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The Bullish Creep Continues Market Update and Scan March 22

The never-ending Bull Market Rally continued today with a new swing high occurring in the S&P 500. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: Logic and negative divergences suggested a downside (bearish) bias going into today’s session – this was confirmed with the initial downside opening gap. That was [...]

The Big Cross Current Market Update and Stock Scan Mar 21

There’s certainly conflict between bulls and bears in the market today! Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: After the Federal Reserve Rally last week, stocks broke higher and stalled into the 2,050 target level. Buyers and sellers battled each other to form a Trading Range on the chart [...]

Bullish Purge Market Update and Stock Scan March 18

The post-Fed Day rally continued though price stalled into resistance near 2,050. What’s next for the market and which stocks are strongest and weakest (via our scan) today? Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: The rally “up away from” 2,000 then above the 2,020 breakout resulted in a [...]

Post-Fed Bullish Surge Update and Stock Scan March 17

Thank you Janet Yellen and the Fed! Regardless of the reason, stocks bolted higher, breaking resistance and triggering another “T3 Trend Day” Up. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: We were focused on the 2,020 and 2,025 upside resistance and the potential “bullish breakout/short-squeeze” that would trigger above [...]

The Interplay with the 200 Day SMA

For traders, sometimes simple indicators or strategies trump complex ones. Right now, the S&P 500 is once again interacting with the falling 200 Day SMA Target. Let’s highlight what’s happened previously and what the plan is currently for the S&P 500, Dow Jones, and NASDAQ: In each chart I highlighted the red 200 Day Simple Moving Average (standard [...]

Bullish Bounce in a Range for Google GOOGL

Google shares (GOOGL) surged off a wider range support, creating a stellar trading opportunity. What’s the trade and target levels now? Let’s update our GOOGL Daily Chart: Buyers failed to push shares beyond the $800.00 level in January (trap) just as bears failed to drop price lower in February with a breakdown under $700.00. Therefore the $700 [...]

March 11 Super Bullish Market Update and Stock Scan

So far, that was a strong bullish move off the open and above our 2,000 breakout target level. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: Price moved “up away from” the 1,965 target level back “toward” the 2,000 level on a reversal yesterday that gave us this morning’s [...]

March 10 Midday Update and Super Stock Scan

A Triangle Breakout, a move down from resistance, and another reversal off the lows.  What else can this day throw at us?! Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: The prior two sessions developed a Symmetrical Triangle pattern and price broke free of the upper boundary (a buy [...]

March 9 Ranging Market Update and Stock Scan

The 1,980 level in the S&P 500 has been our target (and support zone) and price bounced higher today. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: From our strategy planning member report, we were using 1,980 as both a downside target (achieved yesterday and then again today) AND [...]

The Surging US Steel X Breakout into Target

From the lows of early 2016, US Steel (X) doubled with a huge price surge and trend reversal. Let’s chart the reversal and note the key target achieved this week – and plan from there. Similar to Crude Oil, US Steel was in a persistent, strong downtrend into early 2016. A huge positive momentum divergence built under price, [...]

March 8 Market Update and Big Stock Scan of the Day

Stocks declined “away from” 2,000 today but reversed course quickly in the morning. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: Monday saw initial downside action – choppy in both directions – at the 2,000 level. Be sure to see yesterday’s update “The Big Battle for 2,000” and put that [...]

The Great Battle for 2000 in the SP500

To break out, or to retrace lower from resistance – that is the question facing the market right now. Let’s take a quick look at 2,000 and plot the “price pathways” above and beneath this level with targets and trading ideas. Here’s our Daily Chart for the “Battle for 2,000? taking place this week: We’re focusing all our [...]

Hourly Intermarket Grid Update to Start March

February was an exciting month as Oil and Stocks finally found a short-term bottom and rallied most of the month. What’s the current trend and how are the “quad markets” moving right now? Let’s update our Intermarket Grid: Whether or not you trade all or any of these markets, it’s helpful to get a sense of Money Flow [...]

Second Rising Range Market Update and Super Stock Scan March 3

Today – so far – is a “Repeat Day” (for the S&P 500) to yesterday.  It’s a “bullish rising range” day. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: We were still bullish as price moves “up away from” the 1,970 pivot and now we see the index trading [...]

Range Day Market Update and Stock Scan March 2

After yesterday’s stellar Trend Day higher, today’s session is a more calm, “range day” type session. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: A tiny “Bear Trap” under 1,940 set in motion yesterday’s “short-squeeze” and breakout T3 Trend Day. We typically expect consolidations or range days to develop AFTER [...]

Charting the Only Two Dow Stocks at Fresh new 52 Week Highs

Despite all the bearishness and selling we’ve had in the broader US Stock Market, only two Dow Jones stocks carved out fresh new 52-week highs as we begin March 2016. What are these two stocks and which earns an “honorable mention?” Let’s start with Verizon (VZ): Despite selling-off through most of 2015 (down from $51.00 to $43.00 per [...]

Watch Your Gaps and Traps this Week

For intraday and short-term traders, the recent week has been abnormally more “gappy and trappy” than normal. What do I mean and what can we do about it?  Let’s take a look at the intraday chart: Here we see the simple @ES Futures on the 15-min intraday chart. Key inflection (pivot) levels include the obvious 1,900 and the [...]

Bullish Breakout Brewing for Apple AAPL?

Is Apple (AAPL) about to break through resistance to trigger a short-term buying opportunity? Let’s update our Apple (AAPL) charts and highlight the key levels to watch for traders: We’re seeing the Daily Chart as a Downtrend continues for Apple shares. However, let’s look at the October into November period where a similar pattern (opportunity) developed. We had a [...]

Leap Day Trading Plan Levels for eMinis

It’s hard to believe it’s Leap Day 2016 already! Let’s jump right in to our Monday Trade Planning Levels for the @ES (eMinis) and trade the movement toward or away from these key levels. I’ve been highlighting these levels each day to our Daily Planing Members (join us for access). A quick glance reveals the key importance of [...]

Mixed Market Update and Trending Stock Scan Feb 26

The initial breakout continued but stalled into the 1,960 area, sending price back to the breakout level. Will price continue to break out? See yesterday’s update for targets if so. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: The initial break above 1,945 set in motion a short-squeezed breakout [...]

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