Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday's Prospects: Round 2

The two best picks out of the 10 symbols that survived my first round of analysis (see "Tuesday's Prospects") are both high-dividend real-estate plays. As such, they'll go better as trades under my longer-term rules, which require that I hold on to the position for at least a year, hedging with options if needed to preserve capital during downturns.

The two are BXMT from the large-/mid-cap list, and NYMT from the small-cap list. The "MT" in the symbols stands for mortgage trust.

Of the others, two failed confirmation of their bull signals, moving back into their 20-day price channels: AOS and NEO.

Two were bull signals with charts that seem bearish at first glance: IDIX and KCRPY.

Two potential bear plays, CBD and CPL, have insufficient open interest on their options for me to construct a workable bear spread out of options.

NOBGY, with share volume running in the three-thousands, on average, is a bit too illiquid for my taste.

TEP, a natural gas storage and transportation company. Its a good business during the present boom in fossil fuels and has a bullish chart. However, its options have low open interest and so any position would be shares, which would cost me leverage. And it has a 3.48% dividend, which makes it more a candidate for a longer-term trade.  I'm adding TEP to my Watchlist and may look at it later this week if I have no good candidates for analysis.

That left the two real-estate plays. I'll be writing an analysis that looks at both BXMT and NYMT, and shall post it before the closing bell.


My shorter-term trading rules can be read here. My longer-term trading rules can be read here. And the classic Turtle Trading rules on which my rules are based can be read here.

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