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Filled 53% GAIN: Sunshine Sock Sell 50% Target Canadian Solar Trade Alert Exit – Sell CSIQ January $15 Call @ $9.00 or better

Bright Light Shines +50% in Canadian Solar 




Place order to sell the CSIQ January $15 Call at $9.00 or better for 50% gain.


















New Trade Alert for (CSIQ)



Canadian Solar January $15.00 Call @$6.00 or less








Risk Rating: 2.5     (1 = lowest   5 = highest)


Above Break Even Probability: 40%


Maximum Loss Probability: 21%






S&P, DOW and Tech have all gotten back within 2% of the all time top.  WOW what an opportunity it has been to load up on depressed and distressed stocks using options to multiply performance.






Reminder, every selloff in market history has bounced back to make new higher highs…




The future is bright…go to the light!!!




Solar stocks suffered in 2018 on Trump tariffs and trade concerns.  The sector slump looks to be temporary with an opportunity to take advantage of the distress downturn.   




In fact our January SunPower trade is up over 100% right now.




Another sunshine play has appeared on the radar.   Canadian Solar stock has slid back to the breakout point as a renewed second chance trade.     












The three year trading range from $10 to $20 blasted to $25 before this pullback.  CSIQ is down 15% in the last month for a discounted entry.
















A recovery rally targets the $30 as the distance of the 2019 drop in addition to the old top.  That $30 objective is also the original target from $10 to $20 range. 








Risk reward favors Bulls at these discounted levels.




Only a close below the $15 on a weekly basis would negate this bullish buying premise.





The Options Way: Unlimited Upside Potential with Limited Risk.

A CSIQ long call option can provide the staying power for a market upturn.  More importantly, the maximum risk is the premium paid.



One major advantage of using long options instead of buying or selling shares is putting up much less money to control 100 shares — that’s the power of leverage.




Choosing an option can sometimes be a daunting task with all of the choices and expiration months and strikes.  Simply put, traders want to buy a high probability option that has enough time to be right.

The option strike price is the level at which you have the right to buy without any obligation to do so.  In reality, you rarely convert the option into shares. Simply sell the option you bought to exit the trade for gain or loss.   


There are two rules options traders need to follow to be successful.

Rule One:  Choose an option with 70%-plus probability.  The Delta is a measurement of how well the option reacts to movement in the underlying security.  




It is important to buy options that payoff from only a modest price move.  There is no need to ONLY make money on the all but infrequent large price explosion.




Modest stock moves can mean big payoffs in options.




Any trade has a fifty/fifty chance of success.  Buying options ITM options increase that probability. 




That Delta also approximates the odds that the option will be In The Money at expiration.




Buying better options is more expensive, but they are worth it — the chances of success are mathematically superior to buying cheap, long shot Out Of The Money lottery tickets that rarely ever pay off.  
With CSIQ trading at $19.40, for example, an In The Money $15.00 strike option currently has $4.40 in real or intrinsic value.  The remainder of any premium is the time value of the option.

Rule Two: Buy more time until expiration than you may need.  Time is an investor’s greatest asset when you have completely limited the exposure risks. 

Traders often buy too little time for the trade to develop.  Nothing is more frustrating than being right but only after the option has expired premature to the market move.









Trade Setup: I recommend the CSIQ January $15 Call at $6.00 or less.






This option strike gives you the right to buy the shares at $15.00 per share, a price level last seen in right around the New Year before the BOOM back.   





The January option has ten months for BULLISH development.  An 80 Delta on this strike means the option will behave much like the stock.





The maximum loss is limited to the $600 or less paid per option contract.    The option upside is unlimited.







The CSIQ option trade breakeven is $21.00 at expiration ($15.00 strike plus $6.00 or less option premium). That is less than $1.50 above the current price.



A modest move to the $25 old top is nearly a 100%+ return in the option.  

















Alan Knuckman

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