Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday's Finalists: POST, LB, SJM, plus YHOO earnings

I'm going to make this fast because I'm dashing out the door for an appointment.

Of the three survivors from "Tuesday's Prospects" -- POST and LB from the regular run and SJM from my list of innovative companies, all bull signals -- only LB has a bullish chart. LB's options, however, have wide bid/ask spreads, 15% on the front-month at-the-money calls. I'm not interested in a non-leveraged trade at this point, so LB also falls by the wayside.

YHOO publishes earnings after the closing bell, and so is a candidate for a trade under my volatility rules.

However, its implied volatility is only in the 50th percentile of its one-year range. I need high implied volatility for this strategy. It's not in the rules, but my strong preference is for the 75th percentile or higher.

So, no analyses planned today, and no trades based on Monday's markets.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 21, 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. My very short term volatility trading rules can be read here

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