Nucor Corporation: A Historic Milestone Follows Record Earnings

The Surge The prices of commodities, materials, and their related stocks benefit greatly from the current reflationary macroeconomic environment. One more materials name hit an important milestone this week. Steel company Nucor (NUE) surged right through an all-time high last set in May, 2008. Since last year’s pandemic-drive plunge, NUE has enjoyed its most sustained … Read more

Stock Buyers Break Important Downtrend Only to Get Stymied Again – Above the 40 (April 30, 2021)

Stock Market Commentary Last week featured an intense barrage of earnings reports. The collective response on the major indices was a major yawn. The S&P 500 finished flat for the week. The NASDAQ and the iShares Trust Russell 2000 Index ETF both softened by 0.4%. Financials were a notable exception as the Financial Select Sector … Read more

Microstrategy Stock: A Fresh Lesson In Trading Parabolic Price Action

I am late to the resurgence of Microstrategy (MSTR), but I am finding some valuable lessons in the technical story. MSTR caught fire from an aggressive decision to protect cash reserves with investments in Bitcoin (BTC/USD). As a result, Microstrategy has enjoyed significant price appreciation from the current Bitcoin rally. Along the way, the uptrend … Read more

How to Buy Jumia Technologies with Limited Risk

Jumia Technologies (JMIA), the “Amazon of Africa”, is up 191% since closing with a 19% 1-day, post-earnings loss on November 10th. The stock is at a 19-month high and has once again become a strong momentum trade. However, buying at these heights inherently comes with a lot of risk. At some point, the stock will … Read more

Stock Market Makes A Case for A Parabolic Run-Up – Above the 40 (September 2, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 67.4% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs)AT200 = 49.7% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 26.6Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bearish Stock Market Commentary Perhaps I will be sitting on the sidelines of the last 10%+ higher in the stock market. The … Read more

Support for Another Round of Overbought Conditions in the Stock Market – Above the 40 (June 13, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 74.1% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (first overbought day, 17 of last 19 trading days overbought)AT200 = 22.6% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 36.1 (down 11.5%)Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary In the last Above the 40 … Read more

Warning Signs, Promising Signs in the Stock Market – Above the 40 (June 11, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 69.2% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (ending 16 days overbought)AT200 = 20.5% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 40.8 (up 48.0%)Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary It was fun while it lasted. The Federal Reserve delivered its latest … Read more

Airline Stocks: Trading Ideas After the End of Parabolic Moves

The U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) lost 7.5% but held on to support at bottom of its upper Bollinger Band channel.

Airline stocks were on a tear during a week of panic buying and catch-up trades. From worst to first, in less than a month airline stocks went from setting fresh multi-year lows to 3+ month highs on the heels of parabolic moves. The U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) summarizes the contours of the moves. From … Read more

Hard Lessons Of Parabolic Price Action: When Bonds Became Unsafe

The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) almost finished reversing all of its parabolic move with a 2.3% loss.

“…note that the bond market went parabolic last week; iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) soared 5.2% alone on Friday. Parabolic run-ups are built NOT to last. The ironic next move will be for bond yields to soar on inflationary expectations from super-easy monetary policies and super-stimulative, turbo boosted fiscal policies with debts … Read more