Intraday Reversal Market Update and Stock Scan April 13

Apr 13, 2015: 12:44 PM CST

Buyers pushed the market above the breakout but failed as they encountered thin air at the highs.

A big divergence preceded this reversal.

Let’s dive inside action and note key levels and the trending stocks of the day:

Buyers shot the market higher Friday, and attempted to bully the market to new highs this morning but so far they failed.

The breakthrough above 2,100 was a BULL TRAP, preceded by a lengthy negative Market Internal Divergence, and we now watch and trade the reaction as price breaks back under the 2,100 level.

We’ll use 2,100 as our critical intraday pivot where bullish plays will be favored above it and continuation bearish opportunities beneath it.

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

At the moment, Energy, Materials, and Health Care are strongest with defensive Utilities weakest today.

That doesn’t give us much information as to broader money flow, especially when almost all sectors are near the 50% Breadth mark (which is the same as the sideways action in the S&P 500 as seen above).

You can’t create opportunities that aren’t there – markets and traders remain in a holding pattern now.

We have potential bullish trend continuation plays in the following stocks from our scan:

Barnes & Noble (BKS), Netflix (NFLX), Clovis (CLVS), Athena Health (ATHN)

Potential downtrending candidates exist in stocks showing relative weakness today:

BHP Billoton, Cinemark (CNK), 58.com (WUBA), and Tesoro (TSO)

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