Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stocks for the week of 15 Dec

These are the stocks that are passing at least three of my five filters, for the week of December 15. There are no IBD Top-ranked stocks this week, and only one IBD Supply/Demand stock (AMED).

SymbolTop RankedZacks PEG SuppDem VLIBD Stock checkup
AFAM 111 A+
AMED 11 1A+
APOL 11 1A+
COCO 11 1A+
VIVO 11 1A+
AXYS 11 1A
BCR 11 1A
MANT 11 1A

There is one new stock on the core list, COCO. Corinthian Colleges offers Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees in trades (like HVAC and plumbing), computers, and medicine.

ARO, EZPW, and PRGO are off the list.

Core list (with n of 10 weeks passing):

SymbolPassing weeks Earnings
AMED10Earn 17-Feb
CELG6Earn 29-Jan
APOL6Earn 8-Jan

moving down this week
moving up this week
new this week

The Market remains in Red Light mode according to the 1-2-3 model. The Inflation Model has remains at a negative two inflation stars ("deflation").

A good performer for me has been shorting the discretionary retail sector, by buying puts. Consumers are putting themselves on a strict diet, so they're shopping less often at Target and more often at Wal Mart. (And buying fewer CDs and the same amount of frozen pizzas.)

Have fun trading this week. We passed final building inspection (3 of 4), so we have electrical still to go. The inspector wants to ask some questions about the photovoltaic system.

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