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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wal-Mart Pre-earnings Play

Mon. 8/15/2016 (11:17:34 am, PT)

sold -1 Aug 2016  $72 put at $0.99

credit received:  $99

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics near the middle but dropping
  • down day
  • earnings announcement on 8/18 (before market open)
  • 4 days 'til expiration (DTE)

Thur. 8/18/2016 (6:30:15 am, PT)

my preset closing order at $0.05 filled at the Opening Bell (earnings were released at 4 am, PT)

PROFIT:  $94  (in 3 days)

SUCCESS!