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As option traders, we all search for that Holy Grail that will explain the right edge of the chart. Naturally, we cannot see the future, but at times we can set ourselves up for a big payday. Yet we all strive to hit that one golden goose of a trade -- the one that puts us on another level financially, mentally and emotionally. There is no better feeling than nailing a big winner, and we all would like to be prepared and believe we can control it. Of course, that is really impossible to accomplish -- but we can prepare ourselves for the opportunity, and maybe we'll get lucky.
I'm often told General Electric (GE) is one of the most boring names out there. GE is a stodgy old industrial stock that does not have much beta beyond the market. In other words, it'll move slower than the market up or down. The stock currently trades in the mid-$20s and it has gone virtually nowhere over the last year or so. While stocks like Netflix (NFLX) , Apple (AAPL) and Boeing (BA) have soared since 2012, GE is barely up 25%. But, if your timing is right, GE could provide you with some great short-term returns.
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