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The bearish camp held sway over the bulls as options expiration last Friday tallied over $1 trillion in derivatives being closed out or expiring worthless. There was further downside pressure being applied to technology, led lower by the semis, as the QQQs closed down 2.3%. QQQ has now retraced roughly 60% of the March gains and is oversold per my indicators.

Energy and commodities remained firm after WTI crude turned positive later in Friday’s session following reports that European officials are formulating a ban on Russian oil imports. Up until now, this measure has been met with stiff resistance because of the risk of higher oil prices such action could bring, but a draft looks forthcoming and WTI closed up 2.6% to $106.95/bbl.

Natural gas is also on the move, trading to $7.30/MMBtu, a level not seen since 2006. The almost certain need for major gas exports to Europe this year to replace Russian gas is at the heart of this rally, which bodes very well for the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) stocks the traders should consider keeping a shortlist of.

In light of strong inflationary pressures reflected in higher bond yields (2.83% 10-yr T-Note) and rising commodity prices, the U.S. consumer is on solid footing as March retail sales showed a month-over-month gain of 1.1%, above the consensus of 0.9%. Weekly jobless claims stayed near historical lows and consumer sentiment for April popped higher to 65.7, ahead of the 58.8 forecasts, reflecting a higher future expectations data that consumers believe gas prices will moderate in the second half of the year.

This all comes as the war in Ukraine drags on, China has a Covid-related lockdown in Shanghai and supply chain constraints persist around the globe. Let’s just say more of the same on the macro front, while earnings season kicks into high gear the week ahead, with the early reports looking pretty healthy. From my standpoint, Friday’s market decline had the feel of the market reaching a level of capitulation in the tech, transportation, financial and consumer discretionary sectors.

Only time will tell, but given how strong the consumer, housing and labor markets are, the market is in a position to reverse higher on any indication that peak inflation is here and now. Traders and investors always have to remember the market is a forward discounting mechanism, where the market looks six to nine months out in pricing assets. Under this scenario, it stands to reason the yields will level off, commodity prices will ebb and growth stocks will have a very strong fourth quarter.

If so, then we’ll keep making money in strong sectors like energy and look to pounce on big-cap tech when my AI indicators signal an “all clear” sign that we will take action.


The $SPY closed down 1.2% at $438 and just below the 50% retracement between the recent highs and lows. The value/reflationary ($VTV) closed down 0.4%, at $148, near the all-time highs. The technology sector ($QQQ) closed lower by 23%, at $338, and below the 50 DMA and the 200 DMA.

The $DXY closed higher, near the $100.50 level, at the June 2020 high. The $TLT closed down 2.5%, at $121, and at the July 20219 lows. The ten-year yield closed lower at 2.83%. The $VIX closed higher near the 23 levels, above the historical average.

The $SPY short-term support level is at $438, followed by $420. The SPY overhead resistance is at $445 and then $451.

Assuming the geopolitical risks in Ukraine have reached the status quo, it is reasonable to assume that the $SPY February low is set and the pattern of higher highs and higher lows will continue in the next two to six weeks. The market has reached extreme oversold levels and is due for a rebound in the next few sessions.

I would be a buyer of the low beta stocks into the pullbacks and have a market BULLISH portfolio at this time.   

I do not expect the $SPY to post new all-time highs in the first half of this year. There is a high probability that the $SPY main long-term support at $415 is now set but might be retested in the next few months.  

"BUY" signal based on the Aggressive Power Trader Portfolio for tomorrow is at the $435 level using SPY and the "SELL" signal is at $443 for short-term traders.  

If you are trading options, consider selling premium with June and July expiration dates.

Based on our models, the market (SPY) will trade in the range between $415 and $470 for the next 2-4 weeks.



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As a reminder, consider buying near the "BUY" level with a "10 days prediction" higher than the close price. In our live trading room, I usually hold a position for 1-2 days.

