Of the five early-analysis survivors under consideration today, two -- LCI and HR -- failed because of insufficiently robust open interest to support a trade.
None of the remaining three -- SLV, JCI and AEP -- is clearly in a trend. Each carries an argument that the signal is part of a counter-trend movement.
SLV has three things going for it: 1) It is the most liquid of th three, 2) it is the only one to have a directional rating from Zacks (bullish), and 3) as the central bank ponders further changes in money policy strategy, metals are a supremely fascinating market.
I'll post an analysis of SLV at some point today, although I may be running late because of a scheduling conflict.
Both of the two prospective earnings plays, LULU and CIEN, lack liquid Weeklys in their options inventories. I'm passing on both and plan no volatility plays today.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 10, 2014
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