Entries by Alex - Chart Freak

Caution: Sometimes It only looks comfortable

June 9,2014   ...  Continuation of the earlier report  The reason that I want to mention possible long set ups (Even though I expect a dip in the major indexes)  is that    1. Some do not like to short the markets , and they've been very difficult to short anyways.      2. if the Markets do correct, these set ups can be checked during the correction for possible strength - IF they just go sideways or pull back mildly AND  the Markets just put in  a normal correction, they may become buy candidates . I also expect MANY MORE set ups will develop as overextended rallies in individual equities correct.  I will cover those in the future.      At this point, please note Biotech...

 

BIOTECH - The "report" is written on the charts  (May pull back with the markets, though it did already Correct strongly) I would expect it to return to the break out around the 50sma

 

IBB

 

After that HUGE correction...Some Biotechs are recovering

 

LCI

 

So Are there others  setting up bases & breaking upwards too ??

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Sometimes it only looks comfortable

June 9,2014    I see a lot of trading set ups in the markets lately, various sectors too, but am I comfortable taking them? MAYBE as trades, but please be careful and don't get TOO comfortable.  Like the Hammock above, These markets may look comfortable place to jump up on & rest (as they rise day after day) , but they are getting extended- and even nice set ups  could fall through if a sell off starts.   I am expecting a sell off  (Not sure how much) sooner than later.

 

   I TWEETED these charts last week , thinking that we would get a pullback, but they paused or dipped for 2 days and UP UP UP  they went .

 

$TRAN

QQQ

Now they are again overextended...

 

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Learning To be Patient

MAY 30  

  I've been watching the Precious Metals sector again. As a short term Trader , it may be possible to trade here and there, but with the recent sideways moves and triangle formation, longer term Investors waiting for a TREND have likely been forced to learn patience.  Like our little trooper in training above, self discipline will gain the bigger reward in the long run for most.  The TREND.

This weekend, I hope to do less writing & More charts , so lets see whats new !!! Download your free smiley

Does EVERYBODY that you know say that  they cant wait for GOLDS seasonal Summer Lows? A "TEST" of last summers lows? I've heard it A LOT, And the C.O.T. levels this Tuesday would seem to imply the same, but I still want to look at ALL possibilities. Here are a couple of charts to start us off...

 

MANY FEEL GOLD SUMMER LOWS

 

However, Lets just imagine what would happen if this occurred

 

GOLD CONTRARIAN

 

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Thats Worth A Double Take

May 27  

As I speak , Gold is down $13. Is it breaking down from this triangle pattern that has formed over the past month? Quite possible-   Most have heard that a triangle pattern is a "continuation pattern" and that follow thru is in the direction that the pattern started in.    So Question is:  Was Gold moving UP or DOWN when it started the Triangle??  Many expect GOLD to continue DOWN from here, since it appears that it entered this triangle as it headed down .

 

GOLD CONTINUES

 

FOR EX: This is what the continuation pattern looks like in action. Heading up into the triangle pattern, it broke out upside.

 

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EVEN THOUGH GOLD is selling off now , and looks to be follow thru to the downside, I wanted to point out something that I found interesting and AT LEAST WORTH A DOUBLE TAKE

 

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I’m looking at $NATGAS

MAY 23   $NATGAS

 

  I am looking at $NATGAS after its extremely bullish run up January & February.   Last week a friend of mine POLY  of The Financial Tap.com mentioned it as a possible short candidate a week ago, but I saw things a little differently . I was looking at $NATGAS close up & shared this chart,showing possible support & MACD divergence . Notice also, however, the 50sma overhead "Could" act as  possible resistance. I was obviously thinking it could be a "Long".

 

NATGAS DIVEREGENCE

I've said this many times...you cant argue with the markets, you must change with them if what you think you are seeing changes. Well POLY may have been early & correct in what he was seeing. Another friend of mine, Steve Chapman of The Refined Investor also noted NATGAS as a possible short  , so I re-visited the charts and low & behold I noticed that NATGAS was rejected at the 50sma  & the RSI 50% also turned down. (See the chart below, click to enlarge) .

 

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Computers are painting charts?

May 22

 

Computers are painting the charts? I'll believe that when I see Elephants painting Elephants!  Oh wait- I HAVE seen that. So 'IF' they have hired a bunch of tech savvy students to run algorithms to "Paint the Charts" into forming Head & Shoulder patterns that break upwards and the MACD crossing down only to see prices spikes up after many go short, etc , then they're doing an AWESOME job in the P.M. markets.  I've been Bullish ,flipped to bearish , and now I'm seeing signs of bullishness again. Lets look at the charts and then review some OTHER areas of possible trades setting up too.

 

$GOLD

 

$GOLD MAY 21

 

So far, when it comes to the expected drop , they haven't been able to sell it off. PRICE , RSI & MACD in GOLD have formed higher lows so far. A close above the 50sma is Bullish I.M.O.

 

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CAN WE TALK?

FRIDAY  MAY 9  

Hi , This is me  Download your free smiley   - Above you'll see a picture of a Bear.  See the difference?  I am not a bear. I just thought that I should clear that up, because after my last report I was asked , "Why are you a bear?"

Really I am not a bear when it comes to Gold & Miners, but taking things step - by - step , there was simply a little downside coming and I'm not so sure that its done yet.   I DO see both bullish and not so bullish things in the charts at the end of this week, so how about a quick review.

 

GDX WEEKLY -  Everybody is staring at this pattern, so I almost feel like it wont quite play out the way it seems...but here is how it is set up anyways. Inverse H&S.  For now, I must say that a weekly chart with price  UNDER THE 10WMA  struggles.  Notice what GDX did the past few weeks under the 10WMA.

And what does that Stochatics tell you?

 

GDX WEEKLY

And there is more...

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How Deep is that??

 MAY 7  (Intraday thoughts)

Lets not find out the hard way. When Gold / Miners are acting correctly , Trading can be profitable. Have you ever traded them when they get caught up in a sell off though? I mean a REAL SELL OFF? They pick up speed and start defying support levels , Moving avergaes, over sold markers, and so on. We may be starting one of those now, so I wanted to point out a few reasons why I think that that may be.

 

GDX DAILY -  we just lost support of the 10 & 20 sma this morning. That was my line in the sand, especially with the Stochastics overbought and the R.S.I. rejecting 50 again  (REMEMBER- THIS WAS JUST AFTER THE DOLLAR WAS GETTING CRUSHED YESTERDAY).

 

GDX DAILY may 7 also

 

I was holding JNUG, but flipped to JDST this a.m.--I believe we may see Metals / Miners accelerate in their selling - lets discuss why and look at a few POSSIBLE targets along the way.

 

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Thinking Out Loud

SUNDAY MAY 4  7 Charts Update on Metals/Miners

 

I'm still short term Bullish, long term 'Cautious'.  We have to be. The charts are shaping up nicely, but I'm always open to further lows into the Summer months. This caused me to want to look at Mostly weekly charts for this update. I want to keep commentary fairly brief and let you allow the charts to do the talking.

 

GDX WEEKLY- Notice how it Lost the 30WMA in the fall of 2012. It has regained and remained above it. It is something to watch. Will it hold Or will a perfect Inverse H&S form into the summer??

 

GDX WEEKELY

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SMOOOOTH SAILING! (w/Update)

APRIL 26 (Saturday Update added here)

In Trending markets, investing with a bias can be profitable.  At other times, however, like possible turning points or periods of volatility, you have to be willing to change direction FAST and Leave out any BIAS  until direction is established.  That said, lets quickly review the recent action in GDX. 

After a nice Dec to March Bull run in GDX , we got a false break out and an Impulsive drop. A tag of the 50sma & rejection (while Gold was up & $USD was down) alerted us to go short. THIS CHART shows that I thought we were in for another impulsive wave down.

 

GDX  APRIL 14

 

THAT was April 14th, the Short was profitable.  Since then, my April 25th report (which can be read following this one) showed that GDX is possibly morphing into a long position?    I went long and here is my update of GDX from Fridays close---

Is is smooth sailing yet???Ummm.....

 

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