Live: Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

8/14 – 3:25 p.m. New York time

And the day’s work’s is pretty much done. I entered a position on HD and exited JD plus  my positions expiring at the end of the week: FOSL, HTZ, KORS, KSS, SNAP and CBI.

I have updated with results all of the exits except HTZ, and that final one will be completed before the closing bell.

8/14 – 2 p.m. New York time

As it turns out TJX lacks weekly among its options inventory, so I’m passing on it without analysis. I have updated CBI, FOSLKORS and KSS with results. More to come.

8/14 – 12:45 p.m. New York time

I exited CBI.

8/14 – 10:50 a.m. New York time

I’ve exited KSS.

8/14 – 10:20 a.m. New York time

I have exited FOSL, KORS and SNAP, all for losses.

8/14 – 9:40 a.m. New York time

My three prospective new positions continue to qualify on grounds of volatility for further analysis: COH, TJX and HD.

This week I’m adding expected move as a factor in making the trading decisions, utilizing the Earnings Surprise Predictor from Zacks Investment Research. I’m using it as an indicator of magnitude; if it’s above 2 or below -2, then I take that as a caution signal.

COH has an ESP slightly above 2, and so I’m inclined at this point to pass on further analysis, leaving HD and TJX.

I have exited JD at my target. I have six positions expiring after the closing bell on Friday, and I shall be looking to exit them today: FOSL, HTZ, KORS, KSS, SNAP and CBI.

8/13 – 2:30 p.m. New York time

I have three prospects for consideration on Monday, all of them earnings plays: COH, HD and TJX.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 13-14, 2017


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