Over and over again, we here at RagingBull drill into every trader who reads our stuff the same lesson as hard as possible:

Have a plan, and stick to it.

It’s the simplest piece of advice, but it’s far too tempting to ignore it and follow our guts. Huge mistake.

My man Ben Sturgill had a plan for XOM – and he made sure his traders knew about it. And when the time came (in this case, less than an hour after he announced that plan), he made his move.

That’s what happened with his XOM trade. 

With the oil and gas sector still enjoying elevated price action, stocks like XOM have been reaping the benefits with their stock price. 

But I wondered: can it last?

This move looked decent yesterday, but the stock has had a tendency to use the 50 day SMA as a consolidation magnet to then test the top range of the Bollinger Band.

This has been true of this last move in XOM as well. Therefore, I was looking at another test towards the top of the range and possibly beyond.

I couldn’t just trust the charts on their own – I had to see a little more evidence that XOM had the potential to move the direction I wanted.

XOM is an energy company, and this is really the only bullish sector at the moment.

I told my readers that I would like the June 17 $95 calls on a break back up above $92.50.

Well, that’s exactly what I did.

Less than an hour later, XOM broke my level and started to show strength – which I think could take it up to $95.

So I took the trade.

Keep in mind that I’ve put a tight stop on this, but I think that stop could go all the way back down to the Dark Pool Print of $91.76.

You have to stick with the plan to see results, right?

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Jeff Bishop

One of the best traders anywhere, over the past 20 years Jeff’s made multi-millions trading stocks, ETFs, and options. He is renowned as an incredible trader with a deep insight and a sensitive pulse on the markets and the economy. Jeff Bishop is CEO and Co-Founder of RagingBull.com.

Even greater than his prowess as a trader is his skill and passion in teaching others how to trade and rake in profits while managing risk.

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