I have been asked by many subscribers about including more ETFs as "Diamonds in the Rough". I have toyed with the idea of an "ETF Day". I think I'll try on Wednesdays to include at least one ETF if not more. The "runners-up" list will include stocks and ETFs if applicable. My scans don't usually return that many ETFs, but Carl and I have a ChartList called the "ETF Tracker".
There are 81 ETFs in that list ranging from sectors to industry groups to indexes. I did a visual look on them and found one I am including today that happens to match the "theme" from my scans: Software. The other is the Cybersecurity ETF (HACK) which fits into the Technology theme today.
The ETF that came from my scans also seems appropriate given the emphasis on clean energy right now: Global Carbon ETF (KRBN).
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One final note in response to a subscriber. Remember, PMO BUY signals, IT Trend Model BUY signals, etc are MECHANICAL BUY signals based strictly on crossovers. They are "attention flags" not calls to action! No one should buy based on mechanical signals; the chart is required reading. I will be updating our disclaimer to reflect that soon.
Good Luck & Good Trading!
Today's "Diamonds in the Rough": HACK, IGV and KRBN.
Runners-Up: BL, DT, SSNC, GDS, IAC, RPD, WIX, CHWY, WCLD and IPO.
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Welcome to DecisionPoint Daily Diamonds, wherein I highlight ten "Diamonds in the Rough" per week. These are selected from the results of my DecisionPoint Scans, which search for stocks that could benefit from the trend and condition of the market. Remember, these are not recommendations to buy or sell, but are the most interesting of the stocks that surfaced in my scans. My objective is to save you the work of the initial, tedious culling process, but you need to apply your own analysis to see if these stocks pique your interest as well. There are no guaranteed winners here!
"Predefined Scans Triggered" are taken from StockCharts.com using the "Symbol Summary" option instead of a "SharpChart" on the workbench.
PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK)
HACK tracks a tiered, equal-weighted index that targets companies actively involved in providing cybersecurity technology and services.
Predefined Scans Triggered: New CCI Buy Signals, Moved Above Upper Bollinger Band, Stocks in a New Uptrend (Aroon), Moved Above Upper Price Channel, P&F Double Top Breakout and P&F Triple Top Breakout.
HACK is down -0.56% in after hours trading. I've covered it twice before; both positions are closed: March 1st 2022 and August 26th 2021. What caught my eye on this chart was the breakout. The RSI is positive, rising and not overbought. The 20-day EMA is working toward a 50-day EMA crossover that would give us an IT Trend Model "Silver Cross" BUY signal. The PMO bottomed above its signal line and is now in positive territory. Stochastics are rising and just moved above 80. Consider a stop at about 7.9% around $46.22.
The weekly chart is very favorable particularly because the weekly PMO is crossing over its signal line. The price reversal came off strong long-term support. Dividends are very irregular, but it at least has some. The weekly RSI is nearing positive territory and the SCTR is improving for now.
iShares North American Tech-Software ETF (IGV)
IGV tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US and Canadian software companies.
Predefined Scans Triggered: Elder Bar Turned Green, Moved Above Upper Keltner Channel, Moved Above Upper Bollinger Band, Moved Above Ichimoku Cloud, Moved Above Upper Price Channel and P&F Double top Breakout.
IGV is down -0.25% in after hours trading. This ETF also had a nice breakout today. Additionally we did get an IT Trend Model "Silver Cross" BUY signal. The RSI is positive, rising and not yet overbought. The PMO is accelerating higher in positive territory. Stochastics are above 80. Clearly, relative strength has improved over the last two weeks. Consider a stop level of 7.4% around $282.43.
The breakout is important on the weekly chart as it aligns with the 2020 bear market top. This breakout takes price above resistance and the 17-week EMA. If it can maintain this rally, we could see an over 26% gain.
KFA Global Carbon ETF (KRBN)
KRBN seeks to track a carbon credit futures index that weights holdings based on trade volume. The fund holds December futures from three major cap-and-trade programs. For more information, click here.
Predefined Scans Triggered: None
KRBN is down -0.43% in after hours trading. KRBN just barely hit my average daily volume threshold of 150,000. This one broke out above overhead resistance and the 50-day EMA. The 5-day EMA crossed above the 20-day EMA for a Short-Term Trend Model BUY signal. The RSI is rising, positive and not overbought. The PMO just trigger a crossover BUY signal. Stochastics are above 80. I'd like to set the stop below support around $42, but that is rather deep. Depending on your risk profile you can/should adjust to what makes sense. I have it at 8% around $42.80.
The weekly RSI is nearing positive territory and the weekly PMO is trying to turn back up. The rebound came off support at one of the 2021 tops. It could move up 21%+, but even a 16% gain (which takes it to near-term resistance) is good for me too.
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Current Market Outlook:
Market Environment: It is important to consider the odds for success by assessing the market tides. The following chart uses different methodologies for objectively showing the depth and trend of participation for intermediate- and long-term time frames.
- The Silver Cross Index (SCI) shows the percentage of SPX stocks on IT Trend Model BUY signals (20-EMA > 50-EMA)
- The Golden Cross Index (GCI) shows the percentage of SPX stocks on LT Trend Model BUY signals (50-EMA > 200-EMA)
Don't forget that as a "Diamonds" member, you have access to our GCI/SCI curated ChartList on DecisionPoint.com. You'll find it under "Members Only" links on the left side on the Blogs and Links Page.
Here is the current chart:
Full Disclosure: I'm 55% exposed. Contemplating adding HACK and IGV.
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