May 082014

I often like to publish a technical overview of the top components of an index or sector that may be setting up for a nice move as analyzing the charts of the most heavily weighted components will often give you a heads up on where the index or sector may be heading. Normally I will use a video format as it allows me to discuss all the nuances of the chart as well covering charts of the same stocks on multiple time frames. Today I've decided to simply post one chart of each of the top 10 largest components of the S&P 500 index.

Although my primary focus has been on the Nasdaq 100 lately, I have been intrigued by the resiliency of the less tech-heavy S&P 500 and like most traders, I have been trying to discern if the $SPX will soon begin to play catch-up to the $NDX on the downside or vice versa. As I always strive to keep my analysis as straightforward and unambiguous as possible, I will state that my expectation at this time is that the $SPX is poised to start playing catch-up to the $NDX & $COMPQ by moving lower. Below are the charts of the top 10 components of the S&P 500 listed in descending order by their current weighting in the index. Although I can't discuss all of the details of each stock on a single time frame static chart, I've tried to highlight the most salient technical developments of each of these market leading companies. Click on the first chart to expand & then click anywhere on the right-hand side of the chart to advance to the next chart.

 May 8, 2014 2:15 pm  Equity Market Analysis Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Aug 162013

JPM was added as Short Setup on July 31st with an entry to be based upon a breakdown of this 14 month uptrend line.  The stock did make a solid break below that support level yesterday and moved back higher this morning to kiss the [continue reading…]

 August 16, 2013 2:02 pm  Completed Trades - Short Tagged with:
Jul 312013

As this daily clearly illustrates, JPM has traded in near lockstep with the S&P 500 in recent years.  Current, as with the $SPX, the recent breakout to new multi-year highs has some red flags that could spell trouble ahead for the largest financial institution in [continue reading…]

 July 31, 2013 1:41 pm  Completed Trades - Short Tagged with:
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