This week, for options trading, I reviewed 474 symbols in my large-cap stocks and exchange-traded funds, and for share trading, I reviewed 953 symbols of stocks and funds of all capitalizations. For both I reviewed 1,412 companies publishing earnings.
I use four strategies in my trading, in response to trading signals (such as breakouts above the 20-day price channel), high implied options volatility, and persistently rising trends on a chart, and in anticipation of events ( such as earnings announcements).
I shall make final trading decisions on Monday, Aug. 15.
by Antonio Garcia Martinez
Below are the candidates for analysis for each cell of the quadrant.
Options: High IV
The current earnings season began on July 11 and will last through Aug. 19.
I changed my trend screening for the Shares:Zacks to a 9-day exponential moving average, replacing the MACD histogram.
My goal for the Options:High IV symbols is two trades. If the two listed fail to qualify, my backups are CSCO and TWTR.
If any of the five Shares:Zacks symbols fail to qualify, I shall pull from the backups: SIMO, TPX and RMP.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 13, 2016
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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