Live: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

9/8 – 3:15 p.m. New York time

One trade today: I exited KR for a profit. In terms of evaluating the analysis, the net step is to see what happens to the price on Monday. KR on the second trading day after the four previous earnings announcements showed large moves. I exited early and under target to avoid such a move. I’m interested to see if in fact a large Day 2 move happens for a fifth time.

9/8 – 10 a.m. New York time

I exited KR for a profit.

9/7 – 9:15 p.m. New York time

I have no prospective trades for action on Friday.

In fact, my screening for next week shows no earnings plays that might qualify for trades.

During the down weeks I always look for alternatives, usually without much luck, but the chase itself is useful in broadening my thinking about trading. So I shall continue my daily posts, and if I find anything, I shall do the usual write-up detailing what I’m doing and why.

The next earnings season will begin in October, officially with AA’s announcement on Oct. 18, but in reality the earnings pick up begins a week or two earlier. Meanwhile, enjoy the downtime, as shall I.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 7-8, 2017


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