Tuesday’s Agenda

There is nothing on the table to trade today, and I would be unsurprised if that were so for the rest of the week. However, surprises happen, and I’ll be doing my daily analytical routine as always.

Here’s how I’ll handle it on Private Trader the remainder of the week. I shall post Prospects after the market close, even if there are none. If there are no prospects, then I’ll skip the Agenda post. I’ll post Outcomes only if I have attempted a trade.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 27, 2016

Earns 12/26-12/30

No surprise, the week of Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 will be a painfully slow time for earnings, so slow as to best be described as non-existent.

Twelve companies publish earnings for action that week. The most liquid of the group trades 335,000 shares a day, on average; the least liquid, 293 shares.

None of the dozen is liquid enough to meet my options trading standards. I plan no earnings plays next week.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 22, 2016


Thursday’s Prospects

As the business of the markets slows with the approach of the winter holidays, I have no symbols qualifying as prospective trades on Thursday. I shall enter no new positions.

There will be no Agenda post for Thursday.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 21, 2016