Back to Bullish or Book Some Profit

Markets gapped lower Thursday on fear stoked by the huge jump in reported cases and deaths from the coronavirus.  (As noted yesterday, this jump was likely largely due to the Chinese changing the way they report cases, which may be prone to cause trends that are less smooth.)  At any rate, after the gap down, the bull immediately charged in to fade the gap.  From that point onward, the rest of the day was a sideways grind around the break-even line.  For the day, the DIA closed down 0.30%, the SPY down 0.11% and the QQQ down 0.13%.  So, we recorded a down day, but not by much considering the gap down.  The VXX remains low at 13.69 and T2122 fell again, but remains in the mid-range at 69.27.

In the news, the Fed announced it will reduce new Repo market purchases (purchases will continue, just at a lower rate).  AMZN also obtained a temporary injunction against MSFT working on the Pentagon cloud contract.  WMT also announced it would discontinue its unprofitable high-end personal shopping service called Jetblack and W reported it will cut 500 jobs (3% of its workforce).  In other market news, CSCO stock was hammered Thursday after it reported falling revenue and failed to beat earnings expectations on Wednesday evening.

However, once again coronavirus was the top story of the day.  As mentioned, China changed its reporting methods and overnight Wed. reported over 15,000 "new" cases and 250 "new" deaths.  Obviously, this scared markets and the White House did not help matters by publicly stating it did not have confidence in the information coming from China. (While true, expressing that skepticism after such an increase in the numbers was reported does not help public confidence.)

As of Friday, the counts stand at 64,000 cases and almost 1,400 deaths. The impact is continuing to spread as airlines, cruise lines and other travel-related industries have been hit hard by decreased demand.  In addition, KHC and FCAU were among the companies that closed their manufacturing operations in China within the last 24 hours.  Many other companies warned of revenue and earnings impacts, perhaps obviously including BABA.

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed.  However, as of this point in their day, Once again, Europe has shaken off the fear and is mainly green, As of 7:30 am, U.S. futures are back on the bullish side, pointing toward a gap higher of between a quarter and half a percent across the major indices.

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Major economic news today includes Jan. Retail Sales Core and Imports/Exports (both at 8:30 am), Jan. Industrial Production (9:15 am), Michigan Consumer confidence (10 am) and another Fed speaker just before noon.  In addition, both China and the US are scheduled to reduce more tariffs on Friday.  The only major earnings reports for the day are NWL and PPL, both before the open.

Friday could be a selling day as traders look to lock in gains in front of a 3-day weekend.  (Don’t forget this is a long weekend with US markets closed Monday for Washington’s Birthday.)  Certainly, there are great headline risks from coronavirus over that period, but also from the follow-on impacts/statements of businesses over the period as well.  However, the trend remains strongly and stubbornly bullish and all the major indices are very near all-time highs (including even the IWM). 

All I can do is continue to tell you to not fight the trend, but also keep locking in profits, being cautious and remaining nimble or hedged.  Remember to make the trade come to you (rather than chasing), plan the trade and trade the plan.  Don’t get complacent and let a profitable position (or several) go South on you.

Ed

No Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist on a Friday in front of a 3-day weekend. Today is payday. So, book some profits. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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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Another Gap But A Different Direction

The bulls gapped markets higher Wednesday and then slowly ground higher the rest of the day.  All three indices closed near their highs and at new all-time high closes.  The QQQ gained 0.97%, DIA gained 0.95%, and SPY lagged at a gain of 0.64%.  At the same time VXX fell to 13.40 and T2122 inched closer to overbought territory at 79.81. In short, the bulls continue to run hard and although we are extended from the moving averages, they are only in the mood to hear good news these days.

On the news front, Fed Chair Powell testified in the Senate, largely reprising his Tuesday Congress testimony.  Essentially, he said the economy is in a good place, the Fed has a close eye on the impact of the coronavirus and that no more Fed moves are needed in the immediate future.  He also said that economists should have a better handle on the virus’ impact on the US economy “soon.”  In other economic news, the Federal Deficit has jumped 25% in the last year and now stands at $1.1 trillion per year.  Federal revenue (taxes) are up slightly over that period, while spending has increased 9.6%. 

