Shares of Juno Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:JUNO) have fallen sharply over the last two trading days. On a technical basis, the biotech hit major support when it broke through $46.00. This is a bounce level for investors looking for a quick couple day bounce. Look for a snap back to $50 in the coming days.
Edison International (NYSE:EIX) is a leading public utility with a major presence in Southern California. The stock has been declining sharply since the wild fires began in the Los Angeles area last week. On December 1st, 2017, EIX stock was trading as high as $81.96 a share. Traders should note that the stock is now trading around $68.00 a share as the wildfires in Southern California continue to spread. The stock is now trading below its important 50 and 200-day moving averages. This chart pattern indicates weakness in the equity and potentially further downside.
The next major support area for EIX will be around the $62.00 level. This is where the stock should be defended by the institutional money. In February 2016, EIX stock broke out from this area. Very often, when falling stocks retest there prior break-out levels they will be supported and defended. This is a trade area where I will look to get involved in the stock on the long side. I will be trading the stock by buying the equity or by buying call options in the name.
Many of the leading gold mining stocks have been declining since September 2017. The highly followed VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca:GDX) peaked out on September 7, 2017 at $25.58 a share. Since that high pivot, the GDX has traded down to the $21.50 level and will likely fall lower in the near term. Leading gold mining stocks such as Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM), Royal Gold Inc (RGLD:NASDAQ) and Randgold Resources Ltd (GOLD:NASDAQ) are now trading below their important 50-day moving averages. This is signaling near-term weakness for the industry group.
Randgold Resources Ltd (GOLD:NASDAQ) is one gold mining stock that has caught my eye. This stock should have solid chart support around the $86.00 level. This area is where the stock was defended in July 2017 and will likely serve as support when initially tested. Randgold Resources Ltd (GOLD:NASDAQ) could be setting up nicely for a long side trade this level.
In recent weeks, pharma plays like Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (VRX) and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) have surged. Valeant is up almost 100% since October and Teva is up almost 50%. In other words, pharma has become a hot sector as Trump’s corporate tax cuts near finalization. One pharma stock that is lagging but has a gorgeous bull flag is Endo International (NASDAQ:ENDP). I have placed this one on my watch list. Should the bull flag start to breakout with price pushing over $7.75, it becomes a strong buy with major upside potential. The upside potential target is $10.65. This would be a catch-up trade to the other pharma plays like Valeant and Teva.