Friday Trades

FRI [This coming week it is important to start clearing off options with DEC expiration]

IN
JNJ – Resting on the 200 ema so an entry here seems well timed.  Believe the news is already in the market.
10 Dec 2010 10:54 EDT [JNJ] CRXL CEO: There have been no other discussion with other suitors since JNJ formalized offer this week
8 Dec 2010 3:45 EDT [JNJ] JNJ makes a formal offer to buy Dutch Crucell
24 Nov 2010 11:38 EDT [JNJ] Recalling over 9M units of Tylenol cold products due to labeling issue – CNBC

OUT
ARG (ALL) – Took profit.

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2 Responses to Friday Trades

  1. Raj says:

    What is does DEC mean/stand for?

  2. W. Zevon says:

    An option is the right to buy or sell a stock at a certain price before a certain date.
    DEC stands for December indicating the option contract expires in December.

    Expiration happens on the 3rd Friday of each month which is this Friday. An option contract loses value over time if the stock does not approach the strike price so a good practice is to clean your portfolio of out of the money (OTM) contracts before they expire worthless.

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