A Trampling at the Frontlines of the Stock Market – Above the 40 (June 24, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 47.9% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (2-month low)AT200 = 21.5% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 33.8Short-term Trading Call: neutral Stock Market Commentary The damage in the stock market is only visible upon close examination. The top technicals for 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

Stock Market Churn Continues As Volatility Resumes Its Decline – Above the 40 (April 24, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 45.0% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 12.4% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAsVIX = 35.9Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary Last week started on an ominous note with more historic plunges in oil prices. The stock market managed … Read more

Green Shoots Push Into the Next Downtrend Threatening to Trample Stocks – Above the 40 (March 27, 2020)

AT40 = 3.8% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (23rd oversold day)AT200 = 5.0% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs (new low for the oversold period)VIX = 65.5Short-term Trading Call: bullish Stock Market Commentary First a dose of hope: “Coronavirus treatment: Palo Alto woman recovers from coronavirus after … Read more

No Chinese Support for Wynn Resorts and No Prop for Sinosteel

“Earlier this month, it is reported in the local Macau media that the Director delays to Macau and mainland China that the central government is going to help support Macau’s economy. And these comments followed similar statements from Macau’s Chief Executive last month. I think no real specifics were given. So my question to you … Read more

Chart Review: Luxury Retail Is Still In (COH and JWN), Casinos Not (WYNN)

Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) almost seems like a car wreck moving in slow motion. I have followed the multiple breakdowns unfolding in WYNN over the past two months. Today’s 3.5% loss represents follow-through selling from another failed attempt to break through dual resistance at the 50 and 200-day moving averages (DMAs). The October low still … Read more

T2108 Update – October 4, 2011 (One Day Bear Market?)

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag.) T2108 Status: 18% (2nd day of oversold conditions) VIX Status: 41 (well below 1st day of oversold period) General … Read more

T2108 Update – August 30, 2011 (Overbought Stochastics)

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag.) T2108 Status: 30% VIX Status: 33 General (Short-term) Trading Call: Hold Commentary The S&P 500 ended the day flat … Read more

Strangle Options Play in WYNN

Casino stocks have soared since the July market lows. September in particular has featured some near parabolic moves as shorts get squeezed and risk-seeking behavior has accelerated. Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) has caught my attention the past two months because its large swings in stock price have made option strangles quite profitable. In a strangle, … Read more