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Big Earnings Tuesday in Two Different Megatrends


In the transportation sector, which is weakening partly because of Buffett's weekend comments, there is one area that is doing a lot better.

Want to fly coast to coast? Not so much.

Want to go to outer space? Sign me up!

Virgin Galactic (SPCE) reports May 5th. The stock is outperforming the overall indices clearly, well above airline stocks as evidenced through the ETF JETS, which is down over 6% today.

And, while you are traveling, you may want to survive by eating a plant-based diet. Beyond Meat (BYND) also reports May 5th. Both BYND and SPCE are two stocks that have our attention.

SPCE is in a strong caution phase. Resistance is at 20.00, with support at the 200-DMA or 13.60. Inbetween, it has been a bit of a chop fest.

A good report or a move over 20.00 would clear the last 2 months of work. BYND is in a weak recuperation phase. The price action has seen this trade between the two moving averages.

A move over the 200-DMA would be a strong sign, whereas a move under 80 would be weak. We will be watching for strength. However, should earnings disappoint, a move closer to the underlying MAs could also turn out a low-risk buy opportunity.

Regardless, both are top choices for swing trades. The rest is up to the reaction to earnings, and how the charts line up regarding risk/reward.

  • S&P 500 (SPY): 280 held. 282 resistance
  • Russell 2000 (IWM): Held the 50-DMA, so waiting for momentum to shift higher
  • Dow (DIA): Held the 50-DMA and needs to clear back over 240 for a buy
  • Nasdaq (QQQ): 209.50 support, 216-217 resistance
  • KRE (Regional Banks): Key, as it failed the 50-DMA (but held 35.50 the 10-DMA
  • SMH (Semiconductors): 131 resistance
  • IYT (Transportation): 143.64 has to clear. 140 support.
  • IBB (Biotechnology): Resistance 125
  • XRT (Retail): 35.00 support, 36.70 resistance
  • Volatility Index (VXX): 40.00 pivotal
  • Junk Bonds (JNK): Confirmed bearish phase support 95.50
  • LQD (iShs iBoxx High-Yield Bonds): 127.20 support

Mish Schneider


Director of Trading Research and Education

Mish Schneider
About the author: serves as Director of Trading Education at MarketGauge.com. For nearly 20 years, MarketGauge.com has provided financial information and education to thousands of individuals, as well as to large financial institutions and publications such as Barron’s, Fidelity, ILX Systems, Thomson Reuters and Bank of America. In 2017, MarketWatch, owned by Dow Jones, named Mish one of the top 50 financial people to follow on Twitter. In 2018, Mish was the winner of the Top Stock Pick of the year for RealVision. Learn More
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