This column is my opinion and expresses my views. Those views can change at a moments notice when the market changes. I am not right all the time and I do not expect to be. I disclose all my positions clearly listed on the page, and I do not trade my account on the stocks spoken of in this column unless fully disclosed. If that does not work for you stop reading and close the page. Do not bother me or harass me.
Otherwise, enjoy the column!
Subscribe to the Monster Stock Market Commentary and join the 2,439 subscribers getting it for FREE every day!
FEBRUARY 25, 2020
STOCKS: CSCO, MA, V, NFLX, TSLA
MACRO: SPY, OIL, GERMANY
MICHAEL KRAMER OWNS SPY CALLS
MICHAEL KRAMER AND THE CLIENTS OF MOTT CAPITAL OWN MA, V, NFLX, TSLA, CSCO
Join me on February 27 at 12 PM ET for a FREE webinar hosted by Interactive Brokers. I will cover why I think the S&P 500 is rising to 3,600. Sign up
It may prove to be a volatile trading session, with stocks and commodities falling at critical levels of resistance. It may suggest the pre-market gains may not last, or at the very least open lower giving back the current gains you may be waking up too, which appear to be slowly vanishing.
S&P 500 (SPY)
The chart of the S&P 500 futures is showing what appears to be a nice potential double bottom. However, we can also see that the futures failed to break out and to confirm that double bottom. The futures happened to fail at resistance around 3,260 and have since traded lower.
Oil price also rose to resistance this morning and failed at $52.
What it suggests to me is that the market is still in a prove me state, and all rallies should be considered suspect until resistance levels are broken. It creates a trading band in the S&P 500 that is likely to prove critical today, with 3,215 acting as support and resistance around 3,260.
Meanwhile, the German DAX is trading at a technical level of support at 12,900. We can see that this level of support dates all the way to back the end of October.
Mastercard pre-announced its first quarter, now seeing revenue growth of about 9-10%. That is less than analysts estimates for growth of about 12%. It amounts to about $50 to $100 million less in revenue for the company. It doesn’t look disastrous from a company expected to do nearly $4.2 billion in total revenue. Support for the stock is around $315, and the potential to fall to about $305.
Visa is also falling as well, with support around $187.
Netflix got some positive commentary out of Piper Sandler today, which noted that Netflix has pricing power, and based on a survey, could raise the price by as much as $2.40 per month. This seems important to me because there has been this view among investors that is rising “competition” would make that harder. Support for the stock remains around $360, with a gap fill up to $379.
Jefferies downgraded Tesla today to Hold from Buy but raised its price target to $800 from $600. There appears to be a mild level of support in the stock in the $815 to $820 region, with a gap fill potential up to $900.
Cisco looks ok, not great. The stock has been struggling, and support at $43.25 needs to hold.
Good Luck today.
Mott Capital Management, LLC is a registered investment adviser. Information presented is for educational purposes only and does not intend to make an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any specific securities, investments, or investment strategies. Investments involve risk and unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed. Be sure to first consult with a qualified financial adviser and/or tax professional before implementing any strategy discussed herein. Upon request, the advisor will provide a list of all recommendations made during the past twelve months. Past performance is not indicative of future results.