Live: Friday, Aug. 2, 2019

1:35 p.m. New York time

I’ve updated my thought experiment on hedged earnings plays with a day-after observation. See Thought Experiment: An IBM earnings play.

10:05 a.m. New York time

I exited my managed shares positions XLE and XLV after each received a sell signal. I had only one buy signal that I could reasonably use to fill a slot: EWM, which I entered for $28.55 a share.

XLE produced a 0.6% loss over two days, or a -115% annual rate. The price change was down 39 cents.

XLV produced a 1.1% loss over four days for a -103% annual rate, a decline of $1.04.

Here’s the lineup:

sym slot # price $ sector
(empty) 1 #N/A
EWM 2 28.55 intl-malaysia
XBI 3 86.76 biotech
XHB 4 42.07 real estate
XOP 5 25.16 energy

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, August 2, 2019


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