Bears Are Coming

My Swing Trading Approach

Be very careful with today's market. I may add some short exposure today if the market provides me with the opportunity to do so. Otherwise, I will follow my stops on my existing two positions and go from there. 

Indicators

  • Volatility Index (VIX) - Big rally into the close, to finish 4% higher on the day and should see a bigger pop today as well with the market down. 
  • T2108 (% of stocks trading above their 40-day moving average): About 1.5% higher, but still sitting at 55%. Very little movement these days, expect that to change today though. 
  • Moving averages (SPX): Price is just above the 5-day moving average, but that and possibly the 10 and 20-day moving averages will be tested today. 

Sectors to Watch Today

Telecom attempting to come out of a well-defined base that it has been working on since May. Series of higher-highs and higher-lows have been established as well. Utilities may find some interest with the market selling off in the AM. Staples continues its four-day pullback to breakout support, but may also catch a bid this morning as well. Energy appears ready to weaken beyond its two-week consolidation pattern.

My Market Sentiment

Bears are coming in hot at the open with a huge gap down in play. As has been the norm of late, gap downs and gap ups, tend to get faded. See how the market reacts to today's price action early on. 

S&P 500 Technical Analysis

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Current Stock Trading Portfolio Balance

  • 2 Long Positions

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