Live: Thursday, December 19, 2019

2:15 p.m. New York time

I added two stock positions to my Genetics Portfolio: AQB for a $2.03 debit and NTLA for a $15.22 debit. That catches me up with all the stocks in my portfolio pool that match my criteria: A Zacks ranking of 1 or 2 and at least one of the Zacks strategy scores — Value, Growth, Momentum — at A or B. The pool size is 25 symbols, and there are only five symbols fully qualified at present.

The stock underlying my short iron condor options position on XLY goes ex-dividend on Friday. The options position is within the profit zone and is unlikely to be assigned, so I’ll stand pat.

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


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