Happy Thriving Thursday!
Last week, the market was down 3 days out of 5 trading days. It remains in the same range that it has been in for weeks. Like a pinball back and forth.
Am going to call Thursday “SPY Day”. Each Thursday, I will focus on what SPY is doing, with the hope it will help give us a clue about the market’s upcoming moves.
SPY or the SPDR S&P 500 trust is an exchange-traded fund which trades on the NYSE Arca under the symbol SPY. SPDR is an acronym for the Standard & Poor’s Depositary Receipts, the former name of the ETF. It is designed to track the S&P 500 stock market index. This fund is the largest ETF in the world and gives a good overall picture of the market. SPY includes shares from the top 500 companies.
The chart of the S&P below is a weekly chart with a TSI indicator at the bottom. The description coming up next explains how to use the TSI.
True Strength Indicator
The True Strength Index (TSI) is an oscillator that fluctuates between positive and negative territory. As with many momentum oscillators, the centerline defines the overall bias. The bulls have the momentum edge when TSI is positive, and the bears have the edge when it’s negative. As with MACD, a signal line can be applied to identify upturns and downturns. Signal line crossovers are, however, quite frequent and require further filtering with other techniques. Chartists can also look for bullish and bearish divergences to anticipate trend reversals; however, keep in mind that divergences can be misleading in a strong trend.
TSI is somewhat unique because it tracks the underlying price quite well. In other words, the oscillator can capture a sustained move in one direction or the other. The peaks and troughs in the oscillator often match the peaks and troughs in price. In this regard, chartists can draw trend lines and mark support/resistance levels using TSI. Line breaks as well as line crosses can then be used to generate signals.
Plain and Simple
On the line indicator at the bottom of the chart, it appears that the TSI line is turned down indicating a bearish move. The red line is still above the black. The candle for this week is currently green. We are getting mixed signals. I suggest waiting until we have confirmation of a trend.
TSI Buy Signal
Each candle on the chart represents price movement over one week. For months, the SPY has broken out and has been moving up. The TSI line dug into its signal line, created white space between the lines but is now curling up.
Price needs to move above the overhead line to consider a trade. Support is like a floor and resistance is like a ceiling, and price needs rise above that level.
Check out the profit potential of option trading versus buying stock. Big difference!!!
SPY is a well-rounded ETF, offering exposure to the price moves of 500 equities. Options Trade Both Directions (depending on what happens)
To buy shares of SPY today would cost approximately $468 per share (as I write this on Tuesday). I have no way to know if it will break above or turn down. I suggest waiting to trade SPY until we have a clear direction.
Option trading is truly unique in its ability to give traders the opportunity to trade an equity’s price move in either direction.
These types of trades are what can bring life-changing financial gains.
I want to stress, when you trade options, you can close the trade anywhere along the line to take profit (or loss). You don’t have to wait until it hits the target or until expiration day.
You also want to wait for the indicator confirmation and don’t jump-the-gun with an early entry.
Trading options can be a win, win, win opportunity. Options often offer a smaller overall investment, covering more shares of stock and potential for greater profits.
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Yours for a prosperous future,
Last week we discussed a possible SPY trade but it did not reach our entry target. No trade would be taken.