Live: Monday, December 16, 2019

10:45 a.m. New York time

The 20% trailing stop on EBMT in the Growth Portfolio was triggered, exiting the position at $21.71 per share, up 0.28 from the entry level.

I’m not quite sure why the stop was triggered — 20% trailing from the current bid is $17.37, and the price hasn’t approached that level since entry, not even in intra-session trading. A rogue bid, perhaps?

Nonetheless, the symbol continues to meet my criteria for the portfolio, and assuming no change, I shall re-enter on Tuesday.

Looking ahead this week…

The December monthly options trade for the last time on Friday and expire thereafter. I’ve already exited my positions, each for a profit.

I’ll continue the slow population of my Genetics Portfolio on Wednesday, adding a new position in a symbol yet to be determined.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, December 16, 2019


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