A simple trading plan for the indexes

By Jani Ziedins | End of Day Analysis

Apr 08

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The S&P 500 finished Thursday within three points of 4,100. Not bad for an “overbought” market.

It took a couple of months to rally from 3,900 to 4k, but it only took a few days to make the next step to 4,100. But that’s the way this goes; lunge…rest…lunge again…rest again…

I don’t expect this latest breakout to go a whole lot further before falling into the next consolidation. We will hit 4,100 imminently, but it could be a while before we get to 4,200. As the saying goes, two steps forward, one step back.

That said, as long as stocks keep going up, there is only one way to trade this. Keep holding for higher prices and lifting our trailing stops to the lower 4k’s.

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About the Author

Jani Ziedins (pronounced Ya-nee) is a full-time investor and financial analyst that has successfully traded stocks and options for nearly three decades. He has an undergraduate engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and two graduate business degrees from the University of Colorado Denver. His prior professional experience includes engineering at Fortune 500 companies, small business consulting, and managing investment real estate. He is now fortunate enough to trade full-time from home, affording him the luxury of spending extra time with his wife and two children.