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A Look Into The Trade Setup In The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)

September 20th, 2011

Scott Pluschau: The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSE:IWM) is forming what looks like a Head and Shoulders Pattern on the daily chart. The neckline which I drew with a blue trendline has to be broken down in order for the pattern to be in play. Why sell at $66 or $67 when you can sell at yesterday’s closing price Read more…

NYSE:IWM

ETF Charts: A Closer Look At The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK)

September 15th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  There is a classic technical analysis pattern looking at the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLK). Since the beginning of year 2011 XLK has formed a “Bearish Triple Top” formation marked with blue ovals on the chart below. However, when the breakdown of the neckline Read more…

NASDAQ:QQQ, NYSE:QID, NYSE:QLD, NYSE:TYP, NYSE:XLK

A Potential Buying Opportunity In Gold? (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, IAU, DZZ)

September 9th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  The Daily Average True Range (ATR) in the gold futures has gone from the low $20’s in the beginning of August just over a month ago to greater than $50 today. Traders with tight stops are likely getting killed with this volatility. In my opinion any trades between $1750 and $1920 Read more…

NYSE:DZZ, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU

ETF Charts: Trading The iShares 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (IEF)

September 7th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  The iShares 7-10 year Treasury ETF (NYSE:IEF) has been forming an immature balance area in the weekly time frame. Tuesday, September 6th, 2011, IEF gapped up to a new 52 week high and closed down on the day. I marked this with a grey oval on the Daily chart. Read more…

NYSE:IEF

ETF In Focus: The PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF (DBA)

August 30th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF (NYSE:DBA) is breaking out of a Bull Flag pattern on the weekly chart. The flag is a continuation pattern that resembles a flag when drawn with trendlines, and ideally should have diminishing volume in the flag after a sharp increase in price. Read more…

NYSE:DBA

Buy, Sell, or Hold: Trading The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)

August 23rd, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) is now at the extremes of its mature balance area. Read more…

NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ

The PowerShares QQQ ETF Under The Microscope (QQQ)

August 16th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) had a breakdown from a mature balance area in the daily time frame on increasing volume. Why was the selloff so sharp? Not because of the credit downgrade, but because of the tremendous amount of trade facilitation that took place in this Read more…

NASDAQ:QQQ

Silver: There Is A Classic Trade Setting Up In The iShares Silver ETF (PSLV, SLV, AGQ, ZSL, DBS)

July 20th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  There is a classic trade set up in the iShares Silver exchange traded fund (NYSE:SLV). We had months of consolidation in silver and I have been sitting on the sidelines patiently avoiding random market behavior in this balance area. Two days ago there was a breakout, Read more…

NYSE:AGQ, NYSE:DBS, NYSE:PSLV, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:ZSL

Trading The Dollar Index and It’s Ascending Triangle (UUP, UDN, GLD, SLV)

July 12th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  Let’s take a look at the Dollar Index symbol $USD on the weekly chart.  The current pattern that is shaping up is an Ascending Triangle.  An ascending triangle shows steady selling at a fixed price, forming the horizontal resistance level, while it also shows increasing demand with each Read more…

NYSE:UDN, NYSE:UUP

A Trade Setup In The CurrencyShares Euro ETF? (FXE)

July 8th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  Let’s take a look at a trade set up on CurrencyShares Euro ETF (NYSE:FXE). Back in early 2010 FXE had a few months of consolidation on the weekly chart, and the break down from this area resulted in a strong move downward. In 2010 there were two small consolidation areas Read more…

NYSE:FXE

A Trade Setup In The iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF? (EWZ)

July 7th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  Let’s take a look at theiShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (NYSE:EWZ) on the weekly chart.  Back in late 2008 and into early 2009 EWZ was in a consolidation pattern I marked with converging blue trend lines, and thus building steam for a strong move one way or the other.  Read more…

NYSE:EWZ

Trading Strategies With The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY, SDS, SH, SSO, IWM)

July 1st, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  Let’s take a look at the daily chart of the S&P 500 exchange traded trust (NYSE:SPY) again. I had mentioned two days ago in my analysis that SPY was at a favorable trade location to go either long or short. This was going to be a two part series with the second part the short trade Read more…

NYSE:SPY

Market Opportunity: A Great Trade Is Setting Up In The S&P 500 ETF (SPY, SDS, SH, SSO, TNA, TZA, IWM)

June 29th, 2011

Scott Pluschau: Let’s look at SPY, the S&P 500 exchange traded trust (NYSE:SPY). I think we’re at a favorable trade location to go either long or short. How can that be? Because to me trading is not about prediction, it’s about the reward to risk ratio. Looking at a daily chart of SPY, Read more…

NYSE:SDS, NYSE:SH, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:SSO

ETF In Focus: A Technical Look At The iPath Grains ETN

June 16th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  Let’s take another look at the weekly chart of the iPath DJ-UBS Grains TR Sub-Idx ETN (NYSE:JJG).  In late 2009 through middle of 2010, JJG formed a triangle that resembled more of a bullish rising wedge pattern that I marked with blue trend lines now looking back at it again Read more…

NYSE:JJG

Silver ETFs: A Closer Look At The Key Levels In The Silver Trade (SLV, AGQ, ZSL, PSLV, SIVR, DBS, SIL)

June 14th, 2011

Scott Pluschau:  Let’s take a look at the Silver ETF in the iShares Silver Trust (NYSE:SLV) again. It was back on May 5th, 2011, that I did a write-up on SLV that can be found: HERE Read more…

NYSE:AGQ, NYSE:DBS, NYSE:PSLV, NYSE:SIL, NYSE:SIVR, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:ZSL




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