Futures Up Ahead of Jobless Claims

The first day of the quarter was an ugly one for markets as a 3.8% gap down open led to a wide-range day with a close toward the low of the candles.  The SPY closed down 4.50%, the DIA down 4.49%, and the QQQ down 4.25%.  The VXX was up, closing at 50.22 while Oil (WTI) closed up to $21.20/barrel and the 10-year bond yield was down to 0.602%.  All three major indices look like Dreaded “h” patterns in progress.

During the day, more states finally woke up to reality as Florida, Georgia, and Pennsylvania all issued stay-at-home orders.  On the D.C. front, lawmakers and the President are now starting to talk about another (4th) virus-relief bill.  Speaker Pelosi said she wants to move ahead quickly focusing on infrastructure and state government bailout.  For his part, the President has also said he wants a $2 Trillion infrastructure spending bill, but also repeatedly mentioned expanding Corporate deductions to stimulate restaurants and entertainment jobs during the daily presser.  These efforts may be difficult as Congressional Republicans have recently blocked infrastructure legislation 3 times due to cost concerns and these ideas would add huge cost and also reduce the tax revenue.

In the daily presser, Dr. Fauci (NIH) said social distancing measures won’t be able to be relaxed until we reach the far tail of the infection curve.  He specifically said we could look at easing when we have essentially no new cases and deaths and also have robust testing and isolation systems in place.  He did not specifically address timelines, but his remarks certainly did not seem to fall in-line with an easing on May 1.

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The global headline virus numbers continue to climb and will top a million today with current numbers at 951,901 confirmed cases and 48,284 deaths.  Meanwhile, the US now has 216,722 confirmed infections and 5,137 deaths as we continue to outpace the rest of the world in new cases (undoubtedly to our recently increased testing). 

In economic news, BA will reportedly offer early retirement and buyouts as soon as today.  The CEO said it will take years to get the BA Balance Sheet back in shape.  The President is also scheduled to meet with Oil execs on Friday.  At the daily presser, he said repeatedly that Russia and Saudi Arabia ought to easily reach a deal soon (just his hunch because he thinks the deal is obvious).  He also said he “thinks he knows how” to save the US Oil industry in the face of mounting bankruptcies and unworkable business models at $20/barrel oil.  No specifics were given, but any answer would likely include a lot of government money.

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed, but mostly higher on news of China will start stockpiling oil.  In Europe, markets are also green across the board at this point in their day.  As of 7:30 am, US futures are pointing to a gap higher at the open, ahead of the Jobless Claims numbers.

Thursday’s major economic news includes Imports/Exports, Feb. Trade Balance, and Initial Jobless Claims (all at 8:30 am), as well as Feb. Factory Orders (10 am).  The only major earnings on the day will be KMX and WBA both before the open.

We should expect news cycles about the US and most of the world to continue to be terrible for at least another 30 days.  The impact on quarterly numbers is also likely to drag on for two more reporting cycles.  However, as we’ve said, a lot of bad news is already “baked in” to markets.

So, while it MIGHT be time to slowly start looking for setups to enter again, it is not time to get aggressive.  Expect erratic trading to continue and size any positions you take correctly for the risk being taken. As always, don’t try to predict reversals, don’t chase runners, and wait for the trades to come to you.  We need to continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.

Ed

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Back to Gaps and Fear

In a very up-down day on Tuesday, markets closed on a down, ending the day near the lows.  The quarter-end buying (fund rebalancing) that some had predicted never seemed to materialize during the day.  As a result, the indices failed recent high resistance to end the worst quarter in market history.  For the day the SPY closed down 1.49%, the DIA down 1.73%, and QQQ down 0.85%.  Technically speaking, all three major indices printed Bearish Harami signals, but not inside days.  As for Oil (WTI) after a large gap higher (on Chinese economic data), traders sold the rip all day with it closing down at $20.16/barrel.  The 10-year bond yield was down as well, closing at 0.668%.

After the close, the President told the daily presser ”we’re going to have a hell of a bad two weeks...maybe three weeks”  Then Dr. Fauci (NIH) said they still project between 100,000 and 200,000 American deaths (but a slide presented showed the upper number as 240,000).  Still, it could be much worse as even simple modeling shows that 330 million people times just a 10% infection rate times a 1% death rate (of infected) would be 330,000 deaths.  And, unfortunately, the US doesn’t have the massive per-capita testing, strict quarantines, or strong social compliance of other nations (at least yet) to rely on to keep infection rates below 10%.  So, as the President is now acknowledging, the news for at least the next several weeks is going to be very bad.  What he can’t tell us is how much of that is already baked-into markets.

