In reviewing the Short Trade Ideas today, the following trades have either hit one or more price targets and/or exceeded their maximum suggested stop & will be moved from the Active Trades category to the Completed Trades category. Note: Additional market & sector commentary, as well as the outlook for these former trades is included in the comments below. ETFC exceeded the suggested stop of any move above 41.50 for a 3% loss. After breaking down below the rising wedge pattern, the stock caught a sympathy bid with the rest of the financial sector on expectations of rising interest rates. That [...]
Most of my home town of Fort Myers, FL is still without power including my home although I'm now back online with generator power & a (slow) internet connection via tethering off my cell phone. I hope to be fully running with both my power & high-speed internet connection restored soon but don't know exactly when that will be. With most of the damage & debris clean-up now behind us, starting tomorrow I plan to resume posting market analysis & trade ideas on a more regular basis as well as replying to questions & chart requests within the trading room. I've [...]
The following chart & notes outline the entry criterion, price targets & suggested stop for a swing trade in ETFC, E-Trade Financial Corp.
The following Short Trades have been moved to the Completed Trades category as they have either exceeded their suggested stop (or any reasonable stop criteria, if none listed) or they no longer look compelling from a risk/reward perspective: AMTD: Regained the uptrend line shortly after the breakdown & went on to exceed any reasonable stop. AMTD may be added back as a new short setups soon as the charts have come full circle & once again look ripe for a correction. CBOE: This trade bounced, as expected, off of the S1 support level but continued moving higher, exceeding any reasonable stop. [...]
There are a numerous attractive short setups forming in the investment brokerage sector. ETFC (E-Trade Financial Corp) will trigger a short entry on a break or daily close (for those preferring additional confirmation in order to reduce the odds of shorting a false breakdown). ETFC does have the potential for a longer-term swing short trade if we get a bearish cross of the 20 ema below the 50 ema. By my best guesstimation, I would say that bearish trend change signal would come around the time prices move down to the T1 area (in which case I would likely hold out [...]
another popular retail broker sitting on the edge of a cliff...