From the desk of Steve Strazza @Sstrazza
In a post earlier this month, we scanned the S&P 500 for the strongest uptrends so that we’d be prepared to buy stocks when the market stabilized. Well three weeks and an additional 25% drawdown later, and we’re going to do a similar exercise.
The last two days’ rally in stocks confirmed bullish breadth divergences which suggest a tradeable bottom is near and put the S&P 500 back above its 2018 lows around 2350, giving us a well-defined level to manage risk against. If prices fail to hold this level, all bets are off, but as long as we’re above it, we think the bias is to the upside over the coming weeks to months. As such, we’re looking for long opportunities that offer asymmetric risk/reward setups in the strongest stocks, three of which we outline below.