TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - $SPX, $HES
Quick Takes Pro Market Technician Michael Kahn Analyzes the S&P 500:
SPX was trading at 2,022.52 at the time of analysis, up 21.98 on the day. Obviously a few things happened last week. Britain voted to leave the European Union. Prior to the news, the upside resistance line held. After the news, we had a confirmed break down of the current trend. Michael thinks in the short term a bounce-back to the 2040 range could be possible, but there is too much happening too quickly to have a solid forecast at the moment. He does think the “panic” created by Brexit was a little overdone, but his path of least resistance over the summer months is to the downside.
Michael Kahn’s Chart of the Day: HESS CORP (HES):
Hess Corp. was trading around the 54.50 level during the time of analysis, below its 50-day moving average of 58.58 and above the 200-day moving average of 52.92.
HES is in the energy sector, which had a long declining trend and then a little bounce back with the upturn in oil. In recent months, it just stalled out. In the past couple of days, we have a confirmed breakthrough of a support at the 55 level. What Michael interprets from the chart is a stock that has broken down through support, but has recently rebounded a bit. The stock price is currently testing the old support level, which now acts as a resistance level. If the stock cannot break through resistance to the upside, it may be a strong bearish sign.
TradeKing “Options Guy” Brian Overby Analyzes HESS CORP - Volatility & Dividends:
HES’s 30-day Implied Volatility (IV) has recently spiked; it’s now at the upper half of the yearly range at about 50%.
HES pays quarterly dividends yielding about 1.82% annually, and went ex-dividend on 06/14/2016. The next earnings announcement is anticipated for 08/03/2016.
Brian Overby Shares HES Paper-Trading Strategies:
Brian’s First Paper Trade - Long Put Spread
- Buy 1 Jul 15th 2016 HES 55 Put
- Sell 1 Jul 15th 2016 HES 50 Put
- 17 days to expiration
- Net Bid 1.52, Mid 1.61, Ask 1.69 for the strategy
- Net Debit is 1.61 if we get it at the mid-price; note that this is not always possible
- Maximum potential loss: 1.61
- Maximum potential gain: 3.39
- Total commission to enter this trade at TradeKing is $6.25
Brian’s Second Paper Trade - Short Call Spread
- Buy 1 Aug 19th 2016 HES 65.00 Calls
- Sell 1 Aug 19th 2016 HES 62.50 Calls
- 52 days to expiration
- Net Bid .34, Mid 0.41, Ask 0.48 for the strategy
- Net Credit is 0.41 if we get it at the mid-price; note that this is not always possible
- Maximum potential loss: 2.09
- Maximum potential gain: 0.41
- Total commission to enter this trade at TradeKing is $6.25
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