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Today, with the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, we just wanted to wish you and your families a happy, healthy holiday.  We wish you all the very best.

Until markets resume trading following the holiday, let’s take a look at open positions.

Open Positions:

AT&T (T) stock -- $34.45

AT&T January 19, 2018 34 calls -- $1.30

AT&T February 16, 2018 34 calls -- $1.55

We recommended these trades just yesterday.  All remain on hold.

AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) stock -- $42.80

It’s still aggressively oversold and ready to pivot higher.  Give this one some time.  We’d like to see a move to $50, near-term.  It last traded at $43.70 and is beginning to rebound off support.

Best Buy (BBY) stock -- $56.05

BBY December 15, 2017 57.50 calls -- $2.47

Shares of BBY are now up to $56.84, as we near the holiday season.  After catching triple bottom support just under $55, the stock is beginning to reverse higher.  We’d like to see a test of $59 a share, near-term.  The stock now trades at $56.35.  Hold.

DIA December 15, 2017 230 puts – $2.72

Pro Shares Ultra Short S&P 500 (SDS) -- $45.15

We recommended these trades the other day as a hedge against our long positions.  Both trades are still on hold at this point.

First Data (FDC) stock -- $17.80

Ever since we recommended FDC it’s been all over the place.  We continue to hold with the stock now trading at $16.62.

Cypress Semiconductor (CY) -- $15.37

We recommended this trade just last week.  The stock is now up to $17.07 and is just now beginning to gain momentum.

Vale S.A. (VALE) stock – $9.80 entry

We mentioned this opportunity not long ago, as a way to trade the cobalt and manganese shortage story with electric vehicle demand heating up.  Hold.  The stock now at $10.12.

Sturm Ruger (RGR) stock -- $52.50

American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) stock -- $15.70

AOBC January 19, 2018 17 calls – 75 cents – exited half

Each of these positions remains on hold for now.

Carnival (CCL) -- $66.50

We already exited half of the calls for a win of 67% in September 2017.  We exited the second half of the calls at a loss, but still hold the stock with a price target of $70.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) -- $13.30 entry

AMD has been beaten up again lately.  Let’s continue holding for a bit longer, as the stock begins to catch support at oversold levels.  It’s now at $11.34  Hold.

Closed trades:

  • Exited half of Zillow Group (Z) for 8% gain on August 8, 2017
  • Exited half of Zillow Group (Z) November 45 calls for 44% gain on Aug 8, 2017
  • Exited half of CELG October 2017 130 calls for 150% on August 31, 2017
  • Exited second half of CELG October 130 calls for 143% on Sept 1, 2017
  • Exited GOLD Sept 92.50 put and 95 put for a full loss
  • Exited half of LOW September 2017 75 calls for 71% on Sept 7, 2017
  • Exited VNDA stock for 8% on September 8, 2017
  • Exited VNDA October 2017 16 calls for 35% on September 8, 2017
  • Exited second half of LOW October 2017 75 call for 92% on Sept. 8, 2017
  • Exited LOW stock for 4% on September 8, 2017
  • Exited half of FEYE stock for 13% gain on September 12, 2017
  • Exited half of FEYE Dec. 14 calls for 68% gain on September 12, 2017
  • Exited half of FEYE Dec. 15 calls for 63% gain on September 12, 2017
  • Exited half of CCL October 2017 67.50 calls for 67% on September 13, 2017
  • Exited VIX October 2017 15 put for 18% on September 13, 2017
  • Exited VIX October 2017 14 put for 17% on September 13, 2017
  • Exited ZIV stock for 2% on September 13, 2017
  • Exited SVXY stock for 9% on September 13, 2017
  • Exited AMD September 2017 13 calls for a full loss, expired worthless
  • Exited second half of FEYE stock for 16% gain on September 14, 2017
  • Exited second half of FEYE Dec. 14 calls for 100% gain on September 14, 2017
  • Exited second half of FEYE Dec. 15 calls for 89% gain on September 14, 2017
  • Exited CRUS stock for a loss of 7% on September 22, 2017
  • Exited CRUS October 2017 60 calls for a full loss on September 22, 2017
  • Exited half of AJRD November 2017 30 calls for a gain of 200% on Sept 22, 2017
  • Exited half of AJRD November 2017 30 calls for a gain of 168% on Sept 22, 2017
  • Exited AJRD stock for a gain of 13% on September 22, 2017
  • Exited half of AOBC January 2018 17 calls for a gain of 47% on Oct. 4, 2017
  • Exited half of EXPE October 145 calls for 22% gain on October 6, 2017
  • Exited CCL October 2017 67.50 calls for a loss of -37% on October 17, 2017
  • Exited half of Shopify Inc. stock for a gain of 10% on October 25, 2017
  • Exited half of SHOP November 105 call for a gain of 79% on Oct 25, 2017
  • Exited TRUE stock for a loss on November 7, 2017
  • Exited TRUE January 2018 16 calls for a loss on November 7, 2017
  • Exited half of DIS December 15, 2017 100 calls for 44% on Nov. 8, 2017
  • Exited SHOP stock for a -10% loss on Nov. 9, 2017
  • Exited SHOP November 105 calls for a full loss on Nov. 9, 2017
  • Exited DIS stock for a gain of 5% on November 13, 2017
  • Exited second half of DIS Dec 2017 100 calls for a gain of 86% on Nov 13, 2017

Ian L. Cooper

Traders Daily