UPDATE to my last post

APRIL 11, 2014Please review my last report , it basically is still quite valid. I had some possible downside targets that havent been met yet (For ex: QQQ could visit the 200Sma), however with 'bounces' along the way and the "Should I 'Buy The Dip'? mode firmly in peoples minds- is it really just a roll of the Dice? No.   BUY-SELL-HOLD is still a personal decision based on your trading/ investing goals...and our Energy & Steel  trades from weeks ago are still green, but for others - Tech stocks/Momo trades are a mess. Lets review a few charts ... QQQ April 10   Nimble Traders can look for lower risk entries based on probabilities ( like oversold areas and trendline/moving average support,etc)  but in waterfall sell offs , even these can fail and one should not trade heavy sell offs unless they can monitor their trades intraday. Read More

The Phone Lines were ringing off the hook!!

Well, to be honest, I got 2 requests on the Markets in general, but they are just as important to me Thumbs up animated emoticon The Question was , "Did you see a pullback in the Markets approaching and is that why you moved to the Energy Sector?  If so, what did you see?"   The answer is , "I did think the markets were toppy and in need of a pullback, and I expect a bounce soon, but It does not look like the downside is complete so far. (Recall my chart 2 posts back saying "Sell in May, Go away?"). The second part is , "No, I just entered the Energy sector because using tech Analysis, it was still 'set up properly'.  It also did withstand the heat recently."   Here is what I was looking at on March 21 . There was weakness in BOTH the weekly and daily charts ($1800 target?) $SPX WEEKLY   Read More

Did you “SEA” what I see?

While the Nasdaq was busy Selling off hard Friday, bleeding in earnest with high volume (See QQQ chart below) , and all the MOMO stocks like PCLN, AMZN,NFLX and other market darlings were being thrown overboard last week, something odd was also happening...   QQQ Read More

APRIL 3 – Too Much Of A Good Thing…

I dont want to overload anyone, but I look at so many charts and when I see what I think are  "Good probability set ups" or other "Interesting Ideas" & things to take note of, I'd rather give a variety of info and let the reader take what they want from it. Let me start with simply something to take Note of...and then cover some  trade ideas past & possibly future.   $NDX Weekly-  Is this a sign of "Sell in May and go away"?   With each "higher High" (Colored arrows) the MACD momentum matched it.   Recently,however,  we see Momentum waning. Since this is a weekly chart , we could rise for a few more weeks (into May) , but THIS CHART causes me to take note and keep an eye on the strength of the next rise.   NDX TOPPING Read More

Explosive Energy

Those who've know me know that we've bought Energy Stocks successfully off and on since last summer. Clean Energy, Green Energy , Nat Gas, Solars, Oil, etc have been On Fire (No pun intended?)   For newer readers, I want to post MANY visuals for you to see what has been happening recently, and then all will better understand what I am looking at when I post 'Energy Stocks that I am currently watching '.  FIRST: Just notice the recent action in these energy stocks- WG   PQ Read More

I didnt plan on talking about Gold & Miners but…

March 27, 2014     Yesterday I got a few emails asking what I thought about the meltdown in Miners. I cant say it wasnt expected, but I can say it was faster and steeper than I expected. On March 20th , we saw a "THRUST" in the price of Miners, but it quickly failed and broke below our consolidation triangle.  That means further downside....However I thought we would get a "TEST" of the Triangle and then continue down as seen in this chart of GDX from March 20   GDX March 20   The "TEST" was QUICK (Intraday) and the drop has been fast and on High volume, as seen in Todays chart.     GDX March 26   How far will it drop? Are we at support?  Is selling done? And  IS that an Inverse H&S forming?   Read More

Just a couple of Trade ideas

March 25, 2014    Today I just wanted to look at a couple of charts that look to have decent low risk set ups.   Low risk, of course, means that if one enters a trade, they also know where to set stops (according to each ones "risk parameter") , and if the stock doesnt do what we thought it would from here,  exit and re-assess. Please use stops.  I still like all of the set ups on our STEEL STOCKS and I still own   X and AKS , They probably will not move straight up, but they are still acting correctly and may be forming the right side of a CUP AKS MARCH 25 Here are a few other ideas... Read More

Looking Ahead

                                                                 Header Photo artwork  credit to RUSH and Hugh Syme MARCH 23, 2014   No one actually predicts with 100% accuracy what the markets will do next, but with a little help from the charts, we may gain some idea of a likely path they'll take. In the last Report the $USD "Popped" and I mentioned that it may pause when it got to the 50sma & go sideways (Chart 1), before resuming higher. So far - that is playing out (Chart 2). What could that mean...? $USD$USD as expected Read More

Fast Turns

When the markets turn fast, we have to try to keep pace. Yesterday during the Fed commentary , The U.S. Dollar took a sharp turn, and Equities, Treasuries, Commodities and so on were shaking it up a bit too. Lets Start with the dollar... $USD Read More

Seeing signs of strength

After some beautiful runs in Steel stocks , they took a rest and some thought that Steels strength was over. It seems that the Large run up just needed to take a healthy breather and consolidate some gains ,so lets see where they are now.  We'll start with AKS AKS Read More