Potential short setup in Uranium ETF (URA)


The market appeared headed for a big down day on Friday, but a late session rally brought stocks well off the lows of the day. Nonetheless, all five major indices ended the day in the red. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and S&P MidCap 400 all ended the day lower by 0.7%. The technology rich Nasdaq fell by 0.5%, while the small-cap Russell 2000 shed 0.4% on Friday.

Market internals ended the session mixed. Turnover fell 6% on the Nasdaq and 2.2% on the Big Board. Declining volume outpaced advancing volume by a factor of 3.1 to 1 on the NYSE and 2.1 to 1 on the Nasdaq. The decline in volume may have assisted in preventing a more significant pullback in the market on Friday.

In Friday’s newsletter we stated, “The JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ) has been consolidating for almost three weeks in a tight range. A potential buying opportunity exists with a move back above yesterday’s high of $38.22 and/or the three day high of $38.34. One strategy would be to purchase a partial position above yesterday’s high and add to the position should AMJ rally above the March 1st high”. Based on yesterday’s price and volume action in this ETF we are placing it on the watchlist. A reversal after Friday’s selloff could power this ETF to new highs. For our subscribing members trade details are located in the watchlist section of the newsletter.

The PowerShares DB Base Metals ETF (DBB) has been consolidating over the past week on declining volume. This price and volume action is often a technical clue that an ETF is preparing to continue the prevailing trend. A rally back above $25.45 May present a buying opportunity in DBB.

The SPDR Series KBW Bank ETF (KBE) reversed sharply on Friday, as it gapped down following a strong gap up and rally last Thursday. This reversal occurred on increasing volume further compounding the bearishness of the move. A loss of support near $25.75 could result in a further downward pressure on this ETF. KBE is being placed on the watchlist. Details of the setup are available in the watchlist segment of the newsletter. For those of you trading in qualified accounts, taking a long position in the inverse ProShares UltraShort Financials ETF (SKF) offers a possible alternative to shorting KBE.

The market continues to exhibit indecision amidst strong divergence among sectors. Leadership has not yet abandoned the market but the market picture has become more clouded in recent weeks.

Today’s Watchlist:


Shares = 500
Trigger = 38.28
Stop = 37.71
Target = New High
Dividend Date = n/a

Notes = see commentary above


Shares = 500
Trigger = 25.68
Stop = 26.43
Target = 24.20
Dividend Date = n/a

Notes = see commentary above

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      Edited by Deron Wagner,
      MTG Founder and
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