Live: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

3:10 p.m. New York time

Today’s stock trades.

  • Growth Portfolio
    • Exits
      • BYD, for a $29.78 credit, up 51 cents from the entry price, producing a 1.7% return over two days for a +318% annual rate.
    • Entries
      • ITRI, for a $83.33 debit
      • LPLA, a $96.16 debit
      • TX, a 21.94 debit
    • Transferred to the Bench: HII
  • Momentum Portfolio
    • Entries
      • CS, for a $13.93 debit
      • PERI, an $8.19 debit
      • SNE, a $70.60 debit
      • TGNA, a $17.04 debit
    • Transferred
      • From the Bench: DQ
      • FORM, duplicating the Growth Portfolio position.
  • Genetics Portfolio
    • Exits
      • CLLS, for a $16.78 credit, up 4 cents from entry. The return was 0.3% over one day for a +90% annual rate.
  • Bench Portfolio
    • Exits
      • STM, for a 27.31 credit, up 58 cents from original entry in the Growth Portfolio, producing a 2.2% return over 2 days for a +398% annual rate.

9:45 a.m. New York time

XLK Analysis posted.

9:35 a.m. New York time

The exchange traded fund XLK moved to a high implied volatility rank this monring, and I’ve entered a short iron condor position. Analysis to come.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, January 8, 2020


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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