Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday's Agenda, Update

I've had a disappointing time with the six potential volatility plays using options spreads. It was very a set of moving targets, and the targets weren't moving in favor of consummating trades.

Two of the six, FE and VMW, have risk/reward ratios that produce insufficient potential profit.

Three -- PG, EBAY and T -- saw their implied volatilities drop below the 50th percentile of the annual range and so no longer qualified for trading.

Finally, BMY has a dividend within the lifespan of the trade, a setup I like to avoid because it adds to the risk of assignment.

So, no trade out of that seemingly rich field of prospects.

See Monday's Agenda, posted earlier, for further on day's plans.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 12, 2016

The Black Swan
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


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 for trading on a commission-free platform such as Robinhood Financial. See my initial post on the strategy here.

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