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Today's Trackdown: Tuesday - Jan. 26, 2021

SPY Charts and some Technical Analysis

News to keep in mind Today - Today's Economic Calendar - The Charts - Opinion - Stock Picks.


News to keep in mind Tuesday morning:

  • Futures trade vs fair value were trading lower late last night.
    • Dow -135, S&P -19, Nasdaq -64, Russell -11. (12:20 am ET).
  • We look good technically - But use "Caution" message has been on here for a while for a reason. (Quick sell-offs and/or getting overbought are a possibility at anytime - so we continue to leave this note).
  • The biggest factors in the market right now are; Coronavirus headlines, the US economy, the Global Economy, any political drama.
  • Watch the VIX - (CBOE Volatility Index) - Still in low or mid 20s, not an issue currently.

Today's Economic Calendar:

9:00 AM ET, FHFA House Price Index for November. This was originally a GSE only repeat sales, however there is also an expanded index.

9:00 AM ET, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for November. The consensus is for a 8.1% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index.

10:00 AM, Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for January.

10:00 AM, State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for December 2020.

THE CHARTS:

(NOTE: Charts are a good guide, but when a tweet or news item can jerk the markets around, they mean a bit less.)

BRIEFING:

No change of any kind to the charts on Monday. We still remain in the current trend. The Stochastics are a bit high again, so a small pullback is possible. We see SPY 375 as a support level/stop level.

Everything looks good, but we do keep asking - are we going to be near a top or up against resistance someday? How long can this continue?

Note: The Russell 2000 (small caps) are definitely leading the markets so far this year. The positive uptrend is still intact.

Technically alone, we are still looking at a positive chart for the market. We are still trading well above our SPY 365 support line.

"The possibility of a consolidation, sideways market, or pullback of some kind may happen at some point." But not necessarily. Positive momentum and easy money can keep driving us to new highs.

IF wanting to gamble: Options trades on these ETFs will give you a way to place your bets. $TQQQ - $SQQQ - $SPXL - $SPXS.

* Beware - levered ETFs are subject to decay and are not for long-term holding. *


CHANGES:

  • None.

POSITIVES:

  • The MACD is positive.
  • The Money Flow is positive.
  • We are over the 20-day moving average, which is rising.
  • We are over the 50-day moving average, which is rising.
  • We are over the 200-day moving average, which is rising.

NEGATIVES:

  • Possible market top? Getting overbought or to high to fast?
  • * Note: The 50-day moving average has gotten way ahead of the 200-day. This can be an overbought issue.
  • What about the Fundamentals, Valuations, Virus news, the Economy, Jobs, Election issues, Politics, The FED, etc.?
  • Some things out there to worry about still! Or a wall of worry to climb as the saying goes.


OPINION:

  • Currently we are above the 20-day, 50-day and 200-day MAs. (Bullish).

  • The possibility of making new highs is on the table as the technicals are still positive.
  • SPY 365 is strong support.
  • Charts alone without thinking about the Fed, politics, vaccine, virus, etc looks good.
  • But those risks should be kept in mind.

  • We still say "Use Caution" for a reason. Do not over risk yourself or over leverage yourself.
  • We are still susceptible to large drops or dips.
  • Look for trading opportunities that could result and have your trading lists ready.

* Be careful if using MARGIN at this time, be certain of your trade! *

INDICATORS:

The MACD is positive. The Stochastics are high/neutral. The Money Flow is positive.

MA +/- (slope): The 50-day MA (368.49)(+0.64) and the 200-day MA (330.19)(+0.56)

The 8-month chart (below).

We are well above the SPY 365 support level.

The market has been in an impressive up-channel since June. Technically looking well.


STOCKS: < Favorites & Trade Ideas > <-- Click here for the quotes, details, news and opinions on our current Favorites and Trade Ideas!

  • Current trading favorites: AUPH - Aurinia Pharma (Their Lupus drug is on a path to approval), EPZM - Epizyme, EXEL - Exelixis, HZNP - Horizon Therapeutics (A big winner for us last year), IOVA - Iovance, KPTI - Karyopharm, SGMO - Sangamo, TGTX - TG Therapeutics (Our Top Pick!).
  • Tech Picks: CRWD - CrowdStrike (Although be aware it has a high valuation now).
  • Also watching: DT, OMER, SRNE, TRIL, VKTX.

* Feel free to share your list/picks in the comments below.


Disclosure: I may trade in the ticker symbols mentioned, both long or short. My articles represent my personal opinion and analysis and should not be taken as investment advice. Readers should do their own research before making decisions to buy or sell securities. Trading and investing include risks, including loss of principal.


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