Thursday, October 30, 2014

Markets Squeeze As Key Levels Broken: This Is Target

CARBO Ceramics Major Reversal: Bottom Likely In

CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) dropped sharply today before having a mega reversal. The stock hit a low of $47.01 before reversing the sharp losses and going positive. It just hit a high of $53.96. This is a major reversal and comes after hitting a new 52 week low. When a stock reverses off major losses at a 52 week low, it is often a signal of a major bottom. Heads up to traders and investors looking for a potential long opportunity.

Gareth Soloway

QE-3 Is Over, Now Trade This Action

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Federal Reserve Statement: Trade It This Way...And Profit

iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Tops: Amgen, Gilead Exhaustion

Just a couple months ago, Janet Yellen issued a warning that biotechnology may be in a bubble. Today, the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ:IBB) are 20% higher. While Janet Yellen was wrong at the time, we should all remember that Alan Greenspan issued the same warning on companies in the late 1990's. He was early on that call but ultimately right.

Based on technical analysis, it appears biotechnology may have reached a top yesterday. Why? First, the daily chart put in a significant top signal (doji). Today, the move is confirming as the index is declining. This came on the back of an explosive move known to traders and investors as a blow-off top (previous 2 weeks). In addition, stocks like Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) reported earnings. Significant distribution appears to be taking hold on these names. Ultimately, while timing is not Fed Chair Janet Yellen's forte, nor was it Greenspan's, it is important to take it as an important heads up. Combining their viewpoint and the charts could yield a significant shorting opportunity worth 30% or more.

Gareth Soloway
Chief Market Strategist

It's Time To Be Anti-SOCL

This morning, the leading social networking stocks are coming under some heavy distribution. The catalyst for today's decline in the social networking stocks comes after the poor market reaction to the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) earnings that were released last night. In sympathy to the decline in Facebook Inc stock you will also see weakness in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), and LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD).

A way that traders can play the social networking sector is by using the Global X Media Index ETF Funds (NYSEARCA:SOCL). According to the weekly chart of SOCL it appears that the leading social networking stocks are likely to trade lower in the near term. It seems that the SOCL will have chart support around the $16.50 area. This was the level where the SOCL was defended by the institutional money back in May 2014. Often, old pivot areas will serve as solid support when retested. Either way, traders should expect a further pullback in the near term in the social networking stocks.

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Nick Santiago
Chief Market Strategist

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