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On Wednesday markets went on a wild all-day roller-coaster ride, only to end up not far from where it closed Tuesday.  This left us with indecisive, long-legged Doji candles in all 3 of the major indices.  On the day, SPY gained 0.26% (mostly on the pre-market gap), DIA gained 0.16%, and QQQ lost 0.12%.  The VXX rose more than 3% to 27.30 and T2122 rose, but only to 4.15 which is still deep in the oversold territory.  10-year bond yields rose to 2.836% and Oil (WTI) rose fractionally to $102.07/barrel.

After the close, QCOM, MOH, AMGN, AFL, AVT, CHRW, PPC, DFS, URI, HOLX, HTZ, EHC, MTH, MEOH, PLXS, MAT, ICLR, NLY, FIX, MYRG, ALSN, AVB, ESBMRN, PTC, TDOC, WSC, MAA, HP, TYL, and FWRD all reported beating estimates on both revenue and earnings.  Meanwhile, FB, CYH, RE, EQIX, AXS, AR, CCS, AWK, AMED, INVH, and AUY missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, F, PYPL, TROX, SLM, CAKE, CMPR, PINS, and NBR beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  However, ORLY, ACGL, FTI, CACI, CP, LVS, EQT, ALGN, GGG, and UCTT all missed on both lines. 

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In economic read-throughs from earnings news, F saw a quarterly profit only dragged lower by its stake in RIVN.  PYPL also lowered its annual guidance, citing a pullback in consumer spending.  PPC also said that restaurant demand for chicken has returned to pre-pandemic levels.  Chinese shipping giant (container ships) Yang Ming Marine Transport said that supply chain issues may show signs of easing.  The company said the Los Angeles and Long Beach port delays have been reduced, with only a 40 ship backlog waiting to unload (10-14 days of wait time compared to weeks a few months ago).  The company also commented that new (Biden Administration) port procedures, such as requiring empty containers to be immediately moved and adding off-port storage facilities, should improve the flow even more in the second half of 2022.

FB shares are soaring this morning after missing on revenue and beating on earnings.  The proximate cause seems to be that the company reported that they have started growing its number of users again. Among other big pre-market gainers we see CTMX, ENDP, FNGU, LC, MXL, and NOW.  Among big pre-market losers we find ALGN, AMGN, BTU, CPZ, FLWS, FNGD, JKS, ORLY, SOXS, SQQQ, SWK, TDOC, TECS, UVXY, and VLON.

Overnight, the Asian markets were nearly green across the board.  Only Shenzhen (-0.23%) showed any red while Japan (+1.75%), Hong Kong (+1.65%), and Australia (+1.32%) led the way higher.  In Europe we see the same picture taking shape at mid-day.  Only Finland (-0.05%) shows any red.  Meanwhile, the FTSE (+1.04%), DAD (+1.44%), and CAC (+1.66%) are leading the continent higher in early afternoon trading.  AT 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward a strong gap higher at the start of the day.  The DIA implies a +0.91% open, the SPY is implying a +1.61% open, and QQQ implies a +2.29% open on earnings-fueled strength.  10-year bond yields are back down a tad to 2.819% and Oil (WTI) is off fractionally to $101.55/barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release on Thursday is limited to Q1 GDP and Weekly Initial Jobless Claims (both at 8:30 am).  Major earnings reports scheduled for the day include FLWS, AOS, AIMC, AEP, AIT, ARES, ABG, BAX, BFH, BC, CARR, CAT, CHD, CNX, CMCSA, DPZ, DTE, LLY, EME, FAF, FCNCA, FCFS, FTV, FCN, GTX, GOL, GFF, HSY, HUN, IP, IPG, IRM, JKS, KBR, KDP, KEX, LH, LAZ, LECO, LIN, LKQ, MDC, HZO, MA, MCD, MD, MRK, NLSN, NOK, ORI, OPCH, OSTK, PATK, PBF, BTU, PCG, PBI, POR, PHM, RLGY, RS, SNY, SNDR, SIRI, SAH, SO, LUV, SWK, SRCL, TROW, TFX, TPX, TXT, TMO, TNL, TWTR, VIRT, VC, GWW, WBS, WST, WEX, WTW, and XEL before the open.  Then after the close, AEM, LNT, ATUS, AMZN, AAPL, ATR, ACA, AJG, TEAM, AVTR, BZH, BIO, CSL, CE, CENX, CLW, COLM, DXCM, EMN, WIRE, ENSG, ERIE, FSLR, FBHS, ULCC, GILD, HIG, HUBG, INTC, KLAC, LPLA, MTX, MHK, COOP, NOV, OLN, OMF, PFG, RMD, ROKU, SKYW, SM, SWN, SSNC, SYK, TEX, TFII, X, WFG, WDC, and INT report.

So far this morning, CMCSA, MRK, CAT, SNY, TMO, LIN, LLY, NOK, MO, SO, IP, MCD, PBF, CARR, AEP, CTE, XEL, LKQ, SCMMY, BAX, KDP, RS, PHM, HSY, IPG, SIRI, LUV, FAF, HUN, BC, CHD, MDC, IRM, TPX, VIRT, AIT, AOS, VC, LAZ, TFX, HZO, KEX, FCNCA, AIMC, MD, WEX, and FCFS have all reported beats on both revenue and earnings.  Meanwhile, NOC, SWK, LH,, ABG, KBR, NLSN, and WST all missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, FAF, TROW, JKS, GTX, ERJ, ARES, TNL, POR, CNX, and PTEN have reported beating the estimates on revenue but missed on the bottom line.  Finally, SAH, SRCL, OSTK, FLWS, and STRA all reported misses on both lines.

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Once again we saw a blizzard of earnings last night and this morning. For the most part, this was a good report card for stocks and markets reflect a renewed optimism before the open today. However, remember that the trend is still very clearly bearish, we were very over-extended to the downside as of yesterday’s close, and a ride on the whipsaw has been normal recently. So, beware of a potential pop-and-drop or at least the possiblity that a bull move could be nothing but a relief rally. Also keep in mind that there are still more earnings to come, including AAPL and AMZN after the close today. My point is that we need to be cautious. Don’t get caught chasing a gap only to be caught in a whipsaw you are not prepared to weather.

Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. Staying hedged, nimble, and measured are good things…not bad. Also, don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. Nobody is right all the time. So, if you’re wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Just focus on your process and enjoy yourself. Stick with your trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: LUV, V, GSK, BTU, MCD, FB, SWK, RHI, IP, DAL, MMM. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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Blizzard of Earnings Tops Agenda Today

Stocks gapped down about six-tenths of a percent on Tuesday, following Asia and Europe on fears of Covid’s impact through China on the global economy.  Markets then proceeded to sell off all day long.  With that said, the morning and last hour selloffs were much stronger than the mid-day drift lower.  This left us with big, ugly, black candles that were essentially Marubozu (shaved head) candles that closed on the lows.  On the day, SPY lost 2.78%, DIA lost 2.35%, and QQQ lost a whopping 3.77%.  The VXX gained 6.25% to 26.35 and T2122 dropped deep into the oversold territory at 2.88.  10-year bond yields fell sharply to 2.743% and Oil (WTI) spiked 3.7% to $102.14/barrel.

