Welcome to the weekend. Let’s catch up on some current events.
Bitcoin is still crashing
FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange, and the celebrities that promoted it are being named in lawsuits
Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) - the CEO of FTX - is having a meltdown in real time while trying to justify his actions
Elon Musk closed the Twitter offices for the weekend after giving the remaining employees a stiff ultimatum. And people seem to be in awe of the fact that the platform is still operating
The government of Qatar has told World Cup fans there will be no drinking allowed; AFTER the fans and players got there. One beer couldn’t hurt, right? How stiff could the punishments really be?
Wow! That's a lotta headlines for one week.
What did they do to the stock market? Let's take a look.
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The major indexes closed the extension gap and today are mostly chopping around on the upper side of the 8-day EMA. The action doesn't feel especially good, but a rally into the close helped. And as long as prices are above yesterday's low, and even better, the aforementioned 8-day EMA, the short-term momentum is still with the bulls.
$SPY - danced around and ultimately closed just below the March high anchored VWAP
$QQQ - Closed right above the August high anchored VWAP
$IWM. - Closed the week just above the 8-day EMA
$DXY - Chopping sideways all week
$VIX - bounced on Tuesday, but the trend is still lower
Bull and bear case
I was asked earlier today if I thought the move from 11/3 to 11/15 and the bullish consolidation pattern from 11/15 to today, 11/18 formed a bull flag pattern.
This is one potential bull case. The implications of that pattern on SPY could result in a potential measured move price objective in the $425 area. While it is a possibility, it's not the cleanest of patterns.
It could also be disrupted by the longstanding downtrend line and a downward-sloping 200-day MA along the way.
A better potential bull case is found by looking at the same pattern beginning at the October 13 low and extending into next week. This higher probability scenario aligns more closely with the bigger picture and shows a price objective that is in close proximity to supporting factors;
the downtrend line
the 200-day moving average
and the historically strong Thanksgiving holiday week
The short-term bear case is simple. If prices get below the 8 and 21-day EMAs, and the low from CPI day - Thursday 11/10 - then momentum is gone and a move lower becomes much more probable.
We'll see how it shakes out.
What I'm reading and listening to
Last Saturday I chatted about the markets with David Yocum -
David knows his way around the charts and is a great interviewer.
We talked about
Stock Market indexes
some individual names
the Real World vs the Virtual World
some key market areas showing relative strength that should have your attention
Have a look!
Keep up with David on YouTube and Twitter. He’s got a bright future ahead of him in technical analysis and trading.
Patience is still THE most important skill in trading
The next most important skill in trading is Position Sizing. I've studied position sizing intensely over the years. I still picked up a ton of new and useful knowledge from this book.
Everybody loves a spontaneous eruption of “Take me Home Country Roads.” Even in Germany.
Find what works for you 😂
I’m including more links than usual this week as I’ve been very busy sharing lots of educational material. Here’s a partial recap in case you missed any of it:
Want to learn more about extension and how to use this concept to improve your trading?
We hear a lot about 0DTE and gamma these days. This video explains why traders pay attention to it and how it can affect markets.
The Chart Report is the best daily market recap for chart lovers. Patrick Dunwila and his team curate the best technical analysis from the day and send it out in a quick, easy-to-read note. And I'm not just saying that because they were nice enough to include my work on 3 of 5 days last week. 😉 😂
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Have a fantastic weekend.
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November 18, 2022 4:15 PM
Long: COIN122P45, QQQ1125C285, SPY1125C395, DKNG1216C15, PYPL1216C90, SHOP1125C37.5
Short: COIN122P30, QQQ1125C300, SPY1125C405, DKNG1216C20, PYPL1216C100, SHOP1125C45
Options symbols are denoted as follows:
Ticker, Date, Call/Put, Strike Price
Example: VXX1218C30 = VXX 12/18 Call with a $30 strike
OMG-Can you not change the colour of your chart background. Puke gray mist really ruins your good content. I'll bookmark when you fix this.
Thank you very much for your feedback Ed. I am honored that you feel such passion about my charts.