Friday August 3rd – The Employment Report

I don't expect any big surprises with the July Employment report , scheduled to be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  It shouldn't really affect things, but since that is the next event on deck,  we'll just have to wait and see if it does or doesn't affect our markets. Let's take a look at Thursdays action, shall we?  We have  A LOT to discuss...


IWM From July 24 -  I have been looking for a dip into a dcl, and so we would expect a top of some sort to form.  The IWM started us off looking weak .   Notice how the Weak  MACD & High volume drop makes the IWM, a former leader, look weak  That 50sma did NOT look like it would act as support and it didn't.  Price broke below the 50sma...


IWM COPY/PASTE FROM YESTERDAYS REPORT -   I thought that the 'pattern was bullish, but indicators remained weak".  It looked like it could bounce though, as the markets have become oversold.   You can read my thoughts from yesterday.


IWM  CURRENTLY- The 50sma did not hold, but the bounce did come Thursday and Price did regain the 50 sma. The bounce actually looks bullish, but indicators still do not. That makes this "Iffy".  Any reversal like this ( regaining support) can be bought with a tight stop,  just in case these markets break out higher.


  So timing-wise, We are coming due for a dcl, but that could be a 1/2 cycle low, as mentioned on the NASDAQ yesterday, and we may go a bit higher.  These markets are surprising both to the upside & downside lately during earnings season,  and that makes it a bit trickier as things become choppy.  It is a stock pickers market when things get choppy like this.   Lets continue...

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August 2nd – BOTTOMS

It is time for my favorite lesson again, and I call it ...

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August 1st – Fed Day – Fed Up


SPX -  I am still expecting the General Markets to begin rolling over.


Even with great earnings beats that GOOG and AMZN had, the NASDAQ fell for a couple of days.  AAPL beat too, but I still think that the markets are going to have a hard time resisting a drop from here.

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