Today’s installment of trading ideas and news includes 3 stocks and charts that I am watching.
Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), and Deere and Company (NYSE: DE).
Goldman Sachs (GS)
The 200-day SMA acted as resistance in April and May; so far we are seeing it once again attract sellers (also near the psychological level of $200).
We could be in store for a return to the downtrend line from March prior to seeing a significant rebound.
Q2 earnings are due out on July 16th.
CVX retested the $126 level for the third time since March last week and now shares are starting to pullback once again. The trading range remains from $114 to $126.
The price of light sweet crude oil itself is struggling with the 200-day moving average near $59 per barrel. The energy company will report Q2 earnings on July 25th.
Deere & Company (DE)
DE is up 5 consecutive weeks in a row as it closes in on a retest of major resistance at $170 (been in place since early 2018). It goes ex-dividend on 6/27 ($0.76 per share). Consider the July 19 2019 $170/$180 bear call spread for a $1.90 credit. These options are expensive as the implied volatility on the $170 calls is 22.2% vs historical volatility of 18.6% (delta implies a 34% chance of hitting the strike price level by expiration in 23 days).
As long as the stock doesn’t close above $180 this trade is favorable to keep on. I would look to take profits if you can buy back the spread for a $0.50 debit or if the underlying pulls back to the high $150’s or $160. Earnings aren’t due out until August 16th.
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