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Options Think Tank  - is a board to discuss option plays in deeper way by using t/a charts, leveraging, greeks,  and call/put ratio to find longer term swing plays that give you higher returns.  We would like people to post their thoughts of why the like the stock and what they expect the swing play will do.

1. Chart reads to identify good entry for a significant move

2. Options discussions for leveraged playing, dos and don'ts

3. Understanding/using the greeks to get a better understanding of the return and the erosion of sitting.

4. Using scans for identifying swing plays, bounce plays  gap plays and  anything else we can find

5 Using scans/charts to identify fat pig plays and timing there moves.

Discuss all time frames, but like the idea of 60 min reads more and more as it's what I really need to do to balance this with work.


Rules:

1. Be kind and respectful

2. Agree to disaggree

3. We are all responsible for our own trades.



Staples Plays:

There are about 10 names that are optionable with an ATR over $5 or have a history of big moves.  These are our main staples.

1.  AAPL
2. GOOG
3. PCLN
4. CMG
5. ISRG
6. SVXY 
7. MA
8. EQIX
9. AMZN
10. LNKD
11. SINA
12. FFIV
13. PNRA
14. BIDU



 
 
Screeners:

Unusual call/put volume:  http://www.schaeffersresearch.com/streetools/filters/volume_exp.aspx

Half Hour High Volume Report:  http://www.cboe.com/data/HHVolumeReportEquity.aspx

Today's Most Active Options: http://www.schaeffersresearch.com/streetools/market_tools/most_active_options.aspx

Earning Calander:   http://www.earningswhispers.com ck

High Short Float Stocks Sreener: http://finviz.com/screener.ashx?v=131&f=ind_stocksonly,sh_avgvol_o500,sh_price_o10,sh_short_o30&ft=4&o=-shortinterestshare

Option Screener:  http://finance.avafin.com/options 

Option Calculator:  http://www.cboe.com/framed/IVolframed.aspx?content=http%3a%2f%2fcboe.ivolatility.com%2fcalc%2findex.j%3fcontract%3dE28820B4-0B9C-45FB-B060-F955A530518C§ionName=SEC_TRADING_TOOLS&title=CBOE%20-%20IVolatility%20Services

Implied Volatility: http://www.optionseducation.org/tools/historical_implied_volatility.html

Scans:

"AD's Bloated Pigs" - if it has more than 10 bil mrkt cap and is selling for more than 10 times sales, it makes the list and I like to play only the down side.  This scan was updated to include stocks that have an ATR of + 1.5 which means the stock tend to move $1.5 dollars a day on avg.  Helms update.
http://finviz.com/screener.ashx?v=211&f=cap_large,fa_ps_o10&ft=4

"Helmsman Movers" - It finds optionable companies with a market cap over 300M that have a volatility for the week of more than 3% and a big average true range (over 3).
 http://finviz.com/screener.ashx?v=211&f=cap_smallover,sh_opt_option,ta_averagetruerange_o3,ta_volatility_wo3&ft=4

"Helmsman Bounces, Reversals and Overhead Gaps"
http://finviz.com/screener.ashx?v=211&t=ADVS,CMG,ALC,MCP,LO,CKP,SLCA,GTIV,GMCR,DNDN,SBUX,SINA,MAKD,JPM,AZO,CAT,MNST,ZNGA,PCLN,NFLX,VXX



ETF Exchange Traded Funds

Exchange traded funds are a great way to start understanding the value of options without having to play them and is a great way to leverage any non-option trading account.  These funds will allow you to work on your timing from the bulls markets to bears bear markets and back again and also allow you to be actively trading when the market is a bear run.  These ETF will also allow you to play some of the major sectors that tend to cycle up and down with event like oil, financial, gold and silver to name a view.  With the way they are setup if a sector moves up 1% a 2x will move 2% and a 3x will move 3%.   Let say oil has a bull move of  5% then the bull 2x oil ETF 2 would move apporxamatly 10% and the bull oil 3x would move 15%.  Now the inverse move would happen on the bear oil funds.  The oil bear 2x would be down 10% and the 3x would be down .

Like any investment please take the time to understand them and their powers.  Charting will be very important in making sure you are on the side of the during a bull or bear fund.  Take the time to watch them or paper trade them to help you get a better understanding of how they work and the risk/rewards they can have.

To know more about ETF's check the ETF link below and for more information on each individual please use your search engines to find out more about them and what they are based on.


ETF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchange-traded_fund 
Other ETF funds: http://3xetf.com/

 

 

Market ETF
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
SPY BGU BGZ 3X Low
SPY TNA TZA 3X High



Energy ETF
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
XLE ERX ERY 3X Low



Financials ETF
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
$XFI FAS FAZ 3X YES



Gold ETF
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
GLD UGLD DGLD 3X N/A
$GOLD DGP DGZ 2X Low



Gold Miners ETF  
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
$GDM NUGT DUST 3X Low



Housing ETF
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
$RMG DRN DRV 3X Low



Natural Gas ETF  
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
$XNG GASL GASX 3X Low



Oil ETF
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
$XOI UCO SCO 2X Low



Silver ETF
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
$SILVER AGQ ZSL 2X LOW
$SILVER USLV DSLV 3X N/A



Tech's ETF
Index Charts Bull Funds (Up Trends) Bear Funds (Down Trends) ETF Ratio Options Available
XLK TYH TYP 3X Low

 





Other supporters of our board.  Please visit their sites for more helpful information.

