Live: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

1/25 – 3:15 p.m. New York time

I entered four earnings plays today, using options on TWTR and shares on K, MDSO and MPW. I exited EGN for a loss.

1/25 – 2:10 p.m. New York time

I have entered three earnings plays using shares, on K, MDSO and MPW.

1/25 – 1:10 p.m. New York time

I have entered a bear call spread on TWTR.

1/25 – 10:35 a.m. New York time

EGN switched to a downtrend on the Fisher Transform metric, shortly after an upgrade by Morgan Stanley, and the price quickly fell by nearly $2 in the first hour after the opening bell. Inconsistent, right? I exited for a loss.

1/24 – 10:05 p.m. New York time

On Thursday, I shall select earnings plays using options from the following pool …

syms earns meridian action
ABC 2/6 am 2/5
GRUB 2/8 am 2/7
NVDA 2/8 xm 2/5
PCG 2/9 am 2/7
TEVA 2/8 am 2/7
TWTR 2/8 am 2/5

… and using shares from this somewhat larger pool …

syms earns meridian action
AXTA 2/6 am 2/6
BPL 2/9 am 2/6
ESNT 2/9 am 2/8
EXC 2/7 am 2/11
EXTR 2/7 xm 2/6
FDC 2/12 am 2/9
HAE 2/6 am 2/5
ITUB 2/6 xm 2/5
JELD 2/6 xm 2/5
K 2/8 am 2/7
KALA 2/6 xm 2/11
MCO 2/9 am 2/8
MDSO 2/8 xm 2/7
MPW 2/8 xm 2/7
NGL 2/6 xm 2/5
NLSN 2/8 am 2/7
NVTA 2/12 xm 2/9
SABR 2/6 xm 2/7
TRI 2/8 am 2/7
UFS 2/8 am 2/7
VCRA 2/8 xm 2/7

My selections will be spaced out over the week, and my intent in all cases is to exit before earnings are published. The metrics for pool membership are updated several times a day, so the lists will almost certainly change both during the day and on subsequent days.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Jan. 24-25, 2018


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