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On the close of December 13, our stock market timing system shifted from “buy” to “neutral” mode. This means we now have no firm bias with regard to near to intermediate-term market trend for swing trading. The lack of substantial bullish follow-through in leading individual stocks in recent weeks, the absence of leadership in most […]

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Using the MTG Stock Screener, our simple stock scanner software for technical swing traders, the 3-minute trader education video below shows you how to quickly and easily find strong stocks that have been forming a base of price support over the past 4 to 8 weeks and are now poised to breakout to new highs […]

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Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA) gained 1.0%, but the Nasdaq Composite ($COMPQ) lost 1.1%, making for a rather sizeable weekly price divergence of more than 2% between the two popular stock market indexes. Although it is unusual when two or more of the major indices trend in the opposite direction of one […]

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In this educational stock trading strategy video, we walk you through the clear, technical criteria that recently prompted us to buy Qihoo 360 Technology Co ($QIHU) for a short-term momentum trade. We point out the basic, objective technical analysis that prompted us to buy $QIHU when we did, and conclude the video by explaining our […]

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In the November 19 issue of The Wagner Daily newsletter, we initially pointed out that iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF ($IBB) may be in the process of forming a bearish “head and shoulders” pattern on its weekly chart. Now, after a month-long bounce off support of its 200-day moving average, $IBB is forming the “right shoulder,” […]

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Two weeks ago, in this November 14 post on our trading blog, we initially pointed out the relative strength of iShares China Xinhua 25 Index ($FXI) and said, “Although the main stock market indexes of the USA have been in a downtrend since mid-September, FXI actually started trending higher right as the domestic markets started selling […]

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As stocks attempt to form a significant bottom since bouncing off their November 16 lows, many traders of stocks and ETFs may now be wondering how to find the best, most bullish chart patterns and stocks to buy now. Specifically, swing traders need to know which technical criteria and types of chart patterns they should […]

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One ETF we are stalking for technical swing trading buy entry today is ProShares UltraShort Emerging Markets ETF ($EEV), an inversely correlated short ETF. As you can see on the chart below, EEV broke out above a six-month downtrend last week, and has now pulled back to near-term support of its 20-day exponential moving average, […]

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