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TRADE BULLETIN: Five That Require Immediate Action (FAS/KRE, UUP, KR/GO, WING/KO, MO/SAM)

Posted on June 9, 2020

No time to waste!

We start with our FAS/KRE pairing from April 24th, Pyrotechnical Analysis – Financials on Fire!  In that communiqué, we urged you to buy the FAS June 26th 28 CALL for $2.84 and sell the KRE June 26th 34.50 CALL for $1.85.  Total debit on the trade was $0.99.

And now we’re ready to jump.

The long FAS CALL fetches $15.00 and the short KRE gets $11.90.  Sell the former and buy back the latter and you exit with a tidy net $3.10 on $0.99 spent.

That’s 313% in six weeks, and it smells like a barbecued Montana T-bone, however you cut it.

Next!

Turning to our grocery pairing that arrived in your inbox on March 25th (It’s a Supermarket Standoff!) – remember: we recommended you buy KR shares (then at $30.15) and sell GO shares (then $33.20) in equal numbers, for a credit of $3.05 per lot traded.

Today, KR goes for $33.01 and GO sells for $33.04.  Sell the former and buy back the latter and you net $3.02 on nothing laid out.  Adjusted for minimal commissions gives you a profit of 2013% in ten weeks!

Take it to the check-out, Harmon!

Third trade on the docket is our UUP/GDX trade of April 20th that didn’t fare as well.

Both sides ended up getting stopped out, and we took a hit of $3.76 on the affair ($2.99 on the GDX side and $0.77 on UUP).

Even the Jim-Dandy gets it in the solar plexus once in a while.

Number Four

On April 29th we sent you a directive called Faster Than a Speeding Pullet, in which we outlined our WING/KO pairing.  The report suggested you sell the WING June 19th 120 CALL for $10.30 and buy the WING June 19th 125 CALL for $8.90 (credit $1.40).  Then, use the proceeds to buy five (5) KO June 19th 52.50 CALLs for $0.28 each (debit $1.40).  Zero premium was the result.

The trade looks fine, but because we’re concerned about an imminent broad market reversal, we’re recommending you close your long KO CALLs today.  They’re trading for $0.16 each.  Sell ‘em all and you pocket $0.80 (for the time being).

We’ll keep you posted regarding any need for action on the WING side.

Our Forefathers, Mo and Sam, Enjoyed the Occasional Beer was sent out on May 3rd, and it recommended you consider selling the SAM September 18th 490 CALL for $35.40 and buying the SAM September 18th 500 CALL for $33.30 (credit $2.10).  With those funds, we suggested the purchase of an MO September 18th 40 CALL for $2.85.  Total debit on the affair was $0.75.

And now?

As we did in the WING/KO bet (above), so we’re doing here.

Take profits today on the long MO CALL and leave the SAM spread to rot.

It’s already begun its descent.

The MO 40 sells for $3.75.

Take it.

That’s all folks!

Eschatologically yours,

Alan B. Harvard

 

4 responses to “TRADE BULLETIN: Five That Require Immediate Action (FAS/KRE, UUP, KR/GO, WING/KO, MO/SAM)”

  1. Alan B. Harvard says:

    CORRECTION… CORRECTION… CORRECTION
    On Wednesday, June 9th we erred in the calculation of our profit on the FAS/KRE pairing.
    We wrote: “you exit with a tidy net $3.10 on $0.99 spent”.
    In fact, we exited with a net $2.11 on $0.99 spent.
    Our profit was 213% and NOT 313%, as posted above.
    We apologize for the error.
    Alan B. Harvard

  2. Alan B. Harvard says:

    CORRECTION… CORRECTION… CORRECTION
    And another one!
    Thanks to subscriber Aleph Bet for pointing this one out.
    Our GDX/UUP initiative was implemented for a credit of $3.99. The STOPs took $3.76 from that, so the result is a net profit of $0.08 (53%) and NOT a loss, as reported above.
    Again, we humbly apologize for the error.
    Alan B. Harvard

  3. Brad Brodie says:

    I love checking my inbox to see what sort of devious money making schemes ya’ll come up with! Very clever I am much impressed. 😉

  4. Alan B. Harvard says:

    Listen up, Bradley — and listen good!
    Here at A Jew and His Money, we don’t do ‘devious’.
    And we don’t appreciate the insinuation.
    We’re sociopaths — the whole team — diagnosed and appropriately medicated.
    Now get on with your day.
    Alan

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