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In this February 22 post on our trading blog, which was published immediately following two days of heavy selling on February 20 and 21, we said, “If and when the S&P attempts to bounce from its current level, the subsequent price and volume action that immediately follows any recovery attempt will be extremely important at […]

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Stocks bounced back last Friday, with all main stock market indexes posting gains of at least 0.9%. However, total volume was significantly lighter across the board, signaling a lack of buying interest amongst banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, and other institutions. Last week’s back to back distribution days (February 20 and 21) in the S&P […]

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Last month, we netted an 11% gain on a swing trade in LinkedIn Corp ($LNKD), which we held for approximately two weeks (15 trading days). In this trading education article, we explain exactly how we did it by reviewing the annotated technical chart pattern that prompted us to enter the trade, then concluding by explaining […]

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Solar energy stocks have made a comeback over the past few months, with First Solar ($FSLR) leading the way. SolarCity ($SCTY), MEMC Electronic Materials ($WFR), and JinkoSolar Holding ($JKS) have been exploding higher as well. The Guggenheim Solar ETF ($TAN), which is heavily weighted in leading solar stocks from the United States and China, has […]

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We continue to monitor iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund ($FXI) for a low-risk pullback trade swing trade entry point. On the weekly chart of $FXI below, notice the price has just clipped intermediate-term support of its 10-week moving average, which is basically the same as the 50-day moving average on a daily chart: The […]

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After breaking out from a tight, seven-month long base of consolidation, the Guggenheim Shipping ETF ($SEA) has pulled back over the past few weeks to near-term support of its 20-day exponential moving average. The longer-term weekly chart below details the prior base of consolidation from which $SEA broke out above (around $16): Drilling down to […]

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In this January 30 article on our swing trading blog, we touched on a key psychological element of how to make consistent trading profits. Specifically, the article addressed the importance of trend trading in the same direction as the overall market trend, and continuing trading on that side of the trend as long as the […]

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