Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday's Agenda

HD's bull signal on Friday was accompanied by low implied volatility. I kept it as a prospect on the off chance that volatility might rise. It didn't, and I'm rejecting HD without further analysis.

HD also has low odds of success, and a low-odds, low-volatility play would be a perfect candidate for a time spread, such as a diagonal, or a shares-options combo, such as a covered call. However, I've set that strategy aside for now; the exit rules were unclear and the positions, unproductive.

That leaves no prospects on my desk, and I shall not be entering any new positions today.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, March 14, 2016


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