The Woodyard Gap Report
Question: I have heard that gaps always get filled. Your report card only shows that 90% are filled. Why.
Answer: We have also heard the same thing. So we analyzed the data and found that the conventional wisdom was only partially true. There are several reasons that a gap may not be filled. If a company experiences a significant event it might have a gap to either the upside or downside. Events that may fall into this category are: a company buys another company and that results in a significantly improved environment, a company that is bought out, a company that goes bankrupt, as well as, other possible events. These are events that might result in a gap that never gets filled.
Question: I have noticed some gaps that are not in your report. What is the reason for this?
Answer: To be listed in The Woodyard Gap Report the stock price, of course, must gap either up or down. However, there are other criteria used to determine whether a stock will be included in our report.
Question: What is the significance of the different levels?
Answer: Level 1 gaps have the potential to appreciate in value more than the level 2 gaps.
Question: What is the purpose of the optional report.
Answer: This report shows the price gap as a percentage. The subscriber has the ability to customize this report with a list of stocks of their choosing so that they can easily track those stocks on a daily basis from one report. The Woodyard Gap Report has information on setting up this additional report.
The Woodyard Investor Report
Question: What is the significance of the different levels in this report.
Answer: Each level, starting with level 1, potentially has less risk than a higher numbered level. This does not, however, result in a stock that has a ranking at a lower level always making more money than a stock at a higher level.
Question: This report is only published once a week but all other reports are published daily. Why?.
Answer: There are two reasons for this. The first is that this report is based on long term fundamentals, so the report does
not vary as quickly as the others. Secondly, we get updated fundamentals each Friday, so it is more natural for the report to get updated
on Friday nights.
Question: On the criteria web page there are 15 criteria codes listed. Are these the only tests that are done?
Answer: No, it is not. There are an additional 7 criteria that are used in our analysis. However, stocks must pass all 7 of these
criteria before the other 15 tests are done. As a result, we do not publish those criteria.
The Woodyard Option Report
Question: Your option report only has puts. Why do you not list call options as well?
Answer: You are correct, the primary report only lists puts. The intent of The Woodyard Option Report is to identify options that can be sold with a potential to expire worthless. With regard to call options, it is more conservative to sell covered calls than uncovered calls. Since a subscriber will normally only own a small number of stocks we created a secondary report for call options. Each subscriber can customize this report for their particular situation. Information can be found in The Woodyard Option Report about setting up this report. There is no additional charge for this report.
Question: Your option report seems to only have options that expire in the current or next month. What about longer term options?
Answer: In evaluating the criteria for The Woodyard Option Report we found that the highest probability of an option expiring worthless existed for those options in the current or next contract period. Options that expire further out have less of a probability of expiring worthless, which is not desirable.
The Woodyard Trader Report
Question: Sometimes your trader report is very long, can you explain why?
Answer: There are two main sections to The Woodyard Trader Report. The first section contains stocks that have passed our criteria for the first time. This section is divided into a buy (overbought) and sell (oversold). The next section has all the stocks that have previously passed our criteria. This section is divided into sections. The first section contains stocks where our indicator has peaked. This is divided into buy and sell sub-sections. The last section contains all other stocks that have passed our criteria but the indicator has not peaked. We have left these stocks in the report as an aid to our subscribers in determining where the stock market may be headed next.
Question: Other companies have detailed reports on a large number of companies. Why don't you?
Answer: Some companies have reports on thousands of stocks. We do not consider this beneficial. If you have thousands of companies to review, where does one start, or end for that matter. As with all of our reports, the target is to be conservative and provide a small lists of stocks that can be reviewed in a reasonable amount of time.
Question: You have an optional report that comes with the trader report. What is the difference between the two?
Answer: The Woodyard Trader Report targets companies that are overbought or oversold. The secondary report contains a customized list of stocks that the subscriber chooses (information for setting up this report can be found in The Woodyard Trader Report) for themselves.
It only shows the stocks that the subscriber has requested. And it has one additional feature in that it shows when a company's stock is in a intermediate buy/sell condition. For subscribers that wish to take on additional risk this added feature can potentially enhance their profit. There is no additional charge for this secondary report.