One, MBT, was a bear signal with insuffient open interest on its options to support a bear play.
NMBL had its IPO last December and so fails to meet my rule requiring that a stock be traded for at least a year before I open a position.
That left two, a bull signal on SDLP and a bear signal on KRE.
Both have charts that match their signals, and their average volumes are about the same. SDLP has a neutral rating from Zacks Investment Research, the service I use as a short-cut for fundamental analysis, while KRE has a bearish rating, which is in line with the signal.
Also, SDLP is a corporate stock, while KRE is an exchange-traded fund, tracking regional banks. Adding a fund to my portfolio is a plus because it increases the diversity of my holdings.
I'll do further analysis on KRE and post it prior to the closing bell.
By the way, the three symbols on my supplemental list of high-volume potential bear plays all failed confirmation.
See "Friday's Prospects" for a full description of my first round of analysis.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, July 18, 2014
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