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  • Another Reversal (YCS) (RTH) - December 21, 2011 0 comments
    Dec 21, 2011 9:19 AM | about stocks: YCS, RTH
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    The Wagner Daily - December 21, 2011
    Concise technical analysis and picks of the leading global ETFs


    Stocks gapped up sharply on Tuesday and steadily rallied the entire day, to close at session highs. All five major indices ended the session up more that 2.75%. The small-cap Russell 2000 led the surge as it added a whopping 4.2%. The S&P MidCap 400 improved by 3.5%, while the Nasdaq tacked on 3.2%. The S&P and the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced by 3.0% and 2.9% respectively.

    Market internals were decidedly bullish yesterday. Volume improved by 14.5% on the Nasdaq and 7.5% on the NYSE. Advancing volume overpowered declining volume by 35.4 to 1 on the NYSE and 10.5 to 1 on the Nasdaq. The sharp jump in volume points directly to institutional participation in the move. Yesterday was a definitive accumulation day for the broad market.

    Since late November, the ProShares UltraShort Yen (NYSEARCA:YCS) has been setting a series of higher lows as it has consolidated along its 20-day EMA. A move above Monday's high of $42.08 could present a long opportunity in this ETF.

    Yesterday, the Market Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH) gapped up and formed an inside candle. Further, it closed back above both its 20-day and 50-day moving averages. A volume fueled move back above Monday's high of $111.84 could provide a buying opportunity in this ETF.


    It is days like today that test the mental fortitude of a trader. Not only is it important to have sound trading rules, but it is also important to honor those rules. Naturally, it's upsetting when trades unexpectedly gap against you the way these positions did yesterday. However, you can't become a deer in the headlights or beat yourself up over a legitimate entry. Further, you CANNOT allow hope to enter your thinking. Hope is a dangerous emotion because it leads to very bad trading habits such as not honoring stops and adding to losing trades.

    The commentary above is an abbreviated version of our daily ETF trading newsletter, The Wagner Daily. Subscribers to the full version receive specific ETF trade setups with detailed trigger, stop, and target prices, as well as daily updates on all open positions. Intraday Trade Alerts are also sent via e-mail and/or text message, on as-needed basis. For your free 1-month trial to the full version of The Wagner Daily, or to learn about our other services, please visit

    Deron Wagner is the Founder and Head Portfolio Manager of Morpheus Trading Group, a capital management and trader education firm launched in 2001. Wagner is the author of the best-selling book, Trading ETFs: Gaining An Edge With Technical Analysis (Bloomberg Press, August 2008), and also appears in the popular DVD video, Sector Trading Strategies (Marketplace Books, June 2002). He is also co-author of both The Long-Term Day Trader (Career Press, April 2000) and The After-Hours Trader (McGraw Hill, August 2000). Past television appearances include CNBC, ABC, and Yahoo! FinanceVision. Wagner is a frequent guest speaker at various trading and financial conferences around the world, and can be reached by sending e-mail to:

    DISCLAIMER: There is a risk for substantial losses trading securities and commodities. This material is for information purposes only and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities. Morpheus Trading, LLC (hereinafter "The Company") is not a licensed broker, broker-dealer, market maker, investment banker, investment advisor, analyst or underwriter. This discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A stock's actual results could differ materially from descriptions given. The companies discussed in this report have not approved any statements made by The Company. Please consult a broker or financial planner before purchasing or selling any securities discussed in The Wagner Daily (hereinafter "The Newsletter"). The Company has not been compensated by any of the companies listed herein, or by their affiliates, agents, officers or employees for the preparation and distribution of any materials in The Newsletter. The Company and/or its affiliates, officers, directors and employees may or may not buy, sell or have positions in the securities discussed in The Newsletter and may profit in the event the shares of the companies discussed in The Newsletter rise or fall in value. Past performance never guarantees future results.

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