Strategies & Market Trends : Daily Scans For Profit

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To: Venditâ„¢ who wrote (118)9/10/2000 5:59:15 PM
From: Tomato   of 135
Hey, nothing wrong with CPB! Mmmm mmmm good!
Where do you do your scans, Reid? I was thinking of subscribing to TC2000 for scans, but on the CD Rom they sent me I find that when I try to scan for new his, e.g., what appears are NOT new highs. Makes me reluctant to plunk down my cash if I can't get it to work in a practice session before I even start for real.

In poking aroung I came across this chart that looked promising: ABS. SWY in that sector didn't look too bad, either.

One question I keep meaning to ask is what about options vs. stocks? Say you think XYZ will pop from a short term bottom of 22 to 25. You have $600 to risk and normally put in 6% stop losses. Is it better to buy $600 worth of XYZ 25 calls or buy $10,000 of XYZ with a 6% stop loss?

I realize that there are a myriad of factors to consider, e.g. expiry date of the call, using in or out of the money calls, etc. But as a general rule (if there is one), if you're risking $600, are options or stocks the better buy?
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