Posts From Aaron Jackson

Aaron Jackson
Born and raised in Michigan, Aaron has traded stocks and options privately since 2009. He earned his BSBA from Central Michigan University in 2011, majoring in finance and financial planning. As a student of technical analysis and CMT level III candidate, he focuses his work on intermarket analysis, momentum and relative strength to devise trading ideas and analyze markets. He shares his market thoughts and ideas on his blog www.atmcharts.com. Even outside of the markets, Aaron is a fierce competitor. He enjoys weight lifting, playing basketball and when he has time, iracing (a motor sports simulation). He also likes to spend time with friends and family, especially his niece and nephews.
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Energy Sector Update: Are Stocks Nearing A Bottom?

The character of oil and energy stocks has completely changed in May. After a rough start and a full blown liquidation of an energy trading firm, stocks have stabilized along with oil. In fact oil, has had a persistent bid of late. One huge reason to be bearish oil prices…

Macro Investing Trends: 5 Stock Charts To Watch Now

Market trends and rotation occur in both localized (domestic) and global markets. With this in mind, it’s important to understand that we have many investment choices across the globe… and within our own given markets that we tend to follow. Additionally, many of these markets can be used as indicators…

Top Trading Links: Bull Market On Edge

It was another interesting week filled with market gyrations and news (i.e. noise).  Stocks dipped again to start the week but bulls would not go down without a fight.  That seems to be the M.O. lately… Not even a weak jobs report on Friday could sink this ship. Resilient Bulls…

Top Trading Links: Investing Trends & Market Turns

This week saw stocks take a hit. Most of the damage was done on Tuesday, but by week’s end the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) had fallen 1.5%. At current levels, the S&P 500 is just 3 percent off all-time highs. The question here:  Is this just a run-of-the-mill 3 to…

Top Trading Links: Budgets, Bulls, And Divergences

Top Trading Links – March 18 It was a choppy week for U.S. equities, as the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) bounced around on the Fed before settling up +0.25%. But as the U.S. stock market tries to continue higher, it may contend with a glaring RSI divergence (if we see new highs…

Top Trading Links: Are Market Bears Onto Something?

Stocks saw some follow through selling this week… but the price action still has the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) just 1.3 percent off its all-time highs. The market clearly is overbought here but it has been for some time. And bears have paid the price. That said, market breadth has been underwhelming so…

Aaron Jackson: 4 Reasons I’m Bullish On Snapchat ($SNAP)

Over the past month, Wall Street has set a negative tone on Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP)for one reason: they want SNAP shares as cheap as possible. Now that the allocation process is already well underway, we’ll see how sentiment turns into Snapchat’s IPO debut trading session March 2. A lot of the people making…

Top Trading Links: Stocks March Higher Once More

Another week, and another week of gains for stocks. The run has been strong and in classic stair step, grinding fashion. For the week, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) gained 0.7%, ending the week at a new all-time closing high of 2367.34. While the chase has been on for a while now…

Top Trading Links: This Week’s Best Research & Ideas

The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) broke out to new all-time highs, finishing the week up 0.8%.  But just as it appears the stock market is ready to blast off, traders would be wise to wait for follow through (a breadth thrust). Crude oil was looking heavy early in the week but reversed…

Two Mid-Cap Tech Stocks With Explosive Potential

In my recent research, I came across a couple of interesting mid-cap stocks:  IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD). Below I share my thoughts on these two stocks and their respective trading setups. IPG Photonics (IPGP) is a manufacturer of high performance lasers. On Monday 1/30/17, they announced they beat…