Before the Bell June 29

Did I help you profit?

Please consider making a modest donation to help me continue producing valuable content.


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.


A quiet week ahead for earnings but meme name $BBBY and DRAM producer $MU reporting on Wednesday hold some interest. H&M on Thursday should provide a good read on Global Retail.

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 1.25x to reduce run time.

Find the Video  HERE


Inflation fears fade, juicing Risk Assets

Interest rates on the 10yr dropped a whopping 4% yesterday  ( almost 6bps ) to close at 1.478%.  5 yr forward break evens dropped as well signaling the market as this point at least is in the Fed’s transitory inflation camp. That has translated into a fertile environment for tech, both the mega-cap variety and the more speculative bubble variety.  Sectors such as EV and Solar were hot. Even money seems to be flowing back into SPAC land.   We’ve seen these whipsaw rotations before.  Dump cyclicals and financials, pile into tech just in time for them to pull the rug.  I dont think its possible to front run these moves.  I think the idea should be to participate in both Tech and the Cyclical / financial / reflation  side of equities.   Make peace with the fact that when tech is running, your reflation trades wont work as well.

Facebook tops $1T

After languishing most of the day, $FB popped 4% in afternoon trade as news hit the wires that the FTC complaint filed against them was dismissed by the judge.  The FTC is welcome to re-file the complaint after tweaks if they wish.   For now $FB and the rest of mega-cap tech can breathe easier as government regulators continue to fire blanks.

Stay constructive with a bullish bias. Feel free to actively trade long / short, but if you’re short, look to cover at support and reverse long. Barring some type of bearish catalyst, hard to shoot against higher prices.


Yields dropped 4% yesterday and are in the sweet spot for tech between 1.40 – 1.50.  Even if you dont trade TLT or rates, watch it for clues on the cyclical / tech trade.



A detailed walk-through of the levels and trading strategy for the indexes is given in the video ( link above) . The static charts are provided for reference. The FATMAAN names are also reviewed in the video along with trade ideas and other charts of interest.

SPY 2 hour

We are just shy of tagging $428 which was our technical target from the breakout above the double bottom low back in May.

SPY 30 min

QQQ 2 hour

Price continues to grind higher to ATH’s as the tepid interest rate environment is providing a fertile backdrop for both the mega names but also the semis, and more speculative sectors like EV’s and Solar.

QQQ 30 min 

IWM 2 hour

As rates fade, traders fled the inflation / reflation trade dumping energy, industrials, financials and other reopening trades like cruise lines and airlines. Price needs to hold the line at $229 or $227 comes into focus with the 200ema ( 50ema on the daily )  just below at $225.

$IWM 30 Min 


Get inspired, empowered and prepared.

Join us!

As the host of Trader’s Profit Compass, I work hard to inspire, empower, and prepare aspiring traders to face the markets with fortitude, quiet confidence and inner calm. It’s a protein-rich, sugar free environment without ego or judgement. While I can’t promise that joining our group will change your life, I’d like to think it will help your trading. Give it a spin!  Nothing to lose and potentially much to gain.

Our group of aspiring traders are into active swing trading using technical analysis to find objective, high-probability,  low-risk trades.  Using these processes we’ve been fortunate to be winning; not perfect but winning. If that is appealing to you, join us!  I’d like to think you’d benefit from the work.  You’ll get premium  content 6 times a week including a copy of my Daily Profit Compass, Weekend Profit Navigator, along with other actionable content delivered directly to your mailbox. You’ll even get an invite to our new trading room on SLACK.

Registration is simple and FREE   Visit our homepage  HERE

Spread the word?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *