SVM failed for the most common of reasons: It was a potential bear play, and while its options have open interest in the four figures on a few strikes, the front-month at-the money bid/ask spread on puts is 250%, way too wide for my purposes.
I prefer spreads that are in the single digits.
See "Wednesday's Prospects" for a full description of my first round of analysis.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, July 23, 2014
My shorter-term trading rules can be read here. My longer-term trading rules can be read here. And the classic Turtle Trading rules on which my rules are based can be read here.
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