ATM
(All Things Money) - http://investorshub.advfn.com/***-ALL-THINGS-MONEY-%3E%3E%3E%3E-ATM-***-18767/

Bagmans - (stocks & Options) - http://investorshub.advfn.com/Bagmans-charts-watchlists-scans-and-etc-8253/

Options & ETF Trading with T/A - http://investorshub.advfn.com/Options-and-ETF-Trading-With-TA-22640/






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#7476   Is it possible to watch a large option dbelov275 08/28/17 09:26:53 AM
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#7473   Anyone alive here? ThreeF21 10/06/13 09:05:08 PM
#7472   MSTR looking for 100+ next week ThreeF21 08/25/13 01:02:09 AM
#7471   ALXN bouncing off the 50day. Would be a ThreeF21 08/21/13 11:12:18 AM
#7470   HD [NYSE] finviz.com/quote.ashx?t=hd&ty=c&ta=0&p=d The Home Depot jimmenknee 08/19/13 11:59:01 PM
#7469   CCI~$70C(.20)$65P(.20) charger 08/13/13 01:52:26 AM
#7468   IBM [NYSE] finviz.com/quote.ashx?t=ibm&ty=c&ta=1&p=d Inter jimmenknee 08/12/13 10:54:48 AM
#7467   #Options ONLY +Earnings +RSI & Candle Patterns MaxShockeR 08/12/13 12:32:08 AM
#7466   WPRT, bounce may not yet be ready, have alexed 08/11/13 09:48:53 PM
#7465   ISRG,did bounce, but my oct. 500 calls with alexed 08/11/13 09:42:03 PM
#7464   Tesla Model X: SUV functionality that goes 0-60mph Denny Crane 08/11/13 01:21:36 PM
#7463   ISRG on watch some volume friday but channel Denny Crane 08/11/13 12:27:37 PM
#7462   Watch TSRO guys, biotech with a promising pipeline. ThreeF21 08/10/13 04:17:01 PM
#7461   #Options ONLY +Earnings +RSI & Candle Patterns MaxShockeR 08/05/13 12:47:08 AM
#7460   RSI & Candle Patterns for #Options ONLY + Earnings MaxShockeR 07/28/13 11:32:58 PM
#7459   ISRG analyzed option position,, alexed 07/23/13 10:16:54 AM
#7458   NP..DC glad it's usefull ;-) i also clicked MaxShockeR 07/22/13 01:11:51 PM
#7457   Not sure what happened responded to max post Denny Crane 07/22/13 08:50:58 AM
#7456   RSI & Candle Patterns for #Options + Earnings MaxShockeR 07/22/13 12:35:06 AM
#7455   IEP is going to break out soon I ThreeF21 07/15/13 09:49:04 AM
#7454   RSI & Candle Patterns for #Options (July 15-19) MaxShockeR 07/15/13 12:49:29 AM
#7453   This one moves so much on news but Denny Crane 07/11/13 08:29:17 AM
#7452   ISRG looks like last July was a problem alexed 07/10/13 09:23:03 PM
#7451   EOPN AUG 20 calls for earnings. Will enter ThreeF21 07/09/13 09:55:21 PM
#7450   Dumped FFIV @ .85 from 1.30 ThreeF21 07/08/13 09:42:42 AM
#7449   RSI & Candle Patterns for #Options ONLY (July 8-12) MaxShockeR 07/08/13 12:36:15 AM
#7448   LINE 22/20 has some support see. MYGN nice Denny Crane 07/03/13 01:16:57 PM
#7447   LINE nice drop,, alexed 07/02/13 05:28:41 PM
#7446   alexed, was out this afternoon check out X Denny Crane 07/02/13 04:42:19 PM
#7445   Mygn still holding,,consolidation, setting up for a move? alexed 07/02/13 04:26:55 PM
#7444   X nice move, have to see what happened? alexed 07/02/13 04:23:26 PM
#7443   Still holding FFIV, I believe it is due ThreeF21 07/02/13 02:46:17 PM
#7442   in FFIV JUL 72.5C @ 1.30 ThreeF21 07/01/13 10:05:26 AM
#7441   nice alexed, AAPL 410s missed 1.95 now 3.00, Denny Crane 07/01/13 10:04:22 AM
#7440   15 min alexed 07/01/13 10:00:06 AM
#7439   SPY stair stepping,, alexed 07/01/13 09:56:33 AM
#7438   FFIV calls here on upgrade. Currently @ 69.50 ThreeF21 07/01/13 09:44:19 AM
#7437   RSI & Candle Patterns for #Options ONLY (July 1-5) MaxShockeR 07/01/13 12:17:47 AM
#7436   Going to look at PCYC this coming week ThreeF21 06/30/13 11:47:50 PM
#7435   Need market cooperation. AAPL calls expired again. RKUS Denny Crane 06/28/13 05:28:44 PM
#7434   PCLN in the channel, breakout up, down? alexed 06/27/13 09:42:12 PM
#7433   FFIV trying to break out. I would go ThreeF21 06/27/13 10:14:38 AM
#7432   Bailed on PSA @ 2.30. LNN @ strong ThreeF21 06/24/13 04:09:03 PM
#7431   RSI & Candle Patterns for #Options ONLY MaxShockeR 06/23/13 10:23:40 PM
#7430   still holding PSA july 155c from 85c. could ThreeF21 06/22/13 04:55:20 PM
#7429   Pm lack of bottom may have hurt me Scandle34 06/20/13 09:14:47 PM
#7428   Morning Scandle :-) vn on VRTX and NFLX -- jimmenknee 06/20/13 11:49:30 AM
#7427   PSA JUL 155C in @ 85 cents ThreeF21 06/20/13 09:56:49 AM
#7426   i hear ya, my SLB and SCI swings Denny Crane 06/20/13 08:16:13 AM
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