Of 4 important industry groups compared against the Dow, Basic materials have the weakest relative strength with a minus 3.03% for the last month.
The 7 days move from 297.19 to 283.20 retraced an 81% to 294.56, after that the group has been on a trading range.
Like most, I’m waiting for the end of this uptrend, that is not confirmed yet but Basic Materials looks promising for shorting.
My short trigger for today is a close below 286.91 with a stop at 291.17.
The Proshares ultra short basic materials (SMN) is a 200% inverse fund that has a decent 600,000+ average trading volume daily. Buying the fund could be an ideal instrument for shorting the group.
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- Erick Stern
- I am a civil engineer who likes charts, to me, speculating in the markets is both a hobby and a second profession and in my view the stock market is the most honest environment, since it is only your knowledge and preparation that matters. I live, and work in the construction industry, in the Dominican Republic. I read and answer all my mail so please feel free to write email@example.com Thanks, Erick