Live: Thursday, October 5, 2017

10/5 – 3:30 p.m. New York time

I entered one position today: COST.

10/5 – 1:35 p.m. New York time

I have completed the initial screening of potential earnings plays for next week. The options series that I shall be using will be the October monthlys, trading for the last time on Oct. 20.

Here are the week’s prospects, screened for liquidity only. Some may be rejected later for other reasons.

sym action earnings date meridian
DAL 10/10 10/11 am
FAST 10/10 10/11 am
C 10/11 10/12 am
JPM 10/11 10/12 am
BAC 10/12 10/13 am
WFC 10/12 10/13 am
SCHW 10/13 10/16 am

The action date is the date I shall make a final decision about trading.

10/4 – 8:25 p.m. New York time

I have one prospect on my desk for action on Thursday: An earnings play on COST.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, October 4-5, 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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