In the virus arena, China has changed the way they report new cases going forward.  Under the new method, there must be not only a positive test, but also a fever before a patient is counted as a confirmed case.  This has the effect of lowering the number of new cases reported on an individual day and may lead to erroneous optimism.  On the other hand, it could lead to pooling of reports causing more jumpiness in the trend line.  For example, the number of cases jumped 15,000 last night due to this effect.  As of now, the confirmed count remains over 60,000 and the death toll 1,369. 

As far as virus impact is concerned, more than 85,000 flights to/from China have been canceled so far (with BA claiming this is having a major impact on sales due to reduced travel and cargo activity).  A major technology conference in Europe has also been canceled over virus fear (after most major companies had pulled out and forbidden employee attendance).  Finally, OPEC has slashed its global oil demand forecast by 19%, citing virus impacts.

Overnight, Asian markets were in the red as the jump in reported virus cases spooked investors.  Once again, Europe has followed Asia as we see red across the board.  As of 7:45 am, U.S. futures are again pointing to follow the rest of the world with a gap lower of between six and eight-tenths of a percent.

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Major economic news on Thursday is limited to Initial Jobless Claims and Core CPI (both at 8:30 am).  In terms of earnings, AIG, BWA, DUK, FIS, HII, IPGP, INCY, IRM, KHC, LH, PEP, R, WM, and ZTS all report before the open.  Meanwhile, ANET, DLR, EXPE, LBTYA, LBTYK, MHK, NVDA, and RSG report after the close.

What a difference a night makes. Today it seems Mr. Market is saying "on second thought, let's worry." Certainly, the signs of risk have been there with OPEC cutting global oil demand forecasts and companies left and right decrying the impact on their expected operations. However, we (or at least I) cannot predict the market's reaction.

The trend remains strongly bullish and all the major indices are now in blue sky territory (if maybe a bit extended).  It sure hasn’t paid to be short lately, despite the risks, All I can do is continue to tell you to keep locking in profits, being cautious and remaining nimble or hedged.  Don’t get complacent and let a profitable position (or several) go South on you.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: SPGI, TWTR, XPO, AAPL, TGT, APO, SPXS, TZA, THC, SQQQ, VXX. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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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Another Day Another Gap

Markets gapped higher on Tuesday, following through on Monday’s rally.  However, after the gap and initial rally, markets faded the gap the remainder of the day.  At day end, the SPY closed up 0.17%, the DIA closed dead flat and the QQQ up 0.02%.  While all three printed new all-time highs during the day, only the SPY and QQQ closed at new high closes, and even then, just barely.  The VXX gained very slightly but it remains extremely low at 14.12.  Meanwhile, the T2122 has climbed back near, but not in overbought territory at 76.02.

The main news on the day came from the Fed.  They announced that US Household Debt is now at the highest level in 12 years.  This, along with climate change, severe weather, and the coronavirus are all risk factors impacting economic forecasts.  Chairman Powell again rejected the idea of negative rates.  However, while he was testifying, President Trump (as is his norm) repeated his demand that the Fed go to negative rates and then blamed Powell for the afternoon selloff in the US markets.  Meanwhile, market analysts blamed the tiny intraday pullback on over-extension and possibly too much prior nonchalance about the coronavirus impact as more companies are warning of its impact. 

In other news, the Federal Trade Commission announced that in a 5-0 decision, they have chosen to investigate how previous acquisitions of small companies by the largest tech companies were used to amass market power, consumer data, and market monopoly.  However, just hours later, President Trump met with the CEOs of the Trillion Dollar Club (MSFT, AMZN, GOOG, and AAPL).  He lauded those four companies, calling them MAGA (his campaign slogan).

On the coronavirus front, the count of confirmed cases now stands at 45,000 and the death tolls is over 1,100.  In terms of impact, Hilton closed all 150 of their hotels in China, UA estimates a mild $60 million impact in Q1, and AAL extended their cancelation of all flights to/from China.  Also making news was a cruise ship stranded at sea (not allowed to dock in several countries), but overnight Cambodia allowed it to dock.  In addition, the W.H.O. said that even with governmental fast-tracking, the public should not expect a vaccine until at least next year, let alone wide availability of any such vaccine.

Overnight, Asian markets were in the green.  Once again, Europe has followed Asia as we see green across the board.  As of 7:30 am, U.S. futures are again pointing to another gap higher of between three-tenths and half a percent.

