Two Leveraged ETFs with High Probability Buy Setups

dec 20

In a volatile market like we’ve experienced recently, short-term traders can enjoy large gains in just days. Leveraged ETFs can be used to increase the potential trading gains. For example, SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) gained 4.3% in the final three days of last week. ProShares Ultra S&P500 (NYSE: SSO) is designed to move [Read More]

Expect a Pause Within a Day or So Here

Larry Connors

The worst weekly loss since 2012 is now followed by the best daily gain since 2011. This is what volatility looks like and until shown otherwise, the low volatility environment that was seen from 2013-June 2014 is now behind us. Intermediate level volatility doesn’t necessarily mean lower prices (see 1995-1999). What is does mean is [Read More]

Talk About a Short Covering Rally…

Larry Connors

9 of the 10 largest gainers in the S&P 500 yesterday were in stocks which were down over 35% over the past three months. Talk about a short covering rally… Two shocks to the system in the past 90 days and with the bull market now 5 ½ years old extra caution has to be [Read More]

At These Levels, Caution

Larry Connors

The VIX is up approximately 100% since Dec 5. It’s not often you see the VIX double in under two weeks but the demand for protection has skyrocketed with energy, bank lending exposure tied to energy prices, Russia, and today’s Fed meeting making for the perfect storm. If the Fed announcement today is in line [Read More]

Being Prudent Here and Keeping Position Sizing In-Check is the Key

Larry Connors

The overriding theme since last week is as energy prices go, so will the market go. Now there’s Russia in the picture, bank balance sheets around the world potentially exposed to loans pegged at $80 oil, along with tomorrows Fed announcement. Yellen’s policy has been to “manage volatility” and had the world’s markets been quiet [Read More]

As Energy Prices Go, So will the Market

Larry Connors

Extremely oversold. As energy prices go, so will the market today. Today’s Potential Opportunities on Further Pullbacks: ETFs: DIA

Moving Averages Highlight Three Potential Buys for Monday

dec 12 2

Moving averages (MAs) are usually thought of as a trend-following tool. That traditional thinking fails to take advantage of the moving average’s ability to pinpoint oversold extremes in price. That characteristic of MAs is the concept behind quantified research that was detailed in Trading Stocks & Options with Moving Averages; A Quantified Approach, a guidebook that [Read More]

As Oil Moves, the Market will Move

Larry Connors

The expected oversold bounce occurred yesterday and lasted a full 4 1/2 market hours briefly taking the market to a short-term overbought condition. The pullback that then occurred, followed by this morning’s opening pullback, will again make the market oversold. Markets tend to obsess on one item at a time and right now that one [Read More]

This Panic Often Leads to Short-Term Bounces

Larry Connors

Oversold combined with panic selling in oil stocks. This panic often leads to short-term bounces and we’re within a day or so of one here. Today’s Potential Opportunities on Further Pullbacks: ETFs: DIA

Hedge Fund Havoc Day

Larry Connors

What you saw yesterday was an example of hedge fund havoc day. 4 of the 5 biggest gainers on Tuesday in the S&P 500 were stocks which had dropped over 25% in the past three months. And the largest % losers came mostly from lower volatility stocks which have risen over the same period. The [Read More]

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