Of 482 large-cap stocks and exchange-traded funds in my analytical universe, four meet my criteria for further consideration. I already hold a position in one of them. Two others are on the calendar for deferred consideration.
There are no prospects for trades coinciding with earnings announcements.
I shall do further analysis on Friday, June 17.
The next earnings season will begin on July 11 and last for six weeks, through Aug. 19.
by Sheldon Natenberg
Symbols meeting or close to meeting implied volatility criteria
EFA and EWG will be considered on June 21, shortly before the vote in the United Kingdom on exiting the European Union. I shall analyze TLT on Friday as a potential trade.
The stocks in my analytical universe all have analyst coverage through the stock-ranking company Zacks Investment Research. Not all of the exchange-traded funds are so covered.
I screen for 1) suitability of the options grid, including open interest of three figures or greater on the strike prices I would need to use to build a position and 2) the absence of an earnings announcement within the lifespan of the like options series I would trade, 3) implied volatility in the 50th percentile or greater of its annual range, 4) average volume of 3 million shares a day or greater, and 5) a price of $20 or greater.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 16, 2016
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