Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thursday's Prospects

Screening of the Wednesday, Aug. 17 markets identified seven prospective trades out of the two datasets and four strategies that I'm using.

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).

 options  shares 

I shall make final trading decisions on Thursday, Aug. 18.

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Below are the candidates for analysis.

Options: Earnings

The dates are those of the events, all of them earns announcements. Events prior to the opening bell are marked "am", during the trading day "mid", and after the closing bell "pm".

Thursday pm
Friday am

Options: High IV


Shares: Momentum



The current earnings season began on July 11 and will last through Aug. 19.

Options: Earnings. GPS publishes earnings on Thursday after the closing bell. I entered a position on Aug. 12 which is still alive, with the price at Wednesday's close standing 47 cents above the entry price. I see no need to change the position prior to the earnings announcement.

Shares: Momentum. If any of the five selections should fail to qualify for a trade on Thursday, I shall draw replacements from RM, SPAR, CC, MKTX and SBGL.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 17, 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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