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Archived Since:February 23, 2011

Blog Post Archive

September 15 Stock Scan and Market Update

We’re still charting the key levels on the S&P 500 along with trending stocks of the day. Let’s start today’s update with the Breadth Signal Chart and then Pinpoint Trending Stocks of the Day: With today’s slight sell-session moving forward, we see the logical picture in Breadth. Strength (for now) is concentrated in the Utilities sector along with [...]

September Scanning for Overextended Stocks

What are the top five most over-extended (bullish uptrending) stocks and which are the top five under-extended (bearish downtrending) stocks in the S&P 500 right now? Let’s update our scans and see what they are and how we may trade them. We’re defining “over-extended” as being the highest percentage “extended” above the rising 200 day Simple Moving [...]

Quick Charting New September Trends in Cross Market Money Flow

Even if you are only a stock market trader, it’s important to view money flow moving across major markets. Let’s take a quick update of our “Cross-Market Money Flow” trends as we move into the middle of September. We’re seeing the futures contracts of the S&P 500, Gold, Crude Oil, and US Dollar Index. From the top-level, we [...]

Reversal and Market Update with Stock Scan for September 12

The intraday downtrend continued and price traded down from the 1,997 inflection level mentioned in yesterday’s mid-day planning post. Let’s update our S&P 500 level chart, highlight breadth, and see the strong intraday trending stocks...Show More Summary

Updating our TICK Volatility Charts for September

I know, it’s not the most compelling title, but it is very important for all of us to monitor the Volatility or Cycles of Market Internals, especially those of us who use them in our trading or analysis. Let’s update our TICK Volatility Chart and note the current important intraday levels for trading with the TICK. To [...]

September 11 Midday Market Update and Stock Scan

What levels remain important for the S&P 500, what does Breadth suggest about today’s price action, and which stocks are our pro-trending candidates of this important session? Let’s start with the S&P 500 and pinpoint the trend and key levels for planning: The 1,997 level – which is roughly the 50% Fibonacci Retracement as drawn – served [...]

Market Update and Stock Scan for September 10

The S&P 500 is downtrending on the intraday frame and pulling back from a resistance target near 2,010, but we have a key pivot point that will determine whether we’ll be bulls or bears for the next few sessions. Let’s take a look at the charts, breadth, and highlight our trending stocks of the day. In simplest [...]

The Course of Crude Oil Never Did Run Smooth

If you’re a trader or follower of crude oil, you’ve noticed the increased volatility and intraday gaps with reversals over the last few sessions. Let’s take a look at what’s happened and where we are now in the market (the lessons goes beyond crude oil). We’ll start with the transition from “stable” to “unstable”: Before we discuss Crude [...]

New Video and Tuesday Training Webinar with John Carter on Beating the Market Makers

As a follow-up from his earlier document “Understanding Options,” John Carter released a new video for you and will be hosting a special webinar this Tuesday to continue the free education. Be sure to join John this Tuesday, September 9th when he presents his special webinar: “How to Beat the Market Makers by Using Weekly Options” In addition [...]

September 8 Market Update and Trending Stock Scan

As we wind down our first trading session of the week, let’s take a look at the message from our Sector Breadth Chart and highlight trending stocks of the day that may continue to trend into the next session. We’ll start with our perspective on Sector Breadth: We see another mixed picture of Sector Breadth which is [...]

Triangles Breakouts and Trends for USDJPY Japanese Yen

We’re seeing another price expansion or trend phase from a triangle breakout in theUSDJPY (Japanese Yen) FOREX Pair. I highlighted this opportunity at the beginning of the breakout (reference the earlier post). Let’s update our chart...Show More Summary

September 5 Reversal Play and Market Update

The market has reversed course each day this week and today’s session is no exception. Let’s update our rangebound S&P 500 intraday chart, highlight sector breadth, and end with our strongly trending stock scan of the day. The S&P 500 has remained in a rather violent trading range the last few sessions as volatility has expanded (along [...]

BP Breaks Down through Open Air into Key Target

This morning’s session for BP has been a windfall for the bears. However, shares trade on the “edge” of a support level that – if broken – simply opens price to a further sharp decline. Let’s pinpoint this level and the view our “Color Value Area” Chart for BP: For starters, BP has reversed into a short-term downtrend [...]

September 4 Market Update and Trending Stock Scan

What a fun week it’s been so far! Buyers short-squeezed the market higher each day only to fail to hold the gains as mid-day reversals plagued the market. Today is no exception as we see another instance of morning strength giving way to afternoon weakness in the stock market. Let’s look beneath the price to highlight Sector Breadth [...]

Stepping Inside the Rise and Fall of Apple AAPL into 100

Apple (AAPL) shares shook traders today with a “Trap and Collapse” outcome that threw price back to a short-term target level. Let’s update our Apple charts and step inside the recent action. For a bit of background (and real-world education), take a look at my prior update entitled “Charting Apple Through the $100 High.” As was suggested, price [...]

September 2 Market Update and Daily Stock Scan

After a holiday weekend, the market returned with a volatile Tuesday! Let’s chart the broader S&P 500, note key levels, and then highlight our trending stock scan of the day. I’ll add more detail to the chart for the Daily Membership but for now, we’ll focus on the small intraday rectangle (highlighted) developing near the 1,995 and [...]

New eBook on Understanding Options from John Carter

John Carter is at it again! This time he’s written a simple eBook entitled “Understanding Options” which you can download now: John is perhaps most known for his popular webinars and clear educational seminars for the trading community, but this time he’s detailing information in an easy-reference ebook. I’m an enthusiastic affiliate of John Carter’s Simpler Options and [...]

Answers to the Top Three Questions about Computers for Traders

When working with traders, I’m often asked questions about desktop (or even laptops while on travel) computers and set-ups specifically designed for traders. As an educational post, I wanted to offer a few answers to common questions from my new friends at EZ Trading Computers who have a wealth of resources for designing computers specifically for [...]

August 29 Holiday Update and Stock Scanning

While the 2,000 index level is critical to our trading decisions, buyers and sellers continue to battle for dominance at this obvious level. Let’s update our daily scan, breadth performance, and plan for the reminder of the “holiday” session: Sector Breadth is a bit mixed going into the holiday weekend: Utilities (traditionally a defensive sector) top today’s sector [...]

August 28 Intraday Stock Scan and Market Update

Our key focal level for the S&P 500 continues to be the simple 2,000 index level and we’re monitoring any further sign of retracement or down-movement against this level. Either way, we’ll focus all our attention on the 2,000 index level as mentioned in this morning’s earlier post. Reference the earlier chart along with the bearish picture [...]

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