Bears won the screens again yesterday. That’s 4 of the last 6 won by the bears. There were just 10 swing trade buy signals versus 19 sell signals, a spread of -9. 2 of the buys were different classes of the same company.
Back on May 14 we had a surge of 153 buy signals to 6 sells. That showed thrust. It suggested a new bull swing phase. It never fully materialized but we still need to see substantially more sell signals to indicate a reverse thrust.
The 5 day total is now 100 buys to 137 sells, a spread of -37. That’s the same as Friday. That trend was diminishing, but positive, since a peak reading of +218 on Thursday, May 20. The surge of buy signals showed that bunch of stocks were set up for rallies. They keep trying, but keep running out of momentum at flat or uptrending resistance.
These numbers are mildly negative. The averages can keep climbing on the strength of fewer winners while other stocks languish, but don’t sell off much.
I screen all stocks and ETFs from the NYSE and NASD, excluding those with less than an average of 1 million shares per day traded, and selling for less than $6 per share. The table below shows swing trade buy signals and sell signals from yesterday’s action. The numbered columns represent the time frame of the support or resistance trend around which the signals were generated.
Every weekend I use the previous week’s screens to select charts that have potential for a move, and I post them for subscribers.
Today’s output is below. This is raw data. These are not recommendations. The data represent charts that have triggered short term signals near key cyclical support or resistance levels. Pick through these and see if there are any that you like using your own charts. Feel free to post your charts here with comments.
The number 1 indicates that the condition is true. 0 is false. The numbers on the right half of the chart represent the time frames in days of the support or resistance areas where the signal was triggered.
|5 day Total||100||137||Spread||-37|
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Here are a few sample charts from today’s screen that look interesting. These are NOT RECOMMENDATIONS. They’re interesting for different reasons. Feel free to comment.
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