Live: Monday, July 17, 2017

The7/17 – 3:35 p.m. New York time

Outcomes: I entered six new positions today, all coinciding with earnings announcements throughout the week. They are EBAY, GE, MSFT, PM, QCOM and URI. I exited three positions — STZ, XBI and XLK — and updated their analyses with results.

I decided to hold off on my analysis of HAL, which doesn’t publish earnings until Monday before the opening bell.

7/17 – 1:50 p.m. New York time

Exited XBI for  profit.

7/17 – 11:15 a.m. New York time

Exited XLK for a loss. Results to be posted later.

7/17 – 10:40 a.m. New York time

Exited STZ for a loss. Results to be posted later.

7/17 – 9:50 a.m. New York time

My six prospective new positions on my agenda for action today — JNJ, QCOM, PM, URI, GE, MSFT and EBAY — continue to qualify for full analysis, and I’m adding a seventh, HAL, to the list.

I have two positions that are in expiration week and that I must exit today: STZ and XLK. Yesterday’s list erroneously included YUMC as a mandatory exit; the position in fact expires Aug. 18.

7/16 – 9:20 a.m. New York time

I shall continue entering positions several days ahead of their earnings announcements as I prepare for my trip to East Asia, which will disrupt my trading schedule somewhat.

On Monday, July 17, I shall analyze three prospects whose earnings announcements will first impact trading on Thursday, July 20 — QCOM, PM and URI — and three that will impact trading on Friday, July 21 — GE, MSFT and EBAY.

I also have three positions that are expiring on Friday that must be either exited or rolled. They are STZ, XLK and YUMC.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, July 16-17, 2017


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