One of the final hurdles a symbol must pass before I do a full analysis is that it must have implied volatility that is in the 60th percentile or greater of its most recent range.
AMT fails that test. It was at the 56th percentile when I added it to the prospects list last night. It has dropped to the 55th percentile this morning.
I'll keep an eye on it and if there should be an extraordinary leap in implied volatility, then I shall do an analysis. But for now, my judgement is that the symbol isn't tradeable for my purposes, and I intend no further analysis of new positions today.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Feb. 25, 2016
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