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* Agressive Stock and ETF Trading DIA SPY IWM QQQ 4/12/13 – The current market trend for April 13, 2013 is up however we are cautious at this time. The reason for the caution, is we are at high levels on the sentiment index. Contrarian analysis tells us that when we become excessive bullish, then the market has a high probability of turning around. A major buying opportunity would be when a high number of investment advisors and sentiment are all turning bearish.
Earnings season is beginning this week and we will watch the reaction to the market. We will not pay attention to the earnings, but how the market responds to the earnings. Two big financial stocks (WFC and JPM) came out with earnings on Friday and the reaction in the market was negative.
We will go long the 3X Bull funds if we get a pull back in the market to our buy points. We will only use a small amount of our dollars committed to bull funds due to the high sentiment levels. These funds are very aggressive. They move three times as fast as the market in general. If you have never used these funds, then go in lightly until you get used to how fast they can move. This is all about being on the right side of the market. If the selling volume increases, then we will void our buy signal.
The DIA which is the ETF index fund for the DOW Industrials has maintained a Buy Trend since December. The indicators are all positive at this time. The DIA produced a three white solder candlestick pattern on Tuesday and broke out with strong buying on Wednesday. We are looking for an entry with the UDOW around the 77.50 area. If we get large selling volume on the way down to suppor, we want to hold off buying bullish funds. We want to see some light selling back to support in the 146.50 area.
We would use the UDOW which is a 3X Bull ETF that is very aggressive. We are looking for a buy point around 77.50. Again, if we have large selling and cannot hold the support level, we will not go long. Holding the support area will be very bullish. We are only going to use a 20% allocation of our assets for aggressive funds due to the high levels of investor sentiment.
The QQQ which is the ETF for the NASDAQ 100 moved back up very strong on Wednesday. We had two days of selling on Thursday and Friday. The 3 day and 9 day moving averages are above the 10 day. The indicators are all positive. If we get a pull back to the support area around the 69 area and it holds near that area, then this will be bullish and a good buy point. On Friday, the QQQ formed a hanging man candlestick. If we move below 69.50 and close under that level, that may indicate a bearish reversal pattern.
We are looking for an entry into TQQQ around the 61.00 area depending on the volume. If we get large selling volume on the way day, we want to hold off buying bullish funds. We are only going to use a 20% allocation of our assets for aggressive funds due to the high levels of investor sentiment.
The SPY which is the ETF for the S&P 500 moved up today. The 3 day moving average moved above the 10 day today which is positive. The momentum indicators are positive. The SPY produced a three white solder candlestick pattern on Wednesday and followed through to the upside on Thursday. The SPY produced a dragon fly doji candlestick on Friday. If we move lower below 158 on the SPY this could be a bearish reversal signal.
The IWM is the ETF for the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index. This index fund represents small companies. The 3 day and 9 day moving averages are now above the 10 day moving average. The MACD has not yet crossed the signal line and if it deflects off of the signal line and turns down, that would be bearish for the market. On Thursday, IWM moved up and sold off later in the day. IWM was down on Friday and formed a shooting star candlestick pattern. If we close lower than 92.92 Monday, this could be a bearish reversal. IWM is appearing to be weaker than the other ETF’s and would be a good candidate for a Bear fund if we turn back down.