Silver Wheaton Corporation Options Trade Up 25%
Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 07:26PM
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SLW Chart 07 Aug 09.JPG

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As we can see from the above chart our options trade has started well as Silver Wheaton Corporation (SLW) dropped 3.42% yesterday, resulting in a 25% rise in the PUTS. We purchased the August 2009 $10.00 PUT Contracts (SLWTB) for an average price of $0.375 per contract and they closed today at $0.50.

These options expire on the 22nd August 2009 so we will need to sell them shortly and hopefully for a small profit.

Going back to the chart note that the gap between the stock price and the 200dma is still fairly wide with the stock price standing at $9.88 and the 200dma standing at $6.95. Also note just how quickly this stock can move from the $7.00 level to the $11.00 level and back again. This sort of volatility offers opportunities for those of you who are active traders and some sleepless nights for the longer term investors. Thats life in this tiny sector so recognize it and hold fast as the oscillations become wilder as we move towards an explosive fall.

Have a good one while we sweat it out.

Silver Wheaton Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol of SLW and is currently trading at $9.88. The Company has a market capitalization of $3.08 billion, with 311.80 million shares outstanding.

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