Good afternoon everyone! Well today was yet another bearish day. It probably would have been worse had we not gotten a statement from the FED. As such, that is sure to make the rest of the week very interesting. Were these the words that will lead to a bullish reversal or was it just one afternoon of light buying to make today’s sell-off not seem as bad. Volume was still pretty steady today as it has been over the last two sessions with some strong selling in the last 5min. It will be interesting to see if that selling continues tomorrow or if we start to reverse. Note that RSI still has some room to move lower as to Stochs and MACD.
REVIEW OF YESTERDAY’S PICKS:
$AAPL: Great 15min entry. At the day’s low you would have been up $6.00. At the close you would be up about $2.00
$WFC: No entry
$DIS: No Entry
$TWC: No Entry
$DECK: You would be about even on close and up a few points at the day’s bottom. Not a great day trade.
$GS: You would be down unless you sold at today’s lows. Here is a note; if a stock opens up down and then has a long bearish candle and you are near your target, it is not a good idea to execute a trade. The 15min rule assumes that you still have a good R/R ratio.
$VMW: You would have gotten triggered in at the end of the day.
$GPS: No trigger
$FSLR: Looks like it may have found a bottom. Keep watching!
$IBM: Same as GS.
$VLO: This would have been an excellent day trade. You would have been up almost $1.00 or if you held through close you would still be up $0.50.
REAL ACCOUNT ACTIVITY:
$DECK OPENED (-5%) I still like the looks of this trade short (unless the market reverses. I do not see resistance until 44.80 or so. However, I did notice after the fact that this stock has been trading with less volume than I would like. As a result, I am going to tighten my stop a bit above today’s high at 48.65. I’m hoping this trade will not go against me, but it teaches me a lesson to keep a close eye on the amount of volume.
$UA: OPENED (-13%) This trade did not do well for me today. I was expecting the selloff to continue but the FED came in and the market moved up. Such is life. My stop is at 57.40, but if the markets look strong I may tighten even further and lick my wounds. My target to get out (hopefully on an intraday tag) is 55.05. I have no good reason for not taking the AAPL trade other than fear and emotion. My analysis was correct and that is the chart I spent more time on. I should have stuck with my analysis.
Picks for tomorrow will be up soon. Thanks for reading!