Can the Stock Market Rally Continue, or Will it Hit Resistance?

Tom Gentile

Posted in Daily Report

By: Tom Gentile on August 1st, 2022 • 2 mins read

Figure 1: SPY 120-day Candlestick Chart
Figure 1: SPY 120-day Candlestick Chart

Momentum as Seen on a Stock Chart

When looking at a chart one usually tries to assess a direction that the market is trading and tries to determine if that direction can continue or will it stop or at least stall at a certain price area.

If one feels a security can continue it may be because the chart shows momentum in a specific direction, higher or lower.

Momentum is seen as a security’s chart experiencing a series of higher highs and higher lows.

One can draw a trendline connecting the low points and high points and see if that trend ‘channel’ is sloping higher or lower.

Quick Education on Stock Price Resistance

Resistance on a chart is the price point or price area the stock trades to and ‘Resists’ going any higher.

It may see the security roll over or at least stall at resistance before people stepping back in to buy it at the resistance price or more, which would cause what’s called a breakout.

Take a look at the SPY or whatever chart on an index you use to gauge overall market direction and make an assessment, either on your own or with your broker and then decide if you want to trade in a bullish or bearish fashion.

Once you do consider looking at the Morning Reports Lists to see where the call and put options activity is.

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App: Toms Option Tools

Market Insight articles may show images of lists of stocks meeting a variety of options parameters like Unusual Call and or Put activity or Expensive IV found on my app Toms Option Tools.

Other times I will have other charts may work to amplify my educational points. 

Those options data lists, however, can be found on my app Tom’s Option Tools. Use your device to search up and download this app and get free access to the Morning Reports section of the app.

Other parts of the app are available at a premium subscription rate, but the Morning Reports Lists are yours free.