During the day, the US Senate confirmed Lael Brainard as Vice-Chair of the Fed, making her the country’s top banking regulator as well.  This may be of note inasmuch as she has been the lone vote against easing bank regulation on several previous Fed votes.  In other economic news during the day, March Durable Goods Orders, Conf. Board Consumer Confidence and March New Home Sales all came in slightly below the expected number.

In a follow-up to the Elon Musk, TWTR, and TSLA story, it appears traders believe that having his attention split again (between TSLA, SpaceX, Boring Company, and now TWTR) will hurt TSLA.  TSLA stock fell 12.19% on the day (wiping out $129 billion in market cap in the process).  This came on top of the half a percent pullback the stock put in after the announcement on Monday afternoon.

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After the close, MSFT, V, TXN, TNET, TER, MDLZ, MTDR, BHE, JBT, EXAS, CB, EW, COF, AGR, CMG, RHI, RUSHA, SKX, HA, BYD, DHX, FFIV, and ENPH all reported beating estimates on both revenue and earnings.  Meanwhile, GM, MKSI, and CHE missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, JNPR and HA beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  However, GOOG, GOOGL, FANUY, and EQR missed on both lines.  With that said, GOOG/GOOGL also announced a $70 billion share buyback program (up from $50 billion last year).  Finally, despite missing on revenue and citing supply chain issues, GM maintained its revenue forecast for the year and raised its earnings outlook.

In non-earnings news after the close, HOOD announced it is laying off 9% of its full-time staff.  The company claimed the layoffs were to get rid of redundancy caused when they grew too fast last year.  Elsewhere, it was also announced that AMZN will not face any OSHA penalties stemming from the 2021 tornado-related collapse of its Illinois warehouse.  In electric car news, LCID announced that they have received an order for 100,000 cards from the Saudi Arabian government.  GM also announced that they have now received 140,000 reservations for their Chevrolet Silverado EV.  The latter two announcements were clearly responses to F announcing massively increased electric F-150 as well as other EVs (600k by 2023 and 2 million by 2026).

On the Russian invasion story, Russia is ratcheting up tensions with the West in a game of chicken.  Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov went so far as to say the threat of nuclear war was “very, very real.”  Later in the day, Russia decided to cut its supply of gas going to Poland and Bulgaria. The suspension was ostensibly because the two countries refuse to change their contracts to pay in Rubles instead of the dollars that are specified in the contracts.  However, another potential reason is that Poland has recently given heavy weapons (tanks, artillery, and perhaps Mig jets) to Ukraine.  For their part, former close Russian ally Bulgaria has led efforts in the EU to sanction Russia and has raised funds to help Ukraine strengthen its defenses.  Elsewhere, for the first time, German Economic Minister Habeck said that a full embargo on Russian oil would be manageable.  Finally, the Justice Dept. also announced after the close that it will be seeking additional authority from Congress to seize and sell Russian assets. Attorney-General Garland said he hopes for the authority to give the proceeds of those sales directly to Ukraine.

Overnight, the Asian markets were mostly red, with the exception of mainland China.  Taiwan (-2.05%), Japan (-1.17%), and South Korea (-1.10%) passed the widespread losses.  However, Shenzhen (+4.37%) and Shanghai (+2.49%) were clear outliers and the only appreciable green in the region. (The China rally came as official data showed that Chinese industrial profits rose 8.5% in Q1. This result shocked analysts who were expecting Covid-related slowed profits.)  In Europe, stocks are green across the region at mid-day, with the lone exception of Greece.  The FTSE (+0.83%), DAX (+0.25%), and CAC (+0.44%) lead the way on market-cap and volume.  However, some of the smaller exchanges are moving more (especially Russia at +3.01%) in early afternoon trading.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward a gap higher at the start of the day.  The DIA implies a +0.90% open, the SPY is implying a +0.67% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.54% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are up a bit to 2.767% and Oil (WTI) is up fractionally to $101.99/barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release on Wednesday includes Mar. Trade Balance and Mar. Retail Inventories (both at 8:30 am), Mar. Pending Home Sales (10 am), and Crude Oil Inventories (10:30 am).  However, there is a blizzard of major earnings reports scheduled for the day including AMT, APH, ADP, BA, BSX, BG, CVE, GIB, CHKP, CHEF, CME, CSTM, DAN, ETR, EEFT, EVR, FISV, GRMN, GD, GPI, HOG, HELE, HES, HUM, IQV, KHC, MHO, MKL, MAS, NSC, ODFL, OSK, OC, PAG, PRG, ROL, R, SABR, STX, SLGN, SPOT, SHOO, STM, TMUS, TMHC, TEL, TECK, TDY, TRN, UMC, VRT, WNC, and WAB before the open.  Then after the close, AFL, ALGN, ALSN, AMED, AWK, AMGN, AR, ASGN, AVB, AVT, AXS, BMRN, CHRW, CACI, CP, CG, CLS, CCS, CAKE, FIX, CYH, DFS, ESI, EHC, EQT, EQIX, RE, F, GGG, HP, HTZ, HOLX, ICLR, INVH, JBSS, LVS, MAT, MTH, FB, MEOH, MAA, MOH, MYRG, NBR, NEX, ORLY, PYPL, PPC, PINS, PLXS, PTC, QCOM, RJF, RRX, NOW, SAVE, FTI, TDOC, TROX, UCTT, URI, WFRD, WSC, and AUY report.

So far this morning, CNC, UPS, VLO, ADM, GE, PEP, MMM, UBS, DHI, SHW, WM, GLW, ATLKY, AVY, GPK, ROPST, So far this morning, AMT, HUM, BG, GSK, GD, KHC, ADP, TEL, STM, GPI, BSX, ASAZY, SPOT, GIB, DAN, OC, CSTM, TMHC, DASTY, CME, EVR, HELE, WNC, and SHOO have all posted beats on both revenue and earnings.  Meanwhile, TMUS, DB, TECK, UMC, and TDY all missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, VRT, CVE, MKL, ETR, and CHKP have reported beating the estimates on revenue but missed on the bottom line. Finally, BA, CS, EEFT, HOG, LYG, RNECY, TLSNY, TRN, and WAB all reported misses on both lines.

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Another huge wave of largely good earnings leads the news today. Elsewhere, Europe is so far shrugging off the risks posed by Russia cutting natural gas supplies to two European nations as well as the Germans saying a Russian oil embargo would be “manageable.” With that said, despite backing off overnight highs, it looks like we are back in the “day-to-day chop” mode…at least at the start of the day. Also remember, that despite yesterday being an exception to the rule, we have been experiencing intraday reversals a lot lately. So, do not get caught in any whipsaw you are not prepared to weather. Respect the market condition and continue to be cautious. Don’t be in a hurry to chase gaps and early moves. It is better to give up a little of the move than to have to suffer through reversal pains after you jump early.

