Live: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

12:40 p.m. New York time

In my managed shares portfolio, CANE produced a sell signal on the directional movement index, and I replaced it with EWL, which tracks Swiss stocks.

Two of my short iron condor holdings go ex-dividend on Friday. XLY is out-of-the-money for both short calls and puts and so is unlikely to be assigned. XOP is out-of-the-money by only 7 cents as of this writing and will bear close watching up to the closing bell. I judge XOP to have a greater risk of assignment that XLY, but not a huge risk.

Rather that go through a full write-up on my experimental earnings plays, as I did with FDX, I’ve pulled together a spreadsheet that I’ll use to track hypothetical earnings plays on all of the stocks that meet my liquidity standards. The spreadsheet is on Google Sheets and can be accessed here.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, September 19, 2019


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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