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Major economic news on Wednesday is limited to Fed Chair Powell’s Senate testimony (10 ma) and Crude Oil Inventories (10:30 am). However, there will also be another Fed speaker during pre-market hours.  In terms of earnings, CME, CVS, GPN, IPG, IQV, TAP, MCO, and NBL all report before the open.  Meanwhile, AMAT, CDNS, CF, CSCO, CTL, EFX, EQIX, IFF, MGM, MRO, NTAP, REG, TRIP, and WELL report after the close.

The DIA sits at potential resistance for a second straight day.  However, in general, the bulls continue to see nothing but the upside.  The trend remains clearly bullish, and we are a little less extended than yesterday.  Don't get complacent, expecting the bulls to run every day forever. Remember to keep locking in profits.  Don’t let a profitable position go South on you. 

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: HCA, SC, MNST, AVY, ZBH, FAST, BLL, YNDX, ALL, ITW. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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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Bulls Liking the Blue Sky

Markets ran down at the open Monday, but almost immediately the bulls stepped in.  After that rebound and run up into the highs at 10:45am, there was a sideways grind in a tight range until 3pm.  At that point, the bulls stepped back in again to drive higher right into the close.  It seemed to be the big tech names that led the market higher, with beautiful candles from AMZN, MSFT, AMD, NVDA, and GOOG. For the day, the SPY was up 0.75%, the DIA up 0.60%, and the QQQ up 1.21%.  Of these, both the SPY and QQQ gave us new all-time high closes.  All three printed Bullish Engulfing signals.  This all implies new higher-highs Tuesday.

On a light news and earnings day, the coronavirus continued to be the top story.  The death toll has now exceeded 1,000 with 43,000 confirmed cases.  In terms of impact, CNBC reported that their survey of economists is indicating that the US GDP for the first quarter will likely be reduced to 1.2% due to the impacts of this virus.  (That’s down almost an entire percent from Q4.)

It is of note that the number of new cases reported Tuesday in Hubei Province has held relatively stable at about 2,500.  This may indicate the spread is slowing, which would be great news.  However, both the W.H.O. and the Chinese government are cautious not to show optimism. They say that they are looking for stabilization outside the quarantine regions of China within a few weeks, but inside the quarantine zone, they expect the outbreak may take longer to subside.

In related news, some Chinese plants reopened for the first time in weeks on Tuesday.  This was a relief for global supply chains in industries like auto and electronics.  Still, the ramp-up time for individual plants or even regions is unknown.  Obviously that time will depend on how many employees return and whether virus preventative measures might hinder productivity.  Typical ramp-up takes 1.5 weeks to get back to normal productivity.  As a possible indication for this instance, Bloomberg reported sources at the Foxconn iPhone plant in Zhengzhou said that only 10% of the workforce returned on their first day back open. 

In other news, details from President Trump's proposed 2021 budget filled the news void.  His $4.8 Trillion plan lines up with his campaign priorities but also abandons the pledge to eliminate budget deficits in 10 years.  I will skip the details because as is typical of budgets, particularly in election years, this one has no chance of passing the House, who has the final say, as is.  This is more of a set of campaign bullet points and negotiation tactics, as will be the responses.   

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It is also worth noting that S shot higher in after-hours trading last night on rumors that a Federal Court has approved the T-MUS merger.

Overnight, Asian markets were in the green.  Europe has followed Asia so far today as we see green across the board.  As of 7:30 am, U.S. futures are pointing to another gap higher of between three-tenths and half a percent.

On Tuesday, Fed Chair Powell begins two days of Congressional testimony at the same time as the JOLTS report (10 am).  In the afternoon there will be a trio of other Fed speakers. On the earnings front, D, EXC, HAS, HLT, MLM, MAS, OMC, UA, and UAA all report before the open.  After the close, AKAM, AMCR, AIZ, PEAK, UDR, and WU will report.

The bulls continue to see only the bright side.  While the DIA sits at potential resistance, the other two major indices are in “blue sky.”  The trend remains clearly bullish, but we remain extended, especially in the QQQ.  As always, stick with the trend and remember that Mr. Market can stay too far on any one side longer than we can be right while early.  Just don’t let profitable positions go South on you.  Keep taking profits, using prudent hedges, and reducing risk. 

