Thursday’s Prospects

The markets remain slow as the year approaches its end. I have no prospective entries into new positions for Thursday

Some high-volatility stocks are blocked from consideration because they are within a month of earnings announcements; I’ll wait until closer to the events before giving them a look.

The next earnings season begins Jan. 9 with the publication of AA’s results and will last for six weeks.

U.S. stock markets will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 28, 2016