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SOXX / Semi-Conductor index, can be a Great Bellwether

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SOXX / Semi-Conductor index, Can be a Great Bellwether

SOXX often Peaks first, BEFORE other indices ... fr. 2/28/18 : 3/2017 : 1/2016 / 10d: iwm: spy : tza vF 2 :

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SOXX Shock! : -1.20%. Has the stock market turned?

$183.63 - 2.23, -1.20%, O: 185.11, H:185.11, L:181.63 / vol. 980k

SOXX led the stock market up. Will it now lead it down?

SPY fell just -0.04%.  IWM rose +0.14%

SOXX - +etc ... 10d : +etc/10d :

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Top Holdings,     as SOXX closed at $183.63 - 2.230, -1.20%

SOXX led the stock market up. Will it now lead it down?

Name                        Symbol  % Assets
Broadcom Inc         :  AVGO    8.94%    $271.49 - 3.51, -1.28%
Texas Instruments :  TXN      7.98%    $105.71 - 1.56, -1.45%
Intel Corp                 :  INTC     7.56%.      $53.24 +0.01, +0.02%
NVIDIA Corp            : NVDA     6.96%    $155.25 - 1.69, -1.08%
Qualcomm Inc         : QCOM    6.73%      $53.04 +0.01, +0.02%
Xilinx Inc.                 :  XLNX     4.79%    $123.27 +0.49, +0.40%
Adv. Micro Devices :  AMD      4.54%      $23.48 - 0.73, -3.02%
Lam Research          :  LRCX    4.28%    $177.20 - 1.36, -0.76%
Analog Devices        :  ADI        4.26%.   $105.24 - 1.24, -1.17%
Applied Materials.   :  AMAT    4.15%.     $38.78 - 0.80, -2.02%

SOXX is looking toppy

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And AMD, Advanced Micro Devices, too. 

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AMD was down over 3% yesterday, the biggest drop among the Top10 components of the SOXX

A NEWS-driven drop?  Or are we seeing pure exhaustion in The Rally in Semis?

I could not find specific news items to explain the 3% drop in AMD, and the 1% or greater drop in several other components.

This may signify that Rally targets have been reached and the Rally in Semis is exhausted.

As a matter of fact, one of the main news mentions, by Jim Cramer was bullish:

The Return of the Semis

What's the biggest surprise rally of 2019? It's the semiconductors, Cramer told viewers. After being left for dead in last year's decline, investors simply got too negative, Cramer said, and that's led to an incredible rally this year.

The semiconductors were hit with a one-two punch of declining end markets, falling prices and an overall market decline. Shares of Texas Instruments (TXN - Get Report) , Micron Technologies (MU - Get Report) , Advanced Micro Devices (AMD - Get Report) and Nvidia (NVDA - Get Report) all seemed to be in free fall.

But there's more to semiconductors than just the price of DRAM and flash memory, Cramer said, there's also 5G wireless. 5G is what's going to power the cell phones of the future, and that's why shares of Xilinx (XLNX - Get Report) are up 45% for the year. Cramer said he's bullish on Skyworks Solutions (SWKS - Get Report) and Lam Research (LRCX - Get Report) , an Action Alerts PLUS holding.

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( Anyone else paying attention to these potentially helpful indicators? )

I was POSTING about a possible Turn, a day before Wed's Drop

HERE is my Tuesday posting

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STOCK INDICES may be Rolling over.

IWM may soon follow SOXX (Semi-conductor Index) Lower ... update : SOXX vs SPY : SOXX: 185.86 - 1.17

   

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One way to bet on a drop, would be to buy this etf:

TZA / 3X BEAR etf on Russell 2000 (IWM) ... update : Last: $9.31 + 0.21, +2.31% // Compare : UKX

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I have some TZA March $9 calls - and a loss on them at this stage... I bought them a little to early, but still have profit potential

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BASED and "ready to Roll" - that might be "the BEAR etf's", TZA & FAZ

I Added these Links to Header: : tza vF 2 :

Chart of # 2 : FAZ & TZA tend to have similar movements, sometimes one leads the other

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What are these?

