Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday's Outcomes

I entered an options position on TSN timed to coincide with an earnings announcement.

I exited five earnings plays using options that had attained half of the potential profit, which is my guideline on when to take the profits and run. They are EA, IYR, LOW, MYL and PFE.

I entered four shares positions under my small lots approach: LVS, MPEL, MS and NM. I exited four shares position: CRMT, HIBB, KEM and MRVL. And one position, SNH, was paid a 39 cent per share dividend.

See Friday's Small Lots for details.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Nov. 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 for trading on a commission-free platform such as Robinhood Financial. See my initial post on the strategy here.

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