Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday's Agenda

I shall analyze two potential positions using options: AMAT as an earnings play and MON as a volatility play.

Of the five primary selections listed in Thursday's Prospects as shares trades under my small-lots strategies, four have lost their very-near-term uptrend, so I shall draw from the alternates to complete my trading set: HBHC, RM, SPAR, CC and MKTX.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 18, 2016

Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right--and How We Can, Too
by George Lakey


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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