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: TDOC, ZBH, ERI, AAXN, ZEN, LITE, JNJ, SPLK, PEN. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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 Signals and Virus Fear

Markets took some profits on Friday as the US followed the pattern of Asia and Europe for the day.  The QQQ and SPY ended the day as Doji candles after some volatility, but the DIA printed a large-body black candle to print an Evening Star signal.  The SPY was down 0.53%, the DOA down 0.87%, and the QQQ down 0.43%.  As a result, the VXX climbed slightly to 14.38 while the T2122 fell again to 33.94 (still not oversold).

The big story on the day seemed to be a complete reversal by the Fed from what was told to the financial press just two days earlier.  On Friday, the Fed reported to Congress that the coronavirus presents a new risk to the US economic outlook and they warned of disruptions to global markets.  Specifically, the Fed reported, “Because of the size of the Chinese economy, significant distress in China could spill over to U.S. and global markets through a retrenchment of risk appetite, U.S. dollar appreciation, and declines in trade and commodity prices.” 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, both Fed speakers and the President’s Chief Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow had said the virus would not have a significant impact on the US economy.  This reversal may help explain the profit-taking on Friday.

Over the weekend, the virus has continued to spread and has surpassed the SARS outbreak of 2003 in terms of impact.  The number of confirmed cases has now reached over 40,000 and deaths now exceed 900.  One of those deaths was in the US.  In terms of impacts, there is serious scrambling going on throughout the Auto and Electronics industries as the vast majority of those supply chains run through China.  In other words, you can’t make a car in Detroit, Berlin, Japan or Mexico if the parts have not arrived from China.

Overnight, Asian markets were in the red.  Europe is mixed at this point, but most of the major bourses are red…the FTSE being the striking exception.  As of 7:45 am, U.S. futures are flat, sitting on either side of the break-even line.

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There is no major economic news for Monday.  However, there are a couple of Fed speakers during the day.  Earnings are also light for the day, but AGN, QSR, L, DO, IVC, and AVYA report before the Open.  After Monday’s close, CHGG, MELI, RNG, XPO, APPS, ELY, MESA, MOH, IIVI, JCOM, RE, RPD, VRNS, DVA, BLKB, VOYA, FLDM, FRT, ICMB, and PYX all report.

Markets took some profits Friday, but the bulls have been resilient and relentless for a long time now.  The trend remains clearly bullish, but we are still a bit extended and there is no new impetus with light earnings and no planned economic news Monday.  Perhaps the rumors of President Trump’s election-year budget (apparently going to expand tax cuts) will be the driver today. 

Again, the bias is on the long side, but the candle patterns are on the bearish side. I think we need to remain cautious.  At the very least take a look at bearish setups or hedges. I know I sound like a broken record on the topic, but nobody ever went broke taking profits and reducing risk.  Plan the trade, make the trade come to you and then trade the plan.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: PLCE, FTK, SLCA, SLM, KSU,DKS, CROX, KLAC, SWKS, QRVO, ZM. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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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Profit-Taking Friday?

The bulls continue their surge Thursday.  The SPY and DIA both gapped higher and then just vacillated the rest of the day, closing very near the open.  The QQQ gapped higher, but found some follow-through as TSLA rebounded after Wednesday’s profit-taking.  The SPY ended 0.34% higher, the DIA 0.30% higher, and the QQQ 0.86% higher.  All three were new all-time high closes.  The VXX fell slightly to 14.09 and the T2122 fell back to 67.15 (out of the overbought region).

We received generally good economic data (Weekly Jobless Claims were below estimates again and Unit Labor Costs were in-line, while Q4 Nonfarm Productivity was below expectation) on the day.  Added to this was generally good earnings.  Together these factors seemed to override any coronavirus fears for the bulls. 

On the coronavirus front, the number of patients continues to grow.  The tally now sits over 31,000 confirmed cases and 636 deaths.  In terms of impacts, it was announced that airlines around the world have now canceled 50,000 flights to or from China (including Hong Kong).  However, an independent economic data provider about China, called China Beige Book (not to be confused with the periodic US Beige Book Report produced by the Fed) forecasts that while there will be a GDP drag on China, the long-term outlook remains stable.

