This morning, U.S. futures are modestly lower with the Dow’s off by -40.

European markets opened mixed, following a trend set in Asia. The Nikkei shed -0.8% after the Wall Street Journal reported Japan could be the next target in the Trump administration’s trade war.

The U.S. Labor Department will release its monthly employment data at 8:30 a.m. ET. Investors are expecting another set of solid job gains and steady wage growth.

I ran my routine stock screens this morning, yet did not add any new stocks to our watch list.

I actually removed 3 stocks from our watch list. CLR and CBRE never confirmed a BUY signal and now have fallen too far below the TRIGGER PRICE. EXPO did trade above its TRIGGER PRICE back on 8/15, yet the volume was below our guideline, and now shares are starting to get too extended to be prudently buyable if the daily volume does ever reach +50%.

We now have 14 stocks which we will be watching for the next buyable breakout – see here.

One stock in particular is QTWO. This top financial-tech stock traded +2.1% higher yesterday on above average volume as shares neared (-0.86%) their TRIGGER PRICE.

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Current Portfolio Members can access all watch lists with updated trading criteria including – TRIGGER PRICE, TRIGGER VOLUME, and MAX BUY PRICE for every stock here.

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As always, if anyone has any questions – please feel free to email me at james@jamestaulman.com as I would be glad to assist you.