All but one had charts that were insufficiently trending in the direction of the signal to support a trade. The one exception, FAZ, is a bear fund that moves inversely to the NASDAQ 100 index; this is not the sort of symbol that I ever trade, as there are better ways to be a contrarian.
I next turned to my list of innovators and ran into the same condition. Three survived the early rounds of analysis. All of these also had insufficiently bullish charts to support their signals. (Note that this is a correction from the initial version of the Prospects posting, wherein I omitted GE.)
By "insufficiently bullish" I mean that the price was below near-term resistance, meaning that the signal could have been part of a contrarian move within a counter-trend. That would be set up for a whipsaw. So I need to see that breakout beyond resistance before going any further.
One stock with liquid Weeklys options, the Brazilian mining company Vale SA (VALE), announces earnings prior to the opening bell on Thursday. I'll post an analysis today.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 29, 2014
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