Friday, January 23, 2015

Analytical Crash

My Analytical Engine, a higher end Utilite Linux computer from CompuLab in Israel, crashed overnight due to a power failure, leaving my table of today's potential trades only partially complete. Since the process takes about eight hours to run, I'm left with no "Friday's Prospects" that could be complete before the end of the trading day.

To mitigate the loss, I'm running the routine on a smaller list of symbols, the large caps, and also on my list of innovators. Thus will be complete before the end of the trading day, allowing production of a shortened "Prospects" report and further analysis as needed.

I will then run the entire process, allowing me to post a full Prospects report either after the market close today or over the weekend.

I have one symbol, DHI, that publishes earnings  on Monday prior to the opening bell while also meeting most of my criteria for a trade under my Volatility Rules. It is borderline high on the bid/ask spread. I'll do an analysis if the spread shrinks; otherwise, not.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Jan. 23, 2015


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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