Trade Alert: Capture Gains in Two Positions!

Our trades continue to work out phenomenally for us, with even more gains realized in a matter of days.

It just goes to show that this strategy is a successful one, and I’m excited you’ve joined the beta test. I’m looking forward to making even more impressive gains using our proprietary system.

Today, we’re going to manage a couple of our positions with two actions to take.

This morning, our latest recommendation in F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV) — to buy the January 2017 $130 call options — is up more than 50%, triggering our orders to sell half.

If your sell orders weren’t triggered, I recommend selling half of your position at the market. It should hand you a roughly 50% gain.

This 50% gain came in just three trading days. Now, as part of our strategy to protect gains, we are going to place a stop-loss to preserve at least a 10% gain in the second half of the trade.

Keep in mind that the trade directions below are based on our official entry price of $6.83. Be sure to place your stop-loss order at whatever price nets you a 10% gain based on your individual entry price — and just remember to use a stop-loss order. Otherwise, your trade could be triggered right away, and we want to ride this rally higher.

Here’s your action to take:

Action to Take
Sell Action to Take
Stock: F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV)
Option Type: Call Option
Expiration: Jan-20-2017
Strike Price: $130
Option Symbol: FFIV170120C00130000
Action: Sell to Close
Order Type: Stop-Loss Order
Duration: GTC (Good ‘Til Canceled)
Limit Price: $7.50
Trade Deadline: Keep this order open until it is filled or canceled.

I have one more action for you to take today.

Last week, we closed out half of our Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM)November 2016 $67.50 call options for a 50% gain in just one day.

As part of our strategy, we implemented a protective stop-loss order to limit our downside to a 10% gain. Since then, however, the stock has continued higher. Our option has been up as much as 115% in less than a week.

So we are going to ratchet up our stop-loss to capture, at minimum, a 50% gain instead of 10% on the second half of this trade — and I’ll look to increase this stop as our position continues to climb.

Keep in mind that the trade directions below are based on our official entry price of $1.92. Be sure to place your stop-loss order at whatever price nets you a 50% gain based on your individual entry price — and just remember to use a stop-loss order. Otherwise, your trade could be triggered right away, and we want to ride this rally higher.

Here’s your action to take:

Action to Take
Sell Action to Take
Stock: Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM)
Option Type: Call Option
Expiration: Nov-18-2016
Strike Price: $67.50
Option Symbol: AKAM161118C00067500
Action: Sell to Close
Order Type: Stop-Loss Order
Duration: GTC (Good ‘Til Canceled)
Limit Price: $2.90
Trade Deadline: Keep this order open until it is filled or canceled.

I’ll continue to keep you updated on all of our open positions as necessary.

We have about 20 potential trades on our radar for this week. I’m planning to send you a trade on Wednesday based on a previous earnings report. More details on that soon.

By the way, I want to thank each of you who took the time to fill out the survey I sent last week. We received a lot of great feedback, and it’s been really helpful in shaping this service to be as successful as possible.

I want to encourage you to send in any feedback you have on our stops on Akamai and F5 Networks. Were your stops hit? What kind of gains did you see? Did you have any issues setting these stops? Is this strategy working for you? If you could take a couple of minutes to send a quick email to earningsdrift@sovereignsociety.com, I’d really appreciate it.

Until next time, good trading…

Jeff Opdyke
Editor, Earnings Drift Alert