Saturday, December 3, 2016

Monday's Prospects

Screening of the Friday, Dec. 2 markets identified five prospective trades.

I'll look at four stocks -- CIEN, COST, HRB and FNSR -- as potential earnings plays.

XLU qualifies for further look based on its implied volatility compared to its annual range.

I shall make final trading decisions on Monday, Dec. 5.

Four symbols with implied volatility in the upper half of the annual range are eliminated from further considerations for reasons unrelated to volatility.

I hold positions in TLT and FXE, and TBT and GDXJ duplicate sectors among my holdings.

EWZ and UNG are close to having sufficiently high volatility in relation to their annual ranges. However, I hold positions in both.

I shall also consider trades posted on Dough as part of my current learning project.

I have suspended work on my small lots shares approach through December until I determine how to move forward, given the poor trading results of July through October. See Small Lots Approach: Analysis 7/2016 through 10/2016.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 3, 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 fortrading on a commission-free platform such as Robinhood Financial.

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