Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday's Agenda

My one prospect for the day (Thursday's Prospects) is TWTR, an options play timed to coincide with earnings.

TWTR's implied volatility headed south, from 79% to 62%, the trading day before earnings were published. That movement brought IV down to the 27th percentile of its one year range, well below my minimum requirement of the 50th percentile, disqualifying TWTR from further analysis.

I shall enter no new positions today.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 27, 2016

How to consistently Beat the Market: Zacks Proven Formula for Making 26% a Year for More than Two Decades
by Mitch Zacks


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.

I can be reached via comments on Private Trader posts or by email at


Two social media feeds provide notification whenever something new is posted.
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.
No trader is ever 100 percent successful in his or her trades. Trading in the stock and option markets is risky and uncertain. Each trader must make trading decision decisions for his or her own account, and take responsibility for the consequences.

Creative Commons License

All content on Tim Bovee, Private Trader by Timothy K. Bovee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Based on a work at

No comments:

Post a Comment