Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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Technical Short Put Spread Fade the Dip Trade and Trigger in Delta Air Lines Inc



Delta Air Lines Inc (NASDAQ:DAL) : Technical Short Put Spread Fade the Dip Trade and Trigger


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To learn more about this strategy and the results as it compares to "Buy the Dip," please watch the video on the "Discover" Tab entitled "VIDEO: Identifying and Optimizing the "Fade the Dip" CML Trigger."

In this case we seek a higher win rate strategy than buying a call. Looking to "fade the dip" is a fancy way of saying, we examined a strategy that looks to profit if a stock "doesn't go down very much," after bouncing out of technical failure, as opposed to getting aggressively long by buying the dip.

This strategy looks to win if the stock goes up or even if it just doesn't go down very much. It's profit zone is significantly larger than just buying a call, but its upside is limited relative to a long call. The result is a higher average win rate for a trade off of smaller average win amounts.


After rigorous testing over multiple time periods and over 100,000 back-tests, today we demonstrate the technical conditions that have provided a strong short-term 'not bearish' trigger for Delta Air Lines Inc (NASDAQ:DAL) , as well as, broadly speaking, the Nasdaq 100 index constituents over the ten year period from 2009-2019.

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Logic

It doesn't matter if DAL triggers right now, which as of 12-19-2019 it does not. What matters is what has happened historically when that time comes, because it will come again. 
This trigger has occurred 13 times in the last 5-years, so about three times a year, with 11 wins and 2 losses. Set an alert, let Trade Machine scan the market for you and let you know when the technical requirements have been met.

Fade the Dip Trigger: The Option Trade with Technical Analysis and Moving Averages in Delta Air Lines Inc (NASDAQ:DAL) .

We will examine the outcome of going short an out-of-the-money put spread by selling the 40 delta strike and buying the 30 delta delta strike in options that are the closest to 30-days from expiration (using calendar days). But we follow three rules:

* Never Trade Earnings

Let's not worry about earnings. Here it is, first, we enter the long call.



Use a technical trigger to start the trade, if and only if these specific items are met.

Trigger is here: [Trade Machine members only]

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* Finally, we set a very specific type of limit:

* Use a 50% limit and no stop.



At the end of each day, the back-tester checks to see if the 30-day short put spread has seen a 50% gain (it has gone down in value by 50% or more). If it has, it closes the position. As an example, of a put spread was sold at $1.00 and in a week it had dropped to $0.50, it would purchased to close with that 50% win on the initial credit.



Fade the Dip: 5-year Stock Option Backtester Results in Delta Air Lines Inc


Here are the results of opening a 30-day short put spread, using the 40 delta / 30 delta as the strike prices, over the last five-years once this "fade the dip" trigger has fired:

DAL: Short 40/30 Delta Put Spread
 
% Wins: 85.00%
 
Wins: 11   Losses: 2
 
% Return:  138.6% 

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We're now looking at 138.6% returns, on 11 winning trades and 2 losing trades.
      The average percent return over the last year per trade was 13.11%.

RESULTS

Here are the results for the 30-day short put spread over the last three-years in Delta Air Lines Inc:

DAL: Short 40/30 Delta Put Spread
 
% Wins: 86%
 
Wins: 6   Losses: 1
 
% Return:  92.2% 

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The mechanics of the TradeMachine® are that it uses end of day prices for every back-test entry and exit (every trigger).

Setting Expectations

While this strategy had an overall return of 92.2%, the trade details keep us in bounds with expectations:
      The average percent return per trade was 19.61% for each 30-day period.


Checking the Moving Average

You can check to see the values of all the moving averages discussed above with real-time daily prices, including live after hours prices, for DAL by viewing the Pivot Points tab on www.CMLviz.com.

Now we can look at just the last year as well:

DAL: Short 40/30 Delta Put Spread
 
% Wins: 75.00%
 
Wins: 3   Losses: 1
 
% Return:  37.5% 

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We're now looking at 37.5% returns, on 3 winning trades and 1 losing trades.
      The average percent return over the last year per trade was 14.8%.

Next Steps

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Risk Disclosure
Past performance is not an indication of future results.

Trading futures and options involves the risk of loss. Please consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation. Only risk capital should be used when trading futures or options. Investors could lose more than their initial investment.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading can be substantial, carefully consider the inherent risks of such an investment in light of your financial condition.

Please note that the executions and other statistics in this article are hypothetical, and do not reflect the impact, if any, of certain market factors such as liquidity and slippage.

You should read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options.