A Shift In Market Sentiment

My Swing Trading Approach

I'm not looking to be a hero, in terms of feeling some altruistic need, to buy the dip today. Instead, I'll raise my stops, take my profits where necessary, and let the market decide the next move.

Indicators

VIX - Sold of the highs of the day yesterday per the usual, and finished a fraction of a percent higher at 11.59. 

T2108 (% of stocks trading below their 40-day moving average): Fell another 6% to 45% to make it six straight days and 19 of the last 23 trading sessions. This indicator alone, suggests the market is due for a bounce of some kind. 

Moving averages (SPX): SPX held the 20-day moving average again, despite the intraday break, and bounced back above. Today, looks to gap down and below it for the first time.  

Industries to Watch Today

Stay away from Energy and Basic Materials. Traders are flocking to Defensive and UtilitiesTechnology still holding up well. 

My Market Sentiment

A shift in market sentiment seems to be taking place in the market right now, however, the bulls, still find themselves willing to buy the dip, and that keeps the market from falling apart. Very difficult market right now, as neither side of the trade has a true advantage. 

S&P 500 Technical Analysis

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Current Stock Trading Portfolio Balance

  • 5 long positions

Recent Stock Trade Notables:

  • Square (SQ): Long at $36.00, sold at $37.35 for a 3.8% profit. 
  • Adobe (ADBE) : Long at $175.20, sold at $179.62 for a 2.5% profit. 
  • Alibaba (BABA): Long at $187.00, sold at 181.77 for a 2.8% loss. 
  • Paypal (PYPL): Long at $71.94, sold at $72.98 for a 1.5% profit. 
  • Lam Research (LRCX): Long at 210.41, sold at $205.20 for a 2.4% loss. 
  • Baidu (BIDU): Long at $242.80; sold at 248.29 for a 1% profit.
  • Nvida (NVDA): Long at $195.17, sold at $204.88 for a 5% profit.
  • Humana (HUM): Long at $248.73, sold at $261.20 for a 5% profit.
  • Square (SQ): Long at $32.92, sold at $34.36 for a 4.4% profit. 
  • Nvida (NVDA): Long at $198.17, sold at $194.06 for a 2% loss. 
  • Lennar Homes (LEN): Long at $56.63, sold at $58.10 for a 2.6% profit. 
  • Lam Research (LRCX): Long at $185.23, sold at $192.24 for a 3.8% profit.
  • Starbucks (SBUX): Long at $55.59, sold at $54.94 for a 1.1% loss. 
  • Illinois Tool Works (ITW): Long at $148.63, sold at $151.23 for a 1.8% profit.
  • Nvdia (NVDA): Long at $180.18, sold at $187.38 for a 4% profit. 
  • Olin Corp (OLN): Long at $34.37, sold at $36.14 for a 5.2% profit.
  • Lowe's (LOW): Long at $77.97, sold at $81.52 for a 4.6% profit
  • IBB: Long at $330.91, sold at $338.25 for a 2.2% profit. 
  • Seagate Technologies (STX): Long at $34.35, sold at $33.89 for a 1.3% loss. 
  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN): Long at $149.65, sold at $147.14 for a 1.7% loss. 
  • Imax Corp (IMAX): Long at $23.03, sold at 22.26 for a 3.3% loss. 
  • Marriott International (MAR): Long at $106.26, sold at $108.26 for a 1.9% profit. 
  • Alibaba Group (BABA): Long at $170.63, sold at $170.29 for a 5.0% profit. 
  • Workday (WDAY): Long at $106.91, sold at $104.90 for a 1.8% loss
  • Nvdia (NVDA): Long at $170.45, sold at $187.94 for a 10.3% profit. 

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