Well, yes and no.
A part of trading profitably is making the call on when the accepted risk matches the accepted potential. Executing a trade to risk one dollar to make one dollar makes you a break-even trader.
Not a question the market is a buy. You want to be long. But…after the recent 7 days of higher-highs and higher-lows the reward potential has diminished.
Even if you can find a spot to manage risk, be sure the profit potential of the trades makes sense.
July 20 Stock Market Today: Map of the S&P 500
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SPY higher open this morning is a great spot for profit taking if you’re swing trading the ETF the last 7 days.
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Stocks to Trade | Monday July 20, 2015
- Spy price action has closed two days above the $212 level we have marked as the true resistance for the last several months. As of 7am we are looking to open higher again which will make a new 20 day high.
- Looking back on the charts, a fresh 20 day high has lead to a false break out.
Interesting Chart Lessons:
Gold futures continue to struggle making new 5 year lows.
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Earnings in play today > 1M avg shares: HAL, HAS, IBM, MS, ZION
Bullish Ideas ATR/Volume/Price: TSO, NFLX, CELG, WB, MPC, VLO, AXLN, MBLY, AMZN, WBA, HCA, RCL>85, CF, NKE, TWC, UA, TSLA, LLY, ACN, M, PNC,
Bearish Ideas ATR/Volume/Price: wll, clr, rrc, gmcr, fslr, apa, pxd, hes, eog, slb, lng, utx
Weak Stock Weak Close: wpz, se, apa, mro, bby, nem, wynn, cam, mat, kors, rrc, mur, car, atw
Strong Stock Weak Close: NFLX, STI
Weak Stock Strong Close: mu, unp
Strong Stock Strong Close: FB, PGR, CF
20 day Breakdown: rrc, mat, eog, bby
20 Day Breakout: AMTD, HON, V, IBM, C, SCHW, TWC, CF, EBAY, HZNP, PGR, HFC, AMZN, FB, JBLU
2x Normal Volume: EBAY, FB, PYPLV, MAT, BBY, PGR, CF, ZION, NCR
Watch List Longs: VLO, MO, DIS, TWC, CVS, BMY, SBUX, COF, UNH, USB, TGT, EBAY, C, M, INTU
Watch List Short: hal, swn, cop, bhi, slb, cvx, bby, kss<62, nem, nue, orcl, dd, txn, ntap, lltc, hpq, wynn
Inside days: gm, qcom, mo, fit, pm, nvda, hd, vlo, unp, celg, dd, lly, wfm, unh, mbly, gs, kate, ip, wba, hrb, rai, dg, ctrx, hum, cybr, ctrp, tasr, gmcr
Gold Prices Fall to 5 Year Lows
Here’s why gold prices have fallen to five-year lows
International gold prices fell to a five-year low on Monday. In the Asian markets, the precious metal shaved off 3.9% to trade at $1,089.80 an ounce, having already suffered its worst weekly performance since March last week.
In the domestic market, gold prices plummeted by Rs 300 to trade at over two-year low of Rs 25,700 per 10 grams at the bullion market today
Here’s why gold has been losing its sheen
— Dollar demand has increased on the back of the expectation of an interest rate hike from US Federal Reserve, leading investors to hoard the dollar instead of the precious metal.
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Gold Prices Fall to Five-Year Low in Asia Trading
What some traders described as a “mini flash crash” in early Monday trading in Asia drove the price of gold to its lowest level in five years, falling below $1,100 dollars an ounce.
The spectacular plunge saw 30 billion dollars’ worth of short selling occurring within half an hour amid what are known as stop-loss selloffs: orders entered into the market automatically executed when a specific price is reached.
“In the physical market this would not be possible because that would consume a whole lot of physical gold. But in the futures market, because it’s all digital, as long as you find a buyer to bid for it then that would be possible,” said Luke Chua, sales and operations manager at Bullion Star, a precious metals dealer in Singapore.
The speculative selling reportedly began at the Singapore Gold Exchange.
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Gold price falls to five-year low on US rate rise talk
The gold price has fallen to its lowest in more than five years as talk of a US interest rate rise this year has led investors to sell the precious metal.
The price fell 4% to as low as $1,088.05 (£697) an ounce in Asian trade – the lowest since March 2010.
Investors turned to the US dollar, which rose on the likelihood of the Federal Reserve raising rates because of a stronger US economy.
Investors generally buy gold during times of uncertainty.
Monday was the first time the metal has traded below the key threshold level of $1,100 since 26 March 2010.
The price of platinum also fell 5% to its weakest since the global financial crisis.
Evan Lucas, a market strategist at trading firm IG, said the recent slump in gold prices could signal a “retracement” to $1,000 an ounce by the end of the year.
“There are no clear signs (or reason) to buy it. It is an inert metal that is a store of value yet inflation is heading nowhere and investment in the US dollar and bonds is clearly more appealing,” he told the BBC