ATHN, BWLD, CLW and ICUI lack sufficient open interest on their options for me to create a hedged position. In each case, the breakout comes within an uptrend on the weekly chart, so each meets my preference for following trends rather than trading to the contrary side.
They would be worth further analysis with an eye toward a position made up of long shares. However, at this point I'm looking for the hedging and leveraging capabilities that options give me.
So, I won't be opening any new positions today.
My trading rules can be read here. And the classic Turtle Trading rules on which my rules are based can be read here.
Tim Bovee, Private Trader tracks the analysis and trades of a private trader for his own accounts. Nothing in this blog constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell stocks, options or any other financial instrument. The only purpose of this blog is to provide education and entertainment.
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