Tweeted this trade near the highs of the day. SPY 280 Call, Wednesday expiration, up 38%. TQQQ at the time was up 1.5% ($1500 per $100K).
This was a display of a day trade based on the suggestion (see post below) that Tuesday after three days down in the Nasdaq (two of them hard down) would bounce today with an entry into the trade near the open.
— The God of Trading (@TheGodOfTrading) July 31, 2018
Some defense (like a trailing stop) had to be played to lock in gains intraday since once again with long-term breadth still negative there was the possibility of another fade into the close, which happened. Still (see chart below), the SPY trade netted 10% for the day, and TQQQ added another $450 on its $100K buy.
Not a bad return for the day even if the defense stayed on the bench.
Tomorrow, AAPL will be the focus of the day for the general market. The company reported earnings after the close today and rose eight points in the after-market to an new all time high. The question will be can it vault the market higher for the day or will this be a “sell the news” time?