Bearish Bets: 2 Nasdaq Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

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Each week Trifecta Stocks identifies names that look bearish and may present interesting investing opportunities on the short side.

Using technical analysis of the charts of those stocks, and, when appropriate, recent actions and grades from TheStreet’s Quant Ratings, we zero in on five names.

While we will not be weighing in with fundamental analysis, we hope this piece will give investors interested in stocks on the way down a good starting point to do further homework on the names.

Futu Holdings

Futu Holdings Ltd.  (FUTU)  recently was downgraded to Sell with a D- rating by TheStreet’s Quant Ratings.

This recent high-flyer looks vulnerable. With poor money flow and expanding volume to the downside there is little safety here for the operator of digitized brokerage and wealth management platforms.

Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) just crossed for a bearish signal, and the trend line shows a target down to the $35 level.

That would be a nice 18% move down. Put in a stop at $46 just in case, but look for a move down the mid-$30s.

Amgen

Amgen Inc.  (AMGN)  is rated a Buy with an A- rating by TheStreet’s Quant Ratings.

Recent entry into the Dow Jones Industrials hasn’t helped this biotech name. Amgen has been plagued by high volatility, strong volume and poor price action. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is meh, while the money flow is quite bearish and has been for six weeks.

Resistance just hit last Wednesday at the 50-day moving average; this stock is headed at least down to $215 and probably a bit lower. The cloud is red and recent volume trends on the recovery are weak.

If short, put in a stop at $230 or so and stay short.

This commentary is an excerpt from “5 Bearish Bets” a weekly feature sent to subscribers of Trifecta Stocks. Click here to learn more about this portfolio, trading ideas and market commentary product.

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— Bob Lang and Chris Versace are co-portfolio managers of Trifecta Stocks.