Why Monday’s boring price action is bullish

By Jani Ziedins | End of Day Analysis

May 08

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The S&P 500 finished Monday’s session up 0.1%. While it is hard to get excited about such small gains, boring markets are bullish, especially ones following moves as big as Friday’s 1.9% rebound.

Stocks retreat from overbought levels quickly, so the longer we hold Friday’s gains, the more real they become.

This remains a choppy market, and we should expect lots of back-and-forth, but at the same time, something that refuses to go down will eventually go up. The fact we keep holding near 4,200 resistance means we will eventually hit and even exceed this widely followed level soon.

From Friday evening’s free post:

Friday gave us the bounce we’ve been waiting for, and there isn’t much to do other than keep holding, adding more, and lifting our stops. We will be locking in profits soon, but we still have upside left, and it is worth holding a little longer.

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Monday’s price action didn’t change anything. Keep holding Friday’s rebound and make sure our stops are at least as high as our entry points, making this a low-risk trade.

Slow is boring, but I don’t mind boring when it is profitable.

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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.