Live: Monday, November 20, 2017

11/20 – 3:15 p.m. New York time


I entered two new positions today: HRL and SIG. Both are earnings plays using shares as a vehicle.

I rejected two earnings plays based on options: DLTR and LOW.

11/20 – 3:05 p.m. New York time

Entered shares positions on HRL and SIG.

11/20 – 2;50 p.m. New York time

I have posted my analysis of LOW.

11/20 – 2:25 p.m. New York time

I have posted my analysis of DLTR.

11/20 – 10:35 a.m. New York time

All four prospects now qualify for trading: DLTR and LOW as earnings plays using options and HRL  and SIG using shares. I anticipate completing the analysis and acting on these prospects before the closing bell.

11/19 – 10:50 a.m. New York time

I have two prospective earnings play using options for action on Monday: DLTR and LOW. Also on my desk, two prospects using shares in connection with earnings announcements: HRL and SIG. As of the weekend all three met my standards.

One other symbol liquid enough for options trading, MDT, has an ADX score below 25, disqualifying it from consideration unless there is a change on Monday.

Of other potential shares speculations, CHS and EV have ADX scores below 25 and so stand disqualified as of the weekend, although the score could rise sufficiently to change that judgement. DY has low expectations of an earnings surprise, a metric that could also change sufficiently to qualify the symbol for trading.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, November 19, 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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