I allocate less than 5% of my portfolio if the position is being held overnight. On average, less than 1% of the portfolio should be at risk if you own a position for less than one day.

I enter a position at the predicted LOW (BUY) price or yesterday's close price. My stop loss is 1% and my target gain is 1% of the stock price. I target 75% accuracy using these signals.

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As my opening comments highlighted, traders should stay with what’s working until it doesn’t. That would mean sticking with the energy trade for the week ahead on the bullish price action displayed by both crude and natural gas. My favorite way to trade the sector is through the use of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP).

With roughly $5.7B in total assets invested in 63 holdings, XOP is an excellent way to cast a net over the sector loaded with the best companies and avoid single stock risk at the same time. The top ten holdings make up just over 25% of total assets, with no single position occupying more than 3%. I really like this mix and balanced weighting.

Top Ten Holdings


Our trading system relies heavily on artificial intelligence, our proprietary algorithms that power our AI platform and its tools provide traders with a major edge in determining the level of conviction one can have on long and short trades. In the case of XOP, when we apply our AI-driven Seasonal Chart to this ETF, we get a bullish “Higher” probability reading for the next 20, 30, 40 and 50-day periods with a 90% historical correlation going back to 2006.

This is a very high conviction set up and for traders looking for a hot sector to work with, XOP might be the right fit. It fits perfectly well in this market landscape, where we intentionally put this ETF to work for our trading services in the week ahead. Readers of this column shouldn’t miss out and get in on this trade when we do.


From our perspective, oil and gas services company Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) is poised to rally in the days ahead. SLB can be considered the biggest technology company in the energy industry, providing equipment and services to leverage the exploration of resources, manage oil and gas wells and fields and house data for the future delivery of crude oil and natural gas to buyers.


The stock carries a $58B market capitalization and is forecast to generate about $24B in revenues and $1.70 per share in earnings, according to With the stock trading at around $43, shares of SLB have a current P/E of about 25x, a very reasonable valuation relative to the company’s forecasted earnings growth rate of 45% for 2022.


Technically, the stock is breaking out of a three-month ascending pennant formation that almost always indicates a very bullish move higher over the near term.



The stock is in the midst of a new and powerful uptrend and looks to continue higher in the days and weeks ahead as momentum builds. When we apply another of our AI tools, the Seasonal Chart, we get a bullish probability reading of “Higher” momentum for the next 20, 30 and 50-day periods. This is broad confirmation from our algorithm that it should be considered a high-conviction trade.

Following a big snapback rally this past week, our AI indicators will signal in the next week when we should buy into this trade on a forecasted minor pullback. This is where our AI tools are so crucial in determining precise entry and exit points.

I’ll be looking to trade SLB this week to trade it from the long side, given its amazing breakout that confirms the stock is beginning a new bullish uptrend. 


Trading Thoughts: consider buying near the "BUY" level with a "10 days prediction" higher than the close price. In our live trading room. I usually hold a 1-2 days position and allocate no more than 5% of trading capital to any single trade.


I allocate less than 5% of my portfolio if I hold a position overnight. On average, less than 1% of the portfolio should be at risk if you have a position for less than one day. I look to enter a position at the predicted LOW (BUY) price or yesterday's close price.  For Weekly Power Trader, my stop loss for stocks is 2% and my target gain is 2%. I target 75% accuracy using these signals.   


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Tradespoon Live Trading Performance
Data from January 1, 2020, through April 15, 2022,

Our Live Trading Room Performance Details As of April 15, 2022,

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(Trading 300 Shares of Stock or 3 Options Contracts Per Trade)


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* Backtest Results assumes starting with a $100000 trading account and trading each Tradespoon Live Trading Room Trade since January 2020 with 300 shares of stock or 3 options contracts per trade.
* The performance data is for educational purposes only and the opinions expressed are those of the presenter only. All trades presented should be considered hypothetical and should not be expected to be replicated in a live trading account.

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