Biotech and Semis Nearing Big Breakouts, As Overheating AMD Melts

Biotech and Semis Nearing Big Breakouts, As Overheating AMD Melts

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Biotech and Semis Nearing Big Breakouts, As Overheating AMD Melts

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Stock’s continued to rally on Monday, with the S&P 500 rising to nearly 2,900. It was a healthy day across most of the sectors. But most notably it was some of those risk-on sectors that were the best performing. Biotech and Semis took charge, with both the IBB and SOXX up by more than 1.5 percent on the day. It was just a week or so ago, I noted that Semis were on the brink and needed to find a bounce, and sure enough, they have bounced. I talked more about the big breaks out that are coming and the stocks that can drive the groups higher in the member video. Biotech And Semis Breaking Out? Just too many to run through here.

S&P 500

The S&P 500 is trading nicely higher along the upper trading channel. Should it rise above that channel, stocks could move higher in a hurry. But for now, the best course of action may merely be a pull back, to say 2,850, giving the market a more sustainable rise.  The last time I noted a break out along a channel was back in January, and that did not end well.



The IBB Biotech ETF is nearing a potential big break out, which could send the ETF nearly 10 percent higher back to the 2015 highs.



The SEMI SOXX ETF also appears to be attempting to break out rising above a downtrend.  It could send the ETF back towards $197.



Netflix shares rallied most of the day, but gave a good amount back by days end.  But I get the feeling the stock isn’t finished rising just yet.

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Amazon just continues to grind higher along the lower side the rising wedge, undoubtedly better than trading below it. But this stock still needs to be watched.



Well if I were long AMD here, which I’m not, I’d be a little concerned. This was a nasty reversal intraday right around 2PM. When stocks turn this hard this late in the day, it is usually a sign of more pain to come. $20.90 seems possible to me, and given the amount of the rise over the past few days, it wouldn’t surprise me. I noted in the write up over the weekend the stock needs to consolidate and to me, the $20 to 21 range seems ideal for that happen.  I wrote more here on Investopedia.


That’s gonna be all for today. More tomorrow.


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