Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday's Finalists

Of late I've been looking for a specific sort of trade: High implied volatility, liquid front-month options with narrower bid/ask spreads, the sort of specifications suitable for short options spreads sold for a credit: bull put spreads or bear call spreads.

TIF alone among the symbols that gave trading signals during Monday's session (see "Monday's Prospects") met all of those criteria. And it failed confirmation by moving back within its 20-day price channel. Sometimes, I feel, the markets are laughing at us.

Another symbol, UGI, confirmed the signal but was moving countertrend, disqualifhing it from further consideration.

That left six finalists, all of whom failed to receive a passing grade.

RL and XRT had relatively low implied volatility.

SCI had open interest that marked its options as too illiquid for trading.

LOCK, TEN and AN had overly wide bid/ask spreads.

I won't be opening any positions based on Monday's trading signals.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 30, 2014


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