Live: Monday, June 12, 2017

6/12 – 3:10 p.m. New York time

I exited MSFT for a loss. My order to exit THO has not been filled — the price keeps toying with the point of profitability — and I shall keep it active until the closing bell today and deal with it tomorrow.

I entered no new positions.

6/12 – 10:15 a.m. New York time

The tech stocks mentioned in yesterday’s post, below, continue to show instability with rapidly rising implied volatility. I won’t trade them today but instead will wait for a volatility reversal before entry.

I have exited MSFT for a loss and have placed an order to exit THO for a below-taret profit. MSFT’s analysis will be updated with results shortly.

6/11 – 11:55 a.m. New York time

I have no earnings plays as prospective trades for Monday.

Looking at other prospects unrelated to the earnings announcement cycle, symbols with acceptably high implied volatility are in the tech sector, which had a steep fall on Friday. My holdings already include MSFT, which expires on Friday, along with NFLX and NVDA, which expire later.

I’ll be keeping a watch also on a renewal of MSFT and possible new positions on AAPL and FB, as well as the exchange-traded fund  QQQ, which tracks the NASDAQ-100.

In addition to MSFT, one other symbol in my holdings expires on Friday: THO. I shall be looking to exit both early in the week.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 11-12, 2017


Tim Bovee, Private Trader tracks the analysis and trades of a private trader for his own accounts. Nothing in this blog constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell stocks, options or any other financial instrument. The only purpose of this blog is to provide education and entertainment.

No trader is ever 100 percent successful in his or her trades. Trading in the stock and option markets is risky and uncertain. Each trader must make trading decisions for his or her own account, and take responsibility for the consequences.

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