Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday's Agenda

All three options volatility plays identified as prospects last week fail to qualify for further analysis, PEG and XEL due to low open interest at key strike prices on the options grid, and NVDA because it publishes earnings on Thursday after the closing bell. I'll wait until that day to look at it further.

Among the shares on the prospects list, I plan to take a further look at six symbols, sorted in descending order by the Zacks Earnings Surprise Predictor: REI, RSPP, EVEP, PKY, TESO and AER. I may not trade them all, simply to avoid overloading the account in a single day. Time diversification counts.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 8, 2016

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Tradecraft: Playing the odds to build winning stock market trades from options, a description of how I trade, can be read here.

Small Lots: A new strategy discusses the thinking behind the analysis that identified these trades and can be read here. The symbols noted in this post are intended fortrading on a commission-free platform such as Robinhood Financial.

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