Join        Login             Stock Quote

Potential Short Setup In (PIN)

 May 23, 2011 10:14 AM

Stocks were down across the board on Friday as trade increased. Price action was whippy as stocks lost ground early, reversed in the midmorning to reclaim session highs by 2pm but dropped once again to close in the lower third of the intraday range. By the closing bell all five manor indices were firmly in the red. The small-cap Russell 2000 slid 1.1% while the S&P MidCap 400 and the S&P 500 both dropped 0.8% on the day. The Nasdaq and the Dow Jones Industrial average both shed 0.7% by the closing bell.

Market internals cast a bearish shadow over the market on Friday. Volume increased on both exchanges as would be expected on an options expiration day. Turnover was up by 15.2% on the Big Board but only marginally higher on the Nasdaq. Declining volume outpaced advancing volume on the Nasdaq by a ratio of 2.2 to 1 and on the NYSE by a factor 2.7 to 1. Despite only a modest increase in volume on the Nasdaq we would still classify Friday as a distribution day for the market.

[Related -Initial Jobless Claims Rose Unexpectedly]

Yesterday we entered a long position in the UUP and a short position in IWM via intraday alerts. For our subscribing members, trade details are posted in the open positions segment of the newsletter.

After attempting to reclaim support of its 50-day and 20-day moving averages, the iShares MSCI EMU Index ETF (EZU) reversed sharply on Friday as it gapped down, sold off and closed near the lows of the session. A volume fueled move back below yesterday's low of $38.66 could result in further distribution in this ETF.

[Related -All Quiet on the Record High Front]

Since gapping down on May 17th the PowerShares India Portfolio ETF (PIN) has exhibited relative weakness as it was unable to move higher with the market during the recent reversal and two day rally. Further, INP has been consolidating at its recent swing low for the past four sessions. A move below May 18th low of $22.16 may provide a short entry trigger for this ETF.

The broad market saw its seventh distribution day in the past four weeks on Friday which suggests the market is continuing to weaken. Given the recent selling into strength a follow through to the downside on Monday could be the start of a difficult week for the market.

NOTE:Regular subscribers to The Wagner Daily receive daily updates on the open positions above, as well as new ETF trade setups, including trigger, stop, and target prices. Intraday Trade Alerts are also sent via e-mail and/or mobile phone text message on as-needed basis.

Deron Wagner is the head trader of Morpheus Capital Hedge Fund and founder of Morpheus Trading Group (morpheustrading.com), which he launched in 2001. Wagner appears on his best-selling video, Sector Trading Strategies (Marketplace Books, June 2002), and is co-author of both The Long-Term Day Trader (Career Press, April 2000) and The After-Hours Trader (McGraw Hill, August 2000). Past television appearances include CNBC, ABC, and Yahoo! FinanceVision. He is also a frequent guest speaker at various trading and financial conferences around the world. Wagner is currently working on this third book, scheduled for publication in early 2008.For a free trial to the full version of The Wagner Daily above, which includes detailed ETF trade setups and daily position updates, or to learn about our other newsletters, visit morpheustrading.com or send an e-mail to deron@morpheustrading.com
iOnTheMarket Premium


Comments Closed

rss feed

Latest Stories

article imageInitial Jobless Claims Rose Unexpectedly

Claims unexpectedly rose in the latest report through last weekend to breach 300,000 for the first time read on...

article imageAll Quiet on the Record High Front

What can we glean from the media’s lack of attention to the market’s recent record read on...

article imageThe Chip Maker Short Sellers Should Be Watching

Investing in semiconductor stocks is always tricky. Industry cycles can lead to bumps in the road for the read on...

article imageChicago Fed: US Economic Growth Slowed In October

The pace of US growth slowed more than expected in October, according to this morning’s update of the read on...

Popular Articles

Daily Sector Scan
Partner Center

Related Articles:

Estimating US Recession Risk Isn't Getting Any Easier
More Articles on: ETFs

Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.