Oct 162014
 
$RUT daily Oct 16th

$RUT daily Oct 16th

Yesterday, the $RUT (Russell 2000 Small Cap Index) hit the second downside target (T2 at 1040) that has been listed on the daily chart under the Live Charts page for months now. As if most often the case, the typical reaction (bounce and/or consolidation) immediately ensued. That bounce is now approaching the base of the double-top pattern that I’ve also been highlighting on that same chart for months now as well. In fact, the base of that double-top patten was the first downside target which was just recent hit & then taken out a few sessions later, triggering a breakdown of that pattern which actually projects down to the 960 area, a drop of about 11% from current levels if reached.

With the bottom of that double-top pattern at the 1080-1082 level & the $RUT trading at 1081 as I type, a short entry here on the $RUT (IWM) with the appropriate stops somewhat would have to be consider a very objective entry with a very favorable R/R (risk-to-reward ratio. As such, IWM will be added as an Active Short Trade here around the 107.50 level.

I will follow up with the specific IWM targets soon but just wanted to get this trade idea out asap in case we do get the expected reversal off of this backtest of the 1080-1082ish resistance level. For those preferring to use one of the leveraged ETFs as a proxy for an $RUT short (TWM, TZA, etc…), keep in mind that this trade is intended as a multi-week swing trade and therefore, at most I would consider using TWM (2x short $RUT) as the decay on the leveraged ETFs, especially the 3x like TZA, will almost certain impact the returns if held for more than just a few days.

The live, annotated version of the $RUT daily chart can be accessed via the Live Chart Page or the Live Charts Links widget box on the right-hand sidebar of the home page.

Oct 162014
 
SAVE daily Oct 16th

SAVE daily Oct 16th

The SAVE (Spirit Airlines) short trade hit the first profit target (T1 at 53.38) for a 23.3% gain on Monday and has so far traded around that level every day this week.

This is one of many recent examples of why multiple price targets are used as reactions (i.e.- a bounce or consolidation) are common upon the initial tag of each price target. Consider booking partial or full profits and/or lowering your stops if holding out for T2 (48.27), which is remains the final target on this trade.

Oct 162014
 
PNC daily Oct 16th

PNC daily Oct 16th

The PNC (PNC Financial Services Group) short trade hit T1 yesterday which was the sole official profit target at 78.20. I had also listed a second target zone which was likely to be extended as the final target but as I had not made that target official before T1 was hit, I will have to consider this trade completed. For those still short, PNC has a better chance of reaching that second target zone now that the intermediate-term trend is bearish. Consider booking partial or full profits and/or lowering stops if still long. PNC will now be removed from the Active Trades category without any additional updates.

click here to view the live, daily chart of PNC

Oct 162014
 
KATE daily Oct 15th

KATE daily Oct 15th

KATE (Kate Spade & Co.) hit the final target, T2 at 27.65, on Sept 26th for a 28.9% profit. I had thought I had updated this one earlier but just noticed it still listed as an Active Short Trade while updating the trade ideas today. As always, traders should have limit orders in place to close positions upon their preferred profit targets unless actively monitoring those positions at all times. For anyone still in the trade, KATE is now down 35% since the short entry at 38.91 at the open on July 30th so at least consider lowering and/or trailing stops at this point if still short. However, as T2 was listed as the final target, KATE will now be moved to the Completed Trades category.

Oct 162014
 
BXS daily Oct 15th

BXS daily Oct 15th

The BXS short trade hit the second target, T2 at 19.33, yesterday for a profit of 18.1% since the original short entry. Consider booking full profits and/or raising stops, depending on your trading plan. T3 at 18.30 remains the final target for now but as always, reactions off the initial tag of each target level are likely.

Oct 162014
 
AA daily Oct 15th

AA daily Oct 15th

The AA (Alcoa Inc.) short trade hit the final target, T2 at 14.05 for a 15.5% gain yesterday, exactly one month after the short entry at 16.62. Consider booking full profits as T2 was the final target on this trade.     click here to view the live daily chart of AA

Note: For those signed up for email notifications, updates may be posted on a few other trades that have recently hit a price target as I’m updating the trade ideas today. In order to reduce inbox clutter, notifications may not be sent out on all trade updates today unless the trade offers an objective entry, add-on or the price targets or stops have been modified since the previous update. All completed trades, winners & losers, must be posted after reaching a profit target or being stopped out or removed early for categorical & archiving purposes.

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