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QQQ & Semiconductor (SOXX, SMH, XSD) Sector Update

The recently highlighted 60-min divergences (first chart below from Aug 18th) have been confirmed with QQQ bouncing today (2nd chart). Hard to say how far they will play out but with the outlook for the more significant daily time frame bearish, my expectation is that this bounce will likely be [...]

2017-08-22T10:55:04+00:00Aug 22, 2017 10:55am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on QQQ & Semiconductor (SOXX, SMH, XSD) Sector Update

Semiconductor Analysis & General Trading Tips (video)

Analysis of the semiconductor sector via the ETFs; SOXX, SMH & XSD along with TSM. Also discussed are some general considerations & strategies when swing trading or investing. The video playback speed can be increased via the settings icon at the bottom right to reduce playback time. I've also inserted [...]

2017-08-17T19:07:54+00:00Aug 17, 2017 7:07pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis, Unofficial Short Ideas|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Semiconductor Sector & ETF Analysis (video)

This video provides analysis of the semiconductor sector via $SOXX (PHLX Semiconductor Index) & the 3 major semiconductor ETFs: SOXX, SMH & XSD. Also discussed are the pros & cons of trading the 3x leveraged ETFs, including SOXL & SOXS. The factors affecting the performance of leveraged ETFs when held [...]

2017-08-11T15:31:13+00:00Aug 11, 2017 3:31pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis, Unofficial Short Ideas|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Semiconductor Sector & ETF Analysis (video)

Stock Market & Sector Analysis (video)

An overview of some of the recent significant technical developments in the major stock indices as well as a few sectors & individual stocks that stand out as attractive trading opportunities at this time. Also discussed are the pitfalls of becoming complacent after a period of unusually low volatility & [...]

2018-01-21T22:22:30+00:00Aug 10, 2017 3:53pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis, Unofficial Short Ideas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Stock Market & Sector Analysis (video)

Semiconductor Sector Breaking Down

XSD (SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF) has made an impulsive breakdown below the primary uptrend line off the early 2016 lows. Comparable trendline breaks are pending on SOXX (iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector ETF) & SMH (VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF) as they are currently testing TL support. A break & close [...]

2018-01-21T22:23:05+00:00Aug 10, 2017 2:33pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Market Wrap for June 12, 2017 (video)

This video provides an overview of the recent price action in several key sectors & indices as well as some key technical levels and developments to watch for going forward. As the broad market has been grinding around in a sideways to slightly higher range in recent months, most of [...]

2017-06-12T18:33:48+00:00Jun 12, 2017 6:33pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Market Wrap for June 12, 2017 (video)

A Few Things That Stand Out Today

Here's a mosaic of 1-minute charts with a few of the things that stand out to me so far today highlighted in red, namely the considerable fade of gains in 2 of the 3 market leading FAAMG stocks that reported earnings after the market close yesterday, with INTC & the [...]

2017-04-28T12:33:03+00:00Apr 28, 2017 12:16pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Few Things That Stand Out Today