After hours Thursday, EBAY was taking a beating after ICE said they have decided to stop exploring a buyout of the auction website.  MYAD was down a whopping 30% after missing on both the top and bottom lines.  However, UBER also spiked on a smaller than expected loss and PINS soared 17% after beating estimates. 

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed, but generally in the red.  For a change of pace, China was the lone green spot in that region. However, Europe is showing red across the board at this point in their day.  As of 7:45 am, U.S. futures are all pointing toward a gap lower of a modest one-third of one percent.

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Friday’s major economic news includes Jan. Avg. Hourly Earnings, Jan. Nonfarm Payrolls, and Jan. Unemployment Rate (all at 8:30 am).  While earnings are light on Friday, we will hear from ABBV, CBOE, and FE.

The bulls have been relentless all week.  However, globally, Friday seems like a profit-taking day.  Maybe the rest of the world wants to lock in gain before the long weekend news cycle just as we suggest.  The trend remains clearly bullish, but we are a bit extended and there is that weekend headline risk to consider. 

So, again I think we need to remain nimble, hedged or cautious.  Don’t let profitable positions go South on you when you aren’t looking.  I know I sound like a broken record on the topic, but nobody ever went broke taking profits and reducing risk.  Plan the trade, make the trade come to you and then trade the plan.

Ed

No Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist on Friday If you have tickers you want to discuss, be sure to come to the trading room at 9:10am Eastern and we'll give them a look. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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

Those Bulls Keep Running

Once again, the bulls ran wild on Wednesday.  Markets gapped up by almost a percent and then proceeded to run higher in the SPY and DIA.  The QQQ also gapped higher, but then faded the gap, mostly due to a sharp pullback by TSLA after its parabolic move Monday and Tuesday.  The SPY closed up 1.15%, the DIA up 1.67% and the QQQ also closed up 0.33%.  This made for new all-time high closes in the SPY and QQQ again.  It is worth noting that the major indices (including the VXX) are a bit extended from their moving averages.  In addition, the T2122 closed at 88.05 which is in overbought territory.

As usual, the coronavirus story continues to be the top story.  Confirmed cases are now over 28,000 and deaths have hit 563.  In related news, YUM China has closed 30% of its stores due to the outbreak.  TSLA also closed it dealerships in China and announced the delay in delivery of the vehicles that have already been sold there.  In addition, Japan has quarantined a CCL cruise ship for two weeks after 20 passengers have tested positive.

In a potentially related story, China announced that it will cut in half the retaliatory tariffs placed on US goods (in response to the US tariffs).  In some cases that means going from 10% to 5% and in others from 5% to 2.5%.  Analysts seem mixed on what to make of the move.  Some feel this is a sign of improving relations and more proof that President Trump’s trade war worked.  Others suspect this is a goodwill gesture in front of China not meeting the import quotas announced as part of Phase One of that deal.  In either case, markets are taking it as good news.

After hours Wednesday, markets saw a number of earnings beats.  Among these were CINF, CTSH, FMC, FOX, FOXA, MET, and QCOM.  On the other side, AVB, LNC, and ORLY all posted misses.

Overnight, Asian markets continue to rebound with green across the board again.  The same is true in most of Europe, with green everywhere except Russia and Athens at this point.  As of 7:30 am, U.S. futures are also pointing to another gap higher, this time by about four-tenths of a percent. 

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Thursday’s major economic news is limited to Weekly Jobless Claims and Q4 Nonfarm Productivity (both at 8:30 am).  However, there are a couple FOMC speakers during the day.  On the earnings front, among those reporting before the open are: ABMD, BLL, BMY, CAH, CI, EL, HBI, ICE, K, MAC, PM, REGN, SPGI, SNA, TPR, TWTR, TSN, VMC, WLTW, XYL, and YUM.

The bulls have been relentless this week and pre-markets are telling us to expect more of the same.  However, pay attention to what happened in TSLA on Wednesday.  The take-off of a jet plane is awesome.  However, if the jet runs out of fuel, it falls out of the sky like a rock and that too can throw you back in your seat.  Both long-term and short-term trends are clearly bullish.  However, I think we need to remain nimble, hedged or cautious here.  

Remember, nobody ever went broke taking profits and reducing risk.  We talked about this in the room yesterday afternoon where people were hesitant to take 30%, 50%, or even 100% profits off the table.  Yes you may be able to squeeze more out of a trade, but you can also give back those impressive gains in a heartbeat.

