XLE & Energy Sector Analysis

Here's a look at XLE (SPDRs Select Sector Energy ETF) along with a handful of the top components. XLE is aproaching the 71.20ish resistance level with substantial negative divergences building between price & the momentum indicators below. It appears that the upside in XLE is limited at this point before a correction sets in unless the energy stocks can manage to burn through these divergences in the coming weeks & months. We don't have any sell signals at this time & with the momentum still to the upside, it is still too early to short the sector although it would be [...]

Dec 21, 2017 10:28am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Stock Market & Sector Analysis (video)

Technical analysis on the U.S. stock market, select sectors that stand out as well as gold, GDX & the US Dollar. Covered in the following order are the outlook for the US dollar, gold & the precious metals sector via EUR/USD, /GC (gold futures), GLD (gold ETF) and GDX (gold miners ETF); the near-term outlook for the biotech sector via XBI along with an update on the CELG (Celgene) active trade; crude oil & the energy sector via /CL (crude oil futures), XLE, XOP, XES & a few individual energy stocks that stand out as potential trade ideas; analysis of the [...]

Energy Sector Trade Ideas & Analysis (video)

Analysis of the energy sector including about 2 dozen individual stock trade ideas that stand out as potential trading opportunities at this time. For those wishing to skip ahead to a particular stock or ETF, the following securities are covered in this order: XOP, APA, HES, MRO, PE, NFX, CHK, SWN, PDCE, INT, GPOR, XOG, QEP, OAS, WLL, SM, CRZO, GPRE, REN, DNR, SN, CRC, SLB, COP, OXY, HAL, ETP & XCO. During the analysis of XOP (Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF) at the beginning of the video, a couple of potentially important technical developments to watch for, both [...]

Aug 28, 2017 5:00pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis, Unofficial Long Ideas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Energy Sector Trade Ideas & Analysis (video)

Crude Oil & Energy Sector Outlook (video)

This video provides a comprehensive overview of crude oil, the energy sector (via XLE) and over a dozen of the top components of XLE. Numerous trade ideas, including objective entry points & price targets on USO, XLE and some of the most attractive trade setups on individual energy stocks are covered. The video begins with the outlook for crude oil & USO (crude ETF), followed by coverage of XLE & over a dozen of its top components.

SLB Final Target Hit, Morning Market Update

SLB (Schulmberger Ltd) hit the both T3 & T4 (final target) for a 14% gain in just under a month. Consider booking partial or full profits and/or raising stops if planning to hold SLB as a longer-term trade. Original & updated daily charts below (click to expand):   WSJ Hindsight Bottom Call on Crude As discussed when SLB was first highlighted as a bounce trade idea/potential longer-term bottoming play in the Jan 13th Peak Oil vs. Oil Glut post, SLB, along with the other energy stocks mentioned at that time were intended as oversold, bounce trades with the [...]

Feb 10, 2015 10:34am|Categories: Completed Trades - Long, Gold & Commodities|Tags: |Comments Off on SLB Final Target Hit, Morning Market Update

SLB Trade Idea

SLB daily Jan 15th SLB (Schlumberger Ltd) was mentioned as one of several potential bounce/swing trade candidates on Tuesday (Jan 13th). Bounce targets below are the actual resistance levels, consider sell limit orders slightly below your preferred target. Stops dependent on one's average entry price. click here to view the live, annotated chart of SLB

Jan 15, 2015 9:05am|Categories: Completed Trades - Long|Tags: |Comments Off on SLB Trade Idea

Peak Oil vs. Oil Glut

The longer that I trade & invest, the more it seems like I'm watching the same movie played over & over every few years. It's the never ending cycle of booms & busts and if I were to categorize the genre of movies that I'm watching, I'd have to lean more towards labeling them as comedies vs. dramas. The comedic part is the infallible repetitive nature of the general public, the mainstream media and, of course, the part played by the puppeteers pulling the strings. Funny to see how bearish the most recent headlines are AFTER crude has plunged nearly 60% [...]

Jan 13, 2015 1:15pm|Categories: Completed Trades - Long, Gold & Commodities, Long-Term Trades- Completed|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Peak Oil vs. Oil Glut