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This journal entry looks at the recent market movements of Marriott International NYSE: UAL Stock

VantagePoint Trading Journal UAL Stock

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The market continues to melt up, given this; we are still looking for upside opportunities.

Let’s consider United Continental Holdings, Inc. (ticker: UAL)

The VantagePoint platform recently indicated upside momentum.

Using the predictive indicators embedded within the VantagePoint and its predictive AI technology, we will point out three significant things. We have a bullish crossover indicated by the blue predictive indicator line crossing above the black simple moving average between 6/8/18 and 6/11/18.  We can combine that with the VantagePoint propriety neural index indicator moving from the RED to the GREEN position between 6/5/2018 and 6/6/2018 that same day.  This indicator measures strength and weakness for a 48-hour period, in this case strength.  The move to the GREEN position further makes the case for a potential bullish scenario. Additionally, we see that the predicted high and low for today’s range is above the actual high and low from yesterday’s session.  I want to play the VP bullish indication.

Strategy Discussion

If one were a straight stock trader, simply buying UAL in the $72.00 area could prove to be prudent. You are anticipating a move to the upside. It’s also a conservative way to enter UAL without the limitation of time associated with other strategies. It would also be good practice to place a sell-stop order in the $69.50 area to mitigate potential losses.

For more active traders with a shorter investment time horizon, you can consider a setup utilizing options. Given the market conditions outlined above, taking an active, premium debit approach may be the best path to success.

The purchase of a debit call spread may be one way to approach this situation.  You want first calculate your target strike.  In order to do this, you need three pieces of information:  last trade price, expiration date and implied volatility for that expiration date.  This calculation for UAL Stock yields a target strike of approximately $75.00.  You may want to consider the June 22nd weekly expiration 73.5/75 call spread, paying $0.35.  The maximum risk is the amount of premium you pay and the maximum reward is the width of the spread less any premium paid.  In this case, maximum risk is $0.35 and maximum risk is $1.15.  This gives you a reward to risk ratio of 3.29:1.

Given the trading and market environment outlined above, a trader must evaluate whether this reward/risk ratio is appropriate for his/her risk tolerance.

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