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The S&P 500 SPY ETF moved back above the 21d and 9ema on Tuesday. This short post highlights a change of character (SPY) and a reason to “begin” more aggressive trading. We will ease back into swings as price action moves back to all-time highs.

Use this 21d strategy to increase your winning trades percentage. Consistency will follow. I promise.

SPY 21d Moving Average

Confirmation, when bullish trader’s returned, was pretty evident yesterday as BLOCK size also rose. The markets closed near the high of the day. Buyers were present for the entire session. As a result, this bullish surge lifted the SPY back above its bullish 21d and 9ema.

Above the 21d we’re bullish; below we are cautious/bearish short-term.

RSI is back above 50 and rising. And, reiterating our thoughts from the weekend video, we were looking for MACD to turn higher as it did back in September, October of 2019.

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SPY and the SPDR Sectors

The S&P 500 sectors saw technology make new highs on Tuesday. Additional bullish sectors are noted. We’ll focus on these few this morning, while we wait for lagging sectors like materials to catch up.

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Note: Scott Redler also commented on technology this morning via his morning Periscope commentary. With more traders looking at the same charts, we can say these stocks are in play. This will show up as elevated RVOL.

As the markets trade a bit more aggressive and bullish this morning, these stocks from the Bollinger Band TTM Squeeze scan should outperform.

ENPHENPH – Enphase Energy Inc.EnergyRenewable Energy Equipment36.9012.09
MTEMMTEM – Molecular Templates, Inc.Health CareBiotechnology16.347.29
SPLKSPLK – Splunk Inc.TechnologySoftware167.814.96
CDAYCDAY – Ceridian HCM Holding, Inc.TechnologySoftware77.893.78
ERIERI – Eldorado Resorts, Inc.DiscretionaryGambling62.702.96
LDOSLDOS – Leidos Holdings, Inc.TechnologyComputer Services105.312.78
CTVACTVA – Corteva Inc.MaterialsSpecialty Chemicals30.952.76
ARNAARNA – Arena PharmaceuticalsHealth CareBiotechnology48.712.70
GDSGDS – GDS Holdings Ltd.TechnologyComputer Services54.722.63
AXSMAXSM – Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.Health CareBiotechnology96.312.60
CIENCIEN – CIENA Corp.TechnologyTelecom Equipment42.872.49
HH – Hyatt Hotels Corp.DiscretionaryHotels88.032.42
BILIBILI – Bilibili, Inc.Communication ServicesInternet23.582.34
ACNACN – Accenture Ltd.TechnologySoftware212.532.28
CBRECBRE – CBRE Group, Inc.Real EstateReal Estate Services63.432.27
ARESARES – Ares Management, LPFinancialSpecialty Finance38.112.14
CBSHCBSH – Commerce Bancshares, Inc.FinancialBanks69.981.89
WDCWDC – Western Digital Corp.TechnologyComputer Hardware68.431.77
IRIR – Ingersoll-Rand PlcIndustrialIndustrial Machinery138.531.72
AESAES – AES Corp.UtilitiesConventional Electricity20.611.48
CZRCZR – Caesars Entertainment Corp.DiscretionaryGambling13.961.01
VRNTVRNT – Verint Systems, Inc.TechnologySoftware59.070.85
LULULULU – Lululemon Athletica Inc.DiscretionaryClothing & Accessories247.990.66
PGXPGX – Invesco Preferred ETF15.160.26
PGFPGF – Invesco Financial Preferred ETF19.020.05
ZAYOZAYO – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.TechnologyTelecom Equipment34.870.03

Most of these candidates should follow through today. Look for flags and dips to buy.

ENPH is one example, where candidates in the list exhibit Bollinger Bands breaking out of their Keltner Channels, triggering a TTM Squeeze signal.

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ENPH, like the others, also shows MACD in a bullish cross. Volume was above average, printing “pocket pivots.” Finally, ENPH is printing a cup and handle continuation pattern, with the depth of the cup as the measured move, 16 points (+/-). Add this value to the breakout.

S&P Futures are higher this morning. Again.

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