Focus on the process and enjoy yourself. Stick with your trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor. Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. So, don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. If you are wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: No Trade Ideas today. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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A Wave of Earnings and Durable Goods

Markets gapped lower at the open Monday and then the bears gave us about half an hour’s worth of follow-through before bobbing along the bottom until noon.  However, then the “intraday reversal” norm kicked in as the bulls stepped in and led a rally that lasted the rest of the day.  This left us with white, large-bodied hammer-type candles in the SPY and DIA while the QQQ came up just short of printing a Bullish Piercing Candle.  With that said, the SPY and QQQ are still a bit extended below their T-line with the DIA closer, but certainly not testing the 8ema yet.  On the day, SPY gained 0.58%, DIA gained 0.68%, and QQQ gained 1.29%.  The VXX fell more than 5% to 24.80 and T2122 rose but remains inside the oversold territory at 14.29.  10-year bond yields fell sharply to 2.822% and Oil (WTI) fell more than 2.9% to $99.07/barrel (which was well up off the lows of the day).

Following through on Sunday’s news, the board of TWTR reversed course and accepted Elon Musk’s offer of $54.20/share to take the company private.  The stock closed up 5.64% to $51.69 after gapping up 4.25% at the open.  The deal is still subject to the approval of a shareholder vote. Assuming the deal closes, this puts the TWTR platform in the hands of one of the company’s former most vocal critics (who happens to have used the platform to break the law, for which he was fined tens of millions of dollars by the SEC).  While he is mainly just a PR man for all his companies, the key question for longer-term investors is how hands-on he will be and what this might mean for TSLA.  Cryptocurrency (and Musk favorite) Dogecoin also jumped 20% on the news, pricing in the hope that he will continue to heavily promote Dogecoin through TWTR.

Also in the afternoon, F announced it expects to increase electric F-150 production by 3.5 times for 2022 over previously announced production numbers (150k units vs. 40k units announced last year).  This would dwarf the production plans from RIVN and GM, which are expected to produce in the area of 10k units during the same period.  The company said it was confident it would hit this production plan and is aiming to have produced over 2 million electric vehicles by 2026.  TSLA, the leader in electric vehicles, has announced, but has not actually shipped any of its own “cyber trucks.”

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Today another AMZN facility in NY will be voting on unionizing.  Elsewhere, the Shanghai area reported a record After the close, CCK, WRB, PKG, OI, AXTA, CDNS, SBAC, and ARE all posted beats on both the top and bottom lines.  Meanwhile, WHR, AMP, and ZION missed on revenues while beating on earnings.  On the other side, UHS and CR beat on revenue while missing on the earnings line.

In economic news, after the close, the USDA updated its Food Price Outlook for 2022.  The new forecast calls for 5%-6% overall food inflation in the US over the remainder of the year.  Included in this number is a forecast 5.5%-6.5% increase in “away from home” food prices.  Elsewhere, also after the close, a survey was released that showed 40% of US small businesses plan to raise prices by at least 10%.  The survey was conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) between April 14 and 17 covering 540 of their small business members.  The survey also found that nearly another half of the surveyed companies plan to increase prices between 4% and 9%.

Overnight, the Asian markets were mixed but leaned to the downside as China is again expanding testing and lockdowns for Covid.  Australia (-2.08%), Shenzhen (-1.66%), and Shanghai (-1.44%) paced the losses while India (+1.46%) led gainers by more than a percent over South Korea (+0.42%) and Japan (+0.41%).  In Europe, stocks are mostly green at mid-day.  The FTSE (+0.82%), DAX (+0.89%), and CAC (+1.11%) lead the region higher while only Portugal and Greece show any red in early afternoon trading.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward another down start to the day.  The DIA implies a -0.44% open, the SPY is implying a -0.43% open, and the QQQ implies a -0.48% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are dropping again to 2.799% and Oil (WTI) is up fractionally to $98.87/barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release on Tuesday includes Mar. Durable Goods Orders (8:30 am), Conf. Board Consumer Confidence and Mar. New Home Sales (both at 10 am).  Major earnings reports scheduled for the day include MMM, AAN, ALLE, ARCH, ADM, ARCC, AVY, CNC, GLW, CEQP, DHI, ECL, ENTG, GE, HUBB, NSP, IVZ, JBLU, MSCI, EDU, NTRS, NVS, NVR, PCAR, PEP, PII, BPOP, RTX, ROP, ST, SHW, SCL, TRU, UBS, UPS, VLO, and WM before the open.  Then after the close, ACCO, GOOGL, ASH, AGR, BHE, BYD, CNI, COF, CHX, CHE, CMG, CB, CSGP, EW, EQR, EXAS, FFIV, GM, GOOG, HA, IEX, JPNR, MTDR, MSFT, MKSI, MDLZ, NCR, RRC, RHI, RUSHA, SKX, TER, TX, and V report.

So far this morning, CNC, UPS, VLO, ADM, GE, PEP, MMM, UBS, DHI, SHW, WM, GLW, ATLKY, AVY, GPK, ROPST, JBLU, ALLE, SCL, ENTG, and ARCH have all posted beats on both revenue and earnings.  Meanwhile, RTX, NVS, CJPRY, and MSCI all missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, IVZ and ARCC have reported beating the estimates on revenue but missed on the bottom line. Finally, NMR, PII, FANUY, and AWI all reported missed on both lines.

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A huge surge of mostly good earnings leads the day’s news. That is saying something, considering that Russian Foreign Sec. Lavrov threatened the West to stop supporting Ukraine by telling an interview that the threat of the war in Ukraine escalating into a nuclear war was “very, very real.” Another wave of those earnings will hit after the close, with MSFT and GOOGL headlining that list. Despite the positive earnings news and even PEP raising its forward guidance, the premarkets look to be taking back much of Monday’s gains. The fear of spreading covid impacts from China (but hitting the global economy) is also weighing on the minds of longer-term investors, which is a headwind for bullish traders. However, remember that both intraday reversals have been the norm for a while now. So, respect that fact and continue to be cautious. Don’t be in a hurry to chase gaps and early moves. It is better to give up a little of the move than to have to suffer through reversal pains after you jump early.

Focus on the process and enjoy yourself. Stick with your trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor. Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. So, don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. If you are wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: VLO, SYY, TGT, JNJ, IBM, GPRO, PSTG, KSS, PEP. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Bears Looking To Retest the March Lows

The Bears remained in control all day long Friday as the 3 major indices sold off steadily the entire session.  This gave us huge, ugly, black candles across the board.  However, it also saw all 3 of those indices pull far away from their T-lines. So, they are extended. On the day, SPY lost 2.74%, DIA lost 2.71%, and QQQ lost 2.62%.  The VXX rose more than 5% to 26.15 and T2122 dropped well into the oversold territory to 6.63.  10-year bond yields close down slightly to 2.904% and Oil (WTI) fell almost 2% to $101.75/barrel. 

