Four symbols traded over the counter broke out, one to the upside and three to the downside.
Within my analytical universe, 0.9% of symbols gave bull or bear signals, barely changed from 1.1% the prior trading day.
The ratio of bull to bear signals was 1:1.9, leaving the markets in neutrality after the prior trading day's 1.4:1 ratio.
No symbols traded on the major exchanges or over the counter survived my initial screening.
The symbols failed analysis for the most basic of reasons, most because they lacked better than even odds of success, and the remainder because of low odds-adjusted yields.
With no survivors, there's nothing to analyze further, and I won't be opening a new position on Tuesday.
The symbols I'm analyzing are mid- and large-cap stocks having analyst coverage, as well as selected exchange-traded funds. I screened them for...
- the odds of a successful trades in the direction of the breakout since the present uptrend began on the S&P 500 weekly chart, on Oct. 4, 2011,
- a yield adjusted by those odds of 5% or greater,
- and absence of an earnings announcement within the next 30 days.
My cut-off point for bullish bias is a ratio of bull to bear signals of 2:1 or greater, and for bearish bias, 1:2 or smaller, rounded to the nearest whole number.
My trading rules can be read here. And the classic Turtle Trading rules on which my rules are based can be read here.
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.
No trader is ever 100 percent successful in his or her trades. Trading in the stock and option markets is risky and uncertain. Each trader must make trading decision decisions for his or her own account, and take responsibility for the consequences.s