– 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.

The major averages started last week off strong with a gap open Monday morning, and then went on to close Friday at their highest levels of the new year. The indices are now within -2.5% of record highs.


QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Way to Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”

–  Walt Disney


After adding over +400 points during the previous week, the Dow Jones Industrials added another +496 points this past week.

The index netted a +1.9% weekly gain to close at 26,425 – well above the 26,000 hurdle .

The blue-chips have also cleared the previous highs of early November and late February. Those highs had been noted as an area of resistance, and now could offer support in the event of a pullback.

Chart services courtesy of stockcharts.com. Annotations by James Taulman.

The Nasdaq Composite gained +2.7% or +209 points on the week, adding to last week’s +1.1% advance. The index closed the first week of April just shy of the round-8000, at 7,938.

Chart services courtesy of stockcharts.com. Annotations by James Taulman.

The S&P 500 index added a solid +2.0% advance this past week closing at 2892.74, gaining +58 points.

The index closed Friday – up 7 sessions in a row – marking its longest winning streak in 18 months.

Chart services courtesy of stockcharts.com. Annotations by James Taulman.

With back-to-back bullish weeks, the market is now again in a confirmed uptrend. Also of note, there has been a reduction in the distribution day count which is currently – 4 on Nasdaq and 5 on S&P 500.

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Also of note, President Donald Trump on Thursday hinted the United States and China may be inching closer to finalizing a deal to end a year-long trade impasse.

I ran my routine stock screens over the weekend and added 3new stocks to our watch lists.

There are a total of 17 stocks on our watch lists. – see here.

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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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About the Founder: James F. Taulman – James served as Editor-in-Chief of the first independently licensed website that offered stock reports and services based on the CAN SLIM® investment system. He has developed a knack for being able to quickly and accurately analyze high-ranked stocks based on this winning investment strategy. Over the years, Mr. Taulman has enjoyed assisting individuals from professional money managers to private investors with their needs in relation to implementing this investment approach on a daily basis in the current marketplace. Each Sunday you could hear him deliver his weekly market report as part of the “Your Money Matters” radio program on ABC and CBS radio networks. _________________________________________________ Disclaimer: James Taulman is not an investment advisory service, nor a registered investment advisor or broker-dealer and does not purport to tell or suggest which securities or currencies customers should buy or sell for themselves. The independent contractors and employees or affiliates of Company may hold positions in the stocks, currencies or industries discussed here. You understand and acknowledge that there is a very high degree of risk involved in trading securities and/or currencies. The Company, the authors, the publisher, and all affiliates of Company assume no responsibility or liability for your trading and investment results. Factual statements on the Company’s website, or in its publications, are made as of the date stated and are subject to change without notice. It should not be assumed that the methods, techniques, or indicators presented in these products will be profitable or that they will not result in losses. Past results of any individual trader or trading system published by Company are not indicative of future returns by that trader or system and are not indicative of future returns which be realized by you. In addition, the indicators, strategies, columns, articles and all other features of Company’s products (collectively, the “Information”) are provided for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice.