A Tuesday Trade Edition: One of the most important concepts in trading is to review your work, and learn from the good and the bad. It’s critical to identify what’s working — to do more of it. Each week, you’ll get a trade from my trading journal, in which I explain my whole thought process from start to finish. Trading is all about finding something that works, and applying it, over and over again. That’s how you find trading success. So study up on this “Tuesday Trade” and let’s get to work.
Let’s take a look at a ‘rinse and repeat’ strategy today. These are great when you’re looking to take advantage of some quick profits and you’re not necessarily wanting to learn a new strategy for whatever reason.
I love this strategy in particular because it does involve my favorite, a Five Star pattern.
So let’s take a look at this quick double in Salesforce (CRM)…
Salesforce is a favorite ticker of mine in general. But for this example, I picked it for a variety of reasons:
- It had a fantastic Five Star pattern.
- It’s a large cap stock, and a lot of the previous Tuesday Trades are either recent IPOs or volatile short interest tickers. This one is a little bit more stable than some of the others because it’s a large cap stock (it’s a ‘big name’).
- There was a run into earnings play.
How It All Played Out:
I got into the trade when the TrendStrength Candles showed me that we were pulling back, and then that we were starting to trade to the upside. A general rule for my trading: I like to get into my trades as a pullback starts to hook to the upside.
In this example, I placed a butterfly (a really cheap butterfly) for $1.45 per contract. Then I got out at $2.93 per contract. A really nice double on a trade that only cost me $1.45 and lasted only a few days. So like I said, this was a super cheap trade where I was able to make just about $300 with less than $300 to start.
Going Forward: On A Five Star Pattern…
Really what you’re doing is you’re getting in on a pullback and targeting the Fibonacci extension targets. So I went ahead and targeted 210. Now I was 5 cents off from my target price (210) when I exited. CRM hit 209.95 right at the end, so I was able to get a quick double once the price went directly to my targeted Fibonacci extension (the 1.272% extension).
This is a perfect example of a rinse and repeat strategy. Why?
Because right after I took profits on this one, I was able to set up another butterfly similar to this one in my Stacked Profits Mastery Program for those members to take advantage of. I talked more about small account, consistent setups like this one in my recent webinar about how options trading can change your life. Watch The Replay Here.