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Wall Street Traders Report October 29th
Welcome to my first blog for several months. I took a few months off from trading to work on my trading plan and to focus on fine tuning my exit strategy. It ended up occurring at an opportune time with the markets dropping heavily in the months of September and October when I was not invested in any trades. As a trader I think it’s good to have a break from trading and to sit back and see how the market behaves without the emotion involved in holding trades.
Looking at the Dow Jones Index and the S&P500 index below it can be see that the markets were heavily sold off in late September and into October. The markets have since rallied from mid October and are closing in on the first resistance levels as depicted in the charts below. After such a strong rally prices may start to blow off and sellers may be tempted back into shorting positions with buyers also off loading long positions.
At this stage I am going to be sitting on the side-lines until either the first resistance level is overcome with the more likely scenario being that I will not enter the markets again until all time resistance in both the Dow Jones and the S&P500 is cleared.
I look forward to providing more regular blog articles in the coming weeks.
Wall Street Traders Report July 4th
Goldman Sachs (GS)
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.
The chart below shows it’s share price over the past seven months. The downtrend was broken in mid June with prices consolidating above the 200 day moving average. Over the past fortnight the price has retraced to form a bullish wedge. Yesterday saw a bullish candle breakout from the wedge pattern. This is my signal to enter a long position trade.
On this setup I will look to go long at a price of $168.00 with a stop-loss under the wedge low of $166.00. My initial target will be the resistance high from March of $175.00.
Wallstreet Traders Report June 17th
Tesla Motors (TSLA)
Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. It provides services for the development of electric powertrain components and engages in the sale of electric powertrain components to other automotive manufacturers.
The share price for Tesla increased 8.81% on Monday on the back of positive news from the company that it’s long anticipated electric car Model X SUV will be delivered in early 2015.
The share price managed to breakout from its recent trading range and through recent resistance on higher than normal volume. I expect the bulls to come in and push prices higher with targets close to the March highs of $260-$265.
Wallstreet Traders Report June 11th
Shares in the social media giant Facebook (FB) increased 4.6% at the close of trading on Tuesday. This increase was on the back of the announcement a PayPal head will join the company to head it’s messaging products division.
The share price below shows the recent price action with a strong breakout from recent congestion. The breakout occurred on relative strong volume which adds to the bulls conviction to rise the share price.
Traders can look at entering a long position with a target price close to the March high of $72.00. Stops can be placed under the most recent congestion low of $62.00.
Wall Street Traders Report June 9th
General Motors Company (GM)
General Motors Co. is an automobile company, which develops, manufactures and markets cars, trucks and parts worldwide.
The technical chart setup is detailed and explained below.
Technical Pattern: Inverse head and shoulders with prices trading above the 200 day moving average.
Signal: Breakout from neckline resistance three trading days ago. Friday’s candle shows a rejection of the neckline resistance which has now turned to support.
My Trade Strategy: to go long on the open of the market provided the price open’s above $36.00 with my stop loss just under the 200 day moving average (approx $35.20)
Wall Street Traders Report April 10th
The US markets enjoyed a bullish day on Wednesday with gains made in all the major indexes. The S&P500 gained over 1% and manged to bounce off the 1,840 support level I mentioned in yesterday’s blog. The S&P500 is currently trading in a range bound by support of 1,840 and resistance of 1,895.
Coca-Cola Company (KO)
The chart for Coca-Cola shows an ascending triangle with horizontal resistance at $39.00. For this set-up I will be watching for a breakout closing price above $39.00 to trigger my buy signal. If this occurs then I will be targeting a price of $41.00.
Eli Lilly and Co (LLY)
Eli-Lilly has been trading within a rectangular range bound by support at $57.00 and resistance of $60.00. Yesterday saw a breakout closing price above the $60.00 resistance level. I will look for confirmation of the breakout today with a second day close above $60.00.