Trading Plan For Nov. 22, 2010
Current Long Positions (stop-losses in parentheses): TICC (10.28), HRS (45.34), CEL (32.89), BMRN (25.80)
Current Short Positions (stop-losses in parentheses): TFSL (8.23), ADBE (30.10), DTV (43.30), EQR (51.15)
BIAS: 2% Short
Economic Reports Due Out (Times are EST): None
My Observations and What to Expect:
Futures are down slightly afters selling off more than 11 points from the overnight highs on the S&P contract.
Asian and European markets are mixed, but the latter has given up most of its gains from earlier in the trading session.
1200 will continue to be the rally-cry for both the bulls and bears.
While the bulls managed to close above the 20-day moving average, the 10-day has been acting as additional resistance.
The inability to hold overnight highs, and if the bulls cannot push through 1200 early on in today's trading session, will be a very bad sign for bears and could lead to an another sell-off in the market.
Thursday and Friday's strength should not be perceived as anything more than a dead-cat bounce at this juncture.
This is what it boils down to...a break below 1189 on the S&P will be a strong indication we are putting in a 'lower-high', which isn't a total game changer, but a break of 1173 over the coming days is - as it would establish a new downtrend with a 'lower-low in place'.
For the bulls, the 1200 price level and the 10-day moving averages must be retaken. Anything else will be indicative of failure.
Thanksgiving week traditionally has a bullish bias.
Here Are The Actions I Will Be Taking: