The Wagner Daily – Intraday Alert: $F Bought on Breakout

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The Wagner Daily – January 13, 2022

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MTG Market Timing Model –  Nasdaq (sell), S&P 500 (working on a new buy signal)

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today’s watchlist (potential trade entries):

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open positions:

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closed positions:

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position notes:

  • Per intraday alert, bought $F and shorted $FIVN.


The S&P 500 closed above the 20-day EMA for the second day in a row on day three of a new rally attempt. The action wasn’t ideal, as the price closed below the open and just below the midpoint of the day’s range. However, the S&P is above the 20 and 50-day MAs and only 2% off its all-time high.

Energy ($XLE), financials ($XLF), and materials ($XLB) are in play on the long side but $XLE and $XLF are a bit extended. Within $XLB $MOS and $FCX are in play with $FCX.

XLB daily

Per intraday alert, we bought $F on a breakout from a tight range on the hourly chart at the 20-period EMA. The hourly chart below shows our entry. The daily chart has formed a bull-flag like pattern.

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Tech stocks continue to lag as $QQQ stalled just below the 20-day EMA and the 61.8% fibo level. The bounce is ideal action for shorting some of the weaker areas within the Nasdaq such as software.

Like the S&P, $QQQ also closed below the open and below the midpoint of the day’s range. A break of Wednesday’s low would increase the odds of further selling and a test of the swing low.

QQQ daily

Per intraday alert, we shorted $FIVN on a break of the prior day’s low and the 20-day EMA in anticipation of a breakdown from a 6-week consolidation at the lows (below the 10-week MA).

FIVN daily

There is one new official setup on the short side in $MSFT. We are selling short beneath Wednesday’s low looking for a test of the swing low and a possible breakdown to the 295-300 area.

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Unofficial Setups – For experienced traders only, no guidance is given for these setups.

  • $PFE – buy stop 57.53
  • $FCX – buy at 45.55
  • $OKTA – sell short in the 211-216 area looking for the price to stay below the 20-day EMA +1%.
  • $FB – sell short below 331
  • $FTNT – sell short below 318 on a breakdown or short a bounce into 325

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