Ed

Sorry Rick is out sick today. So no Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist now. I will pull together a list by 9:10am Eastern and present them in the room. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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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More Charging Bulls

On Tuesday, the bulls gapped markets strongly higher (about 1.25% gap) and got some follow-through until noon.  Then we saw three hours of sideways grind followed by a selloff the last 30 minutes.  The tech giants which had suffered so much fear related to coronavirus impact seemed to lead the way.  In addition, TSLA was notable for following up their almost 20% gain Monday with almost another 14% gain Tuesday.  As a result, the QQQ closed 2.29% higher (a new all-time high close), the SPY gained 1.52%, and the DIA ended the day up 1.43%.  As you’d expect, the VXX was down hard to 14.83 and the T2122 returned to mid-range at 61.30.  This latter fact would seem to indicate we are still not over-bought.

The coronavirus story continues even while it remains unclear how much global impact will result. Confirmed cases are now up to 25,000 and deaths have risen close to 500.  The Chinese Health Minister told reporters that the virus has already mutated into a stronger and more communicable variant.  There have also now been babies born with the virus when the mother was infected. However, Fed speakers seem to indicate this entire outbreak will not have a significant impact on the US fiscal outlook.  In addition, Larry Kudlow told CNBC coronavirus is not a disaster for the US economy. On top of this, world markets have risen the last two days in hopes of a cure and vaccine.

Nonetheless, in after-hours reports, NKE warned that the virus will have a significant financial impact on their business, especially in their China operations and market (their primary product source and largest growth market).  Foxconn (a key AAPL supplier) also cut its outlook for the year.  The Chinese government has announced lower tax rates and eliminated fees to banks offering low-rate business loans and to at least some businesses involved in fighting off coronavirus impacts.

In the US Tuesday night, M also said they will close 125 stores and cut 2000 corporate jobs.  In addition, F reported a $1.7 billion loss and GILD reported a miss for the quarter.  On the other side, Disney beat (on 28.8 million DIS+ subscribers, but they did not update their streaming service guidance). Other beats included CB and CMG among others. 

Overnight, Asian markets continue to rebound with green across the board again.  The same is true in Europe, with strong gains in all the major bourses.  As of 7:30 am, U.S. futures are also pointing to another gap higher of between eight-tenths and one percent. 

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The bulls look to be continuing their charge this morning. Just bear in mind, the second-largest economy in the world seems to be in trouble from the virus and much of Asia is already feeling economic impacts. It seems logical that there would be some sort of impact on the US as well, but leaders say no. So, be careful chasing as it sure feels like more shoes will drop.

As I have relentlessly preached, a trader's job is to consistently take profits and reduce risk (manage trades). So, don't chase or give in to Fear of Missing Out. Make the trade to come to you...plan your trade and trade your plan. Or as Rick puts it: See it, Plan it, Trade it.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: BX, OKTA, VRTX, GE, TEAM, LLY, INTC, INFO, BLK. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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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|607% in just 24 months |

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

Bulls Looking to Charge Again?

The bulls gave us a little rebound Monday, coming off the worst week in 6 months.  After a small gap higher, the bulls pushed but were driven back in the large-caps leaving large upper wicks.  The SPY gained 0.74%, the DIA gained 0.55%, and the QQQ was strongest up 1.51%.  This caused the VXX to fall to 15.68.

Coronavirus continues to lead the news.  Among related stories, in the afternoon CCL reported that one of its passengers had tested positive for the virus 6 days after leaving one of their cruise ships.  Oil also fell to the lowest price in more than a year on fear of the virus’ impact on demand. As of this morning, the count has risen to 21,000 confirmed cases and 425 confirmed deaths. However, US markets now seem to expect this outbreak will end up having little impact on the US and global economies.

After the close, Alphabet reported earnings, beating expectations on earnings by 20%, but apparently disappointing on ad revenue.  As a result, both GOOG and GOOGL were down 4.5% in after-hours trading.  The other Monday night story was the Iowa Caucuses and their debacle of not releasing results.  Pete Buttigieg (widely seen as a moderate) claimed victory, but the Democratic Party announced nothing after finding inconsistencies in the data from the App they used to roll up precinct results.  A hand recount of the tallies will be done today.

