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The /ES Tests Resistance
Chris Brecher - May 24, 2017
The /ES Tests Resistance
After a sell-off that got many to stubbornly stay short, the /ES is now testing some important resistance. If the /NQ and the /EMD refuse to rally, I expect another move to the downside in the SPX soon. . . .
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Never Short An OverSold Market in An Uptrend
Chris Brecher - May 23, 2017
Never Short An OverSold Market in An Uptrend
After a nasty sell-off last week, most markets have come roaring back. The key was the 50 SMA. When markets get oversold, but stay ABOVE the 50 SMA, they are to be bought, not sold. . . .
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Our 3 Hour Trade the Close Went Really Well
Chris Brecher - May 22, 2017
Our 3 Hour Trade the Close Went Really Well
The last hour sell-off led to some amazing short opportunities. Buying cheap puts really worked well for my subscribers! . . .
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A Sharp Drop in Bullish Sentiment Leads to a Nice Rally
Chris Brecher - May 19, 2017
A Sharp Drop in Bullish Sentiment Leads to a Nice Rally
Bullish sentiment in the AAII survey today showed a big drop in bullish sentiment. Interpreting these changes in sentiment correctly really helps keep Simpler Stocks subscribers on the correct side of the market. . . .
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The Bigger The Rise, the Harder The Fall
Chris Brecher - May 18, 2017
The Bigger The Rise, the Harder The Fall
The huge rallies in many indexes left little in the way of support on the way down. The SPX is now touching the 2360 support mentioned in the live chat this morning. . . .
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The Narrow Rally Continues
Chris Brecher - May 17, 2017
The Narrow Rally Continues
With a weak adv-decl , coupled with an under-performing /EMD, traders are trying to gauge where the next "hot" area is. For today, strength was in the chip stocks and Chinese tech names. . . .
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The /ES is Trying to Break Out
Chris Brecher - May 16, 2017
The /ES is Trying to Break Out
The /ES is trying to break out its range today, led by the banks and the resource stocks. . . .
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The DJIA Needs to Start Rallying
Chris Brecher - May 15, 2017
The DJIA Needs to Start Rallying
We are finally starting to see some glaring divergences. While the NASDAQ keeps humming along, the DJIA, the EMD, and the RUT are refusing to rally. A further breakdown of those three, and the SPX will start to fall as well. . . .
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Weakness in the Retailers Takes a Little Steam Out of the Markets
Chris Brecher - May 12, 2017
Weakness in the Retailers Takes a Little Steam Out of the Markets
A continued destruction of the brick and mortar retail stocks nailed most markets on the opening. By the end of the day, most indexes came back to post only minor losses. Gainers today were led by the biotechs, with REGN and SRPT among the winners. . . .
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The /EMD Finally Leads
Chris Brecher - May 11, 2017
The /EMD Finally Leads
The market saw some rotation today, as traders lightened up on the FANG stocks and went for the mid-caps. As long as support holds, we are still in a "buy the dip mode". . . .
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Geopolitical Worries Lead to a Mixed Market
Chris Brecher - May 10, 2017
Geopolitical Worries Lead to a Mixed Market
Threats of a new Nuclear Bomb test by North Korea took the wind out of the sails of the rally today, sending most indexes to mixed levels. Losers today included the banks and oil stocks, while the airlines were big winners. . . .
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Markets Testing Their Breakout Areas
Chris Brecher - May 9, 2017
Markets Testing Their Breakout Areas
Most markets are back-testing their breakout areas. I am closely watching the /EMD and the IWM. A failure of their breakouts could have negative implications for the /ES and the /NQ. . . .
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The IWM Trying to Play Catch-Up
Chris Brecher - May 8, 2017
The IWM Trying to Play Catch-Up
Most markets are trying to break above resistance levels. However, traders today are focusing on the laggards. I will be sharing some small cap ideas with the Simpler Stocks premium subscribers over the weekend. . . .
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The Premium Subscribers Like the E-Mail Alerts
Chris Brecher - May 5, 2017
The Premium Subscribers Like the E-Mail Alerts
The Simpler Stocks Premium subscribers get stock and index ideas every morning. Many of those ideas have worked well, especially buying HMHC today around 12. . . .
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The Fed Statement Is a Non-Event
Chris Brecher - May 4, 2017
The Fed Statement Is a Non-Event
The markets stayed near the unchanged level today, as a slight sell-off in AAPL was offset by strength in GOOGL and the major banks. . . .
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Trading Stocks Before Earnings is Still Working Well
Chris Brecher - May 3, 2017
Trading Stocks Before Earnings is Still Working Well
Short-term trading of stocks with looming earnings is working well again. Some winners today included AAPL, DVN, FANG, and GILD. . . .
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