Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday's Outcomes

I entered an earnings play on AMAT and a high volatility play on MON.

I exited my options earnings play on CSCO for a profit.

I entered shares positions using my small-lots strategy on CC, HSBC, MKTX, RM and SPAR. See Thursday's Small Lots for details.

I posted a preview of next week's earnings announcements: Earns Prospects: 8/22-8/26.

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