– James F. Taulman, former Editor-in-Chief of the first independently licensed website to offer stock reports and services based on the CAN SLIM® investment system.


7:00 – MORNING MARKET UPDATE & WATCH LIST

NOTE: Today’s watch list can be found here.

Last week was the first full week of February trading, and U.S China trade tensions and global growth worries continued to weigh on the markets.


QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others.” 

– A. Nielsen


The major indexes tested key levels of support and also ran into resistance this past week.

In the end, the benchmarks managed to post weekly gains, following some late-Friday buying.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average notched a seventh weekly gain in a row.

The index recently broke above, and is now basically holding above, support of the 200-day moving average and the psychologically-25000.

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com

For the week, the Nasdaq advanced just +0.5% as it was turned back from near-resistance of its 200-day moving average of 7,457.37,

Some support for this index is at the round-7000 and the coinciding 50-day moving average.

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com

The S&P 500 index closed higher on Friday and avoided a three-day skid.

For the week, the index edged up just +0.1% and is now up +8% year to date.

The bellwether was sharply turned back from what is now resistance of its 200-day moving average, currently at 2742.

Support is at the round-2600 and the near coinciding 50-day moving average, previous lows, and a downward trendline.

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com

We added a distribution day this week. The count remains low with now 2 on the S&P 500 and still just 1 on the Nasdaq.

 

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Currently, the market continues in a confirmed uptrend. Major averages should be monitored for any continued distribution days. Both stocks and indexes should be watched closely if any near their respective support levels.

Regardless of market conditions, I am always preparing a watch list of high-ranked leaders which are building bullish technical bases.

This weekend, I ran my routine stock screens and found 4 TrendLine SetUps to add to our watch list.

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Standard rules apply – any gains above the stock’s TRIGGER PRICE while the day’s volume is at least on pace to make the TRIGGER VOLUME would have any of these set ups confirming a BUY signal up to their MAX BUY PRICE by default.

Keep in mind that when a stock breaks out – becomes potentially buyable – there are other factors to consider.

Volume on the breakout. A stock that is breaking out through resistance, with an increase in volume of +50% above the stock’s average volume (50 DAV), is showing more conviction and more demand. This is not saying – all lower volume breakouts will fail. Actually, we’ve seen many continue higher. If you have found that you did buy a stock that showed lower daily volume or volume under 50%, going forward – simply treat it a regular trade.

Earnings BreakOuts. Many stocks from our watch list will break out during earnings season. Earnings breakouts can be more rewarding, however, these trades carry much more risk then traditional (non-news) breakouts. One needs to also consider – the strength/weakness of the fundamental news that was just released along with the forward-looking guidance the company gave, investors response to the conference call, etc. For anyone who is not familiar with – buying earnings breakouts – I suggest that they sit through a few seasons to study, paper trade, and show some profits, before applying actual capital.

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.

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