On the Fed watch, on Friday Cleveland Fed President Mester said that she is in favor of raising rates 50-basis-points in May and perhaps doing this a few times this year.  She called her preferred approach “methodical.” However, she also said she would not go further than half a percent, saying she was not in favor of 75-basis-point moves to shock the economy as a way to slow inflation.  Finally, she said she’d like to see the Fed Funds Rate reach 2.5% by year-end, which she felt would be neutral. This opinion splits the “year-end neutral rate” calls by Bullard (3.5%), Bostic (1.75%), and Evans (2.25%) from earlier last week.

On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the board of TWTR is taking another look at Elon Musk’s $43 billion takeover bid.  The paper reported that the company is more likely to negotiate since he announced he had raised 3.5 billion more in funding than his initial bid.  Since Musk made the bid, TWTR has risen more than one percent. TWTR is up 4.5% in premarket on the Sunday news. Probably, but not necessarily unrelated to this story, Musk received 25.3 million TSLA stock options last week (worth about $23 billion considering the exercise price) and will receive another TSLA 8.4 million options this week (as the last traunch of his 2018 compensation package).  So, if he had the cash to pay the taxes, he could exercise and sell those options for enough to pay cash for 75% of his TWTR bid just from those proceeds, if he chose to do so.

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Today another AMZN facility in NY will be voting on unionizing.  Elsewhere, the Shanghai area reported a record number of Covid deaths on Sunday (still only 40). The local provincial government announced 9 new ways it plans to get to “zero covid” by adding more restrictions starting this week.  However, AAPL’s largest iPhone production facility, which is located in the city (run by supplier Foxconn) remains open despite the region’s Covid lockdown.  Foxconn received special permission to keep their employees living on-site by having their employees designated “key employees” for the region.

Major economic news later this week includes Mar. Durable Goods Orders, Conf. Board Consumer Confidence, Mar. New Home Sales on Tuesday.  Then on Wednesday, we get Mar. Trade Balance, Retail Inventories, Mar. Pending Home Sales, and Crude Oil Inventories.  On Thursday we see Q1 GDP and Weekly Initial Jobless Claims.  Finally, on Friday we get Mar. PCE Price Index, Q1 Employment Cost, Mar. Personal Spending, Chicago PMI, and Mich. Consumer Sentiment.

Major Earnings coming later this week include MMM, GOOG, ADM, AVY, COF, CMG, GLW, FFIV, GE, GM, JNPR, MSFT, MDLZ, PEP, RTX, SHW, TXN, UPS, VLO, V, and WM on Tuesday.  Then Wednesday we get ADP, AFL, AMGN, BA, BSX, DFS, F, GD, HES, HUM, KHC, LVS, FB, NSC, PYPL, QCOM, RJF, STX, TMUS, TDY, URI, and WAB. On Thursday, MO, AMZN, AEP, AAPL, BIDU, BAX, CAT, CE, CHD, CMCSA, DPZ, EMN, LLY, GILD, HIG, HSY, IP, IRM, KDP, KLAC, MA, MCD, NOC, PHM, SO, SWK, TROW, TXT, TMO, VRSN, and GWW report.  Finally, on Friday we get reports from ABBV, AZN, BMY, CBOE, CHTR, CVX, CL, XOM, HON, LHX, LYB, NWL, PSX, and WY.

Overnight, the Asian markets were deeply red across the board.  China in particular got crushed by the covid news as Shenzhen (-6.08%), Shanghai (-5.13%), Hong Kong (-3.73%), and Taiwan (-2.37%) led the region lower.  In Europe, we see the same thing taking shape, with the lone outlier of Greece (+0.96%), at mid-day.  The FTSE (-2.07%), DAX (-1.68%), and CAC (-2.16%) are leading the region lower in early afternoon trading despite the market-friendly win in the French Presidential election Sunday by Macron.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward a gap lower at the start of the day.  The DIA implies a -0.84% open, the SPY is implying a -0.97% open, and the QQQ implies a -1.06% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are down sharply to 2.831% and Oil (WTI) is off more than 4% to $97.81/barrel in early trading.

There is no major economic news scheduled for release on Monday.  Major earnings reports scheduled for the day include ATVI, KO, LII, and OTIS before the open.  Then after the close, AMP, AXTA, BRO, CDNS, CR, CCK, OI, PKG, SBAC, UHS, WRB, WHR, and ZION report.

So far this morning, KO, LII, as well as a number of ADRs (RHHBY, HYMTF, HYMLY, CWQXY) have all reported beating the estimates on both the top and bottom lines. Meanwhile, OTIS has missed on revenue while beating on earnings. 

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The fear of spreading covid disease and restrictions hitting the global economy (as mentioned here last week) is rocking the boat for the bulls and giving the bears strength to follow through on a down month for markets. So, US Markets are looking like they will follow Asia and Europe lower at least early today. Remember that both intraday volatility and day-to-day chop have been the norm for a while now. So, respect that fact and continue to be cautious. Don’t be in a hurry to chase gaps lower in the first few minutes of the day. Swing trading is not about catching every cent of a move. It’s about taking your slice out of the middle of a swing.

Focus on the process and enjoy yourself. Stick with your trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor. Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. So, don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. If you are wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: NXPI, C, LEN, ORCL, INTC, MSFT, LOW, EBAY, SHW, RWM, SDS, SQQQ, UVXY, TWTR. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Bear Spring Bull Trap as Powell States Obvious

The bears sprang a Bull Trap on Thursday morning.  All 3 major indices gapped higher at the open, only to immediately begin a strong all-day selloff that took them out on the lows.  This left us with large, ugly, black candles in all three indices, including a Bearish Engulfing candle in the DIA and something that approximates a Bearish Evening Star in the SPY.  Both the SPY and QQQ failed their T-lines, while the DIA is now at that level and ready to retest.  On the day, SPY lost 1.50%, DIA lost 1.09%, and QQQ lost 2.07%.  The VXX rose almost 2% to 24.86 and T2122 fell back to just outside the oversold territory at 24.27.  10-year bond yields spiked back to 2.91% and Oil (WTI) rose almost 1.9% to $104.09/barrel.  It is worth noting that the 5yr vs. 30yr bond yields have inverted again.

On the Fed watch, during the day Fed Chair Powell spoke twice.  To nobody’s surprise, he said that taming inflation was absolutely essential as was restoring price stability (which I thought were the same thing).  He committed to “raising rates expeditiously.”  Then he went on to say that he thinks a 50-basis-point hike is on the table for May, which matches the Futures bets showing a 98% chance of a half-percent hike at that meeting.

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In business news, the fight between Florida Republicans and DIS ratcheted up Thursday.  The state dissolved the DIS special district as of June 1, 2023.  This would eliminate certain special privileges DIS has had, such as having their own zoning authority and deciding their own infrastructure projects.  However, the move would also transfer somewhere around $1 billion in debt to the two counties that would take over responsibility for the district area.  This likely means a series of lawsuits will follow.  Elsewhere, GPS announced that the CEO of their Old Navy division is leaving the company this week, fired over “execution challenges.”  Finally, FB COO Sandberg is under investigation for pressuring a UK tabloid news outlet to bury a report about her boyfriend (ATVI CEO Kotnick) being under a restraining order filed by another woman.  This pressure happened on two separate occasions, three years apart.

