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Weekly Market Review and Swing Trade Opportunities July 24th, 2023

Brian PezimBrian PezimJuly 23, 2023
Weekly Market Review and Swing Trade Opportunities July 24th, 2023

Hi all,

The markets saw some money rotation this last week as the tech heavy QQQs ended with a small loss while the DOW continued to put in day after day of gains. Friday was the 10th day in a row for a positive DOW close – keep an eye on 14 in a row…that would be an all-time record.


TSLA and NFLX were some notable companies that reported last week. Both had some good numbers but there were some concerns and both stocks sold off.  For the bulls, the big name financials like MS, JPM and GS all have had good quarters and their shares rallied.


Next week is action packed. Lots of earnings reports from big names (see below), FOMC rate announcement at 2PM Wednesday (expectation is for +0.25% hike), Powell speaks and 2:30 and PCE price index Friday (Feds favored inflation indicator). We should see some volatility. I believe tech high fliers will have a challenge making new highs in the short term.




Recap Video:

Watch the recap on YouTube


Sectors in Play Last Week:

  • Healthcare and Energy biggest gainers (weakest last week)
  • Communication and Consumer Cyclical sectors were the losers for the week

Key Levels for this Week:

  • DOW (36,228 now) – support level 34,500 and resistance is at 35,500
  • QQQ (376) – support level 370 and resistance is at 380
  • SPY (452) – support level 445 and resistance is at 460
  • IWM (194.5) – support level 190 and resistance is at 200

What to Watch for this Week:

  • Monday – 9:45 S&P Manufacturing and Services PMI
  • Tuesday – 10:00 Consumer confidence
  • Wednesday - 10:00 Housing starts; 2:00 FOMC interest rate decision; 2:30 Fed Powell speaks
  • Thursday - 8:30 Jobless claims and some sales data; 10:00 Pending home sales
  • Friday - 8:30 PCE price index data. 10:00 Consumer Sentiment.

View the Economic Calendar on Trading Terminal


Earnings this week:

  • Monday DPZ pre and CLF, WHL post
  • Tues VZ, GM, GE, SPOT, MMM, RTX, NUC pre and MSFT, GOOGL, V, SNAP, TDOC, TXI post
  • Wed T, BA, KO pre and META, CMG, LAM post
  • Thurs RCL, MCD, LUV, MA, CROX, VLO, ABBV, HON pre and F, INTC, ROKU, ENPH post
  • Friday XOM, CVS, PG pre

View the Earnings Calendar on Trading Terminal



- AAPL –Still trading range bound. Opportunity to sell upside $195 calls or downside $185 puts.

- ABNB – Got long on a breakout. Looking to sell some Monday.

- AMZN – Looks range bound $125 to $135. Opportunity to sell calls and or puts.

- GOOG – $126 resistance. Technology looks toppy for a while.

- LVY – Last week’s watchlist - broke out – long at $90.5 – almost got to $100 Friday. Will sell some Monday.

- MS – nice pop on earnings. Looks toppy here so potential to sell weekly calls now at $95.

- NVDA – Top at $480. Short $480 calls and $410 puts. I think it is rangebound.

- RIVN – Still long position but looks like resistance at $27.

- TSLA - $260 are support areas and $284 resistance.  If is drops below $260 then $240 possible.   Rally back above $280 looks unlikely in short term.

Sector Watch

- XLE – energy sector had a good week and broke out through $84. Note - XOM and CVS report end of next week.

- XLF – etf of the week last week. Earnings boosted sector. Maybe toppy for now after big move.

- XLY – discretionary sector taking a hit…looks like more downside.


ABNB – long from last week’s watchlist – breakout

LYV – breakout buy above $90 from last week’s watch list.

NVDA – sold $41o puts and $480 calls expires coming Friday

RIVN – long small position as long as it holds $24.


Note: These are investments I am in or watching however, they may not be suitable for all investors. The author of this email is NOT an investment advisory service, a registered investment advisor or a broker-dealer and I do NOT undertake to advise clients or recipients of this email on which securities they should buy or sell for themselves. This email is provided for information purposes only and traders should always consult with their licensed BIDO financial advisors and tax advisors to determine the suitability of any investment.

Brian PezimBrian Pezim

Brian (Randy) Pezim is a Canadian trader and investor, with a focus on swing trading equities as well as day trading.