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.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 3, 2016
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