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Like I Said … A Bumpy Bullish Earnings Season

Sometimes it does feel a bit uncanny, but this is the huge payoff that our unique approach to the markets gives us.

And of course, that then puts us at a huge advantage for selecting stocks and options which are typically in the prevailing market direction.

Two weeks ago I said that I expected the three main indices (DIA, QQQ, SPY) would most likely reflect a positive but bumpy earnings season.

This is exactly what appears to be happening now, with the bumpiness caused by some stocks rising and others falling as they make their announcements.

As I’ve also said numerous times, I expect this market to run out of steam after earnings season. A retracement then would set us up nicely for the rest of the year with plenty of bullish Shrinking Retracements.

I’m looking at automating more of this Market Timing piece, and will include this crucial skill set in the practical exercises, which we’ll do at the Orlando Options Bootcamp in April.

Finally, a quick reminder … 

** Soon, these Market Reviews will change. Please keep an eye out for this in the coming weeks. **

See below for the Market Outlook.

How to Watch This Video

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  2. Click on Platform (top right) 
  3. Click on TV within the Platform (top right) 
  4. Choose “On Demand” 
  5. Play

If you have multiple screens, you can pop out the video by mousing over the video itself where you’ll see a “picture-in-picture” icon, and if you only have one screen you can watch it next to the charts or maximize the video window to full screen. That’s your choice!

Again, I’m putting today’s reviewed stocks into my (Guy’s) Expert Watchlist area. That means the big list and the more condensed list.

Market Outlook:

Watch the video for more detail.

The three big indices are breaking their local highs, while the IWM is trying to hold on above its 50-dma.

Here’s what I said last week, which remains the case this week:

The likelihood remains for a bumpy bullish earnings and then a more “interesting” pullback thereafter, creating plenty of optimal setups for us from spring onwards.

Keep sticking with our game plan of AAA setups near Key Levels. Don’t get distracted by missed opportunities.

The Main Indices:

Again, the same as what I said last week:

From the main indices, the IWM remains the most shaky, as I have mentioned it would recently. I also mentioned I didn’t expect major weakness *yet* in the other indices.

As always, let the setups form, and protect your existing profits and any new profits early.

Market Timers:

  • Longer Term Market Timer (OVIsi):
    Half green.
  • Medium Term Swing Timer:
  • Index OVIs:
    QQQ has the most convincing OVI, while the SPY’s is swinging back to positive territory. The DIA’s OVI has wobbled a bit while the IWM’s remains negative.

Fast Filters Stock Selection:

You’ll notice this week more Shrinking Retracement setups. The user feedback for this remarkable indicator continues to be amazingly strong.

Again, this week I’ve conducted a number of searches to get a feel for the markets – it’s part of my routine – and then I gravitate to setups near Key Levels.

Like last week, most of the flag consolidations right now are pullbacks from highs, hence showing as bear flags. That’s fine, and a number of those types of setups have already rebounded upwards off Key Levels in the past few days.

Remember, of all the Big Money Footprints, the three most important are OVI, Shrinking Retracements, and Key Levels. The others are also very helpful, but those three are the ones I look for first in the VIP section. The bullish Shrinking Retracements are still quite scarce right now, but after the next meaningful pullback (and subsequent bounce), they’ll start to populate again.

Go into the ‘Expert Watchlists’ area of the platform to view my Watchlists for (a) all the stocks I cover in today’s video, and (b) a smaller list that warrant a closer look.

** Very soon I will only post this in the Expert Watchlists area (just click on my image to see them), so you’ll have to log in to see it. Market Timing will also go inside a login soon. Remember to reference the video so you know what my sentiment is on each stock listed. **

Software Upgrades:

The new charts are our priority for our next piece of development so we can have a link to a broker platform. It looks like we’ll be able to package orders from our journal app to make life much easier for you.

A further journal app upgrade and calculator will go after that.

Also, the full mobile phone (portrait) optimization is on the docket. Lots to do!

Many more game-changing upgrades will be made in time for the Orlando Options Bootcamp on April 20-21

Stay in touch to discover more as we unveil best-of-breed applications!


Our Options Bootcamp in Orlando on 20-21 April will be the most practical ever, with around 20 exercises and with the most bonuses ever.

Like we just did in London, each session will have a practical exercise for you to complete, so you can build your confidence in finding the exact type of setup you want to focus on. These practicals will involve all the options strategies covered, with each one taking only a few minutes to complete. This will give you the confidence to use our options tools to their maximum potential while saving you huge amounts of time.

The Stocks Summit recordings are all up now and organised into their relevant chapters for easy viewing.

Watch today’s market review inside the members area here! To the left is the Watchlist area. To the right is the TV area.

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.

PS. If you’re interested in any of our OVI trading services for stocks or options such as a fast-track mentorship or workshop event, book yourself an appointment here to speak with us. Many of our members aren’t aware of all the services we offer to help you become a more ‘informed’ and confident trader with the OVI. Remember, everyone is an individual, and we ensure that we can cater to you and your particular needs.

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