May 19, 2023
Let's Learn the Art of Trading Joe Ross' Way!
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Chart Scan with Commentary: Calls
Hi Joe. How are you?
Joe, if I do not have a stock and I will like to sell a Call under the value of the stock at this moment, is that possible? What should I expect from this trade?
Yes, it is possible. You would be selling a naked in the money call thereby gaining time value and intrinsic value for the premium paid to you.
The danger in selling a naked call lies in the fact that you have to be right not only about the direction but also about the timing. You would have unlimited risk until expiration date, at which time you would be required to deliver the shares at the strike price. Your only hope for keeping the entire premium received would be for prices to turn downward and finish at or below the strike price at the time the call expires.
If you strongly believe that prices are going to drop, you could plan to buy the call back for less than you received for it, or simply hold it until expiration date.
I don’t know what your motivation would be for selling a naked in the money call, unless it is part of some other strategy.
The day I’m answering this the stock you mentioned LI is trading at $31.87. A $31.00 March 19 call with 35 days until expiration is $4.00 bid/$4.15 ask. You would probably be able to sell at a price between the bid/ask.
If LI moves higher you would be in trouble. If LI moves lower, LI would have to move to at least $31.00 (or lower) for you to keep the entire premium. Any finish above $31.00 means you lose some of the premium received if you buy back before expiration. Any price above $31.00 at expiration means the call expired in the money and you would have to deliver 100 shares per option sold at a price of $31.00/share.
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Even though Master Trader Joe Ross passed away September 7, 2021, his trading knowledge of over 60 years will carry a trading legacy and will live on. As you learn about Joe Ross and understand what he was trying to teach his students, you will find that within his writings, he had a very special gift. Most importantly, it was his students that kept him striving to provide comprehendable trading material to actually teach traders and become independent, to rely on anyone, but themselves.
Joe Ross has been trading and investing since his first trade at the age of 14, and is a well known Master Trader and Investor. He was able to survive all the up and downs of the markets because of his adaptable trading style, using a low-risk approach that produces consistent profits.
Joe Ross is the creator of the Ross hook™, and has set new standards for low-risk trading with his concepts of "The Law of Charts™" and the "Traders Trick Entry™." Joe was a private trader and investor for much of his life, but a serious health situation in the late 80's caused him to shift his focus, and that is when he decided to share his knowledge. After his recovery, he founded Trading Educators in 1988, to teach aspiring traders how to make profits using his trading approach.
Joe Ross has written twelve major books and countless articles and essays about trading. All his books have become classics, and have been translated into many different languages. His students from around the world number in the thousands. His file of letters containing thanks and appreciation from students on every continent is huge: As one student, a successful trader, wrote: "Your mastery of teaching is even greater than my mastery of trading".
Joe Ross holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. He did his Masters work in Computer Sciences at the George Washington University extension in Norfolk, Virginia. He is listed in "Who's Who in America." After 5 decades of trading and investing, Joe Ross still tutors, teaches, writes, and trades regularly. Joe is an active and integral part of Trading Educators. He is the founder and contributor of the company's newsletter Chart Scan™.
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"Teach our students the truth in trading - teach them how to trade."
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To show aspiring futures traders the truth in trading by teaching them how to read a chart so that they can successfully trade what they see, and by revealing to them all of the insider knowledge they need in order to understand the markets.
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Master Trader Joe Ross passed away September 2021, and prior years he was continously sending me folders filled with Chart Scan and Trading Articles. The emails would be titled "More to follow" and I would reply, "Keep'em coming". I am calling these lessons "hidden vault" material because if Joe were still alive, this is exactly what would be shown in your inbox every Friday morning. This is not regurgitated material; this is new stuff written by Joe or as he would refer to it with such passion, "This is good stuff".
As we continue to receive newsletter sign ups, new students from every continent will start to learn trading Joe's way especially in this challenging market. This is where he would reinforce to his students, yes, that includes you, that learning to trade is possible even in this environment, "A chart, is a chart, is a chart". His writings will stand the test of time to provide teaching lessons and guidance.
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As expressed in the past editions, the trading world has lost a unique and passionate trader and his material will continue to be relevant. Let's start learning to trade Joe Ross' way with our future Chart Scan publications. I am here to help, so feel free to email me with any comments, questions or concerns.
This newsletter and future publications are created to keep Master Trader Joe Ross' lessons readily available to traders that want to learn and improve their skills. My father passed away on September 7, 2021 and will be greatly missed, but his writings will stand the test of time for generations to come. Take it to heart and learn from the best through Master Trader Joe Ross' trading examples and articles which have impacted thousands of traders on every continent for over 60 years.
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