Start of August Update and Trending Stock Scan

Aug 3, 2015: 2:13 PM CST

Though buyers attempted a bounce-rally up off 2,100’s key support level, they failed as the market dropped sharply to a new swing low.

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

For now, we continue to focus on two simple levels:

Though buyers had an opportunity to enter and bounce price higher Friday, they failed with the opening of the market this week.

Price instantly pushed under 2,100, stalled as a key battle took place at this important level, and buyers capitulated to the more aggressive sellers.

We see the breakdown and sharp intraday swing straight down from 2,105 to 2,085 as a new short-term downtrend developed.

We’re now watching the 2,085 target level and the short-term pivot high into 2,092 for clues for trading today.

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

All sectors are beneath their 50% Breadth levels and our two “winners” today are the defensive/bearish Staples and Utilities sectors.

Energy – as oil prices collapsed to another new swing low – has zero stocks in the sector positive.

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

CDW Corp, Delta Airlines (DAL), Clorox (CLX), and Autodesk (ADSK)

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

Twitter (TWTR), Fossil Group (FOSL), Baker Hughes (BHI), and Target (TGT)

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Corey Rosenbloom, CMT
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2 Comments

2 Responses to “Start of August Update and Trending Stock Scan”

  1. Hina Says:

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