The two breakouts to the downside that survived confirmation had options that were too illiquid to support a bear position.
The remaining bull signals, RTN, PFPT, AZPN and LLL, had bullish charts. The problem is, they were too bullish. They've shot up a very long way.
That gives me pause because of the development of air pockets in the broad market last week. I liked AZPN the best, but not well enough to overcome my bearish misgivings.
The surviving small-cap symbol, a downside breakout, was too illiquid to trade.
So I went to my high-volume breakouts and found that Symantech Corp. (SYMC) has the chart I like best at first glance. I'll be analyzing that symbol later in the day as a potential bear play.
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