Saturday, August 27, 2016

Monday's Prospects

Screening of the Friday, Aug. 26 markets identified !# prospective trades out of the two datasets and four strategies that I'm using.

For options trading I review the approximately 500 symbols in my large-cap stocks and exchange-traded funds, and for share trading, I review approximately 950 symbols of stocks and funds of all capitalizations. For both I reviewed the companies publishing earnings, a number that varies wildly.

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 charts signaled by the stochastic-relative strength index indicator, and in anticipation of events ( such as earnings announcements).

 options  shares 

I shall make final trading decisions on Monday, Aug. 29.

The Long Depression: Marxism and the Global Crisis of Capitalism
by Michael Roberts

Below are the candidates for analysis for each cell of the quadrant.

Shares: Earnings

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Tuesday am

Shares: Stochastic-RSI



The next earnings season begin in mid-October.

I'll select trades of the Stochastic-RSI group from the 10 prospects listed.

In selecting Stochastic-RSI trades, I've tightened up my standards to require a uptrend on the one-year chart, while continuing to look at symbols whose Stoch-RSI's are between 18 and 24. The final decision on whether the Stoch-RSI meets my standards will be made on the trading day.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 27, 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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Tim Bovee, Private Trader tracks the analysis and trades of a private trader for his own accounts. Nothing in this blog constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell stocks, options or any other financial instrument. The only purpose of this blog is to provide education and entertainment.
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