 10 contracts for the $570 calls that cost him about $1.90 each. You will then see what the position closed out for the next day at market up.
Anyways, here is the result from one of our traders in the room. He says it was his best trade ever.
Stay tuned for how we play Apple next week.