XLP + Consumer Staples Analysis & Trade Ideas (video)

Technical Analysis of the Consumer Staples sector via XLP along with several of the top components that made offer objective swing trading opportunities. The video covers both the outlook for the Consumer Staples sector as well as the top components, many of which appear to be setting up as both long & short swing trading opportunities. As this video ran much longer than I had intended, I will follow up by posting charts on XLP and any of the stocks covered in this video that stand out as potential trading opps at this time asap. For those with the time or [...]

Sep 28, 2017 10:53am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Long Trade Ideas Updated

The following Long Trade Ideas have either exceeded their lowest suggested stop level or no longer look compelling from an R/R perspective. These trades will be moved to the Completed Trades category where all associated posts will be archived indefinitely for future reference. JO: Exceeded the lowest suggested stop of 20.00 on the Aug 24th meltdown. note: JO (coffee ETF) still appears to be setting up for a rally and/or potential bottom. As such, JO may be added back as a new Long Trade idea and possibly a Long-Term Trade idea soon. GDX: GDX (or a NUGT long/DUST short alternative) was [...]

Sep 1, 2015 5:33pm|Categories: Completed Trades - Long|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Long Trade Ideas Updated

PG At Key Support

PG (Procter & Gamble Co.) has fallen to a critical support level & appears to offer an objective long entry around current levels. The price targets & suggested stop are listed on the daily chart below. PG daily Aug 17th My thoughts on a PG long here are this: From a longer-term perspective, the charts would indicate that PG may have likely embarked on a new secular bear market recently, with this blue-chip stock likely headed to at least the 60 area in the coming months/years (first horizontal support line on the monthly chart). If so, that would represent [...]

Aug 17, 2015 11:51am|Categories: Completed Trades - Long|Tags: |Comments Off on PG At Key Support

S&P 500 Top 10 Overview

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 [...]

May 8, 2014 2:15pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on S&P 500 Top 10 Overview

S&P 500 Video Analysis

This video discusses in depth, the charts of the S&P 500 Index along with the top ten components which combine for a nearly 20% weighting in the index. As with yesterday's video discussion of the top 10 holdings in the Nasdaq 100, my reasoning for focusing on the most heavily weighted components in this key US index is to get a better read on where this leading index (i.e.- the US stock market), might be heading. A couple of points to keep in mind: - Although I make an overall longer-term bearish case in these videos, the nearly all-trend indicators (short, [...]

Sep 26, 2013 1:36pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on S&P 500 Video Analysis

S&P 500 Top 10 Components Video

As often discussed, analyzing the charts of the top weighted components in an index can often give you additional insight to where that index might be headed, especially when the technical picture for the index might not be very clear.  For those wishing to skip ahead to a particular stock, the top ten components of the S&P 500 (including the SPY as a proxy for the $SPX) are discussed in the following order:  SPY, AAPL, XOM, JNJ, GE, MSFT, GOOG, CVX, PG, WFC, & BRKB

Aug 14, 2013 2:29pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on S&P 500 Top 10 Components Video

$SPX video analysis

I've put together a comprehensive video analysis of the S&P 500 index including technical overviews on 22 of the largest components of the sector, similar to my recent $NDX/QQQ top 10 holdings video.  I do have to warn you that at 39 minutes, this is my longest video yet.  Therefore, this is my gift for you insomniacs, masochists and those who are gluttons for punishment.  All kidding aside though, if you don't want to sit through the entire video you can skip to the sections that you might be interested in.  The video starts with an overview of the $SPX beginning [...]

Nov 2, 2012 1:27pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on $SPX video analysis