Live: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

12/14 – 3:20 p.m. New York time

i entered three positions on Thursday, all of them earnings plays using options. They are COST, JBL and ORCL. I have updated the analyses with the session moves on the first trading day after earnings were published.

12/14 – 3:11 p.m. New York time

ORCL Analysis published.

12/14 – 2:57 p.m. New York time

JBL Analysis published.

12/14 – 2:40 p.m. New York time

COST Analysis published.

12/14 – 9:45 a.m. New York time

I have three trades on today’s agenda, all coinciding with earnings announcements. They are COST, JBL and ORCL, and all are sufficiently liquid to allow for options trading.

I shall use a bull strategy for COST and direction-neutral strategies for JBL and ORCL, based on earnings surprise and trend metrics.

12/13 – 6:25 p.m. New York time

I have three prospective plays in my pocket for analysis and possibly trading on Thursday. Each is an earnings play using options: COST, JBL and ORCL.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 13-14, 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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