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Thanksgiving is coming. The markets are closed on Thursday and half of Friday.
It’s sure to be a quiet, uneventful week. Right?
NVDA reports earnings tomorrow after the close. The results, and more importantly the reaction to the results will have an impact on the market.
Here’s a preview.
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And that’s not the only AI-centric business making headlines this week. The latest stock market soap opera centers around the (former?) head of OpenAI, Sam Altman …
being unexpectedly fired by the company’s board of directors
potentially hired by Microsoft, a big investor and shareholder of OpenAI
then potentially going back to OpenAI on the condition that the entire BoD be fired
a move that was reportedly supported by more than 500 of OpenAI’s 700 employees
these same employees threatened to quit if Altman was not reinstated
then….??? Who knows?
The primary implication today is that Microscot stock is soaring to new all-time highs and taking QQQ with it to a new YTD high.
Let’s go to the charts.
SPY continues higher out of the high-level consolidation pattern. It’s through another pivot level. RSI is finally above 70 while the 21-day MA is nearly $20 below. The strength has been very nice. And the most bullish thing stocks can do is become overbought and then stay that way.
At some point price and the short-term equilibrium (the 8 and 21-day MAs) will move closer together. Be ready when it happens.
QQQ is making a new 2023 high. RSI reaches 72+ and it has the same extended scenario as SPY above.
IWM is making progress above the gap area and wants to test the 200-day MA. RSI at only 61 says it has plenty of room to do so.
DIA takes out another pivot level and has the looks of a bull flag breakout pattern.
TLT continues higher as well and soon may test the $91.85 pivot. Getting above there and then maintaining a trading range would be constructive for stocks.
DXY the Dollar broke lower from the bear flag pattern allowing room for all the moves in the previous charts. Now it is testing and poking below its 200-day MA. RSI has nearly become oversold.
The Closing Bell
The bullish action continues during this historically bullish time of year. Shocking.
Stocks remain extended. Another reminder, this condition will be resolved at some point. So it’s probably best to be patient and selective when looking to add new long exposure.
In the meantime, continue to take some profits and move stops up along the way.
Trim and trail.
This will be the only note this week since we have Thanksgiving on Thursday. Have a wonderful time with family, friends, and food this week.
Back to the normal schedule next week.
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November 20, 2023, 4:00 PM
Long: AMZN, IWM, IWM1215C180, LABU, TGTX, TSLA1215P200, XBI1215C72
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