TREND TRADE: Up from open, 1/25, possibly whipsawing.
SWING TRADE: Up from open, 1/20.
DAY/SCALP TRADE: Buying the dips with the trend trade
PRICE TREND: Nasdaq up 1 day, whipsawing.
After giving all the signs of an impending sell down, the market took off again to the upside. This has happened a lot during the later stage of this bull market.
Each time breadth has turned up (which it did again yesterday), the market has had a run so at this point the past of least resistance is again up. See how XIV, the leveraged inverse VIX ETF, has performed with the market behind it on the chart below (the green vertical lines marking each new surge like yesterday).
But the signs for a sell down remain, at least for now, so trading here is tricky and a buy and hold strategy downright scary. Appears the market chop has an upward bias but that is the way it was Tuesday. Today late may be another matter.
Stocks on my nifty-fifty stock list went from 19 on buy signals to 38 in a day. Stocks coming off recent sell downs that might produce at least a swing bounce or scalp trade include the banks JPM, C, GS, BAC and a big cap on the list, DIS.
Should be noted I guess that airlines, ALK and HA, on the list remain oversold and could play catch up in the next couple of days if the market continues yesterday’s bounce.
(right click on the chart for a larger view)