FAZ = Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3x Shares (ETF) - if you think Bank stocks will drop
TZA = Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares (ETF) - if you think stock, esp. the Russell 2000 will drop
 
The Russell has a higher beta than does the SPY, so a 3X Bear like TZA moves up fast when stocks drop.
I sometimes buy Calls on the TZA when I think stocks might drop
 
Like the past 2-3 days
 

 

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SOLD my TZA calls just now... as the Bearish move in Stocks may be waning

Most of them made me nearly a double

I bought at 73 cents, and sold out half at $1.35, and the other half at $1.48

SPY was near the Low of the day, and TZA near the day's high as I sold at $1.48 (+$9 = $10.48 underlying TZA)

Why?

SOXX +etc  vs. SPY, IWM ... $178.30 -0.79%, $272.65 -0.86%, $150.94 -0.45%/ TZA: $10.47 +1.47%

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The gap down on disappointing Employment figures may have taken the energy of of the slide.

SOXX opened much lower ($176.56) and is now well off its lows as SPY & IWM retest lows.

I take this as a potentially bullish indication. And I like to double my money (at least) on Option trades

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Exiting the trade proved to be a wise move, since IWM rose & TZA fell later

SOXX +etc  vs. SPY, IWM ... $179.51 -0.09%, $274.46 -0.20%, $150.94 -0.03%/ TZA: $10.32 +0.19%

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On 3/9/2019 at 11:44 AM, drbubb said:

Exiting the trade proved to be a wise move, since IWM rose & TZA fell later

SOXX +etc  vs. SPY, IWM ... $179.51 -0.09%, $274.46 -0.20%, $150.94 -0.03%/ TZA: $10.32 +0.19%

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Russell 2000 : up: +23.67, +1.5% - Glad to be out of the TZA Calls

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TZA: $9.84 - 0.46, -4.6%

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SHORT stocks again - & happy so far

IWN ran into some possible resistance, and I decided to enter a small options position, which is Bearish on stocks

BOT Apr.$9 Calls on TZA at $0.81, when TZA was about $9.60 - It closed at $9.65 -$0.12, -1.23%

SOXX - etc: IWM, & SPY ... 10d : $185.12 +$0.74, 0.40% (H: $186.69),  $154.98 +0.40%, $281.34 +0.66%

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It is a small position.  Hardly matters, less than 10% of the one I sold a a profit a few days earlier.

I will add to it, if I see a good set-up

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A great place for Stock Indices to stall out?

SOXX-etc . update: 10d - $189.16 -0.15%, IWM:$155.75 +0.64%, SPY:$282.33 +0.36% - ratio SPY/IWM: r-181.3%

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Ratio SPY/IWM: r-181.3%

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Ratio SPY/IWM: r-181.3%

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SOXX : $200 is a possible topping area. Let's see what comes next

SOXX ... chart / last: $200.65

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via @hks55:   Ray Dalio says the economy looks like 1937 and a downturn is coming in about two years

> https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/the-stock-market-and-economy-look-like-1937/

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Finally, A big drop in SOXX today :

211.09
Change:
arrow -4.60
Open:
214.97
High:
215.28
Low:
210.13
Volume:
247,398
Percent Change:
-2.13%

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SOXX often Peaks first, BEFORE other indices ... fr. 2/28/18 : 3/2017 : 1/2016 / 10d: iwm: spy : tza vF 2 :

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soxx etc - 10d

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It Looks to me that a Top formation is underway.

I would probably want to see SOXX in clear falling channel (rather than a rising one before shorting SPY...or buying puts.)

Tn]he chart shows a battle between a Rising  & Falling  channel

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CHART incl. FTSE -100 "UKX"

IWM, SOXX,etc ... charts -  IWM, SOXX, SPY, UKX

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UKX to SPY Ratio ... Last:  r-000 ... Will FTSE Lead SPY Lower yet again ?

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SOXX Dropped - have we got a possible SOXX Top in place yet? 

Time will tell. But the drop yesterday was on China-News related

SOXX - +etc ... 10d : +etc/10d :

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Compare Moves:

SOXX : 210.07 - 3.48, - 1.63%
SPY - : 292.82 - 1.21, - 0.41%
IWM -: 160.71 + 0.18, +0.11%
TZA -: $ 8.48 - 0.03, - 0.35%
FAZ -: $ 7.92 +0.09, +1.15%

SOXX- etc ... update : Viewing the chart below, I think at least one more rally is likely

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SOXX- three years

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