Jan 2015 Core Commentary Posted at: January 9th - 2:57 PM Monthly Option Alert Alert Message Welcome everyone. Markets have struggled of late, but why? Part of that was because of the seasonality which is set to end between 1/13 and 1/16, partly because of such a large run up at the end of the year, and partly by oil prices declining. We had two huge up days and today a day of digestion. Charts technically have repaired most of last week’s damage. However, if some chart candles look to close lower than here they will form bearish engulfing candles (outside reversals). Trader’s Almanac has Monday up 16 of the last 22 years but they also state January expiration week horrible since 1999 and Dow down with huge losses 10 of the past 16 years. As always I suggest booking profit in the modest range of 25-50%. Any changes into the close I will send out another message by 3:50pm et. Limits & Stops SELF DIRECTED TRADERS: Monthly Option alerts should be traded with NO stop loss targeting 30% - 50% returns. Additional Trades View all recent trades. Monthly Options Instructions All options are buy to open, sell to close. Options follow the following format: Stock + Expiration Date + Option Type + Strike Price. Example QQQ201220C120 = QQQ 2020/12/20 Call $120. Read Monthly Options Guidelines for more information about how to trade our Weekly Options strategy.