In related news, during the day the President tried to get in front of the next bailout bill as he called for $2 Trillion in infrastructure spending.  In addition, Democratic Senators began pressuring Treasury Sec. Mnuchin to ensure the proper oversight of the $500 billion bailout fund approved last week.  (When he signed the bill, the President wrote a note saying he won’t allow the fund Inspector General to report to Congress on fund decisions without his express permission.  Nobody can read minds, but his adding such a note certainly implies there needs to be concern about fund administration.)

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The global headline virus numbers continue to grow exponentially, now at 875,445 confirmed cases and 43,459 deaths.  Meanwhile, the US now has 189,633 confirmed infections and 4,081 deaths.  One indication of the situation is that the state of CA says it will release 3,500 prisoners early due to the virus.

Overnight, Asian markets were deep in the red, despite private date on China PMI showing a modest expansion (above estimates) in growth, which more or less confirmed yesterday’s official data.  In Europe, markets are also strongly on the red side at this point in their day.  As of 7:45 am, after another choppy overnight session, the US futures are pointing to a large gap down at the open.

Wednesday’s major economic news includes ADP Nonfarm Employment (8:15 am), Mar. Mfg. PMI (9:45 am), Mar. ISM Mfg. PMI (10 am), and Crude Oil Inventories (10:30 am).  The only major earnings on the day will be PVH after the close.

We should expect news cycles about the US and most of the world to continue to be terrible for at least another 30 days.  The impact on quarterly numbers is also likely to drag on for two more reporting cycles.  However, as we’ve said, a lot of bad news is already “baked in” to markets.

So, while it MIGHT be time to slowly start looking for setups to enter again, it is not time to get aggressive.  Expect erratic trading to continue and size any positions you take correctly for the risk being taken. As always, don’t try to predict reversals, don’t chase runners, and wait for the trades to come to you.  We need to continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.

Ed

Sorry, but no Swing Trade Ideas due to extreme market volatility. 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.

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China Recovery Looking V-Shaped

The bulls put in a very nice day’s work Monday, resuming the rebound as they closed markets near the highs after following through on the gap up open.  As a result, the SPY closed up 3.21%, the DIA up 3.06%, and the QQQ up 3.64%.  JNJ, MSFT, FB, AMZN, and GOOG led the way while BA acted like an anchor.  However, Oil (WTI) took another 6% beating as it traded below $20 and closed at $20.20/barrel.  The 10-year bond yield also closed down to 0.72%.

During the day, Moody’s cut their outlook on $6.6 Trillion of US Corporate debt from “stable” to “negative” as it predicts the US has entered a recession.  Goldman Sachs also gave markets some bad news as it announced a survey that finds that over 25% of planned 2020 stock buybacks have now been scrapped by companies.  In addition,  V (Visa) lowered its outlook a second time this month, saying consumer spending has declined sharply.

In employment news, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told CNBC that his economists are now estimating that unemployment could reach 32% as a result of the virus.  However, he also said he expects the massive loss of jobs to be short-term (months).  An online survey of 250 companies also found that 49% were considering layoffs as March 26.  However, NY Governor Cuomo made a nationwide appeal for medical personnel to come to his state as existing personnel are already overworked and the peak in cases is still to come the next couple weeks.  CA Governor Newsom made a similar plea, announcing they are trying to hire thousands of new health care workers.  Both of the Governors said they would temporarily waive licensing requirements and even offer free malpractice Insurance.

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In virus treatment news, F and GE announced that they plan to produce 50,000 ventilators per month. However, this will not be until after early July.  Richard Branson’s rocket company also joined this effort but did not offer details on its own ramp-up plans.  In terms of lock-downs, more states issued “stay at home” orders including both Virginia (through June 10) and Maryland.  The San Francisco Bay Area also extended its “shelter in place” order through May 1st.

The global headline virus numbers continue to grow exponentially, now at 799,723 confirmed cases and 38,720 deaths.  Meanwhile, the US remains the epicenter and now has 164,359 confirmed infections and 3,173 deaths.  Still, not all the virus news is bad, as the growth rate of cases in NY has slightly slowed for the first time. China also announced its PMI reading was 52.0 for March, indicating they are starting to see some economic expansion again.  For reference, the Feb. PMI was a record low 35.7, so this indicates a V-shape.

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed but mostly green on the China data.  In Europe, markets are following Asia, hoping for their own V-shaped recovery. The major European bourses are all green, with the exception of France at least at this point in their day.  As of 7:30 am, after another choppy overnight session, the US futures are pointing to a mixed, mostly flat, but slightly red open. However, Oil (WTI) prices did make a major rebound overnight on the China data.

