Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday 13 Sep 2019 Morning Notes

EarningsYesterday AMC:AVGO
Today BMO


Other News: SDC crushed yesterday on its IPO, worst IPO performance since 2000; SQ considers offering free online trading; 

Follow Through Names to Watch: ORCL, KR

GAINERS:
BITA: +10% at 15.20 on t/o report;

LOSERS:

FLAT: 

Follow through watch: 

Day before Y'day AMC: ORCL; OXM, TLRD,
Yesterday BMO: KR

Y'day Other News: LSTR halted y'day AMC on news that it won't meet low end of guidance;

2 days ago AMC:  GME, PLAY, RH; ZS
2 days ago BMO

2 Day Old News:

TT Track of the Day: Sending this one out to President Trump, aka Crazy Uncle Donnie, the Benny Hill theme song. This track just needs to run in the background for all of Trump's tweets and interviews/speeches

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday 12 Sep 2019 Morning Notes

Google Sheets has encountered an apparent bug, at least for me, where it won't allow me to download copies of my stats sheet. This has been going on for two days and is driving me nuts. And of course Big Tech's customer service is "don't call us, we'll call you" so it's impossible to figure out what the issue is. 

EarningsYesterday AMC: ORCL; OXM, TLRD,
Today BMO: KR;


Other News: LSTR halted y'day AMC on news that it won't meet low end of guidance;

Follow Through Names to Watch: RH, PLAY

GAINERS:


LOSERS:

FLAT: 
Follow through watch: 
Day before Y'day AMC: GME, PLAY, RH; ZS
Yesterday BMO

Y'day Other News:

2 days ago AMC:  CTRP;
2 days ago BMO

2 Day Old News: FRAN: +85% at 9.80 on earnings. Options are closed and no shortable shares anywhere; F: -4.7% as Moody's d/g's their bonds to junk; ROKU crushed -10% on AAPL TV subscription news during AAPL event

TT Track of the Day: The Monkees - Pleasant valley sunday, this song is on a commercial that constantly plays on TV and it's been stuck in my head all morning. Ugh!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wed 11 Sep 2019 Morning Notes

September 11th, I'll never forget. 

EarningsYesterday AMC: GME, PLAY, RH; ZS
Today BMO:


Other News:

Follow Through Names to Watch: CTRP, ROKU

GAINERS:


LOSERS:

FLAT: 
 
Follow through watch: 
Day before Y'day AMC: CTRP; 
Yesterday BMO:
Y'day Other News: FRAN: +85% at 9.80 on earnings. Options are closed and no shortable shares anywhere; F: -4.7% as Moody's d/g's their bonds to junk; ROKU crushed -10% on AAPL TV subscription news during AAPL event
2 days ago AMC: 
2 days ago BMO

2 Day Old News: ACAD: +80% at 42.65 on positive drug data; T: +5.5% at 38.24 on activist investor news; ROKU: +2% at 173.26 on more upgrades; AMGN: -2% at 202.5 on disappointing drug data; LOPE saw a short report from Citron during mkt hours, LOPE reversed to close +2% on the day, lol

TT Track of the Day: Taps, in honor of all those who perished and continue to suffer from the attacks on September 11th

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday 10 Sep 2019 Morning Notes

EarningsYesterday AMC: CTRP;
Today BMO:

Other News:

Follow Through Names to Watch: T, s

GAINERS:



LOSERS:


FLAT: 
Follow through watch:
 
Day before Y'day AMC: 
Yesterday BMO:

Y'day Other News: ACAD: +80% at 42.65 on positive drug data; T: +5.5% at 38.24 on activist investor news; ROKU: +2% at 173.26 on more upgrades; AMGN: -2% at 202.5 on disappointing drug data;

2 days ago AMC: CRWD, LULU, ZM; DOCU, DOMO, GWRE, ZUMZ
2 days ago BMO: FIZZ, GCO,

2 Day Old News: GRUB: +10% at 65 on partnership with MCD;

TT Track of the Day: Vaughn Monroe - Sound off

Monday, September 9, 2019

Last Week in Tradeable Vol Hindsight Sep 2-6

My plan is to type up a weekly review of "tradeable vol", things were I think there was a good chance to put on a quick vol trade it and flip it for bucks on a vol rip.

From what I can remember last week:

GRUB: up 10% on thin volume on Friday, options opened with little premium. I made the fatal trading mistake of answering a phone call from my wife while trying to get my order in on GRUB. I showed up after the implied move went from +/- 1.5% to +/- 2%. The move ended up being priced around +/- 2.4% after the stock dropped from 65 to 63. My trade went for a solid 300+% move, though I flipped it in minutes for +30%

MTCH: I was late to the party on this one and paid the price. On Thursday, September 5, Stock opened around 88 then dropped within minutes to 83 on report that FB was launching its own dating service to compete with Tinder. IV went from 38% to over 48% on this move.

TNAV: On Sept 5, news came out that GM was dropping Telenav. This sent the Sept 7.5 put from a tradable .30 to 1.50

BGNE: Sept 5, short report came out on the all-around thinly traded name. The stock dropped from 139 to 135 and I considered buying the Sept 135 straddle for 13.00 but held off due to how terrible the spreads were and how illiquid it was. I could have flipped it for a nice profit as the stock hit a low of 122 within an hour of the short report being out. 

FTV: On Wednesday, Sept 4, news came out in pre-mkt that co. was going to split into two separate entities. I picked up the 68 straddle for what I thought was a reasonable price. Weekly options were dead, I was the only one trading them. Stock wasn't really going anywhere, IV went nowhere, then stock began dropping. I flipped it for peanuts (5%), then watched as the position ran for over +50% as the stock sold off to 66. Had weekly options not been so illiquid, I probably wouldn't have bailed on the position.

That's all I can think of from the top of my head/trading log. Getting this done at end-of-week will be easier to compile.