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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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…

Key Trends & Trading Patterns Across World Markets

It’s dangerous for traders and investors to get caught up in the feeling that you ‘have to’ nail your next trade. Lacking patience, with the fear of missing out in the back of your mind.  It’s a recipe for disaster. You have to ignore those thoughts. They are simply a hallmark…

Retail Stocks Out Of Favor, But Patience Will Bring Winners

Retail Stocks / Sector (NYSEARCA:XRT) Underperforming The 52 week low list is littered with retail stocks.  We all know about Trump’s plans for border taxes, import taxes etc.  Clearly, this is hurting retail stocks until we have more clarity. Here’s a look at that list: My friend Becky Hiu has…

Top Trading Links: Can Market Bulls Keep Up The Pressure?

Stocks found their mojo again this week as several major indices and sectors scored breakouts, many registering new all-time highs. For the week, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was up over 1.0%, briefly eclipsing 2300 intraweek.  As well, the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI,) hit the 20,000 mark. Follow through coming? Any…