Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday's Agenda

Today's five prospects have implied volatility far below the minimum I require for my strategy of short-selling option spreads.

I want volatility to be at the 60th percentile or higher of its most recent range. The highest among the five is at the 35th percentile.

The symbols and their IV percentiles:

symrange %ile

None appears likely to rise sufficiently before the closing bell to support the trade, so I anticipate doing no further analysis and opening no new positions today.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 16, 2016

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