Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday's Agenda

None of the 13 prospects on my desk this morning has improved to the point where I can trade them, although one -- FB -- is coming close.

All are faltering on the level of implied volatility. My guidelines require that volatility be in the 60th percentile or higher of its most recent range.

FB is within six percentile of the goal. I shall keep an eye on the symbol's IV during the day and if it does hit 60, I'll do an analysis.

The others are so far away that I'm rejecting them now without a full analysis. Here are the 13 prospects and their current implied volatility percentiles.

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-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, April 27, 2016

Options as a Strategic Investment
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