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Pivot Point

|Includes:iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR)

At the last session we saw that the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:IYR) was at an intersection of two trend-lines.

This is typically a low risk area and the decision was made to go short the index or rather go long the DirexionShares Daily Real Estate Bear 3X Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:DRV).

With the current session just ended, the IYR attempted but did not make a new high and the close was slightly higher for the day.

The confluence of trend-lines remains intact (up-trend line omitted for clarity) as there was no significant push out of the confines of the set-up.

Although there was no gap lower during this session as was the desired scenario, we see that there was no evidence that the trade set-up is experiencing a failure.

By compressing the daily chart a bit we can see that these past two sessions may represent a pivot point that will lead to a more aggressive trading channel.

IYR Daily Chart

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Taking a look at the overall market, the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) has closed at an all time high.

From the daily chart below, it can be seen that any move lower from here will complete a near perfect textbook bearish divergence.

It should also be noted that the SPY has completed a measured move target established by the trading range between 175 and 177.5

The trade channel targets approximately three points as the move. That equates to 180 on the SPY. The SPY closed the day at 180.05.

SPY Daily Chart

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We are long DRV with a stop in the area of 58.25.


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Disclosure: I am long DRV.

Stocks: IYR