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After just a one-day bounce off its lows on November 1, the Nasdaq 100 Index ($NDX) plunged right back down to pivotal, long-term support of its 200-day moving average just one day later. Why is the Nasdaq displaying such relative weakness to the rest of the major indices? Blame it in no small part on […]

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The Direxion 30-year Treasury Bull 3X ETF ($TMF), an index that tracks the performance of long-term US government T-bonds, has been in a long-term uptrend since February of 2011, but has been in an intermediate-term downtrend (correction) off its highs since July of 2012. Now, it appears as though TMF is setting up to break […]

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On October 25, we summarized our basic strategy for finding the best entry points for short selling stocks and ETFs. It was the first time we had discussed our swing trading strategy for the short side of the market in quite a while because our market timing model only shifted to a new “sell” signal […]

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As market conditions continue deteriorating, many traders and investors are now seeking guidance to help them determine where the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow Jones may find support, as well as the levels where these major indices are likely to encounter resistance when eventually attempting to rebound. As such, this article will provide you with […]

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Over the past week, we have been noticing an interesting and notable divergence between the performance of U.S. broad-based ETFs and select emerging markets ETFs. The PowerShares QQQ Trust ($QQQ), which tracks the Nasdaq 100 Index, has convincingly broken down below key intermediate-term support of its 50-day moving average and is technically in bad shape. […]

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After the major indices began pulling back from their highs in late September, then subsequently bounced in the beginning of October, our disciplined, rule-based market timing system shifted from “confirmed buy” mode to “neutral” mode on October 5. This change in our market bias perfectly coincided with the peak of the bounce off the lows […]

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On our October 10 blog post, we explained how to increase your swing trading profits while also decreasing risk. Specifically, we discussed the power of trading a combination of both ETFs and individual stocks, the balance of which should be determined by market conditions and overall trend. Since our market timing system recently switched from “neutral” to […]

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Earlier this week, in our ETF and stock swing trading newsletter, we posted a chart of CurrencyShares Euro Trust ($FXE) that showed a bullish consolidation above long-term support of the 200-day moving average. As a follow-up to that analysis, the longer-term weekly chart below shows the breakout above a year-long downtrend line, along with a […]

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