When John identifies a strategic exit point, he will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what security to sell, when to sell it, and at what price. Most often, it will be to TAKE PROFITS, but, on rare occasions, it will be to exercise a STOP LOSS at a predetermined price to adhere to strict risk management discipline.
Trade Alert – (AAPL) ??? TAKE PROFITS
SELL the Apple (AAPL) July, 2017 $135-$138 in-the-money vertical bull call spread at $2.98 or best??
expiration date: July 21, 2017
Portfolio weighting: 10%
Number of Contracts = 38 contracts
Many of you thought I was crazy to buy Apple (AAPL) three weeks ago.
Investors were bailing on the stock with both hands, and the FANG???s were in free fall.
The bad new arrived on schedule. Parts supply chain glitches mean that the upcoming IPhone 8, might have to be delayed a month, into October.
There were rumored software problems.
Brokers were downgrading the stock as fast as they could sent out their reports.
However, I was willing to bet that they were all WRONG, and that the carnage in the share price of Steve Jobs??? creation would be limited to 10%.
I turned out to be RIGHT.
As we now only have four trading days left until expiration, the risk/reward of continuing with the position are no longer favorable.
It???s not worth hanging on for the last two pennies in this position.
Remember, hogs get fed, pigs get slaughtered.
So I am selling the Apple (AAPL) July, 2017 $135-$138 in-the-money vertical bull call spread at $2.98 or best.
This gives us a handy 13.74% profit in only 18 trading days, or $1,374 on you initial investment of $10,000.
If you bought the stock on my recommendation instead, keep it. I think Apple could hit $200 sometime in 2018.
Or, if you bought the ProShares Ultra Technology ETF (ROM) instead, keep that is well.
Well done, and on to the next trade.
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The best execution can be had by placing your bid for the entire spread in the middle market and waiting for the market to come to you.
The difference between the bid and the offer on these deep in-the-money spread trades can be enormous.
Don???t execute the legs individually or you will end up losing much of your profit. Spread pricing can be very volatile with only 13 days to expiration.
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Here are the specific trades you need to execute this position:
Sell 38 July, 2017 (AAPL) $135 calls at???????????????..???$12.90
Buy to cover short 38 July, 2017 (AAPL) $138 calls a???.$9.92
Profit: $2.98 – $2.62 = $0.36
(38 X 100 X $0.36) = $1,368 or 13.74% profit in 18 trading days.