July 16 Stock Scan and Intraday Trading Update

Jul 16, 2014: 12:05 PM CST

The bull trend continues higher today but what levels are important and which stocks are possible trend day candidates?

Let’s start with our Intraday S&P 500 Chart and follow-up with our  list of trending stocks:

A simple S&P 500 price level planning chart shows that the 1,976.50 pivot is our key focus for intraday support.

Our other focal level is the prior high just above 1,980 and this morning’s high into  1,984.

A clean breakthrough above the morning high suggests that buyers will trigger a short-squeeze to propel the index into the all-time intraday high of 1,985.50 (July 3).

Technically we’ll look to be neutral within today’s range; bearish under 1,976.50; and otherwise breakout bullish on a clean impulse above the morning high. Continue Reading…


Learn the Five Steps to Spot and Trade Rounded Reversals in a Live Webinar Wednesday

Jul 14, 2014: 4:19 PM CST

Have you ever been stumped by elusive market reversals?

Would you like to learn the five most common steps a market takes directly ahead of a reversal?

More importantly, would you like to know how to anticipate and trade price reversals following this five-step process?

Join me live with the eTrading Expo this Wednesday, July 16th at 3:00pm EST for a special live webinar entitled “Five Steps for Spotting and Trading Rounded Reversals.

If you’ve ever been in doubt about when to stop trading with a trend that is showing clear signs of reversal, or if you would like to increase your trading skills about how to recognize opportunities to enter a trend reversal, please take the time to join us live Wednesday.

You’ll also learn the following:

  • A Check-list to Measure Odds of Reversing
  • The safest spot to enter a Trend Reversal Trade
  • How Momentum and Volume are Key for Confirmation
  • What Indicators work best … and Which Mislead you

The educational event is free and open to all traders – you’ll just need to register and attend live.

You may also view presentations from other educators during the exciting eTrading Expo this week.

See you there!


Continue Reading…


July 14 Level Watching and Trending Stock Scan Update

Jul 14, 2014: 1:00 PM CST

What should we be watching in today’s market breakout?

Let’s start with our “Sector Breadth” Chart and follow-up with our intraday scan list of trending stocks:

Perhaps not surprisingly, intraday Sector Breadth paints a very bullish picture at the moment.

Our worst performing sector is the defensive Utilities space and the three strongest sectors include Energy, Industrials, and Financials.

This type of Sector Graph is what you want to see if bullish; offensive sectors are strong while defensive sectors are weak. Continue Reading…


Amazon AMZN Triggers July Breakout Buy Signal

Jul 14, 2014: 12:14 PM CST

Amazon.com (AMZN) shares continued with follow-through from a breakout buy signal I highlighted last week.

Let’s update our chart and highlight the new levels to watch after the breakout triggered:

Start with last Friday’s AMZN  post for additional background and to set the stage for today’s Breakout Follow-through.

Today’s quick update shows the follow-through and the break above both th3 $340 level and now (today) the rising 200 day SMA into the $345 per share level.

This triggers a potential continuation move even higher through the “Open Air” pocket straight into the $360 first target – if buyers can break through the next resistance target into $360, then the “Open Air” pathway continues to the prior high near $380 per share.

Volume and momentum continue to suggest bullish strength (note the arrows). Continue Reading…


Planning a Breakout and Watching Key Levels in Amazon AMZN

Jul 11, 2014: 9:57 AM CST

Amazon.com is showing signs of life this morning with a range breakout into a key resistance area.

Let’s update our Amazon (AMZN) chart planning levels and note what event could trigger a breakout trade.

I like to keep the charts simple, so let’s focus our attention on the highlighted box (between the $322 and $338 levels) and note today’s breakout above the upper resistance and $340 level.

Amazon is trying to build a base and develop a bullish trend reversal from its divergences that occurred near the $300 price level in May 2014.

What we’re seeing now is continuation of the strength and potential upside action that may trigger IF buyers can advance price above the next confluence resistance area near $350.

Right now, the break above the $338 level sets up a short-term bullish target play toward the $350 confluence of the 200 day SMA and a Fibonacci Level. Continue Reading…

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