Allergan’s Class Action Suit


This UOA scan revealed high volume in AGN calls.  Two weeks ago, prior to the tumble over breast implant litigation, some shareholders appeared to be selling covered calls.  Half of that volume was covered today.  Is this a long signal or just a marker for shorts taking profits?  Another example of the importance of context.

My JNJ Errors


  1. Traded without new decision support tool that displays expected range in right sidebar and buying/selling volume in subgraph.
  2. Overemphasized options chain data, neglecting the complementary perspective provided by the chart.
  3. Took the trade as a “breakout” following a long signal, a practice that often gives up margin of safety.
  4. Elected to stay in the trade, biased by my initial profit.