Just SEVEN DAYS until Miami, and final preparations are underway!
- Last week I made big improvements to the manuals even though the printed versions had to be with the printers weeks ago.
- We’ve released the sidebar Analyzer and Pricer in Beta, and there will be tweaks (mainly cosmetic but a couple of functional components) made early next week.
- For those attending in person, we noticed last years seats were a bit uncomfortable, so we’ve bought you memory foam cushions for the seats and backs!
Bottom line, we will always give you the very best of what we have, which is why you’ll keep seeing groundbreaking improvements in our research, applications, your convenience … even the comfort of your derriere! 🙂
Talking of enhancements, in today’s review I show a number of stocks including some exhibiting the Shrinking Retracements that are part of the Bootcamp Package. Over the coming weeks and months you’ll find these setups will become more important.
Contact us here to see if you’re suited for the Bootcamp.
JP Morgan has fired the starting gun of earnings with a bang, with other financials taking encouragement. But right now, any of these recent gap-ups will need to consolidate in order to form a preferred trade setup. Keep an eye on them, but don’t rush in.
As I go through my regular process, I see a market with more upside potential, but apart from the financials, other stocks are making rather heavy weather of things.
So, my guidance for the past two weeks of further short-term upside continues, with a number of our bullish setups having performed well, but there is a “but … ” in the equation.
Last week’s nuggets were decent, and there a couple more this week.
More short term upside is likely, though earnings will have big say. I didn’t cover it in the video, but the pre-earnings pies are filling up around 75% bullish.
Watch the video for more detail.
The Main Indices:
The DIA was last week’s best index performer, while the others sideways though the IWM did have a positive Monday before returning to a rather fragile look despite holding the Monday gains.
- Longer Term Market Timer (OVIsi): Still half-green and inching closer to a full green circle, though likely to stay half-green this week.
- Medium Term Swing Timer: Positive and close to overbought.
- SPY OVI: Still not playing ball … that’s still the sign that this ongoing upside could be short-lived.
Fast Filters Stock Selection:
Time and time again we see the power of focusing on Big Money Footprints around the Key Levels. Even in sub-optimal market conditions, they provide the safest setups.
It also pays to keep things simple, and this is particularly true with options. Of course we can do the fancy stuff, but your bread and butter should be optimal stock setups combined with sensible and responsible options strategies that you understand. The Analyzer and Pricer will help enormously with that, so you always know what you’re doing.
In Miami one of our focuses is on “great value” options on stocks setting up nicely for our bread & butter strategy, as well as other more exotic strategies.
Here is a smaller list of stocks that look interesting for our consideration. Remember to reference the video so you know what my sentiment is on each one:
ABT EQT EW EXTR FANG FITB GMED GXO JNJ LMT MKC MNDY MRO MTDR NRG NTAP PAGS PFE PRGO SO SQ XLRE XLU
The new sidebar OptionEasy Analyzer and Pricer have been Beta-released. Further tweaks and fixes will be made early in the week, well in time for next weekend. These will save you so much time will empowering you to understand any options strategy you’re doing. With so much misinformation out there (including from so-called gurus) I cannot emphasise how important these tools are for anyone who wants to trade options consistently over years.
Other Bootcamp releases into Watchlists and/or TradeFinders include:
- Overbought/Oversold filters (great for credit spreads) … we’ll cover this in Miami.
- Shrinking retracements filters / watchlists (ideal for your bread, butter and also plenty of jam!) … again to be covered in Miami.
Also, our revamped education suite is accelerating its new release, so you can take better advantage of our unique content and also test yourself with our quizzes!
And soon after Miami I’ll be deploying a whole new Journal app with an inbuilt calculator for you to be in control of risk at all times. We’ll also consolidate the existing Journal functions into just one convenient place.
Then there will be the TV component so you can watch our education content or your mentors right next to the chart you’re looking at. And then there will be wholesale upgrades to the charts too.
Stay in touch to discover more as we unveil best-of-breed applications!
The OptionEasy Bootcamp on 22-23 April is only SEVEN DAYS away, and our corporate room rates are pretty much gone, though you might be able to ask the hotel for a special case. With all the upgrades coming, this will be our best ever. It’s at the National Hotel on South Beach Miami, and we’ll also be broadcasting live and recording it. I will be unveiling more upgrades and findings, making all of our trading more precise and more efficient.
Remember, you can play the video at 1.25x or 1.5x speed if you want to save time! I have placed all the stocks covered in today’s review in your “Latest Preview” watch list.