Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday's Finalists: Large-cap

All three large-cap symbols that survived the early rounds of analysis confirmed their trading signals today. (See "Friday's Prospects: Large-cap".)

The lone bear signal, TZA, gets struck from the list of prospects immediately. It is a bear fund, meaning it moves opposite the market, and a 3x fund, meaning it is leveraged. I provide my own directionality and leverage through options and so don't trade such funds.

IVZ and VTI, the two bull signals, both fail to make the grade because their options are too illiquid to meet my needs.

I won't be opening any new positions today based on Thursday's markets.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Feb. 6, 2015


My shorter-term trading rules can be read here. My longer-term trading rules can be read here. And the classic Turtle Trading rules on which my rules are based can be read here. My volatility trading rules can be read here.


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