Live: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

11/1 – 10:15 p.m. New York time

I have updated the GRMN and X with comparisons dependent upon the closing price.

11/1 – 3:15 p.m. New York time

Outcomes: I entered a position on BABA and exited positions on GRMN and X, each for a profit.

11/1 – 2:50 p.m. New York time

I have entered a position on BABA.

11/1 – 2:35 p.m. New York time

I have decided to pass on QCOM. A news report on Monday was followed by a large decline in price that has been partially retraced today. In any case, the trading at present appears to be largely driven by already published news, and that’s a situation I try to avoid. So I shall be analyzing one prospect: BABA.

11/1 – 1:10 p.m. New York time

I have updated the analyses for GRMN and X with results. I need today’s closing price to analyze how the estimates and post-earnings movements metrics, and I shall update with that portion of results analysis after the closing bell.

11/1 – 9:45 a.m. New York time

BABA and QCOM continue to qualify for full analysis today. I have exited both of Tuesday’s positions, GRMN and X, for profits.

10/31 – 8:05 p.m. New York time

I have two prospects for action on Wednesday, both earnings plays. I’m considering a bull position on BABA and a non-directional position on QCOM. The bid/ask spread on QCOM is currently a bit wider than I like and will bear rechecking on Wednesday.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, October 31-November 1, 2017


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