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There has been much talk in recent years about how computers and robots are going to take over everything. We’re all going to lose our jobs to them. They’re all going to drive trucks and cars. They might even turn on us and take over earth.
I have been mixed up in technology pretty deeply since 1979, and these concerns have never crossed my mind. Technology, even in its most modern form, usually has so many band-aids holding it together, there’s no fear on my part that it’ll suddenly become self-aware and decide to enslave us. Hell, personal computers have been around for over forty YEARS, and they still take several minutes to boot and are prone to freezing. Do you really think the Macintosh would need a “Force Quit” function if technology was totally reliable? It isn’t. (more…)
Near-term resistance on the S&P 500 Index (SPX) sits at 2632.91 and support at 2585.68…formed by a one-day moving average (mid-point of candle high/low — input source is hl2) of the February 8 & 9 candles, as shown on the daily chart below.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post of the FAANGs, volatility is on the rise for all of them, including Netflix (NFLX).
The weekly chart below shows the confluence levels of two sets of Fibonacci retracements…around 273, 235, 210 and 174. These levels also intersect with the lines parallel to the median of the Andrew’s Pitchfork channel, and the median, itself.
A drop and hold below the first at 273, combined with an accelerating decline of the momentum indicator, may see a retest of 235, or lower. (more…)
By Harry Boxer – – Retailers lead our list of top charts to watch, while two technology stocks lead on the short side.
Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) sprinted up 9%, or $7.25, to close at $85.96 on extremely heavy volume of 10.7 million shares traded Wednesday. That’s more than five times its average volume. The jump up came with the athletic apparel company’s better-than-expected earnings announcement and 2018 outlook. The move broke the stock out of a bull wedge consolidation, reaching a new all-time high of $87.98 intraday. Next target: $94.
Macy’s, Inc. (M) moved up 4%, or $1.21, closing at $29.07 on 11 million shares traded. The move came with news that President Trump is considering legal action against competitor Amazon that favors traditional department stores. The stock reached a bottom right before its November 9 earnings announcement and has been on its way back up ever since. Price is currently sitting in a bull flag consolidation pattern, showing significant potential for another leg up. Next target: $34.50. (more…)