Live: Friday, February 7, 2020

12:10 a.m. New York time

I quite carelessly failed to check out the Genetics and Robotics portfolios on my run through the tables this morning. A new entry from yesterday, KMTUY, whipsawed off of the qualifying Robotics symbols, and I’ve moved it to the Bench, with a Zacks rank of 3 (hold), a Value score of A and Growth and Momentum scores of B. I’ve made corresponding changes below.

11:55 a.m. New York time

My revised rule set for stocks, posted to the menu bar Trading Rules pulldown earlier in the week, has successfully stopped the mad churn of entries and exits that threatened to bring my system down in to pile of rubble. It’s very much like waking up to clear skies and a beautiful dawn after an overnight typhoon.

I made a slight change this morning to tighten the Bench rules up just a bit. As initially posted, the rule set required a Zacks strategy score of C or better for symbols on the Bench. I’ve changed that to a score of B or better. It triggers no change at this point, as all Benched symbols meet the higher standard.

In stock trades today, no exits and no transfers to the Bench. I entered one position in today’s focus portfolio.

Stock Trades

  • Momentum Portfolio
    • Entry
      • APAM, for a $36.33 debit
  • Robotics Portfolio
    • To the Bench
      • KMTUY

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, February 7, 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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