The Wagner Daily – January 10, 2022
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MTG Market Timing Model – Nasdaq sell, S&P 500 still holding on to the 50ma (stand by for sell)
Our timing model was designed to keep our trades in line with the prevailing market trend, not to call tops or catch bottoms in S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite.
today’s watchlist (potential trade entries):
- no trades triggered
The S&P 500 closed out last week’s trading still above the 50-day MA. The last two pullbacks to the 50 were followed by a sharp reversal up….will this time be different?
The Nasdaq 100 closed at a big support level. The current selloff is a bit different than the last two, as the index has clearly broken the 50-day MA.
The Nasdaq 100 lost some leadership last week with $NVDA, $AMD, and $MSFT breaking the 50-day MA. $AAPL broke its 20-day EMA and may be headed to the 50ma if it can’t reclaim the 20ema within the next day or two.
With the S&P 500 and Nasdaq at support, it’s tough to initiate new swing trades on the short side without some sort of bounce. As mentioned last Friday, it’s more of a day trader’s market for shorting.
If the market does find support and reverses higher, then oil or financial stocks are likely the best bet. $OXY is looking pretty good with an entry over the two-day high following Friday’s tight trading range. This is not an official trade.
Unofficial Setups – For experienced traders only, no guidance is given for these setups.
- If the market rallies, then $OXY, $MUR, $APA, and $JPM could be in play.
- If the market breaks down, then $MU could be in play below Friday’s low for a quick short to the $92 area.
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