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I’m a swing trader of momentum stocks with a holding period of anywhere from a few hours to a few months. I run a number of screens to locate the strongest/weakest stocks out there, using technical analysis to determine my entries and exits. Trying to calculate the intrinsic value of stocks in... More
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  • India's Weakness Looks Like a Buying Opportunity 0 comments
    Feb 15, 2011 2:33 AM | about stocks: IFN
     After the recent double top in the $BSE, preceded by a massive run from 8k to 21k, it’s no surprise that the Bombay Markets took a well deserved rest. I have reason to believe that this market has bottomed and is about to turn around. Now whether we’re going to make another run at the recent highs, that can’t be known until we see what the shape of the snapback rally looks like, however I do see an opportunity here, especially with the long term potential of this region.

    I’ll start with the longer view on the weekly chart and work my way down to smaller time-frames.  Ever since this rally has started, the RSI (relative strength index) has traded between the 50 -80 level, never staying below 50 for very long. My work with this indicator tells me that when we correct to the 40 level (or slightly below), and stay above the 30 level, the chances are high that a stock or index will soon bounce. When you combine that with the many areas of support found on this long term chart, I really like this setup as a longer term trade.


    When you look at a daily chart, it looks quite ugly, but there are signs of bullish strength here as I’ve noted on the chart.

    Finally, the 60 minute chart is my favorite time frame for timing entries. We may drift between the line that I’ve drawn and the lows for a few days as this market tries to find a bottom. And if you can pick up shares a few percentage points lower than where it closed on Friday, and use the low of $29.12 as your stop loss…you’re risk is very little. I do not own any shares of this ETF, but I will be looking to open a starter position this week, and could potentially add to it on weakness. As I said, one could use Friday’s low as the stop, but as long as it stays above the 30 level on the Weekly RSI, I think this offers a great opportunity to get exposed to India, on what looks like major weakness in the charts.

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    Themes: India, Emerging Markets, E-7 Stocks: IFN
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