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My Daily Five: Island Reversal on VTI, The "Market Mindset Meter", Summer Seasonality And Two Of The "10 I'm Stalking" This Week


Today, I kicked off the week by hosting another episode of "Your Daily Five", one of our newest series on StockCharts TV where we bring you a concise, action-packed daily rundown of the five most important charts that you need to be watching. Weekdays at 1:00pm ET, each day features a new host, which means five top charts and key insights from a different seasoned technician every single day of the week.

On today's edition, I took a look at the "Island Reversal" that has formed on the Vanguard Total Index (VTI). I also ran through what I call my "Market Mindset Meter" chart, which includes the inverted equity-only put/call ratio ($CPCE) charted on top of the S&P 500 with the $VIX displayed below. It's a powerful visual that helps gauge the character of the market and the mindset among traders that's driving it.

I also pulled up a 20-year seasonality chart for VTI and discussed the historical price patterns you should be aware of as we head into the summer months. Finally, I closed it out by highlighting two of the individual stocks from my "10 I'm Stalking" list this week – AYX (Alteryx) and CRWD (CrowdStrike).

Be sure to catch today's "Your Daily Five" episode below!

Money In, Eyes Open.

- Grayson Roze

VP of Operations,

Author, Trading for Dummies (Wiley, 2017)

Author, Tensile Trading: The 10 Essential Stages of Stock Market Mastery (Wiley, 2016)


Grayson Roze
About the author: is the author of Trading for Dummies (Wiley, 2017) and Tensile Trading: The 10 Essential Stages of Stock Market Mastery (Wiley, 2016). He is also the Vice President of Operations at and the co-founder of Stock Market Mastery. Grayson speaks regularly at investment seminars across the country, including to organizations such as the CMT Association and the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). He holds a Bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College, where he studied Economics and Psychology. Learn More
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