Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

Always-Higher Priceline

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One of the stocks I don’t touch with a ten-foot pole is Priceline. Yesterday afternoon, during my TastyTrade show, I was asked to chime in on this stock. I said I thought it would be higher today, based simply on the fact that it was sporting a very similar pattern than the one it completed in February 2012.

Well, earnings came out, and the stock slumped, so I figured I’d look like a bit of a dork on today’s show. But, for whatever reason, the stock did in fact open higher today, and I think – – as before – – higher prices are probably ahead. William Shatner’s fortune is probably based far more on PCLN stock than it ever was on Star Trek.

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Big Top Setting Up for FXE?

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The largest short I had on when I entered the trading day was FXE, and I have added to it. This, of course, is the exchange-traded fund for EUR/USD, and although the pattern isn’t complete, a clean head and shoulders pattern is shaping up. There’s a long way to go , but a break of 125.92 would send this hurtling downward, in my opinion (ummm, obviously).

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Diamonds Are Bearish

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SPX fell away from the daily upper bollinger band yesterday, so this period of rising up just underneath the upper band has finished. What next? Of the three previous similar instances on the chart below (highlighted blue) two led to periods of sideways consolidation lasting several days, and the third led to a sharp retracement into the daily middle bollinger band, now in the 1587 area:

130510 SPX Daily Trendlines BBs MAs (more…)