Tuesday’s major economic news includes Mar. Chicago PMI (9:45 am) and Mar. Conf. Bd. Consumer Confidence (10 am).  Major earnings are limited to CAG and MKC before the open.

While it looks like the bulls are back in “only see the positive” mode the last week, it is still a very volatile and uneven market.  We should expect news cycles about the US (and most of the world) are going to continue to be terrible for at least another 30 days.  The impact on quarterly numbers is also likely to drag on for two more reporting cycles.  However, as we’ve said, a lot of bad news is already “baked in” to markets.

So, it might be time to slowly start looking for setups to enter again.  However, expect erratic trading to continue and size any positions you take correctly for the risk being taken. As always, don’t try to predict reversals, don’t chase runners, and wait for the trades to come to you.  We need to continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your watchlist and consideration: VIAC, FMC, NXPI, AVGO, NLFX, QCOM, V, ALGN, DHR, WDAY, C, HON. 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.

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🎯 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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Shutdown Extended But Stimulus On Way

With hopes of the stimulus bill in place, markets still gapped down Friday. However, bulls stepped in and rallied back up near the previous close.  After the bill was passed, things went fine until 3:30 pm when markets sold off hard across the board as traders seemed to want to get flat for the weekend. As a result, the SPY closed down 3.02%, the DIA down 3.87%, and the QQQ down 3.44%. The VXX was back up to 50.60, while the 10-year bond yield fell again to 0.69% and Oil (WTI) fell to $21.57/barrel).  For the week, SPY was up 10.71%, DIA up 12.74%, and QQQ up 8.55%.

Friday evening, the President signed the stimulus bill. At first, he called it a $2.2 Trillion bill as widely publicized.  However, he then clarified it was really a $6.2 Trillion plan (expandable based on need apparently).  This is in addition to the $4 Trillion the Fed has (so far) pumped into asset purchases.   On Saturday, Treasury Sec. Mnuchin said the small-business loans part of the bill will be “up” this week and that stimulus checks will start being direct-deposited within 3 weeks.  If these times hold true, both would be unprecedented timetables for government programs.  Sec. Mnuchin also told CBS news that the Treasury Dept. was ready to buy warrants and equity stakes in US companies if needed.  Others speculated the Fed may also do this, but that would require the approval of Congress to widen the Fed mandate.

On Sunday evening, the President extended the US Social Distancing guidelines through at least April 30.  So, the “American ReOpening” will be pushed out at least 3 more weeks beyond his original Easter date.  Credit where it’s due, if he sticks to this latest stance, that will be more in-line with the recommendations of contagion-spread experts and what we have seen in other countries so far.  Earlier Sunday, the President had also decided not to quarantine virus hot spots.  Instead “travel advisories” have been put in place with the hope the public will follow them.  This may be problematic as Americans continue to meet in large groups such as the mega-churches where hundreds gathered Sunday.

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More ominously, on Sunday Dr. Fauci (NIH) said that “looking at what we’re seeing now, we’re looking at 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the US.” However, he was also quick to say that number is a moving target that could easily be wrong either way and he did not want to be held to any estimate.  This number of deaths would be 50 times the number of deaths we had at the time of the comment.  If correct (and he is the top infectious disease expert), we probably should expect a much slower economic recovery than some had forecast.

The global headline virus numbers continue to grow exponentially, now at 735,200 confirmed cases and 34,808 deaths.  On Sunday, the UK told its public to expect their lock-down to last months, not weeks.  Meanwhile, the number of US cases has risen 67% since Friday morning.  The US now has 142,793 confirmed infections and 2,490 deaths.

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed, but mostly well into the red.  In Europe, markets are red across the board, but not down as heavily as they were Friday at least at this point in their day.  As of 7:30 am, after another wild overnight session, the futures are pointing to mixed to slightly green open. It's worth noting that Oil (WTI) dipped below $20/barrel overnight on very weak demand.

The only major economic news on Monday is Feb. Pending Home Sales (10 am).  There are no major earnings on the day.

Again, markets remain very volatile and news cycles are going to be generally terrible, punctuated with occasional (probably false) hope.  However, bulls may well latch onto even thin hope.  So, expect erratic trading to continue.  In short, as I’ve said many times, this is not a casual trader’s market.  The goal now should be account preservation and preparation for when things have settled down.  Don’t try to predict price action.   Just wait for trades to come to you.  For now, continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.  Holding any trades overnight is a risky business in this market.

Ed

Sorry, but due to extreme volatility there are no Trade Ideas for today. 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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Stimulus Expected as US is Now Epicenter

Armageddon seemed to be already priced into the market as the bulls absorbed a New Jobless Claims number 5-times the all-time record and still gapped higher with follow through the rest of the day.  This included a massive rally for the last 10 minutes.  As a result, the SPY closed up 5.84%, the DIA up 6.14%, and the QQQ up 5.27%.  This was the third consecutive up day for a total gain of 17% in the SPY, almost 21% in the DIA, and 12.5% in the QQQ. Technically, this takes us out of a Bear Market.

Speaker Pelosi said she expects the stimulus bill to pass the House by around noon Friday.  Minority Leader McCarthy echoed the same expectation.  In the daily briefing, President Trump explained he hadn’t needed to invoke the Defense Production Act due to companies switching production on their own, although some states and cities will disagree that has been enough.  He also said that the US has done more testing than any other country.  Without knowing the true numbers out of China, this is likely true.  However, we did get a very late start and it is also true that as of Thursday, the US had tested 1 of every 780 people, while South Korea has tested 1 of every 150 of their people.  So, we still have a way to go to get near where we need to be, but the trend is encouraging.

In business news, after the close GM announced it would be extending North American plant shutdowns, without defining a specific restart date (the previous date was April 1).  This fell in line with what Ford had done a few hours earlier.  GM also temporarily cut the pay of 69,000 salaried workers by 20%.  Toyota also announced it will keep its North American plants close, but issued a tentative restart date of April 20.

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The President announced that his folks are working on guidelines and methods for the next phase of the fight (after the re-Opening of America). This system will categorize every county in the US according to their perceived risk. Social Distancing and quarantine guidelines will be different for each category of county. The massive nationwide testing regime was not mentioned, but would almost certainly be needed for such a plan. He did mention that easing and the new guidelines will be accompanied by mass surveillance, but any such system would likely not be wide-spread enough for the entire country. So, this system would depend heavily on public compliance, self-discipline, and self-limiting of domestic (intra-county) travel. No mention was made, but presumably like the rest of the world, some type of enforcement will be required to isolate people in risky counties from the less-risky counties.

The global headline virus numbers continue to grow exponentially, now at 549,300 confirmed cases and 24,871 deaths.  China is closing its borders again, as some experts are saying they may be seeing a second wave starting. The UK, PM tests positive and is experiencing mild symptoms.  Meanwhile, the US has now become the epicenter of the virus (the most cases), with 85,749 confirmed infections and 1,304 deaths. 

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed, but mostly green.  In Europe, markets are red across the board, down heavily in the major bourses.  As of 7:45 am, the futures are pointing to a 3% gap down.

Major economic news on Friday is limited Feb. Core PCE and Feb. Personal Spending (both at 8:30 am) and Mar. Michigan Consumer Sentiment (10 am).  There are no major earnings on the day.

Again, markets remain very volatile.  Remember that even three days of massive rally do not make a recovery yet.  Don’t try to predict price action here.  Wait for trades to come to you.  We still have no uptrend on the daily level.  For now, continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.

Ed

Sorry, but due to extreme volatility there are no Trade Ideas for today. 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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Record Jobless Numbers Today

Wednesday was another roller-coaster for markets.  We got a gap higher on the follow-through on Tuesday’s huge rally.  However, that was me with a severe selloff and then a big intraday rally on hope of a Senate deal.  After some grind sideways, the bottom fell out the last 15 minutes of the day as 4 Republican Senators (Lynsey Graham, Tim Scott, Ben Sasse, and Rick Scott) pushed to cut unemployment funding in the bill and Bernie Sanders threatened to hold it up if they did not drop their demands.  On the day, the SPY gained 1.50%, the DIA 2.62%, and the QQQ lost 0.74%.  Meanwhile, the VXX rose to 50.90 as 10-year bond yields fell to 0.837% and Oil (WTI) fell to $24.10/barrel.

The Senate passed the stimulus deal late last night after getting all the Senators in line.  Beyond that hassle, the House may be an even bigger hurdle.  If a single congressman of either party objects, the bill will have to go to debate, potential amendment and a roll-call vote in the House.  Unfortunately, some congressmen are threatening just that as this situation gives them a lot of leverage.  And even before the bill passes or is signed, many Governors (both parties) are already saying they will need more than this bill will deliver.  Gov. Hogan (MD – Rep.) who heads the National Governors Association said: “states and local governments will need to come back for more than this bill provides in the next round of stimulus.”  So, once this passes, don't expect it to be the last dollars out of Washington on this crisis.

In the daily briefing, Sec. Mnuchin said the $2.2 Trillion stimulus package would keep the economy afloat for 3 months.  He also said some people could start to see the $1,200/ adult and $500/child payments in as little as 3 weeks (if they have direct deposit info on file with the IRS).  However, for others, it could take as long as 3 months if checks need to be cut and mailed.  Both those time periods fall in-line with what happened in 2001 and 2008. So, they sound believable.

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The global headline virus numbers continue to grow exponentially, now at 487,050 confirmed cases and 22,025 deaths.  Meanwhile, in the US, totals are up to 68,581 cases and 1,036 deaths.  Hospitals in New York are already beginning to be overwhelmed by patients and supplies of PPE (masks, gloves, and gowns) have been exhausted despite federal help, donations, and large increases in production. In addition, Dr. Fauci (NIH) told Americans to prepare for a second wave after this one is weathered. 

Overnight, Asian markets in the red again.  Japan gave up 4.5% of its big gains from the prior 2 days.  In Europe, markets are also in the red, down about 2% across the board so far today.  As of 7:30 am, the futures are down as well, but range between down 1% (DOD and S&P) and half a percent (NASDAQ).

Major economic news on Thursday is headlined by the Initial Jobless Claims (8:30 am), which is expected to be the largest in history by a long shot.  Estimates range from 1 million to 4 million new claims, but the consensus is 1.5 million.  We also get Q4 GDP and Feb Trade Balance (both at 8:30 am), but these will be after-thoughts to the Jobless Claims.  The only major earnings of note is LULU after the close.

Even with over $6 Trillion in stimulus coming from the Fed and now Congress, don't think we are out of the woods yet.  A ton of bad headlines still lie ahead.  (For example, don't think the Jobless Number this week will end up being the worst.) However, it is also likely that when the latest relief bill is, the bulls may latch onto this news and run. 

Again, markets remain very volatile.  This is not a casual trader's market. Don’t try to predict price action here.  Sit on your hands if you have to in order to keep from trading.  Use this downtime to get your list of tickers ready.  Get some education, refine your trading plans, and improve your trading process.  Then wait for trades to come to you.  We still have no uptrend on the daily level.  For now, continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.

Ed

Sorry, but due to extreme volatility there are no Trade Ideas for today. 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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$2 Trillion Deal Struck Expect More Later

Turn-around Tuesday was an amazing job done by bulls, as the rest of the world led the US to a huge gap up on hopes of a massive Federal rescue bill.  Markets followed-through even when news came that there was no agreement and the Senate had adjourned for the day.  On the day the SPY was up 9.26%, the DIA up 11.19% and the QQQ up 7.82%.  This was the best day for bulls since 1933.  As you’d expect, the VXX was down to 46.77.  Oil (WTI) closed up $23.88 and the 10yr bond yield closed up to 0.834%.

Regardless of Tuesday's optimism, the Senate adjourned in the early afternoon without a deal.  However, overnight the sides agreed on a deal on a $2 Trillion stimulus package. Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy are now trying to get their caucuses to support any Senate deal, as-is.  This would be critical to speed because it must pass by unanimous voice consent.  A single objection from any Congressman will require delay while the House returns to Washington for a roll-call vote.  Futures fell on word of the deal.  Regardless of what happens this time, sources told Bloomberg last night that Congress is expecting two more stimulus bills before this is over.  

In the meantime, following a call with major Investors and Hedge Fund managers, the President told Fox News he wants the US to be “open and just raring to go by Easter.”  Reportedly, he has soured on the ideas of quarantining and social distancing because “many Americans are ignoring the suggestions” (per unnamed aides).  On the other side, doctors, infectious disease experts, and even President Trump’s former head of the FDA are saying that we need at least several weeks of lock-down to stem the virus.  Dr. Fauci (NIH) told the daily presser we would need to be flexible and data-driven and after that, the President agreed, seeming to step back from a firm Easter date.

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The global headline virus numbers continue to grow exponentially, now at 434,866 confirmed cases and 19,607 deaths.  In Asia, India locked-down its 1.3 billion people for the next 21 days.  Several South American countries have also begun lockdowns.  In Europe, death tolls are up again in Italy and Spain has had to turn ice rinks into temporary morgue storage. However, in positive news out of China, both Wuhan City and Hubei Province had their quarantine lifted after two months on lock-down. 

In the US, totals are up to 54,963 cases and 784 deaths.  New Orleans is the latest major city to order a lock-down as their number of cases exploded and Governor Edwards declared a state of emergency for Louisiana.  The White House also announced that anyone who has traveled from New York should self-quarantine.  In addition, New York Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor de Blasio both decried a massive shortfall in ventilators as they expect to need 30,000 more of them in the next one to two weeks. 

Overnight, Asian markets are strongly green again on the second day of expectation a US bailout plan passes and pumps up global economies.  Japan was up 8% to make two straight days of massive NIKKEI gains. In Europe, markets are mixed and more muted, though mostly green so far today.  In the US, futures fell on word the stimulus deal was agreed. As of 7:30 am, the futures are mixed, but mostly red with the S&P and NASDAQ pointing to lower opens and the Dow slightly on the green side. 

Major economic news on Wednesday is limited to Feb Core Durable Goods (8:30 am) and Crude Oil Inventories (10:30 am).  However, an agreement on a virus rescue plan will definitely be announced, if not signed during the day.  Major earnings are limited to PAYX before the open and MU after the close.

Don't think we are out of the woods and it's all blue skies ahead. With more “stay a home” orders, company closures, and bad economic data coming, there are a ton of bad headlines we will need to ride out.  In particular, we should be wary of Thursday’s Initial Jobless Claims that are expected to be the largest in history by a wide margin.  However, it is also extremely likely the latest relief bill will be signed, more Fed steps will come and more stimulus bills will too. 

So, markets remain very erratic and there is no reason to think that will stop.  Remember, you don’t have to pick the absolute bottom to make a bundle on the rebound.  So, use this downtime to get your list of tickers ready.  Get some education, refine your trading plans, and improve your trading process.  Then wait for trades to come to you.  We still have no uptrend on the daily level.  For now, continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.

Ed

Sorry, but due to extreme volatility there are no Trade Ideas for today. 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

Reps-Dems Argue As Market Assumes Deal

Monday was another roller-coaster ride.  After a limit-down in futures Sunday night, the Fed pulled out the big guns during premarket hours, saying they would do unlimited purchases of assets (QE including corporate bonds), roll out loans to businesses, and committed to $125 billion/day in Repo operations to give banks tons of liquidity.  This immediately took futures positive, but hope soon faded and we gapped down at the open.  After a volatile day, punctuated by a second failed vote for a relief bill in the Senate, markets closed down, but off the lows.  The SPY ended down 2.67%, the DAI down 3.19% and the QQQ down just 0.14%.  For some odd reason, the VXX was also down sharply (-15.56%) to end at 51.13.  Oil was up almost 5% to close at $23.76.  The 10-year bond yield was also down to 0.759%.

As mentioned, the huge fiscal spending bill ($2 Trillion at last estimate) failed another procedural vote again in the Senate.  There were no details on remaining differences, but the two opposing camps were blaming each other.  Republicans were blamed for being “too focused on business bailouts” while the Democrats were blamed for being “too focused on social spending.”  Either way, there is no Senate deal yet.  The House (where any spending bill must originate by law) stopped waiting as House Democrats introduced their own $2.5 Trillion rescue plan.  That plan includes $500 billion in grants and interest-free loans for small businesses, expanded paid medical and family leave, $1,500 per individual payments, and increases unemployment insurance for anyone put out of work by the virus.

The President also seems to be leaning back toward his first position of "business as usual," accept the losses and spin the story.  Essentially, he is again more concerned with the economic damage that may be done and the health of businesses than with the potential loss of life and health.  In his daily presser, he said the “reopening of American” is coming very soon.  He also said he would soon implement a middle-ground approach of quarantining and testing some areas and groups while getting others back to business.  There was no mention of the possibility that a “partial cure” may be worse in the long run, with a relapse shutting-down the country again.  Regardless of the choice made, some will be unhappy. However, whether you trust health experts or this President, the gap in approach between the two does lead to uncertainty.  This is also true to comparisons with other countries that have (or are) locking-down for longer periods.

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In other news from the day, there appeared to be no real glitches in the first-ever day of trading with no humans on the trading floor (entirely online).  BA also announced it is closing all operations for 2 weeks.  The SEC also warned traders on inside trading after last week’s story about senators. Finally, the President also announced measures to prohibit hoarding, price gouging, and blocking some fake remedy sales.

The global headline virus numbers continue to climb fast, now just under 392,148 confirmed cases and 17,138 deaths.  In Asia, several countries are reintroducing travel stoppages to head off a second wave of infections.  In the UK, Prime Minister Johnson ordered his nation to stay at home for the next three weeks.  This measure is in addition to Sunday evening’s 12-week quarantine for anyone at risk.  They are also, following Germany in prohibiting any gathering larger than 2 people.  Finally, the IOC has now postponed the summer Olympics, although the length of the delay is still being negotiated with Japan.

In the US, totals are up to 46,168 cases and 582 deaths.  After the close, the CDC reported that the virus remains alive on the Princess cruise ship after passengers and crew had left the ship.  Indiana and West Virginia ordering residents to stay at home, and Rhode Island postponing their Primary election.

