Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday's Agenda

Both of my prospects -- XLU and IYR -- are showing implied volatility levels this morning below my guidelines, and I am passing on them without further analysis. See Friday's Prospects for details.

I'm emulating Dough this month as a learning exercise, and if their team places trades I find interesting, I shall follow them.

With expiration of the DEC options 14 days away, I shall complete exits of my losing positions: FB and T.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 2, 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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