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Swing Trading Update 4.22.16

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Swing Trading Update – April 22nd, 2016

Swing Trading Update - April 22nd, 2016After a 2 day stall to end the week last week the DJIA saw yet another move to the upside this week.

The S&P followed suit while the tech heavy NASDAQ did not.

With that being said there we of course some good swing trading opportunites in both stocks and ETF's.

Oil was the hot sector this week ($USO $OIH $XOP $XLE…)

Oil ETF's - Oil Sector ETF Charts

With the sector being in play there were some good trades in the stocks.

We dont need to look at all the charts ($XOM, $COP, $HAL, $APC, $APA, etc etc etc) since you basically could have traded anything in the sector.

The financial sector ($XLF) also put in a good week.

Swing Trading ETF - Financial ETF #XLF

$GS $AXP $JPM and others have all been hot and put in some pretty text book trade setups this week. 

Another rockstar sector this week was healthcare ($XLV)…

Swing Trading ETF's - Healthcare ETF $XLV

$UNH, $JNJ, $RMD made some nice moves in this secotor.

With the good comes the bad and some of the sectors did not play so nicely though this week.

The tech sector ($XLK) took a beating with a huge gap down on Friday.

Swing Trading ETF - $XLK

As to be expected the semis ($SMH) drifted lower as well.

Othe notable sectors were retail ($RTH), homebuilders ($XHB), utilities ($XLU) and consumer staples ($XLP).

Retail started off strong but fizzeled out towards the end of the week. 

A pullback to watch since it is still within the UP trend channel.

The homebuilders ($XHB) is an interesting one…

Swing Trading ETF's - $XHB Homebuilders

A 7 day sideways trading channel. Now this question is how do you trade it?

With $XLU and $XLP both sectors sold off from a nice lower high pattern and are now trading below their 50 day SMA's.

Sectors to watch if the overall market turns south?

Its a fun market to trade right now but as always have a game plan for whatever the market throws at you.

Until next week…good trading to YOU!

 

Swing Trading Update – 2.5.16

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Swing Trading Update For Market Close – February 5th, 2016

How was the trading in the market this week?

Well to sum it up…CHOPPY!

After a Monday/Tuesday selloff we saw buyers step back in a push the market higher both Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday we saw the market once again push lower bringing a nice signal to the S&P and the Dow.

The price action on Friday basically broke out of the sideways trading channel created on the first 4 days of the week.

Swing Trading DJIA

The sector ETF's were a mixed bag.

$XLK got smacked around again while $XLE and $OIH had a nice bounce from their lows.

The financials $XLF, Real Estate $IYR and the Homebuilders $XHB are hanging out or heading towards their recent lows.

Swing Trading ETF - $XLF

The other notable sectors of course are the Gold and Silver ETF's.

We mentioned to watch these last week week and $GDX $GOLD and $SLV all had big moves to the upside this week. 

Swing Trading ETF - $GDX

So what should we expect going into next week?

Well the markets have signaled their next move to the downside but…will we see follow through?

Only time will tell.

One the longer term charts we are trading down to areas of support (at least in the past) so we will see if these levels hold.

For we are looking to SHORT the weakest stocks and ETf's and buy strong stocks and ETF's that arent correlated to the overall market.

Look for follow through to the downside but be prepared for whatever the market decides to do from here.

Until next week…Good trading to YOU!

Swing Trading Blog – Strategies For 01.18.13

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Swing Trading Blog – Strategies For January 18, 2013

In this video I walk you through our analysis of the overall market conditions for the past week. I show you the ETFs that we have been focusing on and some of the stocks that we traded this week.

We also discuss our trading strategy for next week and the indicators we are looking for to see where the market goes from here.

Swing Trading Blog – Week in Review 1/13/13

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Swing Trading BLOG – Technical Analysis Video

In this video we take a look at the overall market conditions and some of the strongest ETFs that are leading the market higher.

We look at the $DIA as it starts to trade into an area of possible overhead resistance.

We see how the Financials ($XLF $IYF), Broker/Dealers ($IAI), Real Estate ($IYR), and Homebuilders ($XHB) are showing tremendous relative strength.

 

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