Tickers discussed: SPY QQQ IWM KHC JMIA KR NEE Strategy & Tactics
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- Futures jump on Moderna vaccine data release
- Trump administration backs off on Chinese student restrictions after pressure from Colleges.
- Trump announces removal of Hong Kong’s special trading and banking status. Now it’s just another Chinese city.
- The NYT loses another centrist voice as editor Bari Weiss resigns
- More bank earnings due out
- Jul 15 is tax day; get it in if you have not already
Yep. Dipsters bought the micro dip. Bears were in control for about 2 hours, that was it. Bulls got a nice bounce off support in the morning, then fought a long battle around SPY $314-316.50 for control. Once 316.50 was taken out, $318 was in the cards as outlined in the mid-day note. Bulls even got an AH kicker in the form of Moderna releasing its results hinted at a month ago on its vaccine. Futures are up big. Looks good for bulls at least for now. Watch out for the big gap below on the open. You know the trick trap fool and frustrate crew would love to nose dive it to fill that gap, scare everyone, then reverse it. Just be ready. If you’re nimble, I present some trading tactics on the chart annotations.
Strategy and Tactics – Bears fire a blank
- Bear firepower for follow thru was non-existent. Powell and company or whomever have the big guns.
- Massive OH gap to fill on SPY to 329.
- XLP names looking strong.; QQQ may pause here. Watch FAAMGS for clues.
- GDX had a nice bounce back day. lets see if it can build on it.
- Eye’s wide open though trying to keep open and flexible to new data and inputs.
- Expecting a hi-vol summer with Covid and political headlines whipsawing markets
- I realize its difficult, but don’t lock it on an idea or thesis. Stay open and flexible in your thinking. Let price be our guide. Stay mentally flexible here.
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Charts in Focus
$JMIA – The Amazon of Africa
Failed IPO $JMIA took a long journey down but now is coming back to life. Seeing more buying interest and a more productive looking chart. I like the idea of taking this long above $8.50. Make price prove it by taking out the 200ema and massive volume / price resistance. Above $8.50 there looks to be legit running room. Alarm it and be ready.
$NEE – Ready to make a run at the highs?
Utility NextEra has a nice little set up forming. Looks poised for a breakout above $262.50 for a run to the prior high. RSI has broken trend and PPO has a bull cross working. Additionally, price is above all the bullishly stacked emas. I like this one to breakout.
$KR – No drama over at Kroger
As noted in an earlier market note, Staples have been strong and are breaking out. $KR is a nice example of steady performance with its RSI and PPO operating in their bullish regimes for a year without even the March rug pull doing a ton of damage. Currently KR is in a 9% wide consolidation box and threatening a breakout. Alarm $35.50 and take it long for a projected move to $37.50 ish. This isnt ROKU so plan for a steady move vs an explosive one. I’d go 2-3 months out on your options strike. Give it time to work
$KHC – Back at the gap Jack
Another XLP name grinding higher. Kraft Heinz is back at it’s massive gap after a nice consolidation. One way I was thinking about this is just to go out to Jan 2021 with slightly out of the money $35 calls for $2.10 and just let it grind away and not try to get fancy. A very good chance that come January, you’re gonna like the way you look. Of course, set a stop. Just because you may have a long term view doesn’t mean facts on the ground can’t change.
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