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Today’s Trading Plan: It’s Okay

Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:44
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(Before It's News)

Technical Outlook:

  • SPX (SPX) rallied big yesterday as a result of the Federal Reserve deciding to hold off on any interest rate hike until after the election. 
  • Bank of Japan had minimal effect, but it was thew Fed’s “we should hike, but won’t” policy comments that really goosed the market. 
  • SPX rallied to near the 50-day moving average, but failed to break through or even test it at this point. This morning, it is looking at a gap above it. 
  • Resistance had been in the area of 2155 to 2170. That area should be eclipsed this morning. 
  • At this point, the market is bent on re-testing the all-time highs, if not going right past them. The Nasdaq actually established new all-time highs yesterday. 
  • 20-day moving average was also tested yesterday, and SPX broke through it. 
  • Oil (CL/F) continues to rally strong over the course of the last two days and looks to do the same again today. 
  • SPDRs S&P 500 (SPY) saw its volume increase as well as trade above recent averages. 
  • Most impressive yesterday was the absolute meltdown in the VIX taking it down 16.5% to 13.3. A massive change from where it was just a couple of weeks ago. 
  • T2108 (% of stocks trading above their 40-day moving average) saw a large bump higher – rising 39% to 45.54. 

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Ryan Mallory is the co-founder of SharePlanner Inc, a financial website devoted to Day-Trading, Swing-Trading (both long & short) and exchange-traded funds. Ryan makes a strong emphasis on risk mitigation strategies, trading transparency, and trader education – not to mention a great set of stock screens as well.

Be Sure to Check out Ryan’s Site at Shareplanner.com

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