So should I consider this an entry for "Airelon's Challenge Chronicles"? I guess so. I just thought I would throw up a text entry on my current thoughts in the markets ... 'things' overall. As always ... they're just my thoughts ... not yours ...
I've been concentrating on the dividend investing side of things lately, as followers of "A.C.C." know.
General Mills has been having a wonderful past few days.
Wheat primarily, but also Soybeans and even a couple of down days in Corn) is clearing out the initial bearish sentiment from high grain costs to General Mills (GIS).
And although I don't own Abbott Labs (ABT), I have been discussing it lately, so I thought I would discuss that a bit. First of all, if you haven't seen McDonaldsCalling21's videos on ABT, and his hedging on the position, then I would highly recommend it.
Myself? Although I don't own it, I still like the entrance that I mentioned on Sunday's entry. At the moment, we're holding on some good 'ema support' on the one hour chart. We need to break above $47.18 for the uptrend to continue, and a firm 'footing' underneath ABT.
Moving on to Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) ... we broke lower later in the day, and I truly think we're in one of those positions where larger accounts could start to think about putting on a smaller hedge. Now we didn't break below $60.29, which is my initial level. But just the way we broke down? I'd be thinking about it. In other words, yes, the same puts I mentioned on Sunday, but only buying a few such puts, to save a bit on premium, and only 'soften' any potential blow that downside risk presents.
Who knows? We could bounce off of that $60.30 region, and never breach the support. But it's at times like this that personally? I'd have my finger near the trigger finger, and be watching the tape closely for the opportunity to put on any such small hedge. And as I mentioned Sunday, with a clear break below that second area of support ... would be an opportunity to increase the size of the hedge. Since I see more downside risk with Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), this is not one I'm looking at buying more of, or averaging down on with these prices.
Coca-Cola (KO)? We're trending nicely upwards, but I want to see us take out that higher high of the $64.80 region. On a larger account? If this trend holds, I don't think averaging in and buying more would necessarily be a bad thing.
But that's just me.
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