Overnight, Asian markets rallied hard on a US bailout plan passing and pumping up global economies.  In Europe as every bourse across the region is also up very strongly so far today.  In the US, futures went limit up on hope for a rescue plan.  As of 7:45 am, the futures were pointing to a huge gap up of between 4.25% and 4.6%. 

Major economic news on Tuesday is limited to Mar. Mfg. PMI and Mar. Service PMI (both at 9:45 am) and Feb New Home Sales (10 am).  However, influential voting FOMC Member James Bullard also speaks mid-morning (important because over the weekend he told Bloomberg he expected the US to hit 30% unemployment).  Major Earnings are limited to INFO before the open and NKE after the close. 

With more “stay a home” orders, company closures, and bad economic data coming, there are a ton of bad headlines still ahead.  However, it is also extremely likely there will be a plan of some sort passed soon.  So, markets remain very gappy and erratic and there is no reason to think that will stop.  Remember, you don’t have to pick the absolute bottom to make a bundle on the rebound.  So, use this downtime to really learn, refine your trading plans, and improve your processes.  Wait for trades to come to you.  For now, continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.

Ed

Sorry, but due to extreme volatility there are no Trade Ideas for today. 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

The Elected Fail But Fed to Steps Up Again

Friday was another head fake day in the downtrend.  After a gap up of about 1%, the rollercoaster began.  Selloffs led to rallies, which led to ever more selloffs.  With a 7% intraday range, we closed very near the lows.  As a result, the SPY lost 4.62%, the DIA lost 4.67%, and the QQQ lost 3.92%.  Interestingly, the VXX also lost 2.34% on the day to close at 60.55 and the 10-year bond yield also fell to 0.876%.  Meanwhile, Oil (WTI) got hammered again, down 8.88% to $23.61/barrel as in addition to the epidemic and price war, money continues to seek safety in dollars (making dollar-denominated items, worth less each day). This concluded the worst week on Wall Street since 2008.

During the day, the Treasury Dept. also pushed the Income Tax filing deadline out to July 15th.  Attorney General Barr also invited ethics probes into Senators (both parties) who sold and/or bought specific heavily-impacted stocks after coronavirus briefings in late January and early February. (Back when this was still a hoax.)  The Fed also expanded its operations into buying municipal bonds.  NY, IL, and CT also all joined CA in a state-wide in-home quarantine.

On the relief bill front, what started as a $1 Trillion bill, has doubled in size, but even so, it is likely to grow more.  For now, the stumbling block seems to be the emphasis of the aid package.  Democrats want the bill to concentrate on aid for hospitals and other healthcare as well as money for unemployed workers.  For their part, Republicans insist the bill focus on more tax cuts and grants/loans for companies.  (So, stereotypes are nicely still intact as Monday dawns.)

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Over the weekend, many more countries have banned incoming travelers, more US states have locked-down with “Stay Home” quarantine measures, and the federal government failed to reach an agreement on a relief bill.  Meanwhile, the Fed is close to announcing a $4 Trillion infusion via asset purchases as they and Sec. Mnuchin held talks this weekend. The question now is what we will see out of DC? Ether we see some bi-partisan leadership or a new round of the “Blame Game.”  It appears markets are depressed at the lack of leadership and fear the Blame Game as both global markets and US futures tanked when the Senate failed to pass a procedural vote on a relief bill.

The global headline virus numbers continue to climb fast, now just under 350,000 confirmed cases and 15,300 deaths.  In Asia, the very early stages of a second wave have started in places like Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea.   In Europe, Germany has now banned any gathering over 2 people. The UK has also quarantined anyone who is at-risk for the next 12 weeks.  In addition, Spain has extended its lock-down through Mid-April.  Meanwhile, Italy has banned domestic travel and deployed the military to enforce the restrictions.

In the US, cases almost tripled since Friday morning as testing ramped (but then was almost immediately greatly restricted, to rare cases where a positive result would change the treatment plan, in places like Los Angeles and New York City).  Regardless, the totals are now 35,070 cases and 458 deaths. 

Overnight, Asian markets were down hard again everywhere except Japan, which posted a 2% rebound.  There isn’t even that single green shoot in Europe as every bourse across the region is down 3-4% so far today.  In the US, futures were volatile again overnight, but went limit-up on the NASDAQ at one point.  As of 7:45 am, the futures were pointing to a gap down of between 2.5% and 3.5%. 

There is no major economic news on Monday.  There are also no major earnings announcements scheduled.  However, the Fed announcement will drop some time.  Also, some industry/business leaders have started calling for reduced restrictions on workers who are less at risk.  Apparently, they do not understand (or care) about lower-risk categories of people being carriers for virus distribution.

