Through this wide ranging volatile period, it has been harder to find great trades. When the market pulls back, the skittishness of the investing community soars. I have had two different stocks in nice set ups plunge with 20% drops in a day. The earnings reports are literally implosion documents if they miss the consensus view. Apple is a case in point. Small position size helps.
At the same time some stocks have been smooth and steady. I like the look of CME, but today I want to highlight ICE as it is just starting to break out. Starting at the top, the SCTR has surged to new 52 week highs and it has just recently moved into the top 25%. The relative strength chart in the shaded area chart shows ICE performing in line with the $SPX until recently. All of the sudden, the stock has soared in relative performance. While the full Stochastic has returned to the top of the range, the big picture on the full stochastic shows a stock that never sees a full stochastic reading below 20! The big positive volume bar a few weeks ago shows a large interest by buyers even while the overall markets were weak.
This video covers off some of the recent price action including Gold and a return to some of the growth sectors.
Here is this week's broad market review video.
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The Canadian Technician video shows the bounce off the late October lows in Canada. Canada is back below the 2008 highs. Tough ten years for investors.
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Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA
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