This is a sample entry from Don DeBartolo’s email newsletter, Trade Spotlight: Options, published on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Coffee Put Option
The July 2018 Coffee contract retraced to an upper trend line. While the market is trading above a 20-day Moving Average, it’s trading below the 50-day Moving Average. The upper trend line with several touches and the 50-day Moving Average should act as a strong resistance level. This lines up with a seasonal tendency to be short futures through the end of May. While the Stochastic indicator is showing Momentum to the upside and the MACD indicator is above the baseline, the Trend Seeker is Down. The market had a similar construct last year before selling off following that seasonal tendency.
Let’s purchase an inexpensive option just two strikes away from being in the money. This market can be quite volatile so buying a put option allows zero risk outside of the premium paid and avoids the use of stop losses or margin requirements.
Buy the July 2018 Coffee 115.00 put for 100 points or $375, GTC.
No margin requirement. Option expiration is June 08, 2018 (45 days). Delta is .2357.
Maximum Risk: Risking the full amount of $375, not including commissions & fees.
Maximum Profit: Unlimited, not including commissions and fees.
July 2018 Coffee Chart from Bar Chart
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