Live: Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

8/21 – 3:15 p.m. New York time

I entered three positions today– COTY, MDT and MOMO — and exited three —DE, CSCO and NTAP.

8/21 – 2:40 p.m. New York time

I have exited DE for a loss, completing my exits of positions that expire after the closing bell on Friday.

8/21 – 11:35 a.m. New York time

I have exited CSCO for a loss.

8/21 – 10:25 a.m. New York time

I have exited NTAP for a loss.

8/20 – 10:40 a.m. New York time

I shall be looking at three prospective new positions on Monday, all timed to earnings announcements and all a bit shaky on liquidity. They are COTY, MDT and MOMO.

I have three mandatory exits on Friday: DE, CSCO and NTAP. All were constructed from the options series expiring after the close on Friday, Aug. 25.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 20-21, 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.

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