A Short Swing Trading Market For Stocks

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Short swing trading stocks (and ETF's) was still the theme for this week.

After only a small bounce (or retrace) on Monday and Tuesday the markets continued the free fall to end the week.

Short Swing Trading Stocks and ETF's

While the overall market dropped there were certain sectors that bascially traded sideways.

The Oil ($OIH) and Enrgey ($XLE) ETF's only drifted slighty lower.

The ususal suspects $IYF $IYR $ XHB are the ones that really took a beating this week.

$XHB - Short Swing Trading ETF

Another interesting sector worth mentioning is the GOLD ($GOLD $GDX) sector

Last week we mentioned that the GOLD realted ETF's broke above thier 50 Day moving averages

As trading continued through the week it became obvious that the 50 day was NOT going to hold as the ETF's came crashing backing down.

$GDX - Short Swing Trading ETF's

For individual stocks it was a tricky game this week.

Wednesday offered a good day to look for SHORT trading setups and signals.

The problem was the number of "clean" setups. 

As we scanned for stocks and ETF's that wree setting up for short trades we werent coming up with much.

A ton of stocks were still headed lower but they were essentially CONTINUATION moves to the downside.

$APC offered a good example of this…

$APC - Short Trading Stock Strategies

An example of a good SHORT swing trading setup this week?

Well take a look a $DIS as it offered up a nice trade to the SHORT side.


$DIS - Short Swing Trading Strategies

As we move into trading next week we expect bascially the same thing we did last weekend.

A bunch of stocks and ETF's are extended to the downside and a another retrace is coming…it is just a matter of when and how much.

The last retrace (Monday and Tuesday) was minimal and then the next push down started.

If you werent ready you probably missed it.

As lawyas you need to be focused in a fast moving market like this one.

Anything COULD happen so be prepared for whatever the market throws at you.

Until next week…Good trading to YOU!

Short Swing Trading To Start The Year

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Well we started off the year with a SHORT Swing Trading bonanza now didnt we?

The DOW JONES and S&P close for trading and end the first week of 2016 DOWN TRIPLE DIGITS.

Right out of the gate on Monday (4th) morning we knew we were in for a wild ride this week.

The big GAP DOWN in the market was actually follow thorugh from the down move that started last week.

That being said we were already on HIGH ALERT for SHORT TRADES since the major indicies were all breaking below thier 50 day moving averages.

#SPY - Short Swing Trading Strategies

As we looked around at the different sectors we saw that most of the charts we showing continuation moves to the downside.

The semicondictors ($SMH), Technolgy ($XLK), Homebuilders ($XHB), and Financials ($XLF) all started their moves last week so getting short this week would have been chasing the market.

Energy and Oil ($XLE, $OIH) was a bit of an expeption and actually turned into a short swing trade signals on Wednesday. 

$XLE - Short Swing Trading ETF


Just in case you arent yet comfortable shorting stocks yet then #SCO was your inverse ETF to take a long trade on.

On a related note both $APA and $APC were short trading setups as well.

On the flip side the GOLD ETF's ($GDX $GLD $NUGT) showed signs of life as both ETF's broke up through their 50 day moving avergages.

As far as individual stocks go Ryder ($R) is a good example of a stock that offered a good short trading setup as the market traded lower on Wednesday.

$R - Short Swing Trading Strategies

As we move into next week we arent expecting much more a down move before the retrace starts. 

Could we continue to sell off next week?

Of course. Anything COULD happen.

But if it does we wont have much to trade since most of the moves are extended at this point.

We will wait for the retrace and then reevaluate from there.

Until next week…Good trading to YOU!

Short Intraday Swing Trading Strategies

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Short Intraday Swing Trading Strategies

In this video I walk through some of our intraday swing trades from this mornings action.

The strategy we use to trade intraday is the same strategy we trade for our overnight swing trades.

This morning we had several SHORT trade setups before lunchtime. This trades included $SPY, $CSX, $MUR and $DE.


Swing Trading Week in Review – November 30,2012

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

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$DIA - Swing Trading Strategies

Not so fast SHORT sellers!

After last weeks "bounce" in the market swing traders were waiting for the next opportunity to present itself to get SHORT once again.

The market showed signs of losing steam with an inside day chart pattern on Monday. Tuesday the trading volume picked up a bit as the market drifted a bit lower.

Wednesday (blue arrow on the chart above) was the day the changed the short term sentiment in the market.

That was the day that short term traders got triggers to SHORT once again only to see the market reverse to the upside and close near the high.

This reversal day price action showed that the BUYERS were back in control!

We are still in a DOWN trend but this latest move brings the major indices back up to their 50 day SMAs.

Will the drift higher continue or will the 50 day become the next area of resistance?

Next week we should know the answer.

There are plenty of strong stocks out there that should be on your Watch List.

$VMC, $V, $CREE, $FB, $MA and $LEG to name a few.

$LEG - Swing Trading Strategies

On the SHORT side the list is HUGE!

Be prepared for whatever the market throws your way!

Until next week…Good Trading to YOU!

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