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Stocks Continue To Rise With More Gains To Come

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Stocks Continue To Rise With More Gains To Come

MICHAEL KRAMER AND THE CLIENTS OF MOTT CAPITAL OWN SHARES OF AAPL & CELG

S&P 500

Stocks continued their advance on Friday, with the S&P 500 ($SPY) rising by roughly 40 basis points on the day. The S&P 500 is now trading around 2,840 rebounding nicely from the sell-off of last week.  As the hourly chart shows, the S&P 500 has now successfully tested and retested technical support around 2,794 to 2,800 on a few occasions, and that support has held every time. It furthers my confidence that equity prices will continue their advance over August.

spx by Scorpio244 on TradingView.com

Technology Stocks

Technology stocks ($XLK) have also managed to find a bounce of late. Bouncing off an uptrend starting in early February. xlk by Scorpio244 on TradingView.com

Apple

Apple ($AAPL) has been a big reason for the markets rebound this week, and for now, Apple appears to have firmly broken out and should have a stable layer of technical support around $200. In my subscriber section today, I went through the reason’s I think Apple’s stock may rise by about 50 percent over the next year or so.  Why Apple May Rise By 50% aapl by Scorpio244 on TradingView.com

Facebook

Facebook ($FB), on the other hand, is in a different boat, and for now, the $166 level continues to hold firmly. The upside for now looks limited around $183. fb by Scorpio244 on TradingView.com

Amazon

To this point, Amazon ($AMZN) has been unable to get back above resistance at $1840. The recent price action in the stock reminds me of what happened after the first quarter results. The stock may be stuck in the mud for a while longer. amzn by Scorpio244 on TradingView.com

Biotech

The smaller biotech ($XBI) stocks have struggled lately, with the XBI failing to break out at $101 despite multiple attempts. For now, an uptrend holds in place. xbi by Scorpio244 on TradingView.com The large-cap weighted ($IBB)  has been a different story, trending higher. That is likely because biotech heavyweights such as Celgene and Regeneron have started rising once again.

Celgene

Celgene’s stocks ($CELG) look as though it can continue to rise to around $97. celg by Scorpio244 on TradingView.com

Regeneron

While Regeneron  ($REGN) just broke over a key resistance at around $393. regn by Scorpio244 on TradingView.com That is going to be it for today! -Mike

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