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FB Fades, AAPL, AMZN, GOOG all report today- Jul 30, 2020

MARKET COMMENTARY– Another grinding pop to the upside yesterday into the Fed note from Chair Powell. After this, we rolled like thunder to the bottom of our support zone near 3210. Some earnings for consumer staples were outstanding – to be expected since we were all home – either cleaning, eating, or sleeping =). Expect noise and distraction in the charts to continue but a likely sell off occurs into the three powerhouses of tech reporting. Levels remain unchanged as no resolution shows. Breaching and holding 3255 will give us more upshot strength-we sit well below this currently. Markets could jolt but pullbacks, both deep and shallow, will remain regions to buy as long as the markets hold liquidity.

As before -The leading stocks still hold support but none are making new highs – this may change after the oncoming earnings releases. We need to see how/if these recapture their prior highs. Retracing to higher lows once more implies the grind higher is intact. We now show a resistance edge of 3284. The Nasdaq continues to be weaker than the rest of late. When leaders lag, we also see a cautionary tone.

Divergent undercurrents still exist- we remain range bound by my estimation. When we slip into trending zones without a proper retrace, we miss an important step in building proper volume profiles. As far as the broad market indices go, we remain in a day trading cycle with no swings setting up just yet. We will have intraday longs and intraday shorts and we will continue to take profit rather than wait for continued upside pressure. BE CAREFUL shorting between major targets – the markets are still bullish.

Gold is now in a full breakout, bringing silver along with it- volatility readings are still below the 30 regions as traders throw caution to the wind- making bullish action much more likely in the broad market. The dollar remains depressed and is struggling to hold its low. There is a MONSTER battle occurring in the world of currency.

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TRADING VIEW & ACTION PLAN
We are in trending breakout but without a signal of strength. This is a cautious long grind with lots of candle retracements. As long as we hold or recover the area near 3246.5 (broken at this writing), we remain in a path that shifts us north and we are much more likely to trend back into 3300 and beyond, else we slip back into the shorting zones and supports in our range near 3158 and lower. Remember that we have no strength signals -we should be careful not to add to positions that do not move properly into targets.

Intraday LONG trading from support edges like ABOVE the VWAP or tight moving averages will give you the least risk event for engaging – removing your trade at resistance will allow you to participate – understanding that countertrend bounces can be swift and sharp but will likely fail under the broken structure of the market.

Intraday SHORT trading from resistance edges like the old highs or bigger moving averages will give you the least risk event for engaging. Follow the candle trend until candles stop breaking higher.

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