Live: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

12/27 – 3:25 p.m. New York time

I exited one trade today, NKE, and entered none. I listed, below in this post, potential trades for next week.

12/27 – 2:05 p.m. New York time

Given the slowness of trading this week, I’ve decided to get ahead of the game and do my initial selection of next week’s potential trades a day early. Next week,  will be shorted by a day, as the markets close to observe the New Year’s holiday on Monday, Jan. 2.

For next week I have two potential earnings plays using options, both of which presently qualify for a full analysis:

sym date median action
MON 20180104 am 20180103
WBA 20180104 am 20180103

I also have two earnings plays using shares that now qualify:

sym date median action
LW 20180104 am 20180103
STZ 20180105 am 20180104

The column labeled “action” is the date on which I would do the full analysis and make the trade. It is the final trading session before earnings are published.

The metrics used in this selection are all volatile. If they change, then so might the status of any of these qualifying symbols.

The same holds true, of course, for the seven potential earnings plays using shares that, at present, don’t qualify for final analysis. The shares trades I do around earnings must be leaning toward the bull side. These aren’t, but they could turn bullish prior to the earnings announcement.

In addition to the qualifying trade, I shall be watching these non-qualifying potential shares trades:

sym date median action
ANGO 20180104 xm 20180103
RPM 20180104 am 20180103
FC 20180104 pm 20180104
GBX 20180105 am 20180104
SONC 20180104 pm 20180104
AYI 20180109 am 20180106
CUDA 20180109 xm 20180106

12/27 – 9:50 a.m. New York time

I have exited my shares position on NKE for a loss. I have no other exits or trades into new positions on my agenda today.

12/26 – 8 p.m. New York time

I have no prospects in sight for action on Wednesday. I shall continue to seek out an exit point for my shares-base earnings play on NKE.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 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.

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