Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday's Agenda

Of the seven symbols that made it past the early rounds of screening, two failed confirmation by moving back within their 20-day price channels: BMY and BCS.

Two have open interest on options that is too low or maldistributed for use in a trade: KSU and VOYA.

One has an overly wide bid/ask spread: CHTR.

And two have implied volatility that is too low for use in the short-term trading that I do, which relies in part on a collapse in volatility to boost the profit. Those two are CBS and COP.

I plan no further analysis of Monday's price-channel signals.

There was one prospect for an earnings play, the symbol M. However, I couldn't make it work and so passed on the opportunity. Read the analysis here.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 12, 2015


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