Live: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

3/21 – 3:15 p.m. New York time

I entered no new positions today and exited none.

3/21 – 2:25 p.m. New York time

I screened 16 stocks with positive earnings expectations and corresponding metrics as potential bull plays using shares. I don’t like the charts on any of them. Most are engaged in counter-trend rallies within larger downtrends, and I prefer to trade with the major trend. A few appear to be engaged in peaking activity, often a prelude to a decline. No shares trades today.

3/21 – 2:15 p.m. New York time

I’m rejecting WFT without further analysis because it’s price, at $2.46 per share, is too low for options trading by my standards.

LL has an even wider bid/ask spread than yesterday and so is disqualified.

3/21 – 11:25 a.m. New York time

WFT and LL are the potential options plays of greatest interest out of a pool of seven symbols meeting my basic requirements. I shall look at both and perhaps choose one for a full analysis today.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, March 21, 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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