Markets remain very gappy and erratic.  It is true we are down a very long way and got here historically fast.  Some bottom-pickers (who can stand the pain, like funds) are likely to start dipping in here.  However, retail traders cannot take the pain that is likely still to come.  With more “stay a home” orders coming into effect every day (midnight Monday in Ohio), there are a hell of a lot of bad headlines still ahead. I’ll say it again, this is not a Swing Trading market.  You don’t have to pick the absolute bottom to make a bundle on the rebound.  So, use this downtime to really learn, refine your trading plans, and improve your processes.  Wait for trades to come to you.  For now, continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.

Ed

Sorry, but due to extreme volatility there are no Trade Ideas for today. 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

Future Point Up As Impacts Get Worse

Thursday was a relatively stable day, with a 1% gap down, a sell-off to the lows, and an immediate rally to up 1%.   The rest of the day included trading in a relatively tight range…relatively.  The actual intraday range was 6.5% with the SPY closing up 0.58%, the DIA up 0.96%, and the QQQ up 0.60%.  All three printed long-wick Spinning Top candles showing the indecision.  The VXX fell 10% to 62.00.  Meanwhile, Oil spiked in its best day ever, up 23% after the prior day carnage, closing at $25.08/barrel (WTI).  The 10-year bond yield fell to 1.158%.

During the daily presser, the President said he was “ok with” both future legislation that may prohibit buybacks and is also considering the US government taking equity stakes in those companies that will receive bailouts.  In addition, he said he has not exercised the Defense Production Act he invoked Wednesday because there was no need yet.  He also ordered the FDA to do "off label" tests on a 1940 malaria drug (hydroxychloroquine) for potential effectiveness as a treatment for COVID-19.  It has been shown effective in one study in test tubes and promising in small-scale Chinese studies, but it is poisonous in higher doses.  (This drug is more promising than the alternative because of its availability and being off-patent versus say the GILD drug Remdesivir, which has also shown some promise.) 

The Senate and House (and both parties) continue to wrangle over competing versions of the next relief bill.  After the close, a Republican Senate version was unveiled that ups the ante from $1000/adult to $1200/adult with both proposed plans also kicking in $500/child.  However, there are mavericks (and excluded players) on all sides of these negotiations who oppose the announced plans.  Expect this story to continue with a target of a deal passing both houses over the weekend, but that may be optimistic.

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Afterhours, TSLA closed its Fremont CA factory and NY operations after fighting such measures earlier in the day.  In addition, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigned from the Board of BA, because she opposes the idea of government aid.  However, BA management says the company will not survive without a bailout and has asked for a $60 billion aid package.

The global headline virus numbers continue to climb fast, now at 252,750 confirmed cases and 10,400 deaths.  In Europe, Italy now has 41,100 cases with 3,400 deaths. Spain has 20,000 cases with 1,002 deaths, France has 11,000 cases with 375 deaths (a day behind in reporting), Germany has 16,625 cases and 45 deaths.  The number of deaths in both the UK and France jumped 40% in the last 24 hours.  Italy and France also extended the duration of the national quarantines they have in-place. 

In the US, virus infections are following the same path as in Europe as our testing ramps up.  The totals are now 14,366 cases and 217 deaths.  More companies and industries continue to say they will fold without immediate government aid.  This now includes the hospitability industry, retailers, entertainment venues, airlines, rental car industry and many others.  While small and medium-size businesses will have far less political clout, their needs will be just as large.  In terms of impact, the Governor of CA issued a statewide “stay at home” order overnight.

Last night, Asian markets were up, except Japan where the NIKKEI lost 1%.  Europe is green across the board, up 2-5% so far in their day.  In the US, futures were volatile again overnight but went limit-up on the NASDAQ at one point.  As of 7:45 am, the futures were pointing to another gap up of between 1.5% and 3.5%. 

Friday’s major economic news is limited to Feb. Existing Home Sale (10 am).  The only major earnings are from TIF before the open.

Markets remain erratic.  However, as said yesterday we are down a very long way, very fast already.  Bottom-pickers are likely to step in.  Still, regardless of what happens during the session today, holding over the weekend is a very risky prospect.  There are a lot of bad headlines yet to come and it will be two long days before traders can adjust.  As has been the case for some time, this is not a market to be Swing Trading.  Use this downtime to really learn, refine your trading plans, and improve your processes.  Wait for trades to come to you.  For now, continue to either be very fast (day trade), very slow (long-term holds) or just wait.

Ed

Sorry, but due to extreme volatility there are no Trade Ideas for today. 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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