Stock Traders Await Janet Yellen Testimony 2-10-16

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Pete’s  Day Trading Notes:

  • Financial stocks continue to have the most bearish charts on my board.
  • SPY moving averages in the correct order to declare a bear market, but… we need to see it trade away from this recent trading range of $187-194.

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Stock Traders Await Janet Yellen Testimony 2-10-16

Dow futures up 100 points as markets wait for Yellen to speak 

Wall Street was set for a firmly higher open on Wednesday, with investors waiting for Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen’s testimony for clues to the central bank’s next moves.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMH6, +0.73%  rose 110 points, or 0.7%, to 16,069, while those for the S&P 500 index ESH6, +0.92%  climbed 16.80 points, or 0.9%, to 1,865. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index NQH6, +1.34%  rallied 50.50 points, or 1.3%, to 3,994.75.

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The Japanese Yen may reverse lower after hitting a 15-month high overnight as risk appetite recovers amid pre-positioning for testimony from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

For The U.S. Dollar, Janet Yellen’s ‘Guidance’ May Matter Most

The USD weakened considerably over last week, as traders played down the possibility of another rate hike this year. On Wednesday February 3, the US PMI Services Index came in weaker than expected at 53.2, versus the 53.7 consensus. Friday Non-farm payrolls data for January was also somewhat disappointing as it missed the consensus of 188,000, coming in at only 151,000.

Chart Reading the SPY ETF

SPY almost produced the inside day we forecast. Yellen testimony today should make for a good day of volatility. Trading back into the box above $187 is not the best case scenario but we should get a solid trend day today.

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Stock Traders Await Janet Yellen Testimony

Technical Analysis | Charts of Interest

$RTN continues to test the $128 breakout level. Stock market set for a positive open, keep it on your radar, has room to go.

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Stock Traders Await Janet Yellen Testimony

Stocks to Trade 2-10-16

Short-Term Trading Momentum:

Positive the last 20 and 5 trading days | closed 2% higher from the open: SAVE, FSLR, CPB, UNP, DE, HON, TSN, WM, KORS

Negative last 20 and 5 trading days | closed 2% lower from the open: viab, hcp, oke, paa, do, lnkd, hcn, apc, vtr, nfx, twx, scty, sfm, apa, wdc, hal, akam, nov

Quarterly Order Flow:

Bullish Stocks to Trade: FSLR, ROST, HON, TSN, CRUS, NEE, MMM, RTN, PM, KORS, JNJ, DUK, XOM, FAST

Bearish Stocks to Trade: viab, hcp, lnkd, hcn, wdc, uri, cbs, akam, wnr, ctsh, nov, ibm, swks, vrtx, acn, nbl, adbe, ctxs, amzn, cern, c, lrcx, gs, lly, stt, tel, tmus, aig, len, met, nwl, amgn, tsla, atvi, pru, axp, pnc, hfc, tso, low, cvs, lnc, expe, ma, aal,, mpc, aet, nflx, lng, ea, crm

20 Day Breakdown: viab, hcp, lnkd, hcn, twx, scty, disca, wdc, akam, ctsh, vrtx, acn

20 Day Breakout: UPS

2x Normal Volume: fb, crm, mpc, viab, etp, hcp, cvs, lnkd, oke, tsla, hcn, lng, acn, adbe, akam, vtr, fis, now, wwav, lnc

Inside days: csco, cop, xom, orcl, yhoo, cvx, kr, qcom, jnj, abbv, hd, gsk, adbe, vlo, low, ua, oxy, jnpr, jwn, psx, ba, all, kim, bbby, dltr, sbh, stj

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