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Many years ago, if you asked someone what drove stock prices, they would give you a simple, honest answer: earnings. If a company had strong earnings, and those earnings were projected to grow, then the stock price was strong. If not, then not.
Take a time machine back to that same person and tell them about the new world in which what drives stock prices is the USD/JPY. Yep, the ratio of the US dollar to the Japanese Yen is what everyone follows, pip by pip (tonight being yet another example, as everyone is tied up in knots as to what that chortling buffoon Kurado is going to announce). What the USD/JPY has to do with honest-to-God equity value is beyond me.
DAVE (Famous Dave’s of America) looks to offer an objective long entry on any break above 12.75, which will have taken the stock over that purple minor downtrend line on this 120-minute period chart. R1 & R2 are the first key resistance levels where active traders might opt to book quick profits while the official (swing trade) targets for this trade are T1 at 15.35 & T2 at 16.95. Suggested stop on a daily close below 11.70.
Here’s today’s swing-trading watch-list:
Long Quanta Services (PWR)