Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday's Agenda

I have no entries on my desk based on my own analysis. See Thursday's Prospects.

I shall be following Dough during the the day as part of my education project and shall mimic their trades that I find interesting.

We're less than three weeks out from the expiration of the DEC options series. Time to exit the losers. I'll be working on that today.

Also, it's time for the weekly search for earnings announcements. Expect a post on that later in the day.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 1, 2016

The Volatility Smile (Wiley Finance)
by Emanuel Derman and Michael B. Miller


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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