WMB was added as a potential bear play after it broke below its 20-day price channel after earnings were published. The earnings rules on confirmation require that the symbol close the next day beyond the low set on the first trading day after earnings were announced. WMB closed above that level, and so failed confirmation.
I put MO and NOV on the Watchlist on July 31 as potential bear plays, and the "Round 2" post for that date has an extended analysis of the pros and cons of taking a trade in the symbols. As it is, both have quickly lost their downward momentum, and I'm removing them from consideration.
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