Trend outlook 2018

YTD NASDAQ

For the first time since almost 30 years – the entire world is seeing +positive grown for 12 months!

Of the top ten largest corporations in the world in 2009, only one was a technology company – Microsoft.  Today, seven of the ten largest companies worldwide are technology companies including Apple, Google/Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba and Tencent.  The shift to a technology dominated economy provides a boost to earnings growth rates.

Over a fifth of the S&P 500 is represented by the technology sector.  Consensus revenue growth for the technology sector in 2018 is 9.4% which should drive 35% earnings growth.  In the past month, the revenue growth forecast was revised up from 8.7% to the current 9.4%.

The earnings per share for the MSCI AC World Index (ACWI) is above $30.  In the U.S., the S&P 500 consensus earnings estimate is expected to advance by about 11% year-over-year on revenue growth of about 5% off of record levels reached in 2017.

If the P/E remains constant as it has for the past two years, the S&P 500 should be up in-line with earnings or about 11%.

Source : Delta market sentiment

those pesky charts!

QLD WEEKLY WEEK OF 10 25 2017

above is a weekly close for QLD.

QLD which is 2X Nasdaq 100 appears to have hit a plateau 2 weeks in a row 10/16 and then last few days.

last 4 trading sessions NASDAQ hit 3 distribution days – which is concerning.

On 5/29 week QLD closed 62.65, where as the MA 20 Weeks was 53.67 – 8.98 dollars difference! about 14 %.  Then it dropped by 6.3 dollars (around 10%)

The situtation is not that bad now – the difference between the two (MA and the price ) is about 4 %

Now for the current scenario – the ATR 20 DAYS is 2.43.

So lets wait and see. No clear sell as yet

very interesting note on Market health

Nasdaq, S&P 500 Make It Seven In A Row; Netflix Jumps On UBS Note

IBD has this – “When it comes to overall market health, what’s interesting to note is that the market has moved from a high distribution-day count in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq and overall healthy action in leading growth stocks to a low distribution-day count and suspect action in some leading growth stocks. Many leaders are still acting fine, while others have turned sluggish.”

Market overview- Top is topping even more

WEEKLY CHART JULY - SEPT 2017DAIL CHART SEPT 2017

It has to be of note Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow travelers that we have had 46 bullish weeks so far – NASDAQ has had 21+ %, DOW – 18.6 %, and S&P has had 15 % return

About 65% of market is moving above their 75 day Moving average!!

the famous DOJI occurred on June 12th 2017 – nothing but the the first candle in the first chart – then look at the trend!! Weekly is amazing

Now we know that price is the true north star. We react to the market – we let market show us in 2 charts what is going on. We don’t predict. We buy when the market is going up and sell when when market is going down. Period!

So i am on the long! there is a clear break to the upside occurred at the end of Sept 2017.

Happy trading and travelling

PS: i don’t give recomendations, and this is only my personal opnion.

First day of August – market feels tame

Weekly chart on the right appears to be forming a top. but it is clearly in an uptrend

daily chart (on the left) – good chart damage a few days ago in higher volume

Major Indexes rose only 0.2 % – 0.3 %. Small caps ran up – Russel went up 0.2%

On NASDAQ – volume – a good indicator of institutional buying is roughly even compared to Monday.

The best Industry group today is automation industry – up 4.1% – supported by CGNX  – up 11%

Consumer loan, oil field services, scientific and measuring gear, heavy construction and outsourcing companies also outperformed well and grew more than 2% today.

 

Daily Market Analysis

Though the market has had around 6 heavy selling in the last 2 months. It is hitting it’s highs again. Caution is required during this period.

let’s look at the top 50 stocks in the USA

at number 33 is Whiting Petroleum (WLL)

First let’s look at its weekly chart, and then daily

WLL

as you can see in the weekly chart there is a strong resistance formed on april 1st 2011 – 74 -75 USD.

and also the red line – 50 week MA – consolidating neatly (we want to see a good pull back in light volume)

WLL DAILY

The float (at the middle top of the chart) is very nice 118 million (for a stock with EPS rating of 97 – performing better than 97 % of all the stocks) this is woderful float – very easy to go up.  with an average daily vol of 2.6 million

Whiting petroleum corp ranks number within the oil&gas expl&prod group of stock (102 stocks) for overall rating of 99 (top 1% of all stocks in the market)

IBD (Investors Business Daily) research shows that 37% of a stock’s price movement is tied directly to the performance of its industry group. An additional 12% is due to the strength of its overall sector. In other words, stocks aren’t islands.

Now the Industry group for WLL is oil&gas exploration & Production – it is ranked number 5 in 197 industry groups.
and over all as a group the growth is 37% YTD.

WLL has a Relative strength rating of 86, which is good but we want to see more high volume accumulation.

So keep an eye open on this stock

Happy Trading