August 31, 2017
The NASDAQ 100 (QQQ) has seen massive buy interest in the last three trading days. The two areas seeing the most money flow are biotechnology and key stocks like Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX). Basically the FANG names. As a pro, my eye jumps right to the high on the QQQ $146.00 previous high made on July 27th. When this high was made, we saw a massive reversal. Today, we have tested that high again. The big question for any pro trader is, will we close the day above that high? Why is that significant? On a technical basis it will erase that bearish reversal day from July 27th. Should the NASDAQ 100 (QQQ) close above that level, it becomes a bullish chart with likely further upside. However, if the QQQ fails to close above it, the bearish reversal from July 27th still has control. I hope this explains how an expert analyzes a chart to determine a bullish or bearish bias.
August 31, 2017
As you all know, Wells Fargo & Co(NYSE:WFC) stock has been declining for quite some time now. The company was caught in a bogus account scandal that has resulted in numerous fines and congressional investigations. These problems at the bank are still lingering, but history suggests that Wells Fargo & Co will resolve these issues eventually.
Recently, the stock topped out on June 29th at $56.60 a share. Since that high pivot in the stock the price has now declined to $50.97 a share. The stock is also trading below its important 50 and 200-day moving averages. This formation puts the stock in a weak technical position. Traders and investors should watch the $46.00 area as the next major support level on the chart. This is an area that was defended in November 2016. Often, past levels that are support will be defended again when retested. This is a spot where the stock should catch a bid.
August 29, 2017
Shares of Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) fell sharply as profit taking took control following solid, but not amazing earnings. Best Buy was one of the only retailers trading near/at 52 week highs. This made it vulnerable to selling even with a strong quarterly report. The stock is dropping by 12% today, trading at $55.00. Based on technical chart analysis, it should continue to fade in the coming days until it hits a major technical support at $50.00. The $50.00 level is a technical gap fill support point as well as the daily 200 moving average. I will look to potentially buy Best Buy Co Inc here for a swing trade bounce back to $55.00 (+10%).
August 29, 2017
Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was one of the market leading stocks until May 16th when it peaked at $160.86 a share. Since that high pivot the stock has been making a series of lower highs on the daily chart. When a stock forms this type of pattern it will usually indicate lower prices ahead before a significant bottom is formed in the equity. At this time, HD stock price is trading below the important 50-day moving average which signals weakness in the near term. Traders should note that the next major support area on the chart for HD stock is around the $139.00 level. This is a level where the stock broke out in February 2017. Often, former break-out levels will serve as major support when retested.