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CoronaVirus Vaccine Stock? Ideas to Trade Moderna, Inc.

Disclaimer: Please use the information here for entertainment purposes only as we are not financial advisors. Trading involves financial risks and we are not making any recommendations or responsible for any loss.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the CoronaVirus has spread to 14 countries in about 4 weeks This outbreak has caused concerns to the stock market as a whole, along with some casino related stocks (youtube) that we had reviewed (MGM Grand Resorts blog post). We will look at some ideas to trade the coronavirus scare, and in particular, Moderna Inc. stock (MRNA).

Countries with confirmed coronavirus infections

CDC coronavirus map
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Infected countries in alphabetical order (as of December 31, 2019)

  • Australia
  • China
  • France
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United States
  • Vietnam

The CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations) has awarded a $9M grant to Inovio (INO) and has partnered with Moderna Inc. (MRNA) to develop vaccines to the strain of coronavirus. We will look at some stock charts for Moderna and provide some ideas to trade Moderna (MRNA) stock.

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Before proceeding, please note that in previous pandemic outbreaks, many of these stocks rally in the short term and falls hard as the fear of the virus is contained. With that in mind, here is the weekly chart for Moderna Inc, note that this company has been public for only 1 year.

Moderna Stock – Weekly Chart

MRNA weekly chart shows bullishness

Before assuming Moderna stock will continue to go up, let’s take a closer look at the Daily chart below:

Moderna Stock – Daily Chart

MRNA daily stock chart shows bullishness though may try to rest

Moderna Stock – Support & Resistance Levels

Moderna stock is trending nicely upwards in a channel so our trade bias on this stock will be long, with the information we have right now. We have also observed that it has support around the $18/$19 areas and resistance at around $23/$24 levels.

Ideas to trade CoronaVirus Stock Moderna (MRNA)

Below are a few trade ideas for Moderna, Inc. if you concur with the idea that it will continue it’s upward move even though Oppenheimer had downgraded the stock to ‘outperform’.

Once again please take all content here as entertainment and education purposes only; trading involves risks to capital losses.

Trade MRNA with stocks if you are bullish long term

One can watch the lower timeframe charts and accumulate MRNA stock when it drops close to the support levels listed above. This buy stock and hold strategy will allow you to average your cost basis down.

Trade MRNA with put options if neutral or slightly bullish short term

Sell to open either the $22.5 (~$2 credit) or $20 (~$0.80 credit) put options if you want to own the stock or consider the $17.5 ($0.15 credit) put options otherwise. All with the February 21, 2020 expiration. If MRNA does not drop to those levels, you get to keep the credits received per share.

2 potential drawbacks to this idea. First is if MRNA drops to $0, you will end up having to purchase stock at your strike prices ($22.5/$20/$17.5). Second is if MRNA rockets to $30, you only get to keep the credits received.

These are just a few ideas to trade the coronavirus outbreak and vaccines that are on the roadmap to development. Once again this will be very sensitive to the news on the outbreak so only trade if you can stand the volatility. In the meantime, get some anti-viral masks for yourself or your children now before supplies run out!

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Coronavirus stocks to watch – MGM Resorts International (MGM)

Disclaimer: Please use the information here for entertainment purposes only as we are not financial advisors. Trading involves financial risks and we are not making any recommendations or responsible for any loss.

What happened to US stocks when the coronavirus had spread out of China and into the United States? We will discuss a few stocks that were affected by the coronavirus along with some trading strategies you can employ to possibly profit from this event.

It’s Chinese New Year and millions of Chinese usually travel to play games at the casinos in Macao. However, we also have the coronavirus making headlines that it can transmit through the air, would you risk going to these crowded casinos? Or would you perhaps enjoy playing the casino games online instead?

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This thesis of the coronavirus is what had driven the casino and hotel stocks down in the US. Many of these stocks have priced in the 10 day holiday that millions of Chinese will be taking. When the CDC (Center for Disease Control) had announced that the coronavirus was airborne, each of the stocks we have listed here began dropping.

The 3 US casino stocks that were impacted by the coronavirus were: MGM Resorts International (MGM), LVS and WYNN.

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As we look at MGM’s charts in 3 different timeframes, it is apparent that the stock was embarking an uptrend but the bad news had triggered a sell-off.

MGM Stock 2 hour Chart
MGM International 2 hour chart selling off with coronavirus news

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Kill viruses and charge your cellphone at the same time!

According to the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) emerging infectious disease article, the cellphone in your pocket or purse is a medium where multiple strains of bacteria and viruses live. With the flu outbreak, please consider getting a UV sterilizer to disinfect you and your children’s phones. This particular model doubles as a wireless charger for your phone. Wiping it down doesn’t kill the germs on it!

MGM Stock Daily Chart
MGM Daily Chart in Uptrend interrupted by the virus

MGM Weekly Chart
MGM Weekly Chart pausing with coronavirus news

How to position for MGM and coronavirus?

We will need to formulate an outlook for the coronavirus to answer this question. A short term bearish and longer-term bullish or neutral view paints a picture that the virus will cause havoc in the short term and our scientists will come up with a vaccine or be able to contain.

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We have observed a support range around the $30/$29 areas.

Stock Options

An option strategy may be to purchase the $30 put options or create a spread with at least a 1 to 1 risk-reward ratio. Your option position will appreciate in value as the stock tumbles in the near term.

You may also consider purchasing a call option to capture gains when the situation is under control.


If you belong to the pandemic armageddon camp, in which this virus will hinder travel around the world for many years, then a put option below the support level may be more cost-effective. This approach is suitable for the long term bearish outlook.

How would you play MGM with the coronavirus news? Please share some comments with us below!

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