Tech Talk for Thursday October 29th 2020

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Morning Technical Notes for Thursday October 29th

Technical weakness in U.S equity markets continued in early trading. S&P 100 and NASDAQ 100 stocks that broke intermediate support by 10:00 AM included BKNG, MCD, ROST, CVS, KO, MNST, WBA, PFE, MMM, WLTW and VRSK. Selected ETFs that broke intermediate support included XOP, XLP, DIA, EWZ, GDXJ, UGA and USO.

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday October 29th

U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were unchanged in pre-opening trade.

Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for Weekly Jobless Claims was 775,000 versus revised 791,000 last week Actual was 751,000. Consensus for third quarter real annualized GDP was a gain of 31.0% versus a drop of 31.4% in the second quarter. Actual was 33.1%

Molson Coors advanced $1.99 to $34.90 after reporting higher than consensus third quarter revenues and earnings.


Ford gained $0.38 to $8.08 after reporting higher than consensus third quarter revenues and earnings.


Gilead dropped $2.21 to $51.04 after lower guidance.


Visa added $1.08 to $181.95 after reporting higher than consensus third quarter revenues.



EquityClock’s Daily Comment

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Note seasonality chart on Crude Oil Days of Supply.


A Good Day for Volatility

The VIX spiked. So did VXN




A Bad Day for Equity Markets Around The World

Weakness in equity markets first appeared in Europe when France and Germany announced additional shut downs of public services due to COVID 19.



Weakness quickly spilled into North American equity markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and TSX Composite Index moved below intermediate support and completed double top patterns.




Exchange Traded Funds that broke intermediate support included the following:



U.S. equities in the S&P 100 Index and NASDAQ 100 Index that broke intermediate support



Canadian equities in the TSX 60 Index that broke intermediate support



Trader’s Corner

Equity Indices and Related ETFs

Daily Seasonal/Technical Equity Trends for October 28th 2020


Green: Increase from previous day

Red: Decrease from previous day


Daily Seasonal/Technical Commodities Trends for October 28th 2020


Green: Increase from previous day

Red: Decrease from previous day



Daily Seasonal/Technical Sector Trends for October 28th 2020


Green: Increase from previous day

Red: Decrease from previous day


Schachter’s Eye On Energy

As Josef predicted, the energy complex on both sides of the border remains under technical pressure. Additional weakness in the sector is anticipated. Also, watch for an important intermediate low near the end of the year. Below is an updated comment from Josef

Energy Stock Market:

The S&P/TSX Energy Index has fallen from the June high at 96.07 to the current level today of 63.87 (last week it was at 65.85). Overall the index is now down by 34% in under four months. We see much more downside over the coming months as unfavourable Q3/20 results impact the stocks even more. We will be watching to see how companies discuss their debt loads and lender support. Companies with pessimistic views about their reserve base lending, cutbacks in lines of credit and potential additional impairment write-downs will face significant stock price pressure. The next support for the S&P/TSX Energy Index is at 60.38 (the low four weeks ago). Further lows are likely in Q4/20 as tax loss selling is likely to be very nasty this year. We see the likelihood that the final low for the index could be in the 32-36 area during tax loss selling season. We expect to see a very attractive BUY signal generated during Q4/20 and will recommend new ideas as well as highlight our favourite Table Pounding BUYS which should trade at much lower levels than now.

Please become subscribers before the November 26th webinar as we will be discussing the best ideas to invest in during the tax loss selling season. In addition during the 90 minute webinar we will discuss the third quarter results (those that did well and those that did not perform) of the 27 companies we cover.

Subscribe to the Schachter Energy Report and receive access to our two monthly reports, all archived Webinars, Action Alerts, TOP PICK recommendations when the next BUY signal occurs, as well as our Quality Scoring System review of the 27 companies that we cover. We go over the markets in much more detail and highlight individual companies in our reports. If you are interested in the energy industry this should be of interest to you.

Tomorrow we will release our October Monthly SER and we cover the general stock market’s erosion and downside risk. As well we review the only company that reported Q3/20 results before our research cut-off of Friday November 20th. The company was an energy service company that reported EBITDA ahead of our forecast and showed an improvement in their balance sheet during these tough times for the energy service sector. 

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S&P 500 Momentum Barometer


The Barometer plunged 18.64 to 27.66 yesterday. It changed from intermediate neutral to intermediate oversold on a move below 40.00. Trend remains down.


TSX Momentum Barometer


The Barometer plunged 15.64 to 27.96 yesterday. It changed from intermediate neutral to intermediate down on a move below 40.00. Trend remains down.


Disclaimer: Seasonality and technical ratings offered in this report and at are for information only. They should not be considered as advice to purchase or to sell mentioned securities. Data offered in this report is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed

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