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Archived Since:February 23, 2011

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Big Picture Planning the Key Support Shelf and Range in Gold

On the short-term frame, Gold trades within a well-defined rectangle trading range. Traders can continue playing “Ping-Pong” range-fade trades as long as price bounces between clear support and resistance levels. However, let’s pull the perspective up to the weekly frame to note just how important our current levels have become and what may be the plan for [...]

June 24 Trend Day Stock Scan and Market Check

Logic suggested a downward swing away from resistance today and that’s precisely what we saw. What’s going on now and what levels are important? Let’s see: Here’s a key strategy planning quote from last night’s members-only update: “Using that logic, our RANGE CONTINUATION Dominant Thesis – as yesterday – will call for trading the market short/bearishly on [...]

Color Structure and Trend Charts of US Stock Market June 23

Let’s take a moment to update our “Color Structure and Price Trend” charts of our big three US Equity Indexes as we push toward the end of June 2015. As usual, we’ll start with the S&P 500 Index: When we refer to “Price Structure,” we’re referencing the specific series of highs and lows that builds a trend. Note [...]

3 Top Stocks Currently in Rising Wedge Patterns

Which three “Top Stocks” in the S&P 500 with Rising Wedge price patterns are we highlighting? Let’s take a look at the pattern and these three big names from our scan: We’ll start with MasterCard (MA): The Rising Wedge pattern is also called the “Bearish Rising Wedge” pattern, but the pattern ONLY takes a bearish turn (signal) when [...]

Scanning the Four Dow Jones Stocks at New 52 Week Highs

On Friday and today’s bullish session, four stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Index of big blue chip stocks made new 52-week highs in a strong and persistent uptrend. What are they and what do their uptrends look like right now? Let’s see them and plan our next move: From the screenner in FinViz, we see the following [...]

June 22 Big Greek Rally Update and Stock Scan

Greece is saved!  For the one hundredth time.  And stocks boosted higher off the open as a result! Nevertheless, here we are as we start a fresh new trading week near all-time highs. What’s going on now and what levels are important? Let’s see: Positive news on Greece (which can change just as quickly with new information) [...]

June 19 Retracement Market Update and Big Trending Stock Scan

After two solid up-sessions, price pulled back in a retracement from resistance today. What’s going on now and what levels are important now?  Let’s see: Price “Short-Squeezed” its way up to the 2,125 target yesterday and is now retracing down away from this level on negative divergences. At the moment, we’re focusing our attention on the 2,110 pivot [...]

Up Again We Go Post-Fed Market Update and Stock Scan June 18

Post-Fed Day! Buyers were happy with the Federal Reserve’s statement and thus boosted the market straight up, achieving targets along the way. The uptrend continues and bullish money flow is once again the driver of the market (in a short-squeeze). What levels are important now above 2,100? Let’s see them! Logically speaking, 2,100 is our simple “Key [...]

Harley Davidson HOG Builds Power Rally off Support

We’re seeing a number of stocks build similar patterns but I wanted to highlight Harley Davidson as a great example of a stock building a base ahead of a rally on positive divergences. Let’s note the example and then plan possible targets now that buyers have revved up this stock from support. Here’s the Weekly Chart which [...]

Chart Art Parabolic Bullish Arc in DSKX

You certainly don’t see patterns like this every day! Lesser-known stock DS Health Care (DSKX) just jumped to the top of one of my stock scan lists and I wanted to highlight the sweeping “Parabolic Arc” which is one of my favorite broader price patterns. Here’s the “Pure Arc” – we’ll delve into specifics on the second [...]

MultiMarket Big Reaction to Fed Announcement

Yesterday’s Fed Announcement that interest rates will likely remain unchanged through most – if not all – of 2015 sent markets moving in expected directions. A “Risk On” environment altered the intermarket landscape as was logical from the news. Let’s chart the quad-market grid and note these knee-jerk reactions: With the Fed remaining on hold, extremely accommodate (in [...]

TripAdvisor TRIP Takes a Big Journey Higher off Support

One of the strongest stocks today is TripAdvisor (TRIP) which launched powerfully up from a key support level and positive divergences. Shares have already broken resistance and trade just shy of a key price target. Let’s update our chart and see this event and what levels are important to traders right now. Here’s the level and our updated [...]

June 17 Fed Day Market Update and Stock Scan

Fed Day!  Today we’re trading in a news-driven volatile environment as the Fed releases its forecasts. We’re seeing the typical “Fed Day” pattern so let’s update our charts and be ready to react. What levels are important now into 2,100? Let’s see! Logically speaking, 2,100 is our simple “Key Pivot” reference level and we’ll use it in [...]

Quick Breakout Level Planning on Dow SP500 and NAS ahead of the Fed

The Federal Reserve announcement and press conference today could be a catalyst for a breakout of the current trading range in the stock market. Otherwise, we’ll continue to note these reference levels, targets, support and resistance zones into our planning of the next few trading session. Let’s highlight these levels and targets first on the S&P 500: The [...]

Tonight! Small-Lot Options Growth Strategies Webinar 8pm EST

If you’re new to options trading or just want a refresher class on how to grow your trading or investing account by using options strategies, then jump on over to tonight’s webinar and get started! Tonight at 8:00pm EST (5:00pm PST), my colleague John Carter will be sharing specifics of how he has grown his account [...]

June 16 Bullish Dominance Market Update and Stock Scan

Buyers win again!  That’s the case almost every day now so perhaps this shouldn’t be a surprise. Price moved – as logic suggested – up away from the 2,070 level toward 2,100 where we are currently. What levels are important now into 2,100? Let’s see! Logically speaking, 2,100 is our simple “Key Pivot” reference level and we’ll [...]

How the Weekly SP500 Chart Helps Our Game Planning

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones face a critical “support test” level, and our trades will be based on whether or not buyers once again uphold the support level with an influx of money into the market here. The Weekly Chart gives us a crystal clear level from which to plan our next series of trades. Let’s [...]

Buyers Defending Key 2,070 and 17,700 Index Levels

For the third time recently, buyers rushed in to defend and bounce the market up key inflection levels. Let’s take a look at the S&P 500 and Dow Jones levels buyers are defending and plan our trades. We’ll start with the S&P 500: Early in May and also early in June, buyers stepped in to defend the 2,070 [...]

Trading Apple AAPL at Key Pivot Level

Apple (AAPL) shares face a key support pivot level from which we can plan our trades off this level. Will support hold once again?  If so, play the bounce higher in the range. Or will “this time be different” as sellers overtake buyers and crash price under support? Here’s the level and our target planning strategies: Apple (AAPL) shares [...]

June 12 Sell Swing Market Update and Stock Scan

Divergences yesterday gave way to a short-term reversal and sell-swing breakdown today. What levels are important now after the breakdown under 2,100? Let’s see! Be sure to reference Wednesday morning’s “Trading the Expected Rally (Reversal)...Show More Summary

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