This week's Apple trading strategies (5/16-5/20/22)

A place for Apple traders and investors to share their best ideas.

To get things rolling, here are CNBC's Fast Money traders wondering if Apple's Thursday low and Friday's bounce signaled a bottom for the whole market:

Below: Apple vs. the S&P 500 last week, normalized…apple trading strategies 5-16-22Disclosure: Although I am now an Apple shareholder (see Why I bought a share of Apple, my first), I am in no position to give trading advice. Don’t blame me if you drain your IRA doing something you read about here.

See also last week’s trading strategies.


  1. Kathy Corby said:
    A few comments from an options trader:.” Tradable bottom“ is not an investible bottom. IOW, They think it’s going lower, but maybe not now. The reference to “selling what they love “ refers to one definition of capitulation, which is the painful flush of selling that marks the final market bottom. But they’re pretty sure they haven’t seen that yet. Furious bear market rallies can rarely be the real thing, but more commonly are bull traps. My personal position is long shares, long puts. However, note the possibility, only a rumor and completely unsubstantiated at present, of a military coup brewing in Russia related to undisclosed Putin illness. If it materializes, Will be a macro game changer, and Apple will be along for the ride. Actually, given weighting, Apple will cause the ride and drag the SPX behind it. GLTA

    May 15, 2022
    • Fred Stein said:
      Yup, Kathy, me too ‘long shares, long puts’. And especially now.

      May 15, 2022
  2. Robert Paul Leitao said:
    Over the years I’ve attended this rodeo several times before. I don’t fret about finding a bottom. I look for runways to the top. If I get consumed with not buying until there’s a bottom, I lose focus and can’t clearly see the opportunities being created before our eyes. Quality matters. Research matters and a coherent plan is incredibly beneficial. In an historical context, the current pullback is fairly tame. It looks ugly, accounts aren’t as pretty as six months ago, but the long-term trend is north. Create a plan (if you don’t have one already), act in the context of the plan and continue to look for long-term opportunities.

    May 15, 2022
  3. Robert Paul Leitao said:
    Please keep in mind short-term volatility isn’t an indication of market instability. Day-to-day the market is heavily influenced by emotion and sentiment. In the “algo era” day-to-day swings are even more pronounced. Over the long-term, performance is driven by fundamentals. Create a 10-year vision and then draw a map. Travel the road thoughtfully and watch for hazards. The occasional potholes along the way don’t create damage and “under construction” delays don’t cause collisions unless you insist on traveling too fast or choose to take your eyes off the road. Right now it’s time for two hands on the proverbial steering wheel.

    May 15, 2022

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