Ping Pong | Stock Market Today

The market over the last two days and for the last 6-8 weeks reminds me of ping pong. Back and forth, back and forth.  No trend. As I mention in the video we have been getting many two day moves and that’s it. It then reverses. This too will end, it’s just a matter of how long. The wave count and pattern I see leads me to believe, time is running out.

In tonight’s video I look at the market action of the last two days and then we take a look at three Chinese indices: the Shanghai Composite Index (SSEC), Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) and then the Shenzhen Composite Index (SZSC).

Stocks in focus tonight are the 5 Chinese ADRs that had the highest volume and trade at greater than $20 per share: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS)Youku Tudou (YOKU), Alibaba (BABA), Jumei International Holdings (JMEI) and Ctrip.com (CTRP).

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Six Trade Ideas Reviewed

Six trade ideas

In today’s video I review six trade ideas. First there is the trade idea on QIHU that was exited last week.  Then I review four that are open: SNDK, STX, SCTY and UA.  And then I look at MU which is a trade idea I am looking to open possibly on Tuesday depending on price action.

“Believe you can…and you’re half way there.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

 

Have a great week everyone!

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Memorial Day…A Time for Remembering

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Here in the United States it is officially Memorial Day on Monday. Cookouts, camping, boating, the Indianapolis 500 all part of the official start of the summer season. But on this Memorial Day weekend my thoughts turn to remembering my Uncle Bob.

World War II

Uncle Bob served in the Army in World War II and the Korean War and then at the Pentagon for many years. He was a great guy and my favorite uncle. I was fortunate to have been able to spend some time with him in the late ’80s when we lived in Northern Virginia.

He would come visit the family and many times he and I would go play golf at Andrews Air Force Base and other courses around Washington D.C. I remember asking him about the war but he never wanted to talk about it. That was Uncle Bob.

Twice Honored

He didn’t want to talk about how he was in North Africa in 1943 and won the Silver Star for bravery. He didn’t talk about the Bronze Star that he received either. He didn’t talk about the fact that he was with the Army fighting their way up Italy to Monte Casino. I have a newspaper article about Uncle Bob from April 1944, with the title… “Says War Beyond Description”.

Uncle Bob died in 1990 of cancer at the age of 69. He, like my Dad, just liked those cigarettes a little too much.  Uncle Bob was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. I was there when they buried him. I have his flag and his medals.

Remembering Uncle Bob and many others on this Memorial Day weekend.

Today’s Video

In today’s video I look at the market action of the last two days and for the week. Stocks in focus are solar stocks, Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), SolarCity(SCTY) and the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN).

Video Timeline

  • Indices: [00:00]
  • Indicators: [04:06]
  • Key ETFs: [06:09]
  • Sector ETFs: [10:56]
  • TAN: [16:00]
  • CSIQ: [18:05]
  • FSLR: [19:35]
  • SCTY: [22:08]

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Turbulence in the Air | Stock Market Today

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It’s those Dow Transports again!  They were down 2% today as the airlines ran into some severe turbulence.  In tonight’s video I look at American Airlines Group (AAL) down 10% today, Delta Air Lines (DAL) down 5.6%, Southwest Airline (LUV) down 9.1% and United Continental down 10.3%…wow!  I also check out Salesforce.com (CRM) which reported earnings after the bell today.

Supposedly the sell-off was triggered by news that LUV was expanding their growth target. I’ll let you read the article.  All you have to do is look at the charts and see that the airlines have been topping out and breaking down.

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