Canadian Solar (CSIQ)–03-21-2011

March 21, 2011 · Filed Under Bearish, Swing Trades · Comments Off on Canadian Solar (CSIQ)–03-21-2011 

CSIQ Daily Chart

The other day I briefly mentioned the rampage solar stocks have been on…  most solar stocks that is.  CSIQ has been feeling the pain since coming in below expectations and hasn’t really recovered since.  I’m still inclined to play the bullish side on the hotter stocks, but given a sector crash, it’s always nice to look at the underperformers since they often keep their headstart in on the reversals.

Stock Market Analysis – 10-08-2008

October 8, 2008 · Filed Under Broader Market · Comments Off on Stock Market Analysis – 10-08-2008 

SPY Daily Chart (10/08/2008)

Another wild day of ups and downs that ended in the red again.  The fed tried as hard as it could by giving an out of cycle half point rate cut down to 1.5 percent, but the weakness in the market was too much to overcome.  The new rate cut gave gold another boost, and expect further cuts to push it even higher.  Some solar stocks bounced back strongly today too, like LDK, SOL, and CSIQ.  Also in the news, IBM expects their third quarter earnings to come in above expectations

As mentioned before, solar and tech are two of my favorite candidates for leading the rebound whenever it comes, so it may be worthwhile to keep an eye on the Nasdaq too.  Divergences from the other indices can be an early sign that the tech heavy Nasdaq stocks are starting to ease up a little and may be getting too cheap to ignore.  Longs should stay on the sidelines for now, but pay especially close attention to this round of earnings to gauge how the market reacts to the results.  If we get to the point where companies miss or simply meet expectations but the stocks still go up, we’re probably getting close to at least a local bottom and if you have any aggressive bearish positions you should probably think about taking some profits.