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Sell on the Pop Prospects: January 8 Edition

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities.The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that its 50-day moving average is below its 200-day moving average, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively.Second, each of these ETFs is also trading above its five-day moving average, thereby offering a near-term ‘sell on the pop' opportunity given the longer-term downtrend at hand. Note that this prospects list also features a liquidity screen by excluding ETFs with average trading volumes below the one million shares mark. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.To get access to all premium content, sign up for a free 14-day trial to Pro.Many high-yield bond ETFs like SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK A+) and SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term High Yield Bond ETF (SJNK A) featured on the Sell on the Pop Prospects List this week. The high- yield bonds are expected to perform better after the passage of the U.S. tax reform, which is expected to benefit big corporate houses.VelocityShares 3x Long Silver ETN (USLV C+), which provides 3x exposure to an index of silver producers listed in OECD countries, ranked as one of the sell on the pop candidates this week as silver prices rose by over 2% over the last seven days.Several energy MLP (master limited partnership) ETFs such as JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ A-), Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP A) and Global X MLP ETF (MLPA A-) were also present on the list as the energy sector was one of the best-performing sectors this week. Discover more about MLP ETFs by clicking here.Check out the December 25 edition of Sell on the Pop Prospects to learn about our earlier week’s picks.ETFs to Sell on the PopPlease note that this list is updated on a weekly basis.For more ETF analysis, make sure to sign up for our free ETF newsletter.Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

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