Live: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

1/23 – 3:30 p.m. New York time

I entered an earnings play on FB using options and exited plays on ETH and PGR using shares.

I analyzed HAS as a potential options position as it approaches earnings, but declined the trade.

1/23 – 2:30 p.m. New York time

I have exited my shares position on ETH for a loss.

1/23 – 2:15 p.m. New York time

I have analyzed HAS and declined the trade.

1/23 – 1:40 p.m. New York time

ILMN has moved back to a downtrend on the Fisher Transform, which does not match the positive score on the Zacks earnings surprise predictor. I’m dropping the the symbol form my prospects list because of the mismatch. I shall revisit it if the two metrics come back into alignment.

1/23 – 1:35 p.m. New York time

Entered a position on FB.

1/23 – 10:35 a.m. New York time

My agenda today for new entries has the three prospects I identified last night, which continue to show qualifying metrics. FB and ILMN are the most interesting because their trends began the latest, on Jan. 22. HAS has a more mature trend, beginning Jan. 16.

I’ve carried out one exit, PGR, and shall do another, ETH .

1/23 – 9:45 a.m. New York time

I have exited PGR for a profit, the day before earnings are scheduled for publication. I plan to exit ETH today as well in order to evade the earnings announcement. Both are shares positions.

1/22 – 7:50 p.m. New York time

I have three prospective earnings plays using shares that I shall consider on Tuesday.

sym earns meridian action
FB 20180131 pm 20180131
HAS 20180205 am 20180202
ILMN 20180130 pm 20180130

I have no prospecivet earnings plays using shares.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Jan. 22-23, 2018

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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