After checking on these stocks this morning (Jan. 31, 2010) at various websites I'm familiar with I've come to the conclusion that covering part, but not all, of the shorts you may have in them would be advisable. Their fundamentals still look bad but the charts look like they're rallying for some reason.
This is the kind of newly public company I'm generally skeptical about, but charts and insider activity make it appear to me that it has bottomed out, so it gets on my "cover shorts" list today, Jan 28, 2010.
Another website tells me that this company has had 5 consective positive earnings surprises. A few months ago that by itself might have been enough to get me to make an "Outperform" pick on it. [more]
A case of insomnia resulted in me getting on the internet tonight to pass the time, and by basically random chance I chose to investigate Jones Apparel Group on some sites I'm familiar with. [more]
A charting technique I'm experimenting with says that it's almost certainly time to cover any shorts you may have in this stock in your real-life portfolio. [more]
I'm wondering how many people here would prefer to see high INSIDER ownership to high mutual fund ownership in a stock they're considering investing real money in. [more]