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February 21st Daily Market Comments

The direction of today's trading was easily anticipated by the formation of a Doji tape day yesterday. The Dow had come back up toward the top end of the trading range forming a Doji type day but it still closed below the T-line. It needed to open positive and trade positive to confirm that the T-line was still acting as a bullish support.   … [Read More...]

February 20th Daily Market Comments

The markets still do not demonstrate any selling pressure. Today's lower open, the Dow opening right on the T-line, appear to be normal morning profit-taking. Nothing has changed the trend sentiment. Candlestick patterns are still producing good profits, i.e. the fry pan bottom. … [Read More...]

February 20th Daily Market Comments

The markets still do not demonstrate any selling pressure. Today's lower open, the Dow opening right on the T-line, appear to be normal morning profit-taking. Nothing has changed the trend sentiment. Candlestick patterns are still producing good profits, i.e. the fry pan bottom. Today's recommendation on a potential wedge breakout of CNSL is up 32% so far Today. … [Read More...]

February 20th Market Wrap-Up

The markets traded lower Today on more China virus scare rhetoric. Is this the end of the uptrend? Based upon candlestick analysis, the church reveal a much different perspective as far as Today's selling. After the Dow was down approximate 375 points it finished down 122 points is this bearish? The candlestick formation was somewhat of a Doji type day. The Dow did close below the T-line but forming an indecisive trading day. Add the analysis of the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ, there indecisive trading day continue to show a close above the T-line. This overall analysis indicates there has not been any major change of investor sentiment. The nature of the current uptrend can be characterized much better based upon the visual aspects of candlestick signals. The uptrend remains in progress as long as the indexes continue to trade above the T-line. The nature of the uptrend is revealing a very choppy movement. That is what makes the T-line a very informative indicator. The probabilities indicate the uptrend is still in progress when the indexes cannot close below the T-line. This allows the candlestick investor to have a much more precise analysis of the overall trend and does not allow themselves to be whipsawed in and out of positions. Patterns provide relevant trend analysis confirmation. The T-line is also very applicable to analyzing what is occurring in a candlestick price pattern. Note that numerous fry pan bottom patterns have remained in an uptrend in spite of what the overall market movement is portraying. This factor can be easily explained. A fry pan bottom is a buildup of investor sentiment over a period of time. It will not be readily influenced by other factors such as the oscillation movements of the overall markets. Knowing this, I candlestick investor can be much more comfortable maintaining fry pan bottom positions no matter what direction the market is going. As long as the uptrend remains above the T-line, even on scary pullback days, the … [Read More...]

February 18th Market Direction

Although the Dow was down 165 points today, simple candlestick analysis reveals there was not any major change of investor sentiment. Visually evaluating the NASDAQ shows that although it basically closed flat on the day, it was after it had opened lower, revealing bullish sentiment after it opened. The S&P 500 close lower but after a Doji formation, showing indecisive selling, as well as the T line continue to act as a support level. Taking all three of the indexes into account, the overall evaluation indicates there is no major change of investor sentiment. Additionally, numerous stocks traded positive on the day. The big-name stocks such as AMZN, TSLA, NFLX , BYND, traded positive, once again indicating there was no selling consensus in the overall market trend. Candlestick patterns continue to show good profitability even in the throes of a indecisive up trending market. The fry pan bottom has produced consistent profitability in a number of our current recommendations, RAD, ITCI , REGI and ZS. ZS produced a very recognizable breakout, a Doji sandwich breaking out through the 200 day moving average, confirming the fry pan bottom breakout.SPCE produced parabolic profits, the same pattern illustrated in TSLA two weeks ago. Knowing what to expect from a pattern puts investors in the correct trades at the correct time. Knowing what investor sentiment does on a repeated basis allows the candlestick investor to take profits at the optimal points, as illustrated in SPCE today. Being mentally prepared for what human nature produces as price patterns, the candlestick investor gains huge advantages of knowing exactly when to be buying and when to be selling with a high degree of probability. This dramatically reduces emotional decision-making when it comes to investment decisions. We will conduct a "Members Only" chat session tonight at 8:00 pm EST. Good Investing, The Candlestick Forum Team   … [Read More...]