August 13 Stock Scan and End of Day Market Update

Aug 13, 2015: 3:20 PM CST

Yesterday’s rally continued into today’s session though price fell shy of the full touch of 2,100.

What levels are we focusing on now? Let’s see!

First, be sure to view Monday’s “Thrilling, Non-Stop, Exciting Trading Range of 2015” for context.

After an initial – and logical – sell swing down against 2,090, price held support at the rising average and 2,080 level.

Buyers pushed the index above the 2,090 level on lengthy negative divergences ahead of a decline into the close.

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Let’s see what our Breadth Chart reveals about current market strength (or weakness):

The picture from Breadth today is actually bullish!

Financials and Consumer Discretionary sectors were today’s leaders while the defensive group – Staples, Health Care, and Utilities – were among today’s weakest sectors.

However, the weakest sector today was actually Energy which has been volatile lately.

Here are today’s strongest trending (intraday) names – candidates for pro-trend continuation:

Berry Plastics (BERY), McDonald’s (MCD), Nucor (NUE), and Cooper Tire (CTB)

Bearish downtrending candidates include the following stocks from our “weakness” scan:

Smucker’s (SJM), Westlake (WLK), Lexmark (LXK), and Caterpillar (CAT)

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Corey Rosenbloom, CMT
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One Response to “August 13 Stock Scan and End of Day Market Update”

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