Live: Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

1/26 – 3:20 p.m. New York time

I entered a shares position on CG and exite and options position on TWTR.

1/26 – 2:30 p.m. New York time

I entered a shares position on CG.

1/26 – 1:20 p.m. New York time

GM is off the table as an earnings play today. It’s switch to a downtrend on the Fisher Transform puts it at odds with its positive earnings surprise predictor score from Zacks.

1/26 – 11:20 a.m. New York time

I have updated TWTR with results.

1/26 – 10:55 a.m. New York time

TWTR revered its Fisher Transform trend metric to uptrending, and I have exited my bear call spread for a loss.

1/26 – 10:35 a.m. New York time

On today’s agenda,  a full analysis of GM as an earnings play using options. For the earnings plays using shares, I shall give priority to symbols covered by the most analysts. On that metric VCRA and CG top the list.

1/25 – 10:10 p.m. New York time

On Friday I shall be considering earnings plays from these two pools:

… Options …

syms earns meridian action
GM 2/6 am 2/5

… and shares …

syms earns meridian action
BLL 2/7 am 2/6
BTU 2/7 am 2/6
CG 2/7 am 2/5
HAE 2/6 am 2/5
ITUB 2/6 xm 2/5
JLL 2/7 am 2/5
MCO 2/9 am 2/8
MMS 2/8 xm 2/7
NGL 2/6 xm 2/5
NLSN 2/8 am 2/7
TRI 2/8 am 2/7
UFS 2/8 am 2/7
VCRA 2/8 xm 2/7
VMC 2/6 xm 2/5

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Jan. 25-26, 2018


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