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Swing Trading BLOG – Week in Review – May 13, 2011

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

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$DIA

After last weeks SELL OFF the market put in a LOW VOLUME bounce to start the week.

Wednesday SELLERS stepped back into the market and pushed the market a bit lower.

The sideways trading that followed to end the week lets us know that a struggle is underway.

Oil and Energy ETF's continued their move down but the angle of the SHORT TERM DOWNTREND line is a bit steep.

$XLE

The Steel sector ETF ($SLX) continued to show it's relative weakness and pushed to a NEW LOW for the year this week.

It's no surprise that stocks like $X, $AKS and $STLD offered nice SHORT trade setups this week.

$SLX - Swing Trading ETF's

On the flip side this week was the Retail ETF ($RTH) which broker out to NEW HIGHS this week.

The move up was on INCREASING VOLUME but ended the week "stalling" at the high as volume dropped.

$RTH - Swing Trading ETF's

Next week should be interesting for sure.

The major market indices put in a LOWER HIGH so lets see if a LOWER LOW is in order.

If the previous SWING LOW holds and VOLUME comes back into the market on the BUY side then look for confirmation on a break of the previous SWING HIGH.

Until next week…Good Trading to YOU!

Swing Trading Week in Review – March 19, 2010

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Well after the indices continued to rally and make NEW HIGHS for the year early in the week, the market finally ran into some selling pressure on Friday.

The interesting thing to notice, also on Friday, was the HIGH VOLUME the accompanied the sell off.

A few sectors actually started their sell offs a day earlier.

Last week we posted that we noticed that the Energy, Oil and Semiconductor sectors did NOT participate in the recent rally.

And while the Semiconductors (SMH) actually started to show some strength early in the week both the Energy (XLE) and Oil (OIH) ETF's sold off sharply on Thursday and Friday.

Some of the strongest sectors during this last rally, Retail and Gaming, had mediocre weeks but look good moving forward into next week.

Keep an eye on the Retail stocks, the RTH and gaming stocks like MGM, LVS, and WYNN.

One sector that continues to rally strong is Real Estate.

IYR, and stocks like KIM, DRE, O and SPG, all had a good week and also show some potential new BUY set ups for next week.

The Homebuilder sector, (XHB), which has also been showing tremendous strength after breaking above the $16.40 level, has an interesting chart going into next week.

XHB Swing Trading ETF

You can see how XHB ran up to just over $17 after it finally broke out above the $16.40 level.

XHB did sell off a bit on Thursday and Friday on relatively light volume.

This is the exact situation you want to see during a pullback AFTER a BREAKOUT!

As XHB pulls back into the BREAKOUT level of $16.40 we will look for this previous RESISTANCE LEVEL to hold as a new SUPPORT LEVEL.

So after Fridays HIGH VOLUME SELL OFF what can we expect next week?

Well it does seem that the market is a bit overdue for a pullback but, as Swing Traders, we need to be prepared for whatever the market decides to do.

Since the market is SO STRONG we will continue to look for LONG Swing trade set ups in STRONG stocks that are trading in the STRONGEST sectors.

Until next week…Good Trading to you!

Swing Trading Week in Review – March 12, 2010

Friday, March 12th, 2010

What a GREAT week for swing traders!

The RALLY continues as the NASDAQ, S&P 500 and several sectors race ahead to NEW HIGHS for the year!

If you listen to some of the talking heads on T.V. you hear that the trading volume for this last up move was very LOW so they remain weary of the the upside potential in the weeks to come.

Now although the "low trading volume" in the broad market MAY be a concern moving forward some of the individual stocks showing great price action and volume patterns for us swing traders!

And despite the DOW's lackluster performance there were stocks all over the place making HUGE upside moves!

Apple (AAPL) closed for the week at its ALL TIME HIGH!

Research in Motion (RIMM) also had a great week, and after breaking through the $72 level it rallied to the upside and closed UP by almost 10% this week!

RIMM

PCAR and LULU we also rock stars this week!

Subscribers to our Swing Trading Newsletters were alerted to numerous BUY set ups this week and a bunch turned out very nicely (if we do say so ourselves)!

CAL, WYNN, RIMM, and WYN all offered great swing trade opportunities!

CAL Swing Trade

One sector that really took off was the Financial Sector.

Take a look at XLF, IYF, FAS and well as some of the individual names like GS, C, and MET.

The banking sector finished UP 2.5% this week, outpacing the the S&P by more than 2 to 1.

The RETAIL (RTH) and REAL ESTATE ( IYR) sectors also continued their impressive rally with both sectors closing at their highest point of the year as well.

SPG, KIM, O and DRE continued their runs after showing great chart patterns for us last Friday.

Oil (OIH), Energy (XLE) and the semiconductors (SMH) all basically sat this last rally out.

So will these sectors play catch up or will they sell off when the market finally takes a break and pulls back a bit?

Only time will tell but for now we will continue to focus on the sectors and stocks that are showing tremendous relative strength.

Until next week…Good Trading to YOU!

 

 

 

 

 

Swing Trading Week in Review – March 5, 2010

Friday, March 5th, 2010

And UP we go again!

Last week we said we were hopeful that the market would give us a clear direction and this week it did exactly that!

Last Thursday's price action had us looking to the LONG side and this week started off on Monday with a nice UP day letting us know we were on the right side of the market.

The market stalled a little mid week but by Thursday the buyers stepped in again and pushed the market higher right until the close on Friday!

The rally was wide spread with most sectors having nice gains this week.

Retail (RTH), Real Estate (IYR), and the Steel (SLX) sectors continued their strong runs.

Several stocks in these sectors had GREAT price and volume patterns that lead to some very nice swing trade set ups!

X, AKS, KIM, O, TIF, and JCG all are good examples of these set ups.

The Financials (XLF) and the Homebuilders (XHB) also rallied nicely allowing us to take some profits in these sectors by weeks end.

So how do we look going into next week?

After such a nice strong run up this week we see some stocks that are approaching short term overbought levels as well coming up to overhead resistance areas.

As Swing Traders its our job to identify the clues that the market gives us and to put all the pieces of the puzzle together to make a decision.

We the fast run up in these stocks, combined with short term overbought conditions AND coming into OBVIOUS overhead resistance it would be smart to tighten up your stops at this point to protect your open profits.

Some of our more recent positions are just starting to move into positive territory but the positions we opened at the end of last week we will be quick to exit at the first sign of weakness.

Do NOT chase the market up!

If we continue to rally sit on the sidelines and wait for the market to either pullback a bit or at least consolidate near the highs.

Be patient and wait for the low risk/ high reward opportunities…you will be glad you did!

Until next week…Good trading to YOU!

 

 

 

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