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Before the Bell is premarket prep for active traders. The note provides detailed stock market technical analysis focused on the indexes and FAAMGs. Key levels and trading locations are provided, along with trading plans and timely commentary to keep you on the right side of the trade.
Inspiration: Realistic Expectations
Guard against ever thinking you know something. You don’t and neither do I. We do our best to put on objective trades and them release them into the market place where it decides. A winner does not make you smart and a loser does not make you stupid. THey are all just trades. Accept both with humility, gratitude and grace.
Earnings kick off in earnest this week as the big banks begin reporting on Thursday. Watch Taiwan Semi as well on Thursday. Probably the most important semi out there in regards to the global market in semiconductors.
Today’s Companion Video
The video is a detailed technical review of the indexes and FATMAAN names. All the key trading levels are identified along with commentary and trade plans for each ticker. Trade ideas are also discussed. Run the video at 1.5x to maximize efficiency without loss of clarity.
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Macro Data Releases Week of July 11
- Monday – 3yr bond auction 1pm; FOMC Williams 2pm
- Tuesday – NFIB Small biz survey; Barkin 12.30; 10 yr bonds 1pm
- Wednesday – CPI inflation 8.30; Atlanta Fed 10.30; Oil inv; 30 yr bonds 1pm; Beige Book 2pm
- Thursday – Jobless claims; PPI final; NatGas inv;
- Friday – Retail Sales; Empire MFG; Import/ Export prices; Industrial Production; Business inventories; UoM Consumer sentiment July OPEX
Macro Framework Spring / Summer 2022
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Earnings Season & Bracket Trades
As earnings season kicks into gear, a reminder that this is prime time for Bracket Trades. Bracket Trades are those trades created when a stock gaps up or down from a news driven event. Bracket Trades are set up as “2nd day trades” where you alarm the high and low of the prior day’s trading range, then patiently wait for price to either break lower or higher from the range. You then follow price out of the range. I will do my best to help identify them for you, but you can easily find them yourself by doing a sort for “GAP ups” and “GAP Down” on your trading platform. I add additional filters for only stocks above $10 and at least 500,000 shares traded. You can add additional filters to cut down the sort further. Generally speaking, stocks favor continuing in the direction of the gap higher or lower.
You can find out more about Bracket Trades in the video Run the Player at 1.5x HERE.
These charts sat “Stay Defensive”
IWM 1 hour
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