Monday, December 5, 2016

Tuesday's Prospects

Screening of the Monday, Dec. 5 markets identified no prospective high options volatility trades.

Seven symbols from my pool have sufficiently high implied volatility or close to it to warrant further analysis:


Each is disqualified: COST because earnings are near; FXE, TLT and UNG because I already hold positions; GDXJ and TBT because they they have the same underlying as positions I hold; and XLU because I recently passed on it after analysis.

Although I've been unable to find positions under my guidelines, 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. 5, 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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