Yesterday's straight up move culminated shortly after the open this morning, when we retested th previous high, right about 1182. Our range is getting a little better defined, as yesterday we established a higher low at 1175, putting 1183 right in the middle, which has been a support level lately. The dollar weakened overnight, sending everything else up. Way out front this morning is XLE, a half a percentage point ahead of the runners up, and trailing is XLU, also about a half a percentage point behind. Oil and gold are up, as are treasury yields. There doesn't appear to be any news driving the market, although I suspect that with a Greek implosion inevitable, and everyone and his brother shorting the Euro, every day it doesn't happen is going to result in a Euro short squeeze.
I have 234 new highs today, with breakouts in ATLS, EBSB, LFUS, LAVA, APL, and FRO. There is nothing to report on the earnings front.
I am not a financial professional, just a guy that trades my own account.
I am also not a musical professional, just a guy that makes music on the computer. Thus, two blogs, one trading and on musical.
And, no, the picture is not me, it is the late, great John Belushi, one of the inspirations for these blogs.
This blog is focused on technical analysis of stocks and markets, putting heavy emphasis on chart analysis. My trading style is derived primarily from my mentor, William "Yoda" O'Neil, and the focus here is on leading and breakout stocks, but all forms of trading are covered to some extent. Economic and political news that effects the market are also topics here, and the blog may occasionally become a platform for my political and philosophical ranting. I keep several spreadsheets on Google docs which track various aspects of the market and readers are welcome to vies and comment on them.
Google Docs Spreadsheets
There are several spreadsheet that I maintain on Google docs to track various watchlists and trends in the market.
1. The earnings list - a group of small and micro cap, low float stocks that have exhibited recent rapid earnings growth. They are modeled along the lines of William O'Neil's CAN SLIM system, but limited to small cap, highly volatile stocks.
2. The relative strength list - a group of stocks which are near 52 week highs and have shown an increase in average daily volume. The list is limited to the top 200 stocks according to my methodology, which will be detailed on one of the pages of the spreadsheet.
It can be accessed here, and is also updates weekly.
3. Relative strength by industry - Uses industry data from Finviz.com to track the percentage of stocks within each industry that are in the top 25% of the 52 week price range, looking for trends.