💡Trade Ideas — $BABA, $HD, $WMT, $CRM, $CSCO, $TSLA

May 15, 2017

Need some trading ideas to get the week started? We’ve got you covered! This is our weekly issues May 15 — May 19 where we go over macro economics, economic calendar, upcoming earnings and and list a few trade ideas.


The US stock market had been volatile the past couple of weeks. Many analysts are calling for a short-term bull ride and that long-term is due for a sizable correction. No specifics of when the correction will occur though.

Energy, Financial, and Technology sectors look to continue gains this week.

Favorite ETFs

$SPY — Chart analysis shows this S&P 500 ETF ready to bounce.

$GLD — The uptrend for gold valuation started last week amid equity volatility. $GLD chart analysis shows a nice uptrend starting with bullish continuation this week.

$USO — This oil ETF bounced off its $9.50 support as expected, and looks to continue this week.

Economic Calendar

Earnings Calendar

$BABA — Alibaba Group Holding Limited

$BABA has its ER 5/18/17 and generally beats expectations. The company’s stock has been on a bullish run the past few month and another ER beat could keep the momentum.

Catalyst- Pre-ER

Trade- BUY $125.00 May 19, 2017 Calls

$HD — The Home Depot, Inc.

$HD has its ER 5/16/17 and has a five year history of beating expectations. The home improvement industry has been improving in 2017.

Catalyst- Pre-ER

Trade- BUY $160.00 May 19, 2017 Calls

$WMT — Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

$WMT has its ER 5/18/17. Analysts expect a beat as most retailers have been reporting misses.

Catalyst- Pre-ER

Trade- BUY $77.00 May 19, 2017 Calls

$CRM — salesforce.com, Inc.

$CRM has its ER 5/18/17 and has a mixed history of beating expectations. Analysts expect lower profit than same quarter last year, and the company barely posts a profit per share.

Catalyst- Pre-ER

Trade- BUY $85.00 May 19, 2017 Puts

$CSCO — Cisco Systems, Inc.

$CSCO has its ER 5/17/17 and generally beats or meets expectations the past five years. Chart analysis shows a possible double bottom pattern which generally results in a bounce.

Catalyst- Pre-ER

Trade- BUY $34.00 May 19, 2017 Calls

$TSLA — Tesla Motors, Inc.

$TSLA has been a trading idea for three weeks in a row. Chart analysis shows a double top and generally falls after completion.

Catalyst- Technical trade

Trade- BUY $310.00 May 19, 2017 Puts

Happy trading!


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