The bears are back up against the ropes but as we have seen in the past, it only takes one headline to completely ruin things for the bulls. But what the bears lack is the gusto to follow through and build upon the weakness presented to them.
We got a glimpse last week of how quickly the hysteria can come about when the VIX spike intraday 40%. Having seen that, and the suddenness of it, it is a foolish thing to not remain prepared at all times.
So continue to stash away these bearish trade setups for when the time is right. Heck, it might be this afternoon, tomorrow or two years from now, but when it does come, you'll be ready.
Here'e the bearish list of trade setups.Read more...
Economic reports due out (all times are eastern): ICSC-Goldman Store Sales (7:45), Consumer Price Index (8:30), Redbook (8:55), FHFA House Price Index (9), Existing Home Sales (10), Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index (10)
Here the week's bullish watch-list and there is no doubt a lot of question marks in the air right now.
People are wanting to be freaked out by the MH17 airliner that was shot down and people are wanting to be nervous about the Israeli ground attack in the Gaza. At the end of the day, does it really matter for the market? No. Can these events get worse? They shouldn't. As a result, it is hard to get bearish on this market until there is that pipeline of bad news pouring in regarding events that would create legitimate concerns about the market itself.
I consider the news a few weeks back about the Portugal bank that was having issues a far bigger threat to the market than the current crop of news driving prices down at the moment.
As a result, you will want to keep this list of bullish stocks ready, and know in advance which ones you want to pull the trigger on for when this market does in fact turnaround yet again.
Here's the list of bullish trade setups:Read more...
Economic reports due out (all times are eastern): Chicago Fed National Activity Index (8:30)
The market proved how one day's fearful sell-off is the next day's buying opportunity.
In the midst of the sudden and heightened volatility, one thing should not change - and that is one's emotional state and approach to trading.
One thing you can do is turn CNBC off and quit worrying about what they have to say. They need a bear market to boost their viewership so the sky will always be falling in their eyes. It's a fact that their viewership more than triples in times like the 2008 recession and the dot-com bubble burst in 2000. So it is in their best interest to make you panic and tune in to them as a result.
Also what traders like to do during times of great selling pressure is to stop following what the charts are telling them and instead watch the profit/loss on their account and then start selling stocks when the pain becomes too much.
First off, if your profit/loss on a bad day in the market is causing your stomach to churn, then you are risking far too much on your trades. You should be able to find comfort in your stop-losses and not fear them being stopped out. If that is not the case, then you should reduce your positions size on your trades until it is an amount in conjunction with your stop-loss that will not cause you grief when a trade does not go your way.
Because if you look at the chart from Thursday's sell-off, the one thing that leaps off the page was that the sell-off took price on the S&P 500 down to the upward, rising trend-line that started off of the April lows. When I looked at most of my charts, the majority of them were still in good shape and didn't need to be sold. As a result when Friday rolled around, there was a profit to be made off of the bounce and despite the sell-off on Thursday, the losses could be recovered simply by staying in the game and managing your positions based on what the charts are telling you and not what the profit/loss on your positions were saying in a specific moment in time.
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Discussing current price action as well as trades that can be had as well.
I will be discussing individual stocks such as YUM, DDD, PBR, BX, BKD, AXL, KATE, HPQ, TTM.
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Economic reports due out (all times are eastern): Consumer Sentiment (9:55), Leading Indicators (10)