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Extrapolating Straddle Prices

by Dart-Throw Trader
The following Question was asked so I thought I would share a video that explains it in a little more detail.  Here is the asked question: I'm fairly new to options, but I've read some books and have the basics down. I was chatting with a professional options trader, and he mentioned wanting to examine certain events and extrapolate straddle prices. What is meant by this, and why is the focus on straddle prices? Nothing I have read emphasizes the need to examine straddle prices, but I have heard other traders talk about this before too. I'm not a trader [...]

Bull Put Spread LULU 03-26-2015

Bull Put Spread LULU Spread Trading Strategy Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) -Nasdaq Lululemon Athletica topped estimates but lowered guidance. The company announced earnings of $0.78 per share, outpacing the Wall Street estimate $0.73 per share. Revenues rose 15.6% to $602.5 million, topping the $599.8 million that was expected. However, the news wasn't all good as the company forecast earnings of $0.31 to $0.33 per share, well below the $0.39 per share that analysts were looking for. Revenues guidance of $413 million to $418 million also missed the mark. D.A.R.T. Outlook Direction: Weak Bullish Acceleration: Fast Range: Narrow Turbulence: High  

FDX 03-18-2015

by Dart-Throw Trader
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FedEx (FDX) hit the early mover list this morning as they reported $2.01 per share for the 3rd quarter. According to many analysts that beat estimates by $0.14.  On the surface, this would be good news. However, revenue numbers came in below expectations and so was their full year earnings guidance. On that new FedEx took a hit at the open... So we thought we would evaluate it D.A.R.T. Throw Trader style... Our analysis? Direction: Stagnant (mildly bullish) Acceleration: Fast (FDX can move in its range) Range: Narrow (about $8.00) Turbulence: High (earnings are impacting this, it should crash soon) [...]

Spread Trading Strategy Pro Jimmy Slagle, Releases First Book of Planned How to Trade Series

Spread Trading Strategy                 25 year spread trading veteran and founder of DartThrowTrading.com, Jimmy Slagle releases first book in a planned 16 book series. Series topics include: how to trade stocks using options, spread trading strategies, stock evaluation, and how to start a trading business. Atlanta, United States – March 6, 2015 /PressCable/ — Jimmy Slagle, founder of DartThrowTrading.com, has released the first book of a planned 16-book series in response to the ongoing rush of investors trying to build a trading business to take advantage of the current stock market behavior. Slagle’s [...]