Thursday, December 1, 2016

Friday's Prospects

Screening of the Thursday, Dec. 1 markets identified two prospective high options volatility trades.

I shall make final trading decisions on Friday, Dec. 2.

Seven prospects in the pool have sufficiently high implied volatility to qualify for further analysis:


Out of them, I shall analyze XLU as a potential trade.

I already hold positions in EWZ, TLT and FXE. TBT and GDXJ are close enough to holdings to be disqualified. COST publishes earnings Dec. 12 and I shall wait until closer to that event to consider it.

Two are close to having sufficiently high volatility to qualify.


I'll consider IYR for a potential trade. ORCL publishes earnings on Dec. 15 and I shall defer consideration until closer to the date.

I shall also consider trades posted on Dough as part of my current learning project.

I have suspended work on my small lots shares approach through December until I determine how to move forward, given the poor trading results of July through October. See Small Lots Approach: Analysis 7/2016 through 10/2016.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 1, 2016

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Tradecraft: Playing the odds to build winning stock market trades from options, a description of how I trade, can be read here.

Small Lots: A new strategy discusses the thinking behind the analysis that identified these trades and can be read here. The symbols noted in this post are intended fortrading on a commission-free platform such as Robinhood Financial.

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