Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve mentioned the ‘Magnificent 7’ tech stocks need to report their earnings and then the likelihood of a pullback increases significantly.
Thursday’s action only reinforced that view. Apple and Amazon announce this week. Nvidia on August 23rd.
I’m not totally clear WHEN the pullback will happen, but that it will happen – and quite soon – is something I AM confident about.
As I said: “As mentioned last week, the likely scenario for this bull run is that the giant techs need to report their earnings before this market can take a proper rest.”
Thursday was a classic ‘monorail’ (outside) bearish bar, but the market recovered its poise on Friday. A break of Thursday’s low would be a constructive sign to the downside.
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Even if it’s just an early shot across the bows, Thursday’s action increases the likelihood of a pullback happening sooner rather than later. Friday was a good recovery, but even if we make new highs, I would expect further bearish monorail bars like Thursday to follow in due course.
Watch the video at the foot of this email for more detail.
The Main Indices
The S&P remains overbought but the first signs of vulnerability are evident.
The QQQ touched its 20-dma and recovered well.
The IWM also remains overbought and will react the most when the inevitable market pullback does happen.
The DIA is still miles overbought, and a break of Thursday’s lows should see it drop to the 20-dma at least.
Longer Term Market Timer (OVIsi): Still full green but slowing slightly.
Medium Term Swing Timer: Bullish and not overbought… yet. It’s now flirting again with being overbought. One of these days it’s going to be official, and meaningful.
SPY OVI: All the main index OVIs are neutral to negative, and in the QQQ’s case not even neutral. This is somewhat divergent to price action.
Fast Filters Stock Selection
Fewer nuggets, but a few nevertheless.
Today I’ve included a couple of bearish setups along with some post earnings setups in both directions.
Here is a smaller list of stocks that look interesting for our consideration. Very soon I will only post this in our new Expert Watchlists area, so you’ll have to log in to see it.
Remember to reference the video so you know what my sentiment is on each one:
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