SPY Put Trade Returns 100% as SPY Approaches Our Downside Target
On Tuesday (April 8), Mike added the April 11 SPY 184 Put to the MPTrader short-term portfolio at a price of $0.93. He was looking for the underlying SPY, which was trading at 184.49/50 at the time, to fall into the 181 area into expiration on Friday.
The SPY indeed fell to under 182.00 on Friday morning, pushing up the put price to $1.83, at which point Mike issued an exit alert for a 100% return on the trade.
Having broken key support between 183.75 and 183.60, locking in the Feb-April action as a top formation, the SPY has a next downside target of 178-176.
See chart below from Tuesday.
More Top Calls From Mike
Back on June 17th, this is what we discussed about the TLT (20+ Year T-bond ETF)when it was trading at 112.53:
The TLT put in a big upside reversal day yesterday (6/16/22) from 107.80 to 111.72, closing RIGHT AT the High of 111.72, leaving behind a Bullish Engulfing Candle on my Daily Chart (not shown here). The last time TLT traded at 107.
On Friday June 17, Mike Paulenoff posted an alert to MPTrader members about an emerging setup in AMZN:
AMZN is one name that pops out at me that should benefit from an initial and sustained correction in traditional energy and transportation costs. AMZN needs to climb above and sustain 110 for my work to generate a more confident technical signal, otherwise, I cannot rule out another loop down that tests and breaks key May-June support at 101.26 to 101.
Last Wednesday, prior to the official FOMC rate hike of 75 bps, Mike Paulenoffwarned MPTrader members about the likelihood of additional weakness in the beleaguered home builders, writing about the ITB (iShares US Home Construction ETF):
In that, neither my pattern work nor my intermediate-term Momentum gauges offer much technical confidence that ITB will be able to carve out a meaningful corrective basing area in and around 53.
Back on May 13, amid a thrust in the price of Crude Oil from $95/bbl to $112/bbl, Mike Paulenoff alerted MPTrader members to an actionable technical setup in energy producer PSX (Phillips 66), writing:
My work has been extremely friendly since the beginning of May, looking for PSX to break out of its 11-month corrective accumulation pattern that will trigger a thrust towards a potential target zone of 110-115.
On Thursday May 19, in the midst of some serious weakness and carnage in the retail sector that had equity market-watchers doubting the resiliency of the almighty US consumer, Mike Paulenoff turned MPTrader members attention to PARA (Paramount Global), writing:
For the past 5 months, we could make the technical argument that PARA has carved out an accumulation-base formation that attracts buyers every time the stock dips beneath 29.00. We can also make the case that every time the stock climbs above 36.