Overnight, Asian markets rebounded after their beating yesterday and there was green across the board Tuesday.  The same is true in Europe, with strong gains being made in all the major bourses at this point.  As of 7:30 am, U.S. futures are also pointing to a large gap higher.

Tuesday’s major economic news is limited to Dec. Factory Orders (10 am).  Of course, although not economic or even usually news, the President Trump will deliver the State of the Union speech tonight. However, again there are many earnings reports.  Reporting before the bell are CNC, CLX, COP, CMI, ETN, EMR, IT, J, MCK, RL, RCL, SPG, SIRI, TDG, WAT, and ZBH.

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The bulls seem to be making another push this morning. However, the primary economic story (coronavirus impact) has not changed and I'm not aware of any unexpectedly good earnings stories that changes the outlook.  So, be careful trading in either direction. Remember what happened to Monday's candle after the gap and morning run.

Keep in mind that our job as traders is to consistently take profits and cut risk. Don't chase or act on emotion. Make the trade to come to you...plan your trade and trade your plan.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: OPGN, EZPW, PLAN, NFLX, LULU, IR, ALLE, SVRA. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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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|607% in just 24 months |

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

Coronavirus Is Still The Lead Story

Coronavirus really put it on the markets Friday.  A brutal all-day selloff was only slowed by bulls rallying the last 15min of the day in a futile effort to make January end as a net gain.  Unfortunately, markets still closed lower for the month.  On the day the SPY lost 1.81%, the DIA lost 2.12%, and even the QQQ (buoyed by a massive AMZN earnings beat) lost 1.59%.  In the process, the SPY held support, but the DIA gave up the 50sma and a potential support level.  Obviously, the VXX spiked to a still-low 16.27

Over the weekend, the death toll from the virus topped 360, with well over 17,000 confirmed cases in China alone.  In response, China has extended the Lunar New Year shutdown (holiday) across at least 24 provinces (which account for 80% of the Chinese GDP) until at least Feb. 10 (some until Feb. 14).  They also said the holiday may be extended again if deemed appropriate. 

In potentially good news, Thailand reported good results using a mixture of two antiviral drugs.  The success saw a significant improvement in the condition within 48hr after treatment.  However, this success was on a single patient.  So, it is way too early to claim a solid treatment has been found.  Still, this is promising news.

For now, China has announced a range of measures to help businesses hit hard by the virus.  In addition, the People’s Bank of China said the equivalent of a $173 billion (including $21 billion today alone) extra liquidity will be injected into their markets using the same repo mechanism the Fed uses to pump money into US Markets.  This was intended as an emergency backstop as the Chinese stock market reopened for the first time since January 23.  Nonetheless, Chinese markets still gapped down almost 9% at its open.  (Bear in mind that in addition to virus fears, Chinese markets have been closed for 10 days and have not had a chance to adjust.  So, gap moves on the first day back from the Lunar New Year holiday are typical…just not this severe.)

Overnight, Asian markets took the weekend virus news hard with red across the board.  The only possible bright spot is that Hong Kong got back to the green side of flat.  However, China’s first day back to trading ended down 8%.  In Europe, markets are mixed, but mostly green at this point.  As of 7:45 am, U.S. futures are pointing to a half percent gap higher after Friday’s beating. 

Monday’s major economic news is limited to Jan. Mfg. PMI (9:45 am) and ISM Mfg. PMI (10 am).  And while earnings do resume this week, today is a light day.  Among the major names reporting before the bell are AMG, CHKP, and SYY.  After the close ARE, GOOG, GOOGL, HIG, LEG, and NXPI all report.

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The bulls seem to be trying to find support this morning.  However, the bears have the momentum and nothing has changed for the better on the coronavirus story.  Be careful trading either direction as it’s likely to be a volatile day.

Keep in mind that nobody ever went broke taking profits (small or not) and reducing risk. Above all, wait for the trade to come to you...plan your trade and trade your plan.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: VXX, SDOW, TZA, KKR, LABD, GDOT, SHAK, GWRE, CTXS, PRGO. Trade smart, take profits along the way and trade your plan. Also, don't forget to check for upcoming earnings. Finally, remember that the stocks/etfs we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 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

|607% in just 24 months |

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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