Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday's Agenda

The lone prospect on my desk this morning, a trading signal bull play on T, continues to show extremely low implied volatility, disqualifying it from a full analysis and potential trade.

T's implied volatility stands in the 10th percentile of its most recent range. I require that it be in the 60th percentile or higher.

The symbol's volatility is so low that even by the most hopeful measure it has no realistic chance of hitting the mark, so I am setting it aside. I shall do no full analyses today and anticipate entering no new positions.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 11, 2016

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Elliott wave analysis tracks patterns in price movements. StockCharts has a good explainer. The principal practioner of Elliott wave analysis is Robert Prechter at Elliott Wave International. His book, Elliott Wave Principle, is a must-read for people interested in this form of analysis, as is his most recent publication, Visual Guide to Elliott Wave Trading

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