Live: Monday, November 6, 2017

11/6 – 8:30 p.m. New York time

Outcomes: I exited a position on FXE and intend to roll it forward on Tuesday, and I entered a shares earnings play on HL.

11/6 – 2;55 p.m. New York time

For all who are curious, the problem is now said to be with an Internet service provider.

11/6 – 2:50 p.m. New York time

Shares post for today is up.

11/6 – 2:35 p.m. New York time

Yikes! Running behind because of what appears to be a DDOS attack affecting us here in the western United States, taking down WordPress, which hosts this blog, and Facebook and Twitter, which how you can get notifications of new posts.

Everything seems to be back to normal, so let’s play catch-up.

I am passing on WB without further analysis. my options-based earnings play. The bid/ask spread has narrowed sufficiently but the distribution of strike prices on the options grid continues to be problematic (see the 10:05 a.m. post below).

I have entered a share position on HL coinciding with an earnings announcement. I shall have the Shares post up shortly.

11/6 – 11 a.m. New York time

I have updated FXE with details of the roll out of the position.

11/6 – 10:05 a.m. New York time

I have exited FXE and intend to roll it forward on Tuesday.

Today’s prospective options play, WB, has moved beyond my standards in two respects: The bid/ask spread has moved into double digits (I require single), and the options grid at the current at-the-money point lacks strike prices that I need to provide a sufficiently wide profit zone. I shall continue to monitor during the day and shall make a final trading decision an hour or two before the closing bell.

No earnings plays involving shares are in sight today. My present such holdings — WLK, LGIH and CORE — will be up for exit on Tuesday.

11/5 – 8 a.m. New York time

I have one prospective options trade for Monday, an earnings play on WB. I have no shares  trades in sight at this point.

For the week, I have 20 potentials that I’m screening, screened from 78 large-cap stocks

sym action earnings date meridian
EMR 11/6 11/7 am
PCLN 11/6 11/6 pm
RCL 11/6 11/7 am
SWKS 11/6 11/6 pm
TPR 11/6 11/7 am
WB 11/6 11/7 am
DISH 11/7 11/8 xm
MAR 11/7 11/7 pm
MGM 11/7 11/8 am
REGN 11/7 11/8 am
TTWO 11/7 11/7 pm
DHI 11/8 11/9 am
FOXA 11/8 11/8 pm
MNST 11/8 11/8 pm
PRGO 11/8 11/9 am
SQ 11/8 11/8 pm
DIS 11/9 11/9 pm
NVDA 11/9 11/9 pm
JD 11/10 11/13 am
TSN 11/10 11/13 am

The list will be screened further for the Zacks metrics and bid/ask spread.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, November 5-6, 2017


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