Elon Musk said he has lined up $46.5 billion to finance his takeover of Twitter.  This does not affect his offer of $54.20/share.  However, it is notable because just last week a judge ruled that he lied about the same thing (and was fined $20 million for stock manipulation by the SEC as well as paying TSLA stock owners $40 million over fraud claims) when he tweeted he had financing in place to take TSLA private in 2018.  As far as the current bid for TWTR is concerned, as reported last weekend, the TWTR Board has already implemented a “poison pill” defense in case Musk was able to amass 15% or more of the shares of the company.

After the close, PPG, UFPI, WAL, and SIVB all reported beating on revenue and earnings.  Meanwhile, FE and ISRG reported beats on revenue while coming up short on earnings.   However, SNAP and SAM both missed on the top and bottom lines.

Overnight, the Asian markets were mixed, but leaned heavily to the downside as the Chinese Yuan hit a new one-year low.  Japan (-1.63%), Australia (-1.57%), and India (-1.27%) paced the losses.  Meanwhile, only Singapore (+0.38%), Shanghai (+0.23%), and Malaysia (+0.23%) managed any green.  In Europe, stocks are red across the board at mid-day.  The FTSE (-0.74%), DAX (-1.83%), and CAC (-1.55%) are typical of the continent in early afternoon trading.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward a slightly lower start to the day.  The DIA implies a -0.22% open, the SPY is implying a -0.14% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.01% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are up again to 2.938% and Oil (WTI) is off 1.5% to $102.25/barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release on Friday is limited to Mfg. PMI and Services PMI (both at 9:45 am).  Major earnings reports scheduled for the day include AXP, ALV, CLF, HCA, KMB, NEM, RF, SAP, SLB, and VZ before the open.  There are no major reports scheduled for after the close.

So far this morning, AXP, VZ, KMB, RF, SLB, and CLF have all reported beating the estimates on both the top and bottom lines. Meanwhile, SAP, HCA, and VLVLY (Volvo) have missed on earnings while beating on revenue.  However, NEM and ALV have both reported misses on both lines.

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Markets are limping toward the weekend and look to open lower as the SPY tries to avoid another down week. Remember that both intraday volatility and day-to-day chop have been the norm for a while now. So, respect that fact and continue to be cautious. Don’t be in a hurry to chase into a rally the first few minutes of the day. Swing trading is not about catching every cent of a move. It’s about taking your slice out of the middle of a swing. Finally, keep in mind that it is Friday and you need to prepare for the weekend news cycle.

Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. Don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. If you are wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint. So, focus on the process and enjoy yourself. Stick with your trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: No Trade Ideas today. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Earnings and Oil Use Cheer Bulls This AM

All three major indices gapped modestly higher at the open Wednesday.  This was followed by an immediate 30-minute selloff in the QQQ.  Then all 3 of those indices “roller-coastered” their way sideways in a volatile rest of the day.  This left us with a gap-up Doji in the DIA, a gap-up black Spinning Top type candle in the SPY, and a Large black Dark Cloud Cover candle in the QQQ.  On the day, SPY lost 0.10%, DIA gained 0.68% (largely on the earnings-related big gains from IBM +7.08% and PG +2.66%), and the QQQ lost 1.50%.  The VXX fell 1.37% to 24.39 and T2122 rose to just outside the overbought territory at 76.55.  10-year bond yields fell to 2.846% and Oil (WTI) ended unchanged at $102.56/barrel.l.

During the day, Crude Oil inventories came in dramatically lower than expected (-8 million barrels vs + 2.5 million barrels set.).  The Fed Beige Book also indicated that (surprise!) inflationary pressures remain strong.  NFLX continued to be hammered for Tuesday night’s earnings miss, closing down 35% (which was actually up more than 4% from the lows of the day).  AAPL has its Atlanta store employees file for a union election (jumping ahead of the New York City store that is also gathering signatures in order to trigger a union vote).  San Francisco Fed President Daly (a dove) also voiced her thoughts.  This included that she fears the coming series of rate hikes could tip the economy into recession, but that she also thought the dip would be mild.

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After the close Wednesday, TSLA, EFX, KNX, LSTR, SCX, SEIC, KMI, VMI, and THC all reported beating on both the revenue and earnings lines.  TSLA in particular blew away Wall Street’s expectations ($3.22 actual vs $2.26 est. and $18.76 billion vs $17.80 bill est.).  Meanwhile, AA, and CCI both missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the opposite side, CVNA and GL both beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  However, LCRX and SNBR reported misses on both lines.

In business news this morning, AMZN announced that it plans to open up its Prime delivery service to other retailers.  This will allow other merchants to sell their goods under the “Buy with Prime” without explicitly mentioning AMZN…for a fee of course.  The service will also appeal to the 200 million existing AMZN Prime members.  Elsewhere, AAL says that it expects a Q2 profit and is seeing very strong bookings.  It has returned to 94% of its 2019 flight schedule, which is more than competitors DAL and UAL.

Overnight, the Asian markets were mixed again, with more exchanges in the green than red, but the losers moved more than the winners.  Shenzhen (-2.70%), Shanghai (-2.26%), and Hong Kong (-1.25%) paced the losses.  Meanwhile, India (+1.49%) and Japan (+1.23%) were by far the biggest gainers.  In Europe, stocks are mostly green at mid-day. The FTSE (+0.17%) lags again while the DAX (+1.57%) and CAC (+1.82%) are leading the region higher in early afternoon trading.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward a green start to the day.  The DIA implies a +0.63% open, the SPY is implying a +0.79% open, and the QQQ implies a +1.08% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are back up to 2.877% and Oil (WTI) is up three-quarters of a percent to $103.05 in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release on Thursday, we get Initial Weekly Jobless Claims and Philly Fed Mfg. Index (both at 8:30 am), and Fed Chair Powell speaks at both 11 am and 1 pm.  Major earnings reports scheduled for the day include ABB, ALK, AAL, T, AN, BX, DHR, DQ, DOV, DOW, FCX, GPC, HRI, HBAN, KEY, MMC, NEE, NUE, PNR, PM, POOL, DGX, SNA, SON, SNV, TSCO, TPH, UNP, WSO, and XRX before the open.  Then after the close, SAM, FE, ISRG, PPG, SNAP, SIVB, and UFPI report.

So far this morning, AN, PM, BX, DOW, DHR, MMC, AAL, TSCO, DGX, DOV, SON, HBAN, POOL, WSO, SNA, PNR, ALK, TPH, SNV, and DQ have all posted beats on both lines.  Meanwhile, T missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, KEY, XRX, and HRI beat on revenue but missed on the earnings line.  However, ABB missed on both lines.

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Earnings will be a tailwind for the bulls today as a large majority of reports came in as beats on both lines last night and this morning. However, Jobless Claims have a chance to rock the boat in premarket while Fed Chair Powell is also speaking during the day. The mega-cap Dow Components look to be breaking free of the recent range while the broader SPY and QQQ seem to still be struggling with that resistance. This may indicate a rotation toward the names perceived to be safer in a rising-rate environment. However, remember that both intraday volatility and day-to-day chop have been the norm for a while now. So, respect that fact and continue to be cautious. Don’t be in a hurry to chase into a rally the first few minutes of the day. Swing trading is not about catching every cent of a move. It’s about taking your slice out of the middle of a swing.

Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. Don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. If you are wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint. So, focus on the process and enjoy yourself. Stick with your trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: MCK, CLX, TSLA, DVN, NKE, CCJ, MO, URA, IBM, ORCL, APD, UA, SWN, F, FSR, APA, GM, COP. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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NFLX Hammered on Subscriber Decline

Markets opened basically flat on Tuesday but then proceeded to rally until 11 am before a sideways grind that lasted until 3 pm.  Prices rallied the last hour of the day taking all 3 major indices out near their highs.  This left use with large white candles and Morning Star patterns in all 3 of those indices.  All 3 also climbed back above their T-line (8ema) before the close.  On the day, SPY gained 1.63%, DIA gained 1.48%, and QQQ gained 2.22%.  The VXX fell 2.3% to 24.73 and T2122 jumped up to the upper mid-range at 70.26.  10-year bond yields spiked again to 2.94% (highest since 2018) and Oil (WTI) fell 5.28% to $102.50/barrel.

Contrary to Monday’s call by the Fed’s Bullard (Hawk) for several half-point interest rate hikes (and potentially using three-quarters point rate hikes) targeting a “neutral rate of 3.5% by year-end, on Tuesday we heard from Atlanta Fed President Bostic.  Bostic (usually considered a hawk) told CNBC he was concerned that raising rates too fast could hurt the economy and wants the FOMC to be “very measured” in rate hikes.  He also said that the “neutral rate” could be as low as 1.75%, half of what Bullard (the most extreme hawk) felt would be neutral.

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After the close Tuesday, IBM, OMC, and FHN all reported beats on both revenue and earnings.  NFLX reported a significant beat on earnings ($3.53 actual vs $2.92 est.) but missed on revenue (as well as reporting it lost subscribers for the first time) and was absolutely hammered (down as much as 28%) in post-market trading on that miss. On the opposite side, IBKR missed on earnings, but beat on revenue.

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, both the US and UK announced today that they will be sending new military assistance packages to Ukraine.  This is in addition to last week’s $800 million package.  The White House specifically mentioned that the new package would include more heavy artillery and shells.  However, the Pentagon declined to outline the contents of this next package.  The main US suppliers of artillery such systems are GD, RTX, NOC, and LMT.

News out of China may give us a chance to capitalize on future news.  The largest and fourth-largest ports in the world are currently shut down due to covid lockdowns. There are over 300 container ships and over 500 bulk-carrier ships waiting offshore to be unloaded and reloaded with exports.  This very likely means that once China opens and they surge to get the backlog out, the logjam will move back to the US ports of LA, Long Beach, and Oakland.  All this means more supply chain problems for major importers.  The five largest are WMT, TGT, HD, LOW, and DOLE.

Overnight, the Asian markets were mixed but leaned toward the green side.  Shenzhen (-2.07%) and Shanghai (-1.35%) saw by far the biggest losses while New Zealand (+1.10%), India (+1.05%), and Taiwan (+0.91%) led the more numerous gainers.  In Europe, stocks are nearly green across the board.  The FTSE (+0.16%) lags, but the DAX (+1.03%) and CA (+1.13%) are typical of the region with even Russia (+2.47%) up strongly in early afternoon trading.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward another flat start to the day.  The DIA implies +0.14%, the SPY is implying +0.03%, and QQQ implies a -0.13% open to the day.  10-year bond yields are back down to 2.863% and Oil (WTI) is up just over 1% in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release on Wednesday includes March Existing Home Sales (10 am), Crude Oil Inventories (10:30 am), and Fed Beige Book (2 pm).  There is also a Fed speaker scheduled (Daly at 10:30 am).  Major earnings reports scheduled for the day include ABT, ANTM, ASML, BKR, CMA, LAD, MTB, NDAQ, PG, and before the open.  Then after the close, AA, CVNA, CCI, CSX, EFX, KMI, KNX, LRCX, LSTR, LBRT, SEIC, SNBR, STLD, THC, TSLA, UAL, and VMI report.

So far this morning, ABT ANTM, PG, ASML, LAD, and NDAQ have all reported beating estimates on both revenue and earnings.  At the same time, RCI and MTB both missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  However, BKR and CMA missed on both the top and bottom lines.

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Overnight it was announced that the largest public pension fund (CalPERS), which is a major holder of BRKB stock, will be voting in favor of a proposal to replace Warren Buffett as Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. The “Oracle of Omaha” has been the public face and perceived leader of stock markets for at least 40 years and this move is notable, though not unexpected for a man who is 91 years old. No word is yet available on when the vote can be forced. However, in 2021 Buffett announced that his successor would be Greg Abel who is currently BRKB Vice-Chair for Non-Insurance Businesses.

Yesterday’s action took us back to the top of the recent trading range. However, it appears that the bulls may make at least an early bid to push up out of that range today. However, volatility and day-to-day chop have been the norm for a while now. So we have to respect the fact that we are right at a level of resistance in all 3 major indices. So, be cautious. Don’t be in a hurry to chase into a rally the first few minutes of the day. Swing trading is not about catching every cent of a move. It’s about taking your slice out of the middle of a swing.

Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. Don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. If you are wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint. So, focus on the process and enjoy yourself. Stick with your trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: CLVT, IT, HTZ, DISH, FIS, CMCSA, CLX, MA, NKE, XLB, MCD, APD, MRO, MNST, US, MMM. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

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DISCLAIMER: Investing / Trading involves significant financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. No communication from Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates or representatives is not financial or trading advice. All information provided by Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates and representatives are intended for educational purposes only. You are advised to test any new trading approach before implementing it.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Terms of Service

Earnings in US and Russia Spooks Europe

Markets opened little changed on Monday and then traded sideways in a roller-coaster fashion the rest of the day.  This left us with indecisive Spinning Top candles in all 3 major indices.  On the day, SPY gained 0.04%, DIA lost 0.06%, and QQQ gained 0.08%.  The VXX rose a little more than a percent to 25.31 and T2122 fell a bit but remains in the mid-range at 34.90.  10-year bond yields continue to spike, ending at 2.857% and Oil (WTI) closed higher to $107.42/barrel.

In business news, Jack Dorsey (former CEO, who is still a board member), criticized the TWTR board.  This came less than a day after Elon Musk fired back at the TWTR “poison pill,” claiming the board doesn’t own enough TWTR stock to be aligned with investors.  On top of this, Bloomberg reported that sources tell them that Apollo Group would be willing to finance Musk’s takeover bid. Elsewhere, following on the SBUX and AMZN trend, workers at an AAPL store in New York City have begun the process of attempting to unionize.  In earnings news, after the close, JBHT posted beats on both revenue and earnings. 

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After the close, Fed member Bullard (strongest Hawk) said that “inflation is far too high” at an event for the Council on Foreign Relations.  He went on to say that the economy will not fall into recession and that he expects the unemployment rate to fall below 3% later this year.  He also repeated his argument that the Fed Funds Rate needs to get to at least 3.5% by the end of the year and said that a three-quarter of a percent hike is possible if required, but that he would prefer multiple half-percent hikes in the FOMC Meetings to come.

So far this morning, CFG, HAL, and SBNY have reported beats on the revenue and earnings lines.  Meanwhile, JNJ, LMT, TRV, and TFC all missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, FITB and HAS both missed on the bottom line while beating on revenue.

Overnight, the Asian markets were mixed again.  Hong Kong (-2.28%) and India (-1.25%) were far and away the biggest losers on the day.  Meanwhile, South Korea (+0.95%), Japan (+0.69%), and Taiwan (+0.56%) led the gainers.  In Europe, stocks are nearly red across the board at mid-day.  Russia (-4.03%) is an outlier, but many of the smaller exchanges have well over a 1% loss at this point.  The FTSE (-0.35%), DAX (-0.73%), and CAC (-1.12%) lead the continent as always, just based on exchange size, in early afternoon trading.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward a flat start to the day.  The DIA implies a +0.01% open, the SPY is implying a -0.03% open, and the QQQ implies a -0.07% open at this hour.  10-yeat bond yields are up to 2.89% and Oil (WTI) is down 1.4% to $106.66/barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release on Tuesday are limited to March Building Permits and March Housing Starts (both at 8:30 am).  Major earnings reports scheduled for the day include CFG, FITB, HAL, HAS, JNJ, LMT, MAN, PLD, SBNY, TRV, and TFC before the open.  Then after the close, FHN, IBKR, IBM, NFLX, and OMC report.

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Following yesterday’s Federal judge ruling that the CDC does not have the power to issue mask mandates, the TSA announced overnight that they will stop enforcing mask requirements. This may (or may not) prove helpful for travel stocks as we enter what industry sources expect to be a massive wave of travel in Spring and Summer. However, the White House and Justice Dept. are still reviewing the ruling and determining whether to appeal the decision. So, this may change and in either case, it seems like convenient timing for the ruling after the worst of the pandemic is 1-2 years behind us.

The renewed Russian assault on Donbas has European markets spooked. It seems clear that Moscow has directed its military to employ terror and leave scorched earth if Putin cannot have what he wants. So, we are likely to hear of another round of military aid heading from the US and EU, which can benefit the military industrials like RTX, LMT, GD, NOC, and maybe WCHS. Beyond that, the volatility continues and is likely to continue. On any earnings news, forward guidance will be just as important as results. Expect a lot of news and analysis to focus on that guidance as they try to handicap the impact of rate hikes and Fed-led economic landing. So, continue to be cautious, hedged, and/or have stops that are loose enough to ride out the whipsaw (and be ready to withstand that short-term pain). Trade carefully.

Stick with those trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor. Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. Don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. If you are wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint. So, focus on the process and enjoy yourself.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: ATUS, WRB, LULU, ORCL, IP, X, CMCSA, DIS, GFI, COP, MRO, CF, APA, SHW, OKE. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Bank Earnings, TWTR Drama, and Ukraine

Markets opened basically flat on Thursday and then sold off the rest of the day.  This resulted in black, Bearish Engulfing candles and Oreo Cookie patterns in the SPY and QQQ, with DIA putting in a black candle with all 3 closing on the lows of the day.  On the day, SPY lost 1.25%, DIA lost 0.43%, and QQQ lost 2.29%.  The VXX rose to 24.99 and T2122 dropped to right in the middle at 50.67.  The 10-year bond yields spiked again to 2.827% and Oil (WTI) rose more than 2% to $106.44/barrel.

On Friday, we got some positive economic news.  The NY Empire State Mfg. Index came in above expectations.  The same was true of March Industrial Production, which came in almost double the forecast value (+0.9% vs 0.4% forecast).

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Related to Elon Musk’s hostile TWTR takeover bid, the stock traded in a volatile way Thursday, but never got even close to the offered $54.20/share.  It actually closed down 1.68% to $45.08.  This seems to imply that the market does not believe the deal will ever happen.  Friday, a couple of analysts downgraded the stock as now “being in the middle in an Elon circus.”  Also on Friday, a Saudi Prince offered to match Musk’s deal and buy the company at the same price (perhaps offering a more palatable buyer).  However, late in the day TWTR board unanimously passed a “poison pill” policy.  This means if anybody acquires 15% of company stock without board approval, then other TWTR holders will be allowed to buy additional shares at a deep discount.  This would flood the market with shares of TWTR, driving down the price and making a takeover much harder, slower, and more expensive.     

So far this morning, BAC and SYF have both reported beating on both lines.  At the same time, BK printed a beat on revenue while reporting in-line earnings.  However, we should note that BK’s in-line report was still down 11.3% from the prior quarter.

On the Russian invasion story, Russia is continuing to fire missiles at major Ukrainian cities like Karkhiv, Kiyv, and Lviv. Meanwhile, Ukrainian resistance continues to hold out in the last stronghold of the destroyed city of Mariupol. The Russian Donbas offensive is underway with heavy fighting in the town of Kreminna, which is located Southeast of Karkhiv in the Luhansk region. On the economic side, Ukraine has submitted its application questionnaire to join the EU. More importantly, many analysts are now saying that renewed aid is desperately needed as Ukraine is in need of more heavy weapons and, in particular, more ammunition to maintain its fight in the face of the massive Russian assault. So, look for more aid to be coming from NATO countries and new orders to be placed in turn with companies like GD, WCHS, NOC, and RTX.

Overnight, the Asian markets were mixed but leaned to the red side.  India (-1.73%), Japan (-1.08%), and Singapore (-0.98%) paced the losses.  Meanwhile, Hong Kong (+0.67%), Australia (+0.59%), and Shenzhen (+0.37%) led the gainers.  In Europe, stocks are also mixed, but in this case, lean to the upside at mid-day.  The FTSE (+0.47%), DAX (+0.62%), and CAC (+0.72%) lead as usual while Russia (-1.76%) is an outlier to the downside in early afternoon trading.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward a modestly lower start to the day.  The DIA implies a -0.12% open, the SPY is implying a -0.26% open, and the QQQ implies a -0.33% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are up again to 2.837% and Oil (WTI) is down fractionally in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release on Monday is limited to a Fed speaker (Bullard at 4 pm).  Major earnings reports scheduled for the day include BAC, BK, SCHW, and SYF before the open.  Then after the close, JBHT reports.

In economic news later this week, on Tuesday we get March Building Permits and March Housing Starts.  Then Wednesday, we see March Existing Home Sales, Crude Oil Inventories, and Fed Beige Book will be released.  On Thursday, we get Initial Weekly Jobless Claims, Philly Fed Mfg. Index and Fed Chair Powell speaks.  Finally, on Friday we get Mfg. PMI and Services PMI.

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Coming off the 3-day break, it was Elon Musk’s TWTR drama that maintained the spotlight all weekend. Yet, we also find ourselves at the start of another earnings season. And this quarter’s earnings may be more important than many recent quarters’ numbers (and especially guidance) as traders try to read through how well firms will be able to cope with the rising rates and fear of a hard landing. Recently, both major intraday and day-to-day reversals have been the rule. So, continue to be either being very nimble/quick, hedged, or have stops that are loose enough to ride out the whipsaw (and be ready to withstand that short-term pain). Trade carefully and position yourself for the long weekend news cycle.

Stick with those trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor. Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. Don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. If you are wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint. So, focus on the process and enjoy yourself.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: GPN, TWTR, VLO, IP, OXY, GPS, BP, HON, MMM, TGT, ZTS, EBAY, OTIS, AME, MAS, SHW, SLB. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

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DISCLAIMER: Investing / Trading involves significant financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. No communication from Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates or representatives is not financial or trading advice. All information provided by Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates and representatives are intended for educational purposes only. You are advised to test any new trading approach before implementing it.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Terms of Service

Earnings, Bird Flu, TWTR Bid and Claims

Despite a record 11.2% Year-on-Year PPI report before the opening bell, stocks opened flat on Wednesday.  However, at that point, we started a slow, steady rally that lasted the rest of the day.  This left us with large white candles in all 3 major indices and the SPY and DIA both printing Bullish Engulfing candles.  On the day, SPY gained 1.15%, DIA gained 1.03%, and QQQ gained 2.03%.  The VXX fell 4.5% to 24.59 and T2122 shot back up to close just outside the overbought territory at 75.61.  10-year bond yields fell slightly to 2.,701%, and Oil (WTI) gained 3.47% to $104.09/barrel.

AMZN announced Wednesday afternoon that they will be adding a 5% “fuel and inflation” surcharge to all sellers as of April 28 for all users of “Fulfillment By Amazon.”  The vast majority of sellers are expected to raise the price of goods sold through AMZN in response.  (89% of all AMZN sellers use FBA.)  AMZN said their fee amounts to 24 cents per package, which is less than the USP surcharge of 42 cents and the FDX surcharge of 49 cents.

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As if food inflation were not bad enough already, the US is suffering from an outbreak of the bird flu.  So far, 23 million chickens have died across 24 states.  Iowa seems to be the worst-hit state with over 13 million chickens culled in that state so far.  The last outbreak, in 2015, saw 50 million birds die over a six-month period.  So, this outbreak appears to be worse than the last outbreak.  The largest chicken-producer stocks are PPC, SAFM, and TSN, while the largest egg-producing stock is CALM.  Among the companies that consume the most chicken as inputs, we see SYY, HRL, PPC, and TSN. Second-level users of chicken and eggs include MCD, WEN, GIS, and KHC.

In earnings news, so far this morning ALLY, GS, MS, STT, TSM, UNH, and USB have all reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  Meanwhile, RAD beat on revenue, but missed on earnings.  On the other side, PNC and WFC both missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  However, ERIC missed on both lines.

In other stock news, Elon Musk has launched a hostile takeover bid to take TWTR private.  Musk has offered $54.20/share (roughly $43 billion), which is a small 18% premium on Wednesday’s closing price of $45.85.  This move comes less than 24 hours after TWTR investors sued Musk for violating SEC rules and not disclosing he had taken more than a 5% stake in the stock without notifying the SEC within 10 days.  TWTR is wildly volatile in premarket, now at $48.88.

On the Russian invasion story, the Biden Administration confirmed another round of military assistance for Ukraine as reported here yesterday.  The $800 million package includes howitzer artillery, armored personnel carriers, 500 more Javelin missiles, and 300 more Switchblade Kamikaze Drones. Elsewhere, the major defense contractors met with Pentagon officials, who told them to ramp up production of weapons for Ukraine and to expect at least a 2-year war.  These include BA, LHX, RTX, LMT, HII, GD, and NOC.  Interestingly, India’s largest oil refiner has suddenly stopped buying Russian oil and the world’s largest oil trader (Vitol) announced it would also stop buying crude from Russia.  This may indicate they are bowing to pressure from the Biden Admin.

Overnight, the Asian markets were mixed.  Shenzhen (+1.27%), Shanghai (+1.22%), and Japan (+1.22%) led the gainers.  Meanwhile, the broad but modest losses were paced by Taiwan (-0.32%), India (-0.31%), and Thailand (-0.25%).  In Europe, stocks are mostly modestly green at mid-day.  The FTSE (+0.03%), DAX (+0.24%), and CAC (+0.52%) lead the way as usual in early afternoon trading. Russia (-2.16%) is an outlier to the downside for obvious reasons.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward an opening just on the green side of flat.  The DIA implies a +0.21% open, the SPY is implying a +0.04% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.08% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are down slightly to 2.684% and Oil (WTI) is off eight-tenths of a percent to $103.24/barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release on Thursday includes March Retail Sales, March Import/Export Indices, and Weekly Jobless Claims (all at 8:30 am), Feb. Bus. Inventories and Michigan Consumer Sentiment (both at 10 am), and a couple of Fed speakers (Mester at 3:50 pm and Harker at 6 pm).  Earnings season is back as ALLY, C, ERIC, GS, MS, PNC, PGR, RAD, STT, TSM, USB, UNH, and WFC all reporting before the open. There are no major earnings scheduled for after the close.

Also remember that US Markets are closed tomorrow for Good Friday, but we still get NY Empire State Mfg. Index and March Industrial Production numbers.  Also, Friday is Tax Day in the US.

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There is a flurry of news to start off the last day of the week. The buzz in the premarket is over earnings and Musk’s TWTR buyout bid. It seemed like markets took the PPI number in stride yesterday, so perhaps the focus has shifted away from economic news and back to specific sectors and charts. With a 3-day holiday weekend ahead, don’t be surprised if volume dries up a bit today in the afternoon. Major intraday reversals have been the rule lately, so beware chasing anything at the open. Continue to be either being very nimble/quick, hedged, or have stops that are loose enough to ride out the whipsaw (and be ready to withstand that short-term pain). Trade carefully and position yourself for the long weekend news cycle.

Remember, earnings season is starting again (check those earnings dates) and also that markets are closed Friday (Good Friday). So, you don’t have to chase trades early this week. Stick to those trading rules and manage the things that you can control while trying not to worry about the things you have no control over at all. Trade with the trend, don’t chase, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor. Remember that the first rule of making big money in the market is to not lose big money in the market. Don’t be stubborn, and protect yourself from yourself. If you are wrong, just admit it and take your loss. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint. So, focus on the process and enjoy yourself.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: NVCR, ZBH, DAL, CRSP, FSLR, LUV, CMCSA, DASH, ORCL, NEM, ERX. You can find Rick’s review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

Hit and Run Candlesticks / Road To Wealth Youtube videos

Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

Free YouTube Education  •  Subscription PlansPrivate 2-Hour Coaching

DISCLAIMER: Investing / Trading involves significant financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. No communication from Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates or representatives is not financial or trading advice. All information provided by Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates and representatives are intended for educational purposes only. You are advised to test any new trading approach before implementing it.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Terms of Service

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