The bid/as spread on CSCO is quite narrow and totally meets my guidelines.
However, the implied volatility is on the low side. These days I'm looking for high volatility symbols that I can trade as options spreads sold for a credit and expiring in a few weeks.
CSCO publishes earnings on Feb. 11. If volatility rises in the interim, then there shall be an opportunity to consider it as a play keyed to the earnings announcement.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 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. My volatility trading rules can be read here.
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