Pairs Trading With Joyful Energy For The Holidays (XEL – PPL)

Tom Cook

(Excel Energy – PPL Corporation) I am not that surprised to see the pair pull-back after “XEL” going ex-dividend on Thursday. Also, as I suspected, the pair needs a day or two to catch its breath and push back up to our pending short entry of $6.50 or so. I am keeping my alert and my strategy short for the pair unless it breaks lower on Friday’s (RTH) session.

  • Pair: XEL – PPL
  • Sector: Energy Industry
  • Current Distance from mean: 0.10
  • Correlation: 0.77
  • Spread Range: 6.50 to 6.75

Thank You To Everyone Who Attended Our Pairs Hour Show!…A special thanks to those of you that brought Christmas Fruit in your baskets to share with the rest of us..(gonzo – 30*iyt-22*spy, 37*iwm-31*iwo), (leon – jpm-c, ura-urre, fb-wb, aa-cenx, xlnx-amat)

“Bees & Pairs”, Utilizing the Underlying, Puts, Calls & Pollinating High Or Low With The Queen, as she makes the “Random Flight Of The Queen Bee”. Get a taste of “JaxsOpts(TM)” Multiple Legs Of Equiities Options, I.E. (SPY-IWM, IWM-QQQ, IWM-DIA) all of which bring new trading environments for safety and enjoyment. The “JaxsOpts(TM) trade strategy starts with buying long an anchor option pair, then shorting a second complimentary option pair with a common thread of a lead stock. This is more exciting action, and we have added it to our Bonus Excel Sheet, along with the “QueenBee(TM),”HoneyBee(TM)” & “Bumble Bee(TM)”, all of which are great for discussion and evaluation for our Thursday Pairs Trading Hour Show!

“QueeBee(TM)”Capital Commitment /ES Futures Margin Requirement $4950.(Pending QueenBee(TM)trades quoted as *CPP* Credit Price Position) The Friday December 23rd,”WEEKLY” Short Call option is (./EW4Z6C2265), The long Put option is (./EW4Z6P2215). The /ES Underlying, may or may not, be entered into long, or short, at the discretion of each individual trader for additional profit potential with more Pairs Trading Set-ups.

“HoneyBee(TM)” Ishares Russel 2000 ETF & SPX 500 “WEEKLY” Call IWM – SPX December 23,$2280C Welcome to our “HoneyBee(TM) Trade strategy. We start with selling regular size short *(12 to 25)* for mid-range instruments, and then buy 1 call, with about a (5 to 10) Delta in order to always protect our short IWM shares. Another Pairs Trading Set-up.

TOS, has us back in business with importing our pairs from our Bonus Excel Sheet & Now We’ve Added More New Features To Trade Our Pairs Using Both The Spread Value & The (PPL) Position Price Level

“Futures Pairs” /ES-/TF Thursday 22nd, at (8:08 pm) & our pair is about 17.31+ above the mean for our (S&P 500 – Russell) Mini Futures Contracts. “Expected previous consolidations were” 15.0+ to 25.0+ above & 15.0- to 25.0- below, the 20 Day (DM) Distance-from-the-mean, and “will be re-evaluated”. The present 20 SMA is at 878.10. These trades are self directed trades strictly managed by you the individual trader, and “Ninja Pair Trades” are not tracked in our “Pairs Trading Portfolio”…

For any questions, comments, new ideas, or to request your pairs trading starter kit, please email Tom “The Southern Gentleman” Cook at pairstrader@shadowtrader.net.

Friday & Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas From Pairs Trading Central!

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The commentary above is excerpted from the ShadowTrader Pro Pairs Trader newsletter. The newsletter is a stock only service designed for active equity traders who are interested in pairs trading of equities long and short simultaneously so as to profit from divergences while maintaining a market neutral bias.

The daily report spotlights one equity pair which trades in a definable range and whole stocks are positively correlated. The objective of the newsletter is to present one such pair daily that may be coming into play currently, giving self-directed traders the opportunity to put the pair on watch for possible entry. Additionally, Pairs Trader sends out specific trade recommendations intraday on selected equity pairs. These trades are actively managed via real-time text alerts and are tracked in the Pairs Trader Portfolio.

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