Live: Thursday, October 12, 2017

10/12 – 3:20 p.m. New York time

A new position on WFC is my sole trade today. I have a long-shot exit order in  on GLD and shall update after the close if it goes through.

10/12 – 2:40 p.m. New York time

I have entered a position on WFC.

10/12 – 11:45 a.m. New York time

BAC’s implied volatility has declined below my standards. I shall keep an eye on it but have no high hopes.

WFC continues to meet my standards and I shall do a full analysis.

10/11 – 8:40 p.m. New York time

I have two prospects for Thursday, BAC and WFC. BAC looks like the better trade, in part because WFC’s legal and public perception issues lead me to fear that there will be a non-earnings surprise. I shall make a final decision on Wednesday.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, October 11-12, 2017


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