Anatomy of a Trade – $HPQ Fight Test

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Yesterday we highlighted the major difference between weekly implied vol and June regular vol in HPQ and offered up two calendar trades. To recap, here were the trades and the rationale:   … [Read more...]

Name That Trade – $HPQ Printer Jam

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Earlier, Dan previewed the HPQ earnings that come after the close today. Looking at potential trades the thing that immediately sticks out is the vast difference in implied vol between the weekly … [Read more...]

$HPQ Fiscal Q2 Earnings Preview

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Event: Hewlett Packard (HPQ) reports their fiscal Q2 results tonight after the close. The options market is implying about a 5% one day move which is shy of the 4 qtr average move of about 6.3%.  The … [Read more...]

$HPQ Fiscal Q4 Earnings Cheat Sheet

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Event:  HPQ reports its fiscal Q4 earnings today after the close.  The options market is implying about a 3.5% one day move, which is quite a bit alower than the 4 qtr avg of about 5.5% and the 8 qtr … [Read more...]

$HPQ Fiscal Q3 Earnings Cheat Sheet

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Event:  HPQ reports its fiscal Q3 earnings on Wednesday after the close.  The options market is implying about a 5% one day move, which is quite a bit lower than the 4 qtr avg of about 7% and the 8 … [Read more...]

Name That Trade – $DDD: Three Dementia

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Back on Jan 15th, in a post titled  Sagging DDDs, I stated that the 3D  story was a "sector I just don't get", while giving props to those that were early and saw gains that were multiples of their … [Read more...]