Let’s be honest. Profitable bears are becoming a rare breed these days, what with new all-time highs gripping stocks across the land and optimism flooding the Street. But not all bear trades are lost.
Some still can be found in individual companies plagued by poor earnings. Just because we’re in the midst of a bull market for the ages doesn’t mean those few companies daring to disappoint the Street aren’t still taken behind the woodshed. Or, for that matter, those residing in the few sectors boasting relative weakness.
Moreover, not every sector is participating in the bullish festivities with equal vigor. Recent weakness out of retail and energy is creating a few other interesting opportunities for traders still on the lookout for low-risk bear trades.
Whether you’re looking to diversify your growing brood of bullish positions with a few bear plays or you’re simply a bear in search of something to sink your teeth into, today’s trio is worth a look.