Live: Monday, November 27, 2017

11/27 – 2:45 p.m. New York time

Outcomes: No new positions and no exits.

11/27 – 2:25 p.m. New York time

I have posted an essay: How I analyze trades. It is a detailed description of the steps I go through to select my trades.

11/27 – 1:05 p.m. New York time

I’m using this slow day to play catch-up with the post-earnings moves analyses. I have updated CSCO and HD.

11/27 – 9:35 a.m. New York time

GSM, MTSC and TECD have seen no change in their Zacks metrics and do not meet my standards for trading as earnings plays. I have no analyses and perhaps trades on my agenda for today.

11/26 – 10 a.m. New York time

I have no prospective trades for Monday. Three potential earnings plays using shares made it to the second phase of analysis, but then failed, GSM because of a negative earnings surprise predictor score from Zacks, and MTSC and TECD because of a low ADX in each case, a sign that the stock is not trending upward.

Those characteristics made the shares ineligible for trading because the no-fee brokerage I use, Robinhood Markets, doesn’t allow short-selling, and in any case most of the shares traded under this strategy are insufficiently liquid for short-selling on any brokerage platform.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, November 26-27, 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.

No trader is ever 100 percent successful in his or her trades. Trading in the stock and option markets is risky and uncertain. Each trader must make trading decisions for his or her own account, and take responsibility for the consequences.

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