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Top Gun Options

released this Advanced Trade Alert from Doug last night to the traders in the Advanced Trade Alert service and I wanted to pass this potentially profitable trade on to you as well.

Strategic Mindset

: Market Neutral


: BWLD Trading @ $67.03

Commit Criteria


Buffalo Wild Wings


Implied Volatility should be rising as BWLD approaches its earnings announcement on Feb. 7. I will attempt to ride this increase with a strangle on the March expiration options.

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: Opening 10 BWLD March 2012 65/70 Strangle @ $6.28 Debit

Tactical employment


Buying to Open 10 BWLD Mar 2012 70 Calls

Buying to Open 10 BWLD Mar 2012 65 Puts

As a strangle

For a net debit of $6.28 (10 @ $628 for a total of $6,280.00)

Maximum Gain: Unlimited

Maximum Loss: $6,280.00 max

Mid-Course Guidance

: I will be watching for IV changes and major price movements in BWLD as we get closer to the earnings announcement on 2/7.

Profitability Target

: I would like this trade to go up 30% to a position price of $8.16.

Exit tactics

: Stop Loss of 20% -- a position price of $5.02. Profit Target of 30% -- a position price of $8.16

Time Exit

: I will not hold this position in the Advanced Model Portfolio over the earnings announcement. In all cases I will exit before the end of trading on Feb. 6.

Firing Line

: 2012 is going to be a great year to trade options. See you today in Doug's

Advanced Live Trade Brief!

Happy hunting and make sure you hedge!

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