Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday's Agenda

None of the six prospects on my desk this morning has sufficiently high implied volatility to meet my standards for a full analysis and possibly a trade. I measure the level as a percentile of the most recent range and require that volatility be in the 60th percentile or higher.

Indeed, one symbol, MDVN, has fallen below any reasonable interpretation of the prior range, yielding a negative percentile, something I haven't often seen.

None of the six is near enough to qualifying to be worth checking during the day, so although I shall, in the rather obsessive manner of most traders, check, I anticipate no full analyses and no new positions today.

A chart of the prospects and their implied volatility percentiles.

symrange %ile

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 5, 2016

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