Live: Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

1/29 – 3 p.m. New York time

I entered a shares position on UFS and a binary position on EUR/USD, and exited a shares position on MPW.

1/29 – 2:30 p.m. New York time

WMB’s implied volatility has declined below the 50th percentile of its annual range, removing the symbol from consideration. I won’t be doing a full analysis.

The Fisher Transform metric on DE, which I mentioned earlier as a possible prospect, has moved against my standards, and it is also off the list.

No options trades today.

1/29 – 1:50 p.m. New York time

In the past I’ve had spotty results trading binary options on Nadex. I’m trying again, using a different approach. I’m using one metric for the analysis, the Fisher Transform which has become a key metric in my stock and options trading. To start with I’m using weekly binaries, which come close to matching the more or less normal span of a Fisher trend on the daily chart.

I’ll report my trades in posts beginning “Binary:”, and the first trade is Binary: EUR/USD.

1/29 – 1:25 p.m. New York time

I have entered a shares position on UFS.

1/29 – 1:05 p.m. New York time

I have room in my account for one shares position, selected from a pool of five finalists: AEE, BLMN, UFS, VCRA and VMC.

1/29 – 11:55 a.m. New York tme

I’ve narrowed the options prospects down to four symbols: DE, GT, MAR and WMB.

Looking in detail at the Fisher Transform level, I find that only WMB is within 2 points of the zero line. Intuitively, I’m finding that a trend is more likely to continue for awhile if its not at the extremities of the Fisher.

DE is just below 3 on the Fisher scale, and I could bend my preferences to accommodate if WMB falls through.

I’m taking TWTR off the table. It is showing an uptrend on the Fisher Transform and a negative earnings surprise prediction, a discrepancy I avoid.

Bottom line, for options pays, I shall analyze WMB and maybe DE, and am passing on GT and MAR.

1/29 – 11:15 a.m. New York time

Those Monday mornings when your trading platform eats your custom analyses, and you have to reconstruct…..

One of those days. Prospects to come.

1/29 – 10:15 p.m. New York time

The Fisher Transform reversed to downtrending on MPW and I exited for a loss.

1/28 – 7:30 p.m New York time

I’m drawing my pools for Monday from two weeks, that of the week beginning Feb. 5 and the other, the week beginning Feb. 12

For options plays, I’m looking at these possibilities:

syms earns meridian action
CSCO 2/14 pm 2/14
DE 2/16 am 2/15
GG 2/14 pm 2/14
KO 2/16 am 2/15
OXY 2/13 pm 2/13
SHOP 2/15 am 2/14
TWTR 2/8 am 2/7

For shares plays, I’m looking at these possibilities:

syms earns meridian action
AEE 2/16 am 2/15
BLL 2/7 am 2/6
CUBE 2/15 pm 2/15
DDR 2/15 pm 2/15
EGN 2/8 am 2/7
FMC 2/12 pm 2/12
GLOG 2/16 xm 2/15
HII 2/15 am 2/14
INCY 2/15 am 2/14
NGL 2/6 xm 2/5
NLSN 2/8 am 2/7
SEDG 2/13 xm 2/12
TLND 2/13 pm 2/13
TTOO 2/15 xm 2/14
TWTR 2/8 am 2/7
UFS 2/8 am 2/7
VCRA 2/8 xm 2/7
VMC 2/6 xm 2/5

Note that TWTR appears in both lists. Last week I exited an options position after TWTR reversed sharply to the upside. If that uptrend continues, it might well be a reasonable shares plays, or perhaps an options play to the upside, the opposite of my prior position. In any case, i shall be looking at it.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Jan. 28-29, 2018


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