Art & Science of Active Trend Trading Weekend Update 6-26

Good Day Traders,

Overview & Highlights: I look for this week to markets around the world attempting to digest and perhaps react to the Brexit vote. It remains to be seen if this will be a large enough catalyst for more severe downside pressure. We do not have to be in a hurry, just watch the charts and wait for the set ups.

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General Market Observation: Ok, what next? The prognosticators will be spending a lot of time trying to figure out an answer to this question. Do we really need to or can we just trade the charts? This past week I heard a very wise statement for technical traders. “If you wait until you understand the “why” it will be too late!” How true this is, while we do wait for proper set ups we know that the setups and the follow-on move will tell us that something is up even if we don’t know the “WHY”. In the market there are no guarantees just probabilities. So trade the patterns.

If you were watching Friday’s pre-market you knew it was going to be ugly but not exactly how ugly. The BREXIT non-event turned out to be more of an event than expected. Friday’s action was set up by Thursday’s buying. The pro’s were convinced that the Brit’s would reject the notion of leaving the EU. Surprise, surprise—a vote for national sovereignty won the day. Now what? It will take time for this exit to work its way out. Some say up to two years. This could lead to a market driven by news and emotional responses which can be very volatile. Good for short term trading not so good for portfolio building.

The SPX came to rest a short distance from strong support at 2025.91 which has been tested a couple of time. If it holds this may lead to at least a reaction rebound to around the 50 day EMA. If it fails straight away, then the measured move is down to 1931. After an event like Friday maintain some perspective. A drop to this level would only be about 10% off last year’s highs and still above this year’s lows. The critical thing is to identify what to do at specific levels of support or resistance. Do we trade a bounce off of 2025 or wait for a reaction pullback into between the 2065 – 2075 levels. Right now both Momentum and TSI are overextended so no chasing to the downside at this level. Wait for a proper downside entry setup.

SPX 6-24

Both the NDX and RUT need a reaction move back towards resistance. If they then show weakness it would be time to take a downside trade or trade one of the inverse Index ETFs.

On all the Indexes we are getting close to the end of the first thrust down, now a reactive is necessary to work off the oversold conditions. The first part of this week will mostly be waiting for the start of this reaction. We must also be prepared because if the market is favoring the downside often these reactions happen quickly.

SPX: Downside Market Short the SPY, SPY Puts or SPXU.
Preferred Long ETF’s: SPY, UPRO and SPXL

NDX: Downside Market Short the QQQ, QQQ Puts or SQQQ.
Preferred Long ETF’s: QQQ and TQQQ

RUT: Downside Market Short the IWM, IWM Puts or TZA.
Preferred Long ETF’s: IWM and TNA



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Index Returns YTD 2016

Index YTD 6-24

ATTS Returns for 2016 through June 24, 2016


Percent invested initial $100K account: Strategies I & II invested at 7.7%; Strategy III invested at 25.98%.

ATTS YTD 6-24a

Current Strategy Performance YTD (Closed Trades)
Strategy I: Down -1535.05 or -2.19%
Strategy II: Up $2063 or +20.63%
Strategy III: Up $16023 or +61.6%
Cumulative YTD: 16.5%

Active Trend Trading’s Yearly Objectives:
– Yearly Return of 40%
– 60% Winning Trades
Early Warning Alert Target Yearly Return = 15% or better

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Outs & Ins: BEAT and LOCK make their debut on the IBD 50 this weekend. BEAT has recently experienced a failed breakout attempt. LOCK just reached a past swing high and may need to consolidate with a pullback to the moving averages before the next thrust attempt. Very good volume profile on LOCK.

With the second quarter quickly coming to an end, earnings will be on the agenda very soon. Given current market conditions this earnings season could be extremely volatile. Should be interesting! Stocks off the list that held up well with Friday’s debacle include both COR and LGIH. NVDA also looks to be consolidating.

Several stocks look like promising downside candidates.
These include:
DY: Potential double top

In-Out 6-24


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