This week’s CPI data indicated that inflation is still a concern with a 0.60% increase month over month and a 3.7% increase year over year. Investors and traders did seem to mind that much when the numbers came out.
Oil continued to move higher throughout the week, going through the $90 per barrel price. Higher energy costs are going to make it more difficult to get inflation down. Housing also continues to be strong.
Friday, the UAW went out on strike against all three automakers instead of just targeting just one as they often do. Also, on Friday Taiwan Semiconductor warned of delivery delays which some interpreted as a slowing in consumer demand. This news took all the chip stocks down. The ensuing selloff in the markets on Friday erased the gains for the week.
A lower high on the SPY and QQQ charts should be a little concerning for bulls going into next week.
- AAPL – Support at $170 if it gets there for a long.
- AMZN – Pulling back after breakout. Looking for it to hold $140.
- DELL – $72.5 looks like a top for now. Could sell some calls there next week.
- GDX – Gold stocks catching a bid despite dollar weakness. $30 is resistance if it can break and hold above there, could be a long.
- INTC – $39 is now resistance and $37 is support. It could be good for a long-term hold.
- META - $315 is resistance. May sell calls again there next week. Big support is around $290.
- NVDA – Now it is at support $440. If it continues down $425 may be the next area to look for support.
- ORCL – shorted $109 puts last week on the bottoming action. Now $115 looks like resistance.
- SNOW – came back down to fill the gap. $160 is critical support now.
- TSLA – strong performance this week. Watch $280 for resistance and $260 for support.
- XLE – nice run but looking extended. Taking profits.
AMZN – sold $140 puts and used the money to buy $146 calls expiring next week.
DELL – long ~$70. Sold $71.
XLE – long but taking profits
NVDA – long $445
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