Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday's Prospects: Round 2

None of the 20 survivors of my first round of analysis made it past the second round. (See "Wednesday's Prospects" for a full list of the first-round survivors). All were bull signals.

Five fell back within their 20-day price channels, failing confirmation.

Of the rest, all but one had bearish charts, running contrary to the signal.

The one exception is CSTM, which has a bearish rating from Zacks Investment Research, the service I use as a window into a stock's fundamentals. I prefer that the signal and the Zacks rating be aligned, so it also failed a second-round test, leaving none.

I turned next to the supplemental list of large-cap stocks that had given bear signal and that I had exempted from the requirement that they have better than even odds of successful signals of that type.

One symbol was on the list, WMT. It has a bearish rating from Zacks and options that are liquid enough for a bear trade. I'll post an analysis prior to the closing bell.

Update: Oh, never mind! WMT -- my one symbol worthy of further analysis, as a bear trade -- has reversed to the upside this morning, rising back within the 20-day price channel and therefore failing confirmation. Therefore, I shall post no analysis today from Tuesday's breakouts.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 18, 2014

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