Blog Profile / Afraid to Trade


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Archived Since:February 23, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Beautiful Arc Trading Opportunity for CME

CME Group (CME) is forming an ‘Arc Trendline’ pattern that is among my favorite patterns to trade. Let’s view the arc, note the levels, and highlight profit opportunities from future movement: Imagine these curved or arc trendlines as you would regular trendlines where price tends to trade down from resistance and up off support. However, the curve or [...]

Five Insights Only Monthly Charts Can Reveal to You

We’re accustomed to seeing stocks at all-time highs but what about other markets? And what do long-term charts – specifically back to the early 1980’s – show about stocks, the Dollar, Gold, Oil, and US Treasury Yields? There’s only one way to find out these insights from the long-term frame:  Let’s see them! We’ll highlight the main trends [...]

Opportunities from Today’s Strongest Trending Stocks Dec 29

As 2014 quickly rushes to a close, let’s highlight today’s strongest trending stocks and note potential opportunities that may develop from these candidates. Here’s our daily list of strongest intraday trending bullish stocks: I selected these stocks using our daily relative strength algorithm (which I use in each day’s free blog update post), only this time I [...]

Dec 23 GDP Surge Breakout and Trending Stock Scan Update

Santa just stuffed our stocking earlier with a 5.0% US GDP growth, sending stocks gapping higher this morning. So far, price has held the gain and trades at a fresh new all-time high. Be sure to see this morning’s “Big Picture Update” for a comparison of what that looks like on the Monthly Frame. Let’s update our chart, [...]

Gaining Perspective from a Monthly Chart View

As we slide toward the end of 2014, let’s take a moment to review the broader trends – recessions and recoveries – of the Big Three US Equity Indexes. It could help put your current trades in a larger perspective, especially for short-term traders. We’ll start with the S&P 500: Before we compare charts, let’s discuss the “Broader [...]

Dec 22 Range Midday Update and Strong Trending Stock Scan

We begin our holiday week awaiting the possible “Santa Claus” bullish rally to keep the stock market trading higher. Let’s update our chart, note the message from Breadth, and focus on strong (and weak) stocks to trade: An expanded intraday chart reveals the divergent reversal (which we aggressively highlighted to members ahead of the expected bullish uptrending [...]

Dec 19 Rally Update and Daily Stock Scan

Up, up and away in the aftermath of the Fed Day! Stocks continued their short-squeezed (pre-holiday) rally to end the week at the highs, piercing the 2,070 index level. Let’s update our chart, note the message from Breadth, and focus on strong (and weak) stocks to trade: The Fed threaded the needle and told the market exactly what [...]

A Quick Grid of Overseas ETFs and Trends

With trends shifting and reversing across global markets, let’s step back and take a quick look at a simple chart grid of country ETFs and note signs of relative strength or weakness. Here’s the chart grid: The grid above only highlights the MSCI iShares Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs) so be sure to go beyond this grid for [...]

Dec 16 Fed Day Market Update and Trending Stock Scan

With today’s Fed Day generating the typical pattern and volatility, let’s focus on our levels and stocks to trade: Chair Yellen is current speaking at the post-announcement press conference so be sure to follow market reaction to any new information revealed. In absence of any surprises, focus your attention on the blue highlight near 2,015 which is [...]

Dec 16 Stock Scan and Market Update

This time, buyers rushed to buy value at a test of the key 1,980 confluence level. Let’s update our levels and highlight the strongest trending stocks to trade for the moment: Yesterday had us focus on the 2,000 index level and today we’re seeing a strong rally (at least initially) up from the 1,980 higher timeframe confluence [...]

The Arc of Crude Oil to Watch for Reversal

Arc Trendline Patterns are among my favorite things to see on a chart because of the simple pattern and the large reversal that can occur once price breaks free of this “exponential” event. Crude Oil is forming an “Arc Trendline” pattern as it collapses rapidly, so be sure to watch this pattern and how price reacts [...]

Dec 15 VSpike Reversal Intraday Update and Stock Scan

After what looked like a positive opening, stocks continued their sell-swing lower, breaking the 2,000 support level. A bullish divergence and V-Spike Reversal took price back to – then under – 2,000 which will be our focal point for the day. Let’s update our levels and highlight the strongest trending stocks to trade for the moment: For now, [...]

Dec 11 Power Rally Intraday Update and Stock Scan

Right on cue, and directly from the key confluence level I highlighted yesterday, the bulls intervened to thrust this market higher again with a sharp retracement swing higher. Should we have expected anything different? Let’s update our levels and highlight the strongest trending stocks to trade for the moment: Buyers rushed to prevent the ongoing sell-off from a [...]

Look Out Below if this Simple Support Level fails for the SP500

The S&P 500 has retraced quickly to a known support target and we’ll focus on this current confluence level with great interest. Let’s highlight this level and plan a pathway if buyers fail to intervene here as they’ve done in the past (on the weekly chart). A simple plan would have us focus on the 2,020 highlighted [...]

Dec 10 Breakdown and Breakout Intraday Update with Stock Scan

After a stellar intraday reversal yesterday, sellers continued their pressure today with a breakdown Trend Day. Let’s update our levels and highlight the strongest trending stocks to trade for the moment: Our key focal point yesterday was the 2,035 level from which the V-Spike Reversal developed Price traded toward the 2,060 level and now has fallen sharply lower [...]

Fibonacci Price Level Planning Grid for Tesla TSLA

What broader price levels are important for trading (or planning trades in) Tesla? Let’s chart our broader Fibonacci Confluence Grid and find out where these levels overlap for targets and entries: The chart above shows how I constructed the Fibonacci Confluence Grids. For planning, be sure to view the tighter-zoomed chart below: The main idea is that the Fibonacci [...]

Dec 9 Gap into Support Update and Stock Scan

Even though we’re seeing the widely expected and highly logical pullback, buyers continue to show their strength with another intraday V-Spike Reversal. Let’s update our levels and highlight the strongest trending stocks to trade for...Show More Summary

Charting the Strongest and Weakest Sectors XLF and XLE

A longer-term comparison reveals the current strongest sectors and weakest sector for trade and position planning. Let’s see these weekly charts and highlight key levels to watch for additional opportunities: Depending on how you measure...Show More Summary

Dec 5 Stock Scan and New High Market Update

Can this market actually go down? No.  It can’t.  Absolutely not.  A sell swing would be silly. I’m being sarcastic of course, though it doesn’t feel far from the truth! Buyers swooped in to thrust the market higher, building on yesterday’s two V-Spike intervention reversals. Let’s update our levels and highlight the strongest trending stocks to trade for the [...]

Watch these Key Levels for Trading the Breakdown in WYNN

If you’re trading WYNN stock or considering it – or just want to learn a neat real-time lesson as price breaks lower – then take a moment to view the current trend, charts, and levels. We’ll start with the broader picture trend on the Monthly Frame: Just based on monthly closing highs, the key simple level on [...]

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