The charts were different story. All but one of the potential bull play had charts that were insufficiently bullish for me to play. Each had the downward hook that is so characteristic of the market these days.
The one exception, TLKGY from the over-the-counter list, has very low average volume -- about 1,200 shares a day -- and no forward earnings estimates.
One of the bear signals, LNDC from the small-cap list, had insufficient open interest to allow its options to be used in constructing a position.
The other, TCK from the large-/mid-cap list, is liquid and has options I can work with to construct a bear position.
On the downside, it has only a neutral rating from Zacks Investment Research, the service I use to provide a shorthand for the financial and analyst environment surrounding the chart.
I intend to write an analysis of TCK and to post it prior to the closing bell.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 5, 2014
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