A brief (8 minute) overview of QQQ, SPY & the semiconductor sector via SOXX, XSD & SMH.
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 capped by any of the [...]
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 static images of the charts [...]
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 for extended periods of time, [...]
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 & benefits of being prepared at [...]
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 below the trendlines on both [...]
Most traders & investors are aware that the technology sector has by far & wide led the US stock market to the recent highs and that within the tech sector, the semiconductors have lead the way. The semiconductor sector also tends to act as the canary in the coal mine for the health of the [...]