2nd October 2009
Time to take some quick profits on our FTSE 100 put options
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I know it's not the usual day for Events Trader, but I wanted to issue a quick update on one of the trades we put on earlier this week.
On Tuesday I suggested buying put options on the FTSE and Vodafone, as I thought the market looked overbought and was ripe for a correction.
This correction has come a lot faster then I was expecting. As a result, we already have a decent profit on the FTSE 5,100 November 2009 Put which we bought earlier this week for £1.40. The option is currently trading at £2.25 around a 60% gain.
This week's events could mark the start of a period of increased volatility. And maybe the market will fall a bit more. At the same time, I can't discount the possibility that maybe on Monday or Tuesday we could have a technical bounce.
So I think it's worth to take our profits on the FTSE option, and we'll leave the Vodafone one running.
SELL FTSE 5,100 November 2009 put options
I will be back on Tuesday with a full edition of Events Trader.
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