QQQ and QLD both track the NASDAQ 100; the latter, as an ultra fund, is turbocharged. I'm already in a bear position in the S&P 500, via SPY, and taking a bull position in the NASDAQ seemed to only negate my present holding. So I passed on these two.
EWI, which tracks Italy, seemed at first glance to be nearing the end of a rally within a correction. Also, its options are a bit too illiquid for my taste.
That left International Paper (IP). By my count it remains in an uptrend, although it is presently within a corrective wave of that trend. Looks interesting.
I'll post an analysis of IP